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Parent and Family Programs

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Oklahoma Memorial Union 900 Asp Ave., Suite 206 Norman, OK 73019-2052 (405) 325-8579 parents.ou.edu

Oklahoma Memorial Union 900 Asp Ave., Suite 265 Norman, OK 73019-4045 (405) 325-3161 studentaffairs.ou.edu


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Parent and Family Programs Campus Living and Dining Student Involvement Health and Wellness

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Letter From the President Dear Parents and Families, As we begin a new academic year, we are extremely pleased and grateful to have your daughters and sons as members of the OU family. Together we continue to set a national standard of excellence. The University of Oklahoma is an extraordinary institution, known for its academic excellence and strong sense of community. The University attracts top students from across the nation and more than 120 countries around the world. As a member of the OU community, your student is joining the academically highestranked student body at a public university in the history of our state. The Princeton Review ranks OU in its Top 100 Colleges and Universities and consistently ranks OU among the best in the nation in terms of academic excellence and cost for students. I hope your student takes advantage of every opportunity, gets involved outside the classroom, considers one of our study abroad programs, and volunteers for the benefit of others in our community.

There are many resources on campus to help your sons and daughters progress toward graduation and enhance their educational experience here. This is a guide to some of the offices on campus that are here solely to help you and your student. You can always share ideas and concerns with me through the President’s Action Line by calling (405) 325-1212 or emailing actionline@ou.edu. As I begin my new role as the 14th president of the University of Oklahoma, I am excited about the possibilities we will create together. Your students are helping to build the greatest institution of higher learning in the world. Sincerely,

James L. Gallogly OU President Designate


Student Affairs

Welcome, Sooner Parents and Families, It is my pleasure to welcome you to the University of Oklahoma and congratulate you and your student on becoming a part of the Sooner family. We are truly excited your student has chosen OU, and we aim to exceed your expectations. From academics to cocurricular experiences, I encourage your student to take advantage of the abundant opportunities OU has to offer. What a thriving time to be a Sooner on the Norman campus! I am confident your student will be provided the best possible educational experience through our excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society. Additionally, your student’s academic success will be enhanced through their diverse, co-curricular experiences of campus life and well-designed programs and services. With over 170 majors, 500-plus student organizations, and the thousands of events and activities to experience, your student is in the right place to succeed. 2 | parents.ou.edu

Partnered with you, OU offers a dynamic support system, including elite faculty, dedicated staff, and amazing campus resources, to keep your student safe, healthy and thriving. I encourage you to take advantage of this booklet, utilizing it as a resource guide to assist you during your student’s collegiate experience. Thank you for choosing OU, and welcome, Sooners! I look forward to meeting you.

Clarke Stroud University Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students


Career Services Career Services assists students with career exploration, internships, cooperative education, graduate and professional school applications, and professional employment. Over 20 on-campus career fairs are hosted each year. The staff provides programs that facilitate contact between students and employers and teaches career decision-making and job-search skills.

Fitness and Recreation Fitness and Recreation provides recreational sports and fitness programs. Sarkeys Fitness Center, the University’s recreation center, offers weight rooms, a climbing wall, a cardio room, and indoor track, basketball, volleyball, badminton, racquetball and squash. The Murray Case Sells Swim Complex offers swim lessons, water aerobics, and lap and recreational swimming.

Oklahoma Memorial Union 900 Asp Ave., Suite 323 Norman, OK 73019-4057 (405) 325-1974 ou.edu/career

Sarkeys Fitness Center 1401 Asp Ave., Room 170 Norman, OK 73019-21 (405) 325-3053 ou.edu/far

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DEPARTMENTS


Gender + Equality Center The goal of the OU Gender + Equality Center is to foster social justice by advocating for the rights of women and LGBTQ students, empowering those without a voice and challenging inequality.

Oklahoma Memorial Union 900 Asp Ave., Suite 247 Norman, OK 73019-4058 (405) 325-4929 ou.edu/gec

Health Services Health Services provides a broad range of health care services for OU students, faculty and staff, including a full-service pharmacy, laboratory, X-ray, physical therapy, Women’s Center and counseling and testing services. The center hosts regular health fairs and activities focusing on health issues and healthy lifestyle choices. Goddard Health Center is a fully accredited health care facility and all physicians are boardcertified. The University Counseling Center helps students resolve problems and develop new skills that will enhance their lives.

Goddard Health Center 620 Elm Ave. Norman, OK 73019-0615 (405) 325-4611 Appointments: (405) 325-4441 ou.edu/healthservices

Henderson Scholars Program Henderson Scholars Program focuses on the academics, community service and success of a cohort of 120 students. Henderson Scholars uphold the vision and mission set forth by Dr. George Henderson.

Couch Center 1524 Asp Ave., Room 130 Norman, OK 73019-2150 (405) 325-0850 ou.edu/hsp

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Housing and Food Services Housing and Food Services offers multiple housing options, from suite and community-style living in the residence halls to premier apartment communities. Residence Life staff, the Faculty-in-Residence program, weekend activities and more than 20 options for oncampus restaurants all enrich the university experience for students from all over the world.

Walker Center 1406 Asp Ave. Norman, OK 73019-6091 (405) 325-2511 ou.edu/housingandfood

Leadership and Volunteerism Leadership and Volunteerism (L&V) provides educational programming and opportunities for students to make a difference in the lives of others. Through numerous programs and activities, L&V helps students further develop their leadership skills, assists with personal growth through student learning and connects students to volunteer opportunities in the local community and beyond.

Oklahoma Memorial Union 900 Asp Ave., Suite 249-253 Norman, OK 73019-4054 (405) 325-4020 ou.edu/leadandvolunteer

Oklahoma Memorial Union Oklahoma Memorial Union is the living room of the University, a favorite place for students to study, eat and relax. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Union provides a computer lab for students, a food court that houses several restaurants, rooms for student organization use and involvement opportunities through the Union Programming Board.

