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The University of Oklahoma is more than a respected Big 12 university with a reputation for excellence. Yes, you will fall in love with the buzz of energy that dances up the historic South Oval. Yes, you will fall in love with the breathtaking scenery–Oklahoma’s own Central Park. Yes, you will be inspired by the leaders of tomorrow that you will interact with in class.

You will become a better you. But more than all that, you will feel like you found a piece of your heart that you didn’t know was missing. You will find your home here. So come home. The only thing missing is you.

The University of Oklahoma is one-of-a-kind with programs as diverse as the students. Watch this highlight of our campus, programs and individuals that make OU so unique.

Student Life

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Student life is the heart of the OU experience. By getting involved on campus, students make life-long connections and unforgettable memories. We encourage all of our students to get involved early, and there are plenty (400+ to be exact) of opportunities to choose from!

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Camp Crimson

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Camp Crimson is OU’s premier orientation camp for new Sooners. It is a three-day, two-night crash course on what it means to be a Sooner and how to succeed at OU. You’ll get a jump-start on your time here at OU by meeting other new students, current student counselors and OU faculty and staff members.

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Leadership and Volunteerism

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The mission of Leadership and Volunteerism is to empower students to become effective leaders and active community members through participation in varied experiences, programs and services.

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Athletics

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Along with the University of Oklahoma’s growth in academic excellence for more than 100 years, an outstanding tradition in athletics has brought an exciting vitality to the Norman campus. Championship trophies have been earned in every sport, adding to the overall standards of distinction associated with OU throughout the world.

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Fitness and Recreation Center

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Looking to stay in shape while you’re at OU? Look no further than than the Huston Huffman Fitness Center. Conveniently located near the Residential Halls, this massive recreation area is great for exercise and weight lifting as well as various racket sports, basketball, volleyball and even a rock wall. Students can enroll in fitness classes such as yoga, karate and much more.

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