First Year Trip

Preparing for your First Year Trip - Before and After

Arrival in Norman

Check-in for Outdoor Adventure is from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2009, where you will meet your leaders and the other members of your group and prepare for your trip. Any students who will not be able to arrive by 3:00 p.m. on Friday or who need transportation from the airport such as students flying in from out of state or country should contact us to make special arrival arrangements. Our trips travel to selected locations in the northeastern region of New Mexico. Students travel from OU by bus. You will find out the specific group and location you have been assigned to when you arrive on campus. The trip will end on Wednesday, August 12, and groups will typically return to campus between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The trip ends in time for the start of sorority rush.

Places to Stay

OA does not provide housing before check-in; however, there are many hotels in the area; for suggestions try a travel guide with a section on Norman or a website such as

Parking Information

Parking for parents and students is available in parking spaces very close to the Honors Office. All parking spots are south of Lindsey. A few spaces are available on the west side of Asp and in the loop on Cate Center Drive. A large parking lot just east of the Honors Office between Asp and Jenkins is also available. If you are unable to find parking, check with us in the Honors Office and we will help you find some.

Questions? Contact us at . Updated January 26, 2009