Holiday Festivities in ACAC

Brrr. It is cold in Tulsa! I managed to get out of my office and brave the cold long enough to get to the Allen Chapman Activity Center to enjoy some of the activities going on there today.

ACAC is decorated for the holidays. 

First, I joined our student bloggers for lunch in the Faculty Club. Then, I stopped by the TU bookstore to enjoy my discount during Staff Appreciation Day.

I ran into some of my fellow admission bloggers enjoying the free cider and shopping!

 If you don’t already know, The University of Tulsa does a lot of community service. One of our programs, True Blue Neighbors, partners TU with the Kendall-Whittier neighborhood so TU students, faculty and staff can focus a lot of their volunteer efforts nearby. Today, elementary students from Kendall Whittier visited campus to sing Christmas Carols in ACAC while students ate lunch!

Even Santa and his elves dropped by ACAC to join the festivities!

I’m glad I ventured out of my office to enjoy it. I had so much fun. Now back to work!

-Casey Reed


Today’s post is from Earl Johnson, Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services and Dean of Admission:

During this season of Thanksgiving, we often find many things to be thankful for. At The University of Tulsa, we have witnessed the growth of our campus facilities, a rise to 75th nationally in the U.S. News and World Report rankings, and most importantly we have seen unprecedented student success, academically and in the job market. The word is spreading about all of the wonderful things happening at TU, as evident by the number of students who submitted an application under our Early Action Plan. We are indeed thankful for your interest. Today, I have the pleasure of offering admission to a record number of Early Action applicants. The letters will be mailed today and I hope you will share the good news with family and friends as you gather for Thanksgiving. From the Golden Hurricane family at The University of Tulsa, congratulations to all of our students who have been granted admission under the Early Action Plan. I look forward to welcoming you to the TU class of 2016. Happy Thanksgiving!

-Earl Johnson

Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services and Dean of Admission