Oak Hills Christian College’s campus is nestled in 185 acres of wooded, rolling hills overlooking serene Lake Marquette. As you can imagine, this nature-friendly campus provides students with endless activities to keep their bodies and souls healthy throughout the year, even in the dead of winter! While the sub-zero temperatures aren’t for the faint-hearted, Minnesota-approved winter gear and these winter activities will help you seize the deep freeze!
Deciding where to go to college is a big decision and a huge investment of time, money and hard work. What programs are available and what career or ministry do I want to pursue? What kinds of people will I meet? Will I stay close to home or study abroad? These are some of the questions you’ve probably pondered when considering one of the biggest decisions in your life so far.
It was a wild ride full of adventure, for the most part. There were amazing highs and precipitous drops accompanied by abrupt and sudden changes of direction. There were moments of sheer terror and moments of utter exhilaration. On the other hand, although rarely, it was sometimes languid and slow, tedious even. So what am I talking about? Whitewater rafting? Riding a roller coaster? Helicopter ride?
Oak Hills: personal on purpose. While the popular page Humans of New York and a plethora of others are posting pictures and comments from strangers, our little community contains people who are strangers only to the rest of the world. Using #humansofoakhills we are hoping to open our campus up to the rest of the world through these subtle, insightful snapshots.
It was great to get to know new students during Fall Preview Day. It’s one thing to be communicating with students over the phone or through an email, but seeing someone face-to-face, learning about their passions, and seeing them in pursuit of their future by taking a campus tour was enlightening and truly helped me meet the needs of individual students.
Fall Preview days as come and gone for another year. We had a great day with the prospective students that came to tour and spend the day with us at Oak Hills. The new residence hall (Thompson Hall) was a great hit. The students were able to tour the facility to visualize where they will be living when they come to campus. They were able to visit with the professors and advisors to get an idea of what their classes will look like. Our Financial Aid director Matt Myrick also spoke on the importance of getting your financial aid done in a timely manner. We had great visits with each of the students.
College is completely different from high school, in that it's an entire way of living, not simply a classroom. College will potentially be your home for the next four years: you'll meet your roommate and best friends, learn valuable life lessons, find your favorite late-night study spot, and discover the righteous path that God has planned for you.