Oklahoma Memorial Union 900 Asp Ave., Suite 428 Norman, OK 73019-4052 (405) 325-2121 ou.edu/union


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Parent and Family Programs Parent and Family Programs comes alongside the diverse families of OU students to help them succeed toward graduation. Families are encouraged to participate in various programs such as Sooner Parents, summer orientation programs, and family weekend receptions and activities. Parent and Family Programs coordinates OU’s family outreach efforts, including e-newsletters and an annual calendar, and serves as a point of contact for family questions and concerns throughout the academic year.

Student Conduct Student Conduct serves the OU community through the administration of day-to-day disciplinary matters, as set forth in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Code, and maintains student disciplinary records. Additionally, Student Conduct processes housing citations for offenses within Residence Life.

Walker Center 1406 Asp Avenue, Suite 209W Norman, OK 73019-2250 (405) 325-1540 ou.edu/studentconduct

Oklahoma Memorial Union 900 Asp Avenue, Suite 265 Norman, OK 73019-2052 (405) 325-3161 parents.ou.edu

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Student Life Student Life guides students in realizing academic, professional and personal goals as they progress toward graduation and beyond. Students participate in a wide range of program opportunities, including Camp Crimson, fraternity and sorority life, multicultural programs and over 450 registered student organizations.

Oklahoma Memorial Union 900 Asp Ave., Suite 370 Norman, OK 73019-4058 (405) 325-3163 ou.edu/studentlife

Student Media Student Media provides professional, hands-on experience for students interested in journalism and related fields. Students write, edit, design and sell advertising for The Oklahoma Daily, oudaily.com, Sooner yearbook, and a variety of book- and magazinestyle publications.

Copeland Hall 860 Van Vleet Oval, Room 149A Norman, OK 73019-2052 (405) 325-2521 studentmedia.ou.edu

Health Sciences Center Student Affairs HSC Student Affairs is helping develop health care professionals through recruitment, retention, recreational programs and services. The office provides oversight for more than 100 student organizations and multicultural services; coordinates student development and community-based programs; oversees the David L. Boren Student Union, University Village, HSC Writing Center and Student Health Services; and provides counseling services.

David L. Boren Student Union 1106 N. Stonewall Ave., Suite 300 Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1200 (405) 271-2416 Toll-Free: 1 (877) 577-5655 students.ouhsc.edu

OU-Tulsa Student Affairs Student Affairs at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center provides a variety of services to OU-Tulsa students, including career services, health services, wellness programming, student activities and counseling services. The office also advises student government and works with registered student organizations.

4502 East 41st St., 1C76 Tulsa, OK 74135-2512 (918) 660-3100 tulsa.ou.edu/studentaffairs

Arezzo, Italy Student Affairs Arezzo, a classic Tuscan town nestled between Rome and Florence, is filled with charm, warm welcomes and unforgettable views. It’s a magical place where you can make lifelong friendships and have experiences so unforgettable, that like a fine Italian wine, the stories get better with time. OU’s Arezzo campus offers a range of programs for students interesting in studying abroad.

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University of Oklahoma Via Pietri, 43, 52100 Arezzo (338) 941-4915 arezzo.ou.edu


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PARENT AND FAMILY PROGRAMS Welcome to the OU Family! Parent and Family Programs teams up with students’ families to help them thrive at OU, on campus and in life. As part of your student’s support system, you play a critical role in helping your student succeed from orientation through graduation. We are eager to join you in that effort. Some efforts of Parent and Family Programs include: • Family outreach efforts (emails, newsletters, mailings) • Events for parents and families throughout the year • Sooner Parents and its many wonderful projects The Parent and Family Programs Office is conveniently located on the 2nd floor of Oklahoma Memorial Union and is open during business hours. If you have any questions or concerns, we hope you will reach out to us during this season of transition. Boomer Sooner!

Tracy Carlson Coordinator Parent and Family Programs parents.ou.edu

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SOONER PARENTS Greetings from Sooner Parents! Steeped in great academic tradition, OU also offers a strong sense of community. Your student will find opportunities to build great relationships with other students, faculty, and staff while taking advantage of the unique resources that can be found all over campus to help them reach their goals and aspirations. Sooner Parents is your organization, and we are here for you! As OU’s official parent’s association, we provide many helpful resources for our members and their students. My husband, John, and I have had the honor to send both of our sons to OU, our alma mater. As fourth-generation Sooners, they have both successfully finished their undergraduate degrees are now pursuing their masters’ degrees. Each of them has had fulfilling and enriched campus experiences, both academically and personally, that will be the foundation on which they create their future success. As you begin this journey with your student, I wholeheartedly encourage you to join Sooner Parents. Please contact me if I can be of any help to your family. Mariann Lawson

Sooner Parents President Norman, Oklahoma parents.ou.edu

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SOONER PARENTS! Sooner Parents Membership Benefits: • Members-only e-newsletters • Access to purchase football tickets (when allotment is available) • Members-only discount program • Scholarships awarded to students of Sooner Parents members… over $20,000 was awarded in 2017-2018!

Sooner Parents supports: • Capital improvement projects across campus that directly benefit students • Scholarships and student recognition programs • Mini-grants for student development programs • OU’s official parent calendar • Parent-related publications and more!

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PARENTS CAMPAIGN Parents realize that students learn both inside and outside of the classroom. In fact, for every hour spent in the classroom, OU students spend approximately four hours in informal gatherings, such as studying, meetings, socializing, or exercising, all of which contribute to their intellectual and emotional growth. That’s why many OU parents believe it’s important to support these activities through the annual Parents Campaign, conducted through the university development office. Each year, this campaign raises funds to support activities and programs that enrich students’ OU experiences, as well as benefit their lives after college. Through the Parents Campaign, more than 2,300 parent donors support programs, including: Career Services, tutoring, campus awards, a resource guide for students with disabilities, leadership education, and health and alcohol education. To participate in the campaign, indicate “Parents Fund” at the “Make a Gift” site, ou.edu/givenow. Additionally, you may receive a phone call from an OU student during the annual parent campaign. For more information about the campaign, please contact Tracy Carlson at tcarlson@ou.edu, (405) 325-8579. parents.ou.edu | 9


CAMPUS LIVING AND DINING The OU Board of Regents’ policy provides that all single freshman students under 20 years of age must live in a university residence hall for the academic year except for those who have earned 24 or more hours of college credit in residence or have already lived in university residence halls for two semesters. Approximately 6,400 students call the eight residential complexes home. Housing & Food supports the success of its students through a breadth of services and learning opportunities. Rooms • Suite-Style: Student, roommate and suitemates share a bathroom and cleaning responsibilities. • Community: Students share the bathroom with their floor, which is cleaned by housekeeping. Roommates Students can choose their roommate, as long as they are mutually requested, utilize the roommate-matching feature on the freshman contract or go potluck. Housing Contract This is the form that allows you to request your roommate, community preference and meal plan.

