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Student Orientation Weekend (SOW) is five fun days full of activities and information designed to welcome you to the University of Oklahoma. The schedule is packed with opportunities to meet great people, get acquainted with the campus and community and learn about the many services and programs that will help you succeed as an OU student.

The dates for SOW 2019 are set for Wednesday, August 14 - Sunday, August 18. If you are making travel plans, you may like to know that parents are welcome to stay as long as they would like, but we typically find that most parents return home sometime Friday afternoon or evening. There are events throughout Thursday and during the day on Friday that parents are more than welcome to attend.

Follow @OU_SOW on Twitter for updates and reminders!

We look forward to meeting you soon!

SOW and UPB Movie Night, TBA
Location:  Meacham Auditorium, OMU 

Join SOW and the Union Programming Board for a free movie in Meacham Auditorium.

Please note that this schedule is tentative!

 

Orientation Tent/Question Booth, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Walker-Adams Mall

Want a bag filled with free items? Need to know how to get somewhere on campus? Have any questions about Student Orientation Weekend activities? Feel free to stop by the tent; we're here to help!

 

Vendor Tent, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Walker-Adams Mall

Take a break from moving in to grab some free stuff from our awesome vendors.

 

Library Tour, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library 

The Bizzell Memorial Library is a great place to study or take a break in between classes. It also has plenty of resources to help you succeed here at OU. Come take a tour and learn more about one of the most beautiful (and most photographed) buildings on campus. 

 

SOW Cookout and Ice Cream Social, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Walker- Adams Mall

BBQ will be served from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. with ice cream to follow,

 

Headington Movie Night, 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location: Headington Hall

More information coming soon. 

 

Please note that this schedule is tentative!

 

Class Council Breakfast, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
Location:  Cate Lawn 

Come enjoy free breakfast on the Cate Lawn. Meet new people and hang out with more incoming students!

 

Norman Preview, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