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Attention: Ottawa University Arizona Students

Thank you for being a valued student at Ottawa University! Your institution has a rich history of serving and educating adult students in Arizona since 1977 in a variety of locations and academic disciplines such as business, counseling, education, health care, psychology and more. The University looks forward to continuing to serve the adult population in Arizona for years to come by expanding our academic programming in a variety of formats that meet today’s adult learner needs, both in the on-ground and online format.

Ottawa University transitioned our Phoenix campus operations to our new Surprise campus facility effective March 2022. This transition is a change for the better! The facilities in Surprise were specifically designed for higher education learning for all student types, including working adults.

Ottawa University will be offering on-ground academic programming for adults at its campus in Surprise. Students may also choose to take courses in the online format if their program permits.

Ottawa’s Surprise campus offers many amenities, enhancements, and new state-of-the-art facilities for our residential and adult students to utilize and enjoy:

  • Union – a 27,000 square-foot building with state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor dining space in the Hetrick Spirit Canteen, student lounges and study areas, indoor/outdoor fireplace, conference center, classroom facilities and fan shop;
  • Eichner Hall – a 17,000 square-foot academic and administration building, including an Esports Arena and Cyber Security Range, computer lab and classroom facilities;
  • O’Dell Center – a 97,000 square-foot and academic and athletic facility, which includes multi-purpose classroom and laboratory space, a weight room, a training room, locker rooms, Faith Arena, and an 11,000 square-foot fitness and recreation center for you and all Ottawa University students to enjoy;
  • Scholars Hall – a 76,000 square-foot contemporary residential facility;
  • CafĂ© 60 – a facility in the first floor of City Hall where students can enjoy Starbucks products and other specialty food items;
  • Campus location – easily reachable from the Arizona State Route 303 (Loop 303) in the West Valley with plenty of convenient parking on campus;
  • Surprise Recreation Campus facilities – world class tennis court and racquet complex, aquatic center, Surprise Stadium (Spring Training home to Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals and OUAZ baseball), Arts HQ and more.

Ottawa University would enjoy hosting you and your family for a campus tour of the new facilities in Surprise including lunch and/or dinner in the Hetrick Canteen if time permits.

Ottawa University knows that adult students will not be playing football or soccer on Spirit Field anytime soon. However, you and your family might enjoy cheering on your OUAZ Spirit athletic teams. We are happy to provide you, your family and friends with tickets to any of our athletic events on campus.

Ottawa is committed to your success as an adult learner. The University is enthusiastic about continuing to offer adult programming online and on-ground at the new campus in Surprise!

Contact Information

Ottawa University - Arizona
15950 N Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374
Phone: 602-749-5100

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