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Amenities Expanded basic cable TV, Wi-Fi, bed setup options (Adams, Couch and Walker only), close proximity to classes, 24-hour quiet and monitored study area Services Full-service post office, 24-hour computer labs with printers, laundry facilities for each center, free tutoring Assignments Room assignments are sent to students’ OU email in late June or early July.


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Dining Options • Dining Variety: More than 20 different dining options are offered across campus, including the world’s only all-you-can-eat Chick-fil-A at Couch Restaurants. • Dietary Needs: We have a dietitian who offers counseling to students with a wide variety of nutritional concerns to ensure their needs are met. • Campus Options: No matter where your student is on campus, he or she is not far from one of Housing and Food Services’ restaurants. Meal Plans • Meals: Used most often at Couch Restaurants, students have a set number each week • Meal Exchanges: Meals may be used at restaurants other than Couch Restaurants during different times of the day • Meal Plan Points: These last the entire semester, and are used like a debit card OU Food Pantry The OU Food Pantry seeks to eliminate food insecurities and provide educational resources to members of the OU Norman Campus community. Led by student volunteers, the pantry’s mission is to contribute to the overall health and wellness of the campus community by providing FREE supplemental food assistance to students, faculty and staff. An online shopping form is available as well for those to place weekly orders that will be ready for pickup during operation hours. For more information, please visit ou.edu/foodpantry. parents.ou.edu | 11

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STUDENT INVOLVEMENT Research indicates that students who are involved on campus make better grades, succeed academically, stay on track, are more marketable, are more satisfied with their college experience, and develop leadership and interpersonal skills. With more than 450 student organizations, hundreds of cultural events and programs, and countless leadership and volunteer opportunities, OU has something for everyone. Student Life maintains a list of all student organizations and student contacts for all registered student organizations. They also provide support for any student who wishes to create a new organization. For a complete listing of current organizations, visit ou.edu/studentlife. Student Life also provides educational and social services for American Indian and Asian-, Latino- and AfricanAmerican students, including scholarships, financial aid assistance, leadership development and a peer-counseling program. Student Life is the place where students can find total support — academically, interpersonally and culturally. 12 | parents.ou.edu


Intramural Sports The University of Oklahoma has one of the most active intramural programs in the country, logging more than 30,000 participations per year. Intramural Sports is a fun and exciting way for students to get necessary exercise while competing in a safe environment. ou.edu/far/intramurals

Campus Activities Council Campus Activities Council is a student group that organizes 16 of the most exciting activities and events for the OU community. CAC provides opportunities for students to get involved on campus committees for such events as Homecoming, Dad’s Day, University Sing, Mom’s Day and Sooner Scandals. cac.ou.edu

Student Government The Student Government Association offers students an opportunity to become active in student government through both volunteer and elected positions. Students living in the residence hall can get involved by running for an office on their residence hall floor. Each center has a Resident Student Association that is part of the Housing Center Student Association. ou.edu/sga

Greek Life The OU Greek community offers more than 45 national chapters in five unique councils. Members of these social organizations strive to successfully balance school, campus activities, work, community service and involvement within their chapters. greek.ou.edu

Union Programming Board The Union Programming Board is a leadership organization that provides the opportunity for any student to join as a member at any time. Members develop leadership skills while planning over 300 fun, free and diverse programs in Oklahoma Memorial Union. ou.edu/upb

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The Big Event The Big Event is OU’s official day of community service. Every spring, over 6,000 students, faculty and staff go out across the Norman and greater Oklahoma City metro area for one day of service. This event is a completely student-run service project, allowing students to do our part for the community. ou.edu/bigevent

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS HEALTH SERVICES

Counseling Services The psychologists and professional counselors of the University Counseling Center assist students with a variety of psychological issues that can impact their academic performance. The knowledgeable staff provides individual, couples and group counseling; psychiatric services; consultation; and workshops or seminars on a variety of mental health issues. The University Counseling Center also offers a variety of testing services, including comprehensive assessments for learning disabilities and ADHD. ou.edu/ucc. Disabilities Resource Center The University of Oklahoma is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Any student or employee with a disability is eligible to request accommodations in order to equalize opportunities. DRC encourages full participation for those with disabilities and help ensure equal opportunities that meet your needs. ou.edu/drc. Student Health Insurance A medical emergency, sudden illness or serious accident could end the educational dreams of an uninsured student and cause financial devastation for them and their family. Your son or daughter can avoid the uninsured medical insurance penalty by enrolling in the OU Student Health Plan. To learn more about the student health plan and review the premium rates, go to hr.ou.edu/studenthealth.

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clinic • lab • x-ray • pharmacy • physical therapy • women’s center • health The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. www.ou.edu/eoo

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Academic Programs

Congratulations to you and your student for arriving at this point – at a world-class university in an incredibly important time in your student’s life. University College is here to help your student make the most of their opportunities. Our goal is to assist students in making a smooth transition to the university and in building a solid foundation for further academic success. Our college was established in 1942, making us one of the first University Colleges in the nation. Since then, many universities
have followed suit. Because the transition to college introduces many uncertainties, having a unit dedicated to helping students navigate that transition and explore the many possibilities has proven to greatly contribute to student success. Students stay in University College until they have earned 24 credit hours, have decided on and declared a major, and have earned the GPA required for entrance into the degree-granting college of that major. 16 | parents.ou.edu

We are located in the lovely Lissa and Cy Wagner Hall, the cornerstone of the Student Academic Services District. We have state-of-the-art classrooms and dedicated study spaces to support students’ academic pursuits. Our building provides a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for studying and socializing, or maybe catching a quick nap between classes. To learn more about University College, our programs and services, please visit our website at uc.ou.edu. And certainly, if we can be of any assistance to you now or in the future, please do not hesitate to contact us at ucquestions@ou.edu or call (405) 325-2072 to speak with one of our friendly and professional staff.

