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Live in the Residential Colleges as a Freshman

The Residential Colleges are living-learning communities committed to providing an intimate and supportive housing experience for OU students. Dunham and Headington College have established traditions, crests and mottos to give each college their own individual personality. Each college has its own dining hall, creative common space, game room, library, courtyard and classrooms. The colleges offer five different room styles, ranging from one-bed single rooms to three-bed with living and bath. Check out photos of the Residential Colleges by clicking here

Incoming freshmen will be given an opportunity to complete a freshman Residential Colleges contract. A limited number of Residential Colleges housing assignments will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. If you don’t receive a Residential Colleges housing assignment, you will be assigned based on the preferences you marked in your freshman Residence Halls housing contract. Housing assignments will be released in summer 2020 to your OU email account.  

Completing a Residential Colleges Contract

The Residential Colleges contract will be available for a limited time. To complete a Residential Colleges contract, freshmen must have a complete, not cancelled Residence Halls 2020-2021 contract.

Honors Students
Wednesday, April 1, 9 a.m. – Wednesday, April 8, 11:59 p.m. CST

Non-Honors Students
Wednesday, April 8, 9 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. CST

As a reminder, your Enrollment Commitment must be paid in order to receive an assignment. For questions regarding the Enrollment Commitment, please contact the Office of Admissions at (405) 325-2151 or email admissions@ou.edu.

Students who miss the opportunity to complete a Residential Colleges contract during their designated timeframe will be able to apply for release from the Residence Halls to the Residential Colleges during the fall semester. Releases will be approved based on available Residential Colleges inventory.

Compare Your Options

The Residential Colleges and Residence Halls offer different floor plan styles and amenities. To compare prices and amenities, view our comparison chart.

Headington Hall rates are available here. Headington Hall rates do not include the cost of the standard meal plan.

All freshmen are required to have a meal plan.

Rates listed are for the 2020-2021 academic year and may change for the 2021-2022 academic year per Regents' approval.

Any Residential College promotional offers for upperclass students will not be available for incoming freshmen.

Frequently Asked Questions

Students interested in living in the Residential Colleges must have a complete Residence Halls contract to access the Residential Colleges 2020-2021 contract during their designated timeframe (so don’t cancel your Residence Halls contract!) Students wishing to live in the Residential Colleges must complete a Residential Colleges 2020-2021 contract, and are encouraged to do so at their earliest convenience for the best shot at getting in.

The Residential Colleges contract will be available to Honors freshmen Wednesday, April 1, 9 a.m. – Wednesday, April 8, 11:59 p.m. CST and will be available to all other freshmen Wednesday, April 8, 9 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. CST.

Students assigned to the Residential Colleges will have their Residence Halls housing contract canceled on their behalf at a later date.

 

All assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier your contract completion date, the better your chance at being assigned to the Residential Colleges and being assigned to the room preference of your choice. Completing a Residential Colleges 2020-2021 contract does not guarantee assignment to the Residential Colleges.

 

There are several room types in the Residential Colleges that offer students their own room. Students will have the opportunity to rank room types on the Residential Colleges 2020-2021 contract according to their preference. All assignments are made based on availability, and no specific room type is guaranteed.

If you have questions about an ADRC accommodation, contact the Housing office at (405) 325-2511 or housinginfo@ou.edu.

Housing assignments will go out to all incoming freshmen at the beginning of July. Your housing assignment and other housing details will be emailed to your OU email account.

By completing a Residential Colleges housing contract, you are overriding the preferences selected on your Residence Halls housing contract, making the Residential Colleges your first overall preference.

If you are not assigned to the Residential Colleges, Housing and Food Services will assign you to the Residence Halls utilizing the selections you made on your Residence Halls 2020-2021 contract. All assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier your contract completion date, the better your chance at being assigned to the community preference of your choice.

Students will have the opportunity to select a roommate on the Residential Colleges 2020-2021 contract. To be eligible to be assigned together to the Residential Colleges, both roommates must complete a Residential Colleges 2020-2021 contract and must be mutual roommates on the Residential Colleges 2020-2021 contract. Roommates are encouraged to rank Residential Colleges room types in the same order.

If you are assigned to the Residential Colleges and your requested roommate does not complete their Residential Colleges housing contract, you will be assigned to the Residential Colleges without your roommate.

 

If you don’t have a roommate in mind, no worries! You will have the opportunity to browse roommates when completing your Residential Colleges 2020-2021 contract. In the event you do not select a roommate and you are assigned to a room type with more than one person, Housing and Food Services will assign you a roommate based on your answers to your profile questions.

 

If your roommate cancels their contract prior to the Residential Colleges contract deadline (June 1), you can log into the Housing portal to request a new roommate (remember roommate requests must be mutual in order to be taken into consideration!). In the event you do not select a roommate and you are assigned to a room type with more than one person, Housing and Food Services will assign you a roommate based on your answers to your profile questions.

 

If your roommate does not have the opportunity to complete a Residential Colleges 2020-2021 contract by April 8, your roommate will not be eligible to live in the Residential Colleges. If you have completed a Residential Colleges 2020-2021 contract, you will remain eligible to live in the Residential Colleges without your roommate. If you would rather pursue living with your roommate in the Residence Halls, your roommate will need to complete a Residence Halls 2020-2021 contract once they are admitted to the University. You will want to request each other as roommates on that contract (remember roommate requests must be mutual in order to be taken into consideration!).

Roommate requests submitted after June 1 will be taken into consideration, but are not guaranteed.

The Residential Colleges offer several unique floor plans. To compare prices and amenities, view our comparison chart.

Headington Hall rates are available here. Headington Hall rates do not include the cost of the standard meal plan.

All freshmen are required to have a meal plan.

Rates listed are for the 2020-2021 academic year and may change for the 2021-2022 academic year per Regents' approval.

Any Residential College promotional offers for upperclass students will not be available for incoming freshmen.

 

You will not be able to access the freshman Residential Colleges contract if you have not already completed the Residence Halls contract. Residential Colleges housing assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. In the event you are not assigned to the Residential Colleges, Housing and Food Services will assign you to the Residence Halls utilizing the selections you made on your Residence Halls 2020-2021 contract.

 

 

As a student living in the Residential Colleges, you can use your meal plan at Dunham and Headington Colleges dining halls and Couch Restaurants. You also will have access to meal exchanges. Meal exchanges are currently available during business hours at campus dining locations south of Lindsey Street, and after 2 p.m. at locations north of Lindsey Street. Crossroads (in the Union) accepts meal exchanges any time during business hours.

For more information about Campus Dining and the most current information about dining locations, hours and meal exchanges visit the website.