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student award recipients with president Boren

The office of Leadership & Volunteerism coordinates two annual recognition ceremonies -
Outstanding Senior Ceremony each fall and the Campus Awards Program each spring.

Leadership & Volunteerism also helps coordinate the selection process
of several individual student awards each semester.

Award Descriptions

All spring individual award applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2019. 

HSC campus students may apply by completing the applications below: 

Norman campus students may apply for individual campus awards (which are recognition only - not scholarships) via

Norman Campus - List of Awards

  • Junior Awards
    • Big Man on Campus & Big Woman on Campus
    • Melvin C. Hall Award/Scholarship
    • The Regents' Award for Outstanding Juniors
    • The Regents' Award for Outstanding Juniors (HSC)
    • PE-ET - Top 10 Senior Honor Society (selected during Jr year)

  • Senior Awards
    • Letzeiser Honor List and Medalists
    • Big Man on Campus & Big Woman on Campus

  • Must Be Nominated
  • Other Awards
    • The President's Award for Outstanding Freshmen
    • The President's Award for Outstanding Sophomores
    • The President's Award for Outstanding Transfer Students

The Spring 2019 Campus Awards Program 
will be held the Friday afternoon of Mom's Day weekend - April 5th 
4:00 pm
Historic Holmberg Hall
Norman Campus

Spring 2019 Award Recipients

Spring 2019 Program Photos


Outstanding Seniors | one per college and one overall man & woman

  • Deadline
    • Applications will open in the fall. 
  • Description
    • Each year Sooner Parents recognizes the All-Around Outstanding Senior Man and Senior Woman at the University. Additionally, Sooner Parents presents an Award of Merit to the Outstanding Senior of each undergraduate college as selected by the college dean. To be eligible for consideration, a student must be fulltime, have earned a 3.25 grade point average and be a 4th or 5th year senior. Students can apply only one time for this recognition. 
  • Recognition
    • Recipients will be honored with their college dean at a reception and ceremony scheduled on a Friday afternoon in Beaird Lounge. They will also be recognized during the OU Football game the next day.

Students are eligible to apply to more than one college
(ex: Honors College and additional college).

Students will submit online applications for this honor.

Homecoming Royalty

  • Description
    • Homecoming Royalty is chosen every year in the fall and is honored during halftime of the OU Homecoming football game.
  • Nominations
    • Candidates must be nominated by a campus student group.
    • Each organization may nominate one king candidate and/or one queen candidate. Organizations affiliated with both males and females may nominate a candidate of each gender. All organizations are responsible for notifying their candidate of his or her nomination.
    • Once a student is nominated, they will be sent the link to the Royalty Application.

Academic Colleges

Each spring, academic colleges submit their campus award recipient information via the online form below.

online form