Dr. Nicole Campbell Dean, University College


The purpose of University College is to assist new students in making a successful transition to the University and in building a solid foundation for further academic success. Center for Major and Career Exploration University College’s Center for Major and Career Exploration helps students confirm or explore major options that are a good fit for them. The major/career coaches in the Center for Major and Career Exploration work one-to-one with students to identify their individual personality type, interests, values and aptitudes to help them decide on a major and/or career. uc.ou.edu/majors

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Gateway to College Learning Students take UCOL 1022: Gateway to College Learning, or “Gateway” as it is often referred to on campus, during their first semester at OU. This course systematically introduces resources and strategies to help students make a successful transition to OU and build a foundation for continued success at the university. uc.ou.edu Student Learning Center The Student Learning Center is home to UC Action Tutoring. Through UC Action, University College offers complimentary tutoring in more than 80 subjects in both lower- and upper-division courses. The Writing Center is also available to help students improve their writing skills. The OU Tutoring website, ou.edu/tutoring, is a directory of academic assistance available on campus.

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CLASSROOM FAQs What are “credits,” “hours” and “credit hours”? These terms are used interchangeably at the university. Successful completion of each course earns students a certain number of credits toward graduation. Often, the number of credits earned is based on how many hours the class meets each week. Most courses are three credits and meet about three hours per week. Laboratory science courses are usually four to five credit hours, with additional time required for the lab component. It is important to remember that each individual degree program requires specific courses, rather than the mere accumulation of hours.

What about class size? The format and size of the class depends on the nature of the subject matter and the method of presentation that the professor selects. Some classes are small, whereas others combine a large lecture and small discussion groups. Some courses include a laboratory, which is usually small. As freshmen, students will probably have a mixture of classes in terms of size and format. For example, mathematics courses are generally limited to 35 students per section, and English composition classes are limited to 19 students per section.

How long does it take to earn a college degree? The time necessary to complete a degree will depend on the specific degree the student chooses, the number of hours the student takes each semester, the student’s performance, and additional obligations the student assumes, such as employment or involvement in student organizations.

Do course numbers have a special meaning? Every course has a four-digit number. The first digit indicates the level of the course: 1000- or 2000numbered courses are lower division, 3000- or 4000numbered courses are upper division. The last digit in the course number usually represents the number of credit hours that will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.

Is class attendance mandatory? Attendance is strongly recommended and is tied to grading in some classes. Students cannot expect to do well without going to class. The freshman year brings many new challenges to students, and cultivating the self-discipline to attend each class is one of their biggest responsibilities.

What is one.ou.edu? The one.ou.edu portal provides students with a way to take care of all their university business needs in one place. Some of the functions include enrolling online, checking grades, paying tuition and fees, checking financial aid information, updating personal information and accessing various university resources.

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PARENT ACCESS TO GRADES (FERPA) The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Buckley Amendment), also known as FERPA, prohibits the release of grades and other confidential academic information to anyone but the student. The goal of this federal law is to protect the student’s rights. Student records, whether academic or otherwise, are considered private documents. However, parents of dependent students are entitled to have access to this information under guidelines provided in FERPA. Access to this information is limited to parents who claim the student as an exemption on their federal income tax return. Learn more at ou.edu/recordsandtranscripts/release_of_information.

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Education Abroad OU students have the option to study abroad on short-term, summer, semester or year-long programs in more than 80 countries and over 200 cities. OU’s signature programs in Arezzo, Italy; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Puebla, Mexico provide students the opportunity to learn a variety of subjects in beautiful and historic locations. Students also may participate in exchange programs with dozens of foreign universities or immerse themselves in intensive languagelearning programs abroad. studyabroad.ou.edu Honors College Students who are high academic achievers and interested in an increased level of intellectual advancement are encouraged to apply to the Joe C. and Carole Kerr McClendon Honors College to participate in the honors curriculum. These classes are limited to a small number of students and are taught by distinguished faculty members. In addition, the Honors College offers a variety of study and research opportunities. ou.edu/honors OSLEP The Oklahoma Scholar-Leadership Enrichment Program is an intercollegiate, interdisciplinary program designed to develop the scholarship and leadership abilities of Oklahoma’s outstanding college and university students. Students indicate that being in an OSLEP class is one of the most rewarding experiences in their academic careers because of the unique learning environment, the time devoted to one subject, and the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with a worldfamous scholar and make lasting friendships with students from around the state. oslep.org

Summer Session Summer Session at the University of Oklahoma provides students with “more possibilities” and a unique opportunity to get ahead, stay on track or catch up while still enjoying some downtime during the summer. Understanding that many look forward to a slower pace during summertime, OU’s intensive, accelerated summer course schedule allows students to earn quick credit hours while providing ample time for enjoying summer downtime and fun. ou.edu/summer

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Start Sooner Start Sooner’s goal is to provide incoming freshman students a unique experience that will help them transition from high school into college. Students will be able to move into their room in the residence hall a month early, attend Camp Crimson, take six hours of class, and explore Oklahoma. Start Sooner at the University of Oklahoma offers challenging courses taught by distinguished faculty, residential living on campus, and engaging activities for students to enjoy sooner. ou.edu/startsooner Undergraduate Research The Office of Undergraduate Research (O.U.R.) strives to involve all University of Oklahoma students in research and creative projects sometime during their academic career. Toward this goal, the O.U.R. supports all campus faculty, staff and students in their endeavors to include research and creative projects as part of their learning and curriculum. O.U.R. offers programs, resources and support for Course-based Undergraduate Research and Individual Apprentice-type research experiences. ou.edu/uresearch

