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August 5, 2022 - August 13, 2022

We are only days away from Okra Orientation aka Okratation 2022 and the DSU Community is buzzing with excitement about welcoming all new students on campus. Please see the orientation link for answers to your frequently asked questions and more information about the schedule etcetera. New Students, please make sure to check your Okra Email for important information and we will see you at ICED on the Quad on August 10th at 8:00pm.



Do I have to register? No there is no registration for Okratation and please just check your email for more information and assignment to a Group.


Is Okratation Mandatory? The first event on August 10th at 8:00pm on the Quad called ICED is listed as mandatory so that you are able to pick up your swag bag, understand the schedule better, and get a chance to meet both your Okratation Group and Delta Diplomat.


What If I can’t attend that first night? You may pick up your items in the Student Affairs Office on the third floor of the Union in 307 during regular office hours of Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM. Then please catch up with your group and join in for the duration of Okratation!


Are there consequences if I do not attend? There are no consequences should you be unable to make it to a particular session. However, we have created Okratation in order to help you acclimate to DSU and to give you lots of information to help you be successful before classes begin.


Who is Okratation for? Okratation is for all new students including transfers and international students who are enrolled in Delta State for the first time. The online schedule clearly indicates the few events like Silent Disco where all of the DSU Community including returning students, friends, etc are welcome.


Do I need money for Okratation? Okratation fees are already included into your billing so you won’t need to bring any extra money unless you want to eat outside of the scheduled times and locations or buy any other materials in the on campus bookstore and in Cleveland.


What should I bring or wear? As you are already moving either onto campus or into the area, you should have all the items you need for Okratation. Keep in mind that it will be hot and you want to be covered and comfortable.


What if I am a non-traditional student, graduate student, or have other reasons why I cannot attend? Okratation is meant to be fun and informative as well as to help you feel comfortable and like you belong here in the Delta State Community. It is not meant to impede or be a burden, so please make sure to take care of you and attend what you need to in order to join in now so you can stand out.


What happens if I attend all the sessions? You will be very well oriented to the services, get to ask questions, win all kinds of swag, be entered to win some great giveaways at the very last event, and possibly make some friends for life!


What is a Delta Diplomat? Each Group is led by a Delta Diplomat who serves as an Orientation Guide throughout Okratation. They are there to answer questions and help guide you through the process by pointing you in the right direction.


What is my Group? New Students are divided into Groups and assigned one Delta Diplomat each and a small group of New Students. This is to help you get more one on attention and help smaller groups bond with each other easier than they would if they were in the huge group.


August 5, 2022
August 13, 2022


Office of Student Affairs


DSU Campus