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Campus Safety

The University of Oklahoma is committed to the safety, health and well-being of students, faculty and staff. OU has zero tolerance for violence on campus as well as other inappropriate behaviors, which include but are not limited to threats, bullying and harassment. OU staff members, from the university police to the landscaping department, are dedicated to creating a safe and secure environment. Landscaping is designed and maintained to minimize concealment and complement campus lighting. Police services for the university community are provided by the OU Police Department. Officers with OUPD are CLEET certified, fully empowered law enforcement professionals. Officers are on duty 24 hours a day year-round, and response time to emergencies on campus is usually under five minutes. Visiting hours at the residence centers are enforced by the resident advisers and uniformed OUPD community service officers. These community service officers are on duty in the centers all night and patrol the hallways, public spaces and adjacent parking areas. Outside doors and internal security doors are locked by 10 p.m. every day and visitors must be admitted by residents. Crime statistics for the Norman campus are published annually in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, available at most public libraries. OU’s crime rate compares favorably with other demographically similar institutions. Annual statistical reports and campus safety programs are summarized in the Sooner Safety report published each October by OU. Sooner Safety is available on the OU website at ou.edu/police/safety. Individual copies are available yearround to the public and can be obtained by contacting OUPD. Additional information on security and related subjects is available from many offices, including Housing and Food Services and Student Affairs. 22 | parents.ou.edu


Emergency Blue Phones Identified by a blue light and distinctive sign located outdoors across campus to provide free 24-hour direct access to OUPD. Emergency Command Each room in the residence halls contains a speaker system that will announce severe weather and when to take shelter. Resident Hall Secure Access All residence halls are equipped with card access, which means your OU student ID will allow you to access your assigned floor and your assigned residence hall. Only students who live on a floor will have access to that floor. Any tampering with or propping of the security doors is strictly prohibited.

Safe Walk A free service that provides students with someone to accompany them to a campus location or Greek house so they do not have to walk alone at night. To reach SafeWalk, call 405-325-WALK (9255).

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Safe Ride A free taxi service to provide safe transportation to OU students within the Norman city limits, no questions asked. Each student receives two ondemand taxi SafeRides each weekend of operation. Find SafeRide within the OU Innovate App. Severe Weather Refuge Severe weather refuge areas have been identified for each building on campus. In addition, aboveground EF-5 tested structures are located near the residence halls. ou.edu/emergencypreparedness

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Behavior Intervention Team The OU Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) promotes student, faculty and staff success and campus safety by identifying individuals who demonstrate behaviors that may be early warning signs of possible disruptive or violent behavior and intervening at the earliest possible point. The focus of OU’s Behavior Intervention Team is care and concern for students, faculty members or staff members who may be in distress. Team members coordinate resources and implement a coordinated response with the goal of providing assistance to the individual while mitigating risk in an effort to keep the OU community healthy and safe. Complete information, as well as a convenient online reporting form, is available at ou.edu/normanbit.

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Emergency Communication System The University of Oklahoma has an Emergency Communication System that allows the University to contact students, faculty and staff with precautionary information and guidelines for critical campus incidents. ECS automatically transmits messages by multimedia sources to home, office and cell phones via text messaging, email and instant messaging. ECS requires that students, faculty and staff keep their contact information current by regularly checking and updating it at accounts.ou.edu. Additionally, the University of Oklahoma has a committee of top-level administrators that meets monthly, or on an as-needed basis, to review any concern brought to the committee.


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GENDER DISCRIMINATION AND SEXUAL MISCONDUCT The University of Oklahoma is committed to creating and maintaining a community where all persons who participate in university programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free from all forms of harassment, exploitation or intimidation. OU students, faculty, and staff participate in mandatory training designed to inform and educate all members of the campus community that the University of Oklahoma does not discriminate in its educational or employment benefits, activities or programs on the basis of sex or gender pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. University policy prohibits sexual misconduct, discrimination based on sex or gender, and sexual harassment. Students and parents are encouraged to read the Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination and Harassment Policy online at ou.edu/content/eoo/policies. The Institutional Equity and Title IX Office investigates complaints under this policy and may take administrative action against students, faculty and staff for policy violations up to and including expulsion or termination of employment. Students experiencing sexual misconduct, discrimination or harassment are encouraged to contact the Title IX Coordinator, Bobby Mason, at (405) 325-3546 or the Sexual Misconduct Office at (405) 325-2215 to file a complaint. For confidential support and assistance with issues involving sexual misconduct or harassment, students can also contact OU Advocates 24/7 at (405) 615-0013. Additional information about campus resources, as well as awareness and prevention programs, can be found at ou.edu/notonourcampus. parents.ou.edu | 25


Money Matters

BURSAR SERVICES OU Bursar Services is the centralized billing and payment location for student accounts. Bursar Services disburses various forms of financial aid, such as grants, federal and institutional loans, most scholarships, and resident and non-resident tuition waivers. These types of aid are disbursed as authorized by Financial Aid Services and numerous offices and academic departments at the University of Oklahoma. This office also applies most scholarships and resident and non-resident tuition waivers awarded by university offices and academic departments that are authorized by Financial Aid Services. Waivers are non-cash awards that reduce tuition charges only. A number of payment options, including online payments, allow families flexibility when paying for the student’s college costs. Additional information is available at ou.edu/bursar. Be sure to check out “Ask the Sooners” when visiting the Bursar website. This comprehensive question-and-answer bank will help you find answers to your most-frequently asked questions about financial aid, billing and payment issues, admissions, academic records, online registration, and degree navigation. Parents often have many questions about how much college will cost at OU, how to find out about financial aid and scholarships, and how to make payments at OU. Financial Aid Services can help you learn about the many financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to assist students with paying for college. The best place to find financial aid and scholarship information is by first visiting ou.edu/financialaid and ou.edu/scholarships. Be sure to check out the “Parent Information” link and “What’s New” announcements for important information and updates! 26 | parents.ou.edu


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Who is billed for enrollment fees and tuition? Students are billed for tuition, fees and course-related fees by semester. All other charges are billed the month in which they are incurred. Parents who wish to pay charges online or receive notification of statements will need their student to authorize release of the billing information to the parent by assigning them access to their account online at one.ou.edu. Bursar Services generates a monthly statement for current charges as of the last day of every month. Students, and those authorized by the student, will receive an email notification when the statement is available. Paying Tuition and Fees The tuition and fee due date without penalty is Sept. 25 for the fall semester and Feb. 25 for the spring semester. For payment and deadline information, service charges, late charges and penalties, visit ou.edu/bursar. The quickest way to make your payment is online at one. ou.edu. Payments can be made online with an e-check from a checking or savings account or by credit card. Online payments are easy, convenient, private and secure and are posted to your account the same day.

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FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at fafsa.gov. Visit the OU Financial Aid Services Web page first at ou.edu/financialaid for deadline and processing information, Parent PLUS and Institutional Loan information. For those without computer access, please check with your local public library or on campus for open labs. OU’s recommended FAFSA filing date is by March 1 for the following fall or spring semesters. Follow the FAFSA instructions carefully and include OU’s Title IV School Code of 003184. The student must reapply for financial aid each year beginning in January by completing the FAFSA. OU-FAN (Financial Aid Notification) Students may check the status of their financial aid by logging on to one.ou.edu. Once they are logged in, they can click on the Financial Tab to review the status of their aid application. There is one section that contains Missing Information and another that shows the Financial Aid Awards. The OU-FAN lists the types and amount of financial aid awards offered. If the student wishes to accept loans, this is also where they can accept the loan electronically. Know that once the student accepts federal direct loans, they must also sign a Promissory Note and do Entrance Counseling at studentloans.gov. The financial aid process can take up to four weeks after submitting the FAFSA and turning in all requested documentation to the OU Student Financial Aid Office. Funds are disbursed to the student Bursar account one week prior to the start of each semester for any students who have all their paperwork completed. Funds are disbursed daily thereafter. All paperwork must be turned in and processed by the last day of the term.

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Scholarships OU has many scholarships available to incoming, transfer and continuing students. Scholarships may be based on academic merit, leadership, financial aid, talent or other criteria. All undergraduate scholarship applications are available through an online system called the Centralized Academic Scholarship Hub, or CASH. CASH includes all college, departmental, financial aid and university-wide scholarships and awards. The application opens Oct. 1 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 1 each year. Additional scholarship searches at the national, state and local levels also are encouraged. More information can be found at ou.edu/ scholarships. OU MoneyCoach All first-year students are assigned a MoneyCoach during enrollment. A MoneyCoach is a financial professional who will help your student build lifelong money management skills and navigate the process of paying for college. This is a program of the Graduation Office. Learn more at ou.edu/moneycoach.


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STUDENT JOBS Human Resources helps students find part-time jobs that fit their school schedule. Does your student want to work on campus or in the community? All student job listings are posted online at the following locations: On Campus Students can find a wide variety of on-campus work-study and regular jobs at jobs.ou.edu. Students can apply by completing the OU online application 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They also can track their application status and apply to multiple jobs with a single application. Off Campus Off-campus jobs are available through the Job Location Program (JLP), connecting local employers with student workers at hr.ou.edu/jlp. Students can browse job offerings 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can contact the employer directly to apply for a job. An OU job application is not required for off-campus jobs. Students also can subscribe to an RSS feed of newly posted vacancies so they always know what off-campus jobs are available. Work Study Students can apply for work-study jobs when they receive a work-study award through the financial aid office. Qualifying for a work-study award is not a guarantee of employment, but many job postings list a hiring preference for students who qualify for work-study funding. Work-study funding is paid as wages throughout the semester. Contact Financial Aid Services for more information about work study and other forms of financial aid. parents.ou.edu | 29


Thinking Ahead

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION Parking Students who live on campus have parking options in close proximity to the residence halls. Students who live off campus can park in lots only minutes away from academic destinations. To purchase your permit online, visit ou.edu/parking.

Crimson Cruisers OU introduced its first bike-share program in spring 2017. Featuring 75 bikes and 10 hubs, Crimson Cruisers is one of the most popular SoBi programs in the country. Find and reserve a bike using the SoBi mobile app. gotchabike.com/crimsoncruisers.

Cleveland Area Rapid Transit (CART) CART is the bus system serving both OU and the City of Norman. Ride CART to class, to the grocery store, the mall or just about anywhere. All CART routes operate at 30-minute frequencies, except for the Sooner Express, a commuter route to Oklahoma City. Find out more at ou.edu/cart.

ZipCar If you need a car for an hour or two, sign up for ZipCar. Join for just $15 and rent a car for an hour or up to seven days. And gas and insurance are included. You’ll find three ZipCars right on campus. Just tap your ZipCard on the car’s windshield and take a spin. When you return, park the car in its reserved spot on campus and lock up. Visit bit.ly/ZipCarOU to sign up.

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The University of Oklahoma is home to one of the most storied athletics programs in the nation. The success of Oklahoma athletics contributes to a sense of pride in the state and across the nation. To keep abreast of OU athletics, follow the department on Twitter (@OU_Athletics) and Facebook (Oklahoma Sooners – Official Page).

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You also may want to sign up to receive Boomerblast, the official complimentary, weekly email newsletter of the Oklahoma Sooners. Delivered to your inbox once a week, Boomerblast provides fans an inside look at the University of Oklahoma Athletics Department, with special features, exclusive multimedia content, special promotions, game day information and much more. For more information on OU Athletics, visit soonersports.com. A limited number of season tickets are available for parents. Call the OU athletics ticket office for more information at 1-800-456-GoOU. Student Tickets OU students are admitted free to all sports except football and men’s basketball. They simply show their official student ID and support the Sooners. To view complete information for how to purchase student football and men’s basketball season tickets, visit soonersports.com and click on Tickets.

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LIVEOU: ON-CAMPUS LIVING FOR UPPERCLASS STUDENTS Students who live on campus are more likely to graduate, graduate sooner, have higher GPAs, take advantage of campus resources and report greater personal growth and development. With the 2017 opening of OU’s first residential colleges, Dunham College and Headington College, and the new Cross Community opening in fall 2018, upperclass students now can now enjoy on-campus convenience in a safe and secure environment, just a quick walk from class. LiveOU. Everything is here. Dunham College and Headington College Dunham College and Headington College, patterned after residential colleges at Yale, Oxford and Cambridge, each create a unique small, intimate environment where students live among their classmates and friends in a large, comfortable, technology-enabled house nestled within an inviting and beautiful quad. Residents create and build upon unique college traditions, develop lasting friendships and establish a lifelong connection to their alma mater. • One-, two- and three-bedroom living options • Game rooms • Creative commons • Music practice rooms • In-ground storm shelters with laundry facilities • Library • Classrooms, seminar rooms and conference rooms • Study and TV lounges on each floor • Dining hall and private dining room • Common living room with fireplace • Priority parking in adjacent garage

Cross Cross is the university’s first public-private oncampus living/learning community with retail, dining, gathering and green spaces that give it a distinctly urban neighborhood feel. • One-, two- and four-bedroom living options • Marketplace that features local products and includes three micro-restaurants • Specialty coffee house • Cycling/yoga fusion studio • Fitness center • Blowout bar and salon • Specialty apparel and gift boutique • Dining options that include fast casual, pizza and pastries, gelato and allergen-free • Quick care clinic • DIY creator space • Black box performance theater • Rehearsal nooks • Priority parking in adjacent garage Traditions East and West OU’s popular Traditions Square East and West apartment communities provide high-quality living while continuing the residence life experience for students. Their proximity to campus makes them convenient places to live with easy access to such features as CART bus stops and bike paths. • Fully furnished bedrooms and living room • 24-hour workout center • On-site computer lab • CART bus stops • Bike paths • Swimming pool and hot tub • Basketball courts • Complimentary parking

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GRADUATION OFFICE From your first day on campus to your walk across the stage, the Graduation Office is here to help you reach your graduation goals!

Visit ou.edu/graduatesooner for information about all of our initiatives. GRADUATION OFFICE

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Serving as a bridge between the student body and the various academic and support service offices on campus, the Graduation Office offers a variety of resources to help your student meet his or her goals. Upon enrollment at OU, each freshman receives The Sooner Guide created to help them plan a program of study to graduate from the University of Oklahoma. Please encourage your students to spend time looking through The Sooner Guide to learn more about: • Choosing a major • Semester-by-semester course planning • Yearly checklists • Tools and strategies for making the most of the college experience • Tips for utilizing campus resources The Graduation Office also is home to the Compass Network. Students who encounter personal or academic challenges to their success and persistence at OU should email compass.network@ou.edu. As a celebration of your student’s academic achievement, the Graduation Office coordinates the Commencement ceremony held on the Friday night before college convocations. For a glimpse of what the graduation experience holds for you and your student, visit ou.edu/commencement. parents.ou.edu | 33


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Check parents.ou.edu and calendar.ou.edu for updates and additions to the calendar, including Homecoming, Dad’s Day and Mom’s Day! Fall 2018

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100% Reduction of Charges on Dropped Courses and Withdrawals

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It is the basic philosophy of the University that it is the student’s responsibility to assume the role of transacting his or her own personal, financial, and academic business with the University. The following offices and telephone numbers are listed to assist you in directing your son or daughter to the appropriate office. Office Alcohol and Hazing Hotline

Number (405) 325-5000

Website ou.edu/studentaffairs/contact-us/need-help

Athletics Ticket Office

(405) 325-2424

soonersports.com

Behavior Intervention Team

(405) 325-7700

ou.edu/normanbit

Bookstore

(405) 325-3511

bkstr.com/oklahomastore

Bursar Services

(405) 325-3121

ou.edu/bursar

Campus Operator

(405) 325-0000

ou.edu

Career Services

(405) 325-1974

ou.edu/career

Cleveland Area Rapid Transit (CART)

(405) 325-2278

ou.edu/cart

Counseling Center

(405) 325-2700

ou.edu/ucc

Disability Resource Center

(405) 325-3852

ou.edu/drc

Financial Aid Services

(405) 325-4521

ou.edu/financialaid

Fitness + Recreation

(405) 325-3053

ou.edu/far

Graduation Office

(405) 325-0841

ou.edu/graduatesooner

Health Services

(405) 325-4611

ou.edu/healthservices

Housing & Food Services

(405) 325-2511

ou.edu/housingandfood

Information Technology

(405) 325-4357

ou.edu/ouit

Leadership and Volunteerism

(405) 325-4020

ou.edu/leadandvolunteer

Library

(405) 325-4142

libraries.ou.edu

OU Advocates

(405) 615-0013

ou.edu/gec/advocacy/advocates

OU Police Non-Emergency

(405) 325-2864

ou.edu/police

Parent and Family Programs / Sooner Parents

(405) 325-8579

ou.edu/parentandfamilyprograms

Parking Services

(405) 325-3311

ou.edu/parking

President’s Action Line

(405) 325-1212

ou.edu/web/about_ou/presidentcontact

SafeRIDE

(405) 325-7433

ou.edu/studentaffairs/our_departments/saferide

SafeWALK

(405) 325-9255

ou.edu/police/crime/ou-safewalk

Sooner Card (Student ID)

(405) 325-3113

ou.edu/soonercard

Student Affairs

(405) 325-3161

ou.edu/studentaffairs

Student Conduct

(405) 325-1540

ou.edu/studentconduct

Student Life

(405) 325-3163

ou.edu/studentlife

University College

(405) 325-3521

ou.edu/uc

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HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Concurrent Enrollment (CE) Want to get a head start on college classes? Through Concurrent Enrollment, high school juniors and seniors can enroll in college classes and earn college credit while still in high school. Choosing CE allows you to explore areas of academic interest, challenge yourself and gain valuable experiences and college credit before you graduate from high school. ou.edu/concurrent

Sooner Discovery Amplify your Concurrent Enrollment experience by spending four weeks at the University of Oklahoma during the summer. Take college courses, earn college credit, maximize your academic potential and experience life as a Sooner on campus. Sooner Discovery is one of the best ways to utilize the state of Oklahoma’s Concurrent Enrollment tuition waiver. ou.edu/soonerdiscovery

High School Leadership Conference (HSLC) The OU High School Leadership Conference is a three-day adventure into leadership for high school juniors from across Oklahoma and surrounding states to equip, empower and inspire them with valuable leadership skills that will benefit them in their daily lives. Students will leave the conference embodying characteristics that will help them become productive, efficient leaders. ou.edu/hslc

Sooner Saturday High school juniors and prospective transfer students from across the nation are invited to visit OU’s campus in Norman, Oklahoma, to explore the academic and enrichment opportunities that will be available to them during their time at OU. Students will be able to build a custom schedule to visit the programs that interest them most. ou.edu/go2/soonersaturday

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What To Do What To Do is a program of the Division of Student Affairs and supported by the Student Government Association. Its purpose is to inform students of events and activities happening on campus, in Norman and the surrounding area. Visit ou.edu/wtd to see what’s coming up!

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VisitNorman Discover Norman with this guide to hotels, attractions, restaurants, shops, events and sports. Visit their website visitnorman.com for all things Norman. OU Arts District Start here for all the plays, musicals, ballets, concerts, art exhibits, operas, recitals and lectures in the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts. View upcoming shows at ou.edu/finearts. Barry Switzer Center Named for one of OU’s all-time winningest head football coaches, the Barry Switzer Center honors the people and events that shaped the Oklahoma football program. Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art The University of Oklahoma’s Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is one of the finest university art museums in the United States. Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History Over 4 billion years of natural history can be seen in a 198,000-square-foot facility. Visitors can immerse themselves in the fascinating natural and cultural history of Oklahoma. Adventure Road Take the guesswork out of your getaway. Adventure Road features more than 50 Oklahoma road trips for every interest, every personality and every budget. Find more information at adventureroad.com. Travel OK Oklahoma is packed with hundreds of exciting vacation destinations. Let TravelOK.com lead you to one-of-akind attractions, unique festivals, incredible lodging options and road-trip worthy restaurants. parents.ou.edu | 39


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Nielsen Hall Dunham College and 4242Nielsen Hall 6969Dunham College and Noble Electron Microscopy Headington College Dining Halls 5252Noble Electron Microscopy Headington College Dining Halls Ellison Hall 3838Ellison Hall Engineering Laboratory 3030Engineering Laboratory Evans Hall 1616 Evans Hall

Nuclear Engineering Laboratory 3232Nuclear Engineering Laboratory Observatory and Landscape 72 72Observatory and Landscape

Everest Training Center 6565Everest Training Center ExxonMobil/Lawrence Rawl 2828ExxonMobil/Lawrence G. G. Rawl

Department Department OCCE James P. Pappas 91 91OCCE James P. Pappas Administration Building Administration Building

Engineering Practice Facility Engineering Practice Facility Facilities Management Complex 8888OCCE OCCE McCarter Hall 3131 Facilities Management Complex McCarter Hall Farzaneh Hall of Advanced Studies 4141 Farzaneh Hall of Advanced Studies Felgar Hall OCCE Thurman J. White 2626Felgar Hall 8989OCCE Thurman J. White Fine Arts Center Forum Building 7 7 Fine Arts Center Forum Building Fred Jones Center 6 6 Fred Jones Jr.Jr. ArtArt Center Fred Jones Museum 5 5 Fred Jones Jr.Jr. Museum of of ArtArt Gallogly Hall 2727 Gallogly Hall Gaylord Family-Oklahoma 5858Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Memorial Stadium 5050Gaylord Hall Gaylord Hall 5353George Lynn Cross Hall George Lynn Cross Hall 3939Goddard Health Center Goddard Health Center 5151 Gould Hall Gould Hall 6868Headington College Headington College 6767 Headington Hall Headington Hall 71 71 Henderson-Tolson Cultural Center Henderson-Tolson Cultural Center 6060Jacobs Track and Field Facility Jacobs Track and Field Facility Hall 2222Jacobson Jacobson Hall The OUOU Visitor Center The Visitor Center » this is where you check in in » this is where you check forfor campus tours! campus tours! 8787 Jim Thorpe Multicultural Center Jim Thorpe Multicultural Center 4545Kaufman Hall Kaufman Hall 4343LinLin Hall Hall 3434Lissa and CyCy Wagner Hall Lissa and Wagner Hall Student Academic Services Center Student Academic Services Center 1818 Monnet Hall Monnet Hall 6666Mosier Indoor Athletic Facility Mosier Indoor Athletic Facility 9292Murray Case Sells Swim Center Murray Case Sells Swim Center

Oklahoma Memorial Union 2020Oklahoma Memorial Union Faculty Club 1 1 OldOld Faculty Club Bookstore 5656OUOU Bookstore » located first floor » located on on thethe first floor of of Asp AveAve Parking Garage Asp Parking Garage 74 74 » located on on thethe first floor of of » located first floor Jenkins AveAve Parking Facility Jenkins Parking Facility 10 10Physical Sciences Center Physical Sciences Center 3535Price Hall Price Hall 5454Richards Hall Richards Hall 4444Robertson Hall Robertson Hall 7373S.J. Sarkeys Complex S.J. Sarkeys Complex Physical Fitness Center Physical Fitness Center 2929Sarkeys Energy Center Sarkeys Energy Center 81 81 » one is also located inside » one is also located inside Oklahoma Memorial Union Oklahoma Memorial Union 8686Sooner Suites Sooner Suites 14 14Sutton Hall Sutton Hall 3333T. Howard McCasland Field House T. Howard McCasland Field House 5959The Switzer Center The Switzer Center 6363Wagner Dining Facility Wagner Dining Facility 8383Walker Center Walker Center 3 3 Whitehand Hall Whitehand Hall

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Blowout bar and salon

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Specialty apparel and gift boutique

Fully-furnished bedrooms and living room

Dining options that include fast casual, pizza and pastries, gelato and allergen-free

24-hour workout center

Quick care clinic

CART bus stops

DIY creator space

Bike paths

Black box performance theater

Swimming pool and hot tub

Rehearsal nooks

Basketball courts

Priority parking in adjacent garage

Complimentary parking

Fitness center

Game rooms Creative commons Music practice rooms In-ground storm shelters with laundry facilities Library Classrooms, seminar rooms and conference rooms Study and TV lounges on each floor Dining hall and private dining room Common living room with fireplace Priority parking in adjacent garage

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OU Parent & Family Guide 2018-2019  

Our goal is to share helpful, timely information about your student’s Sooner experience and to connect you to relevant campus and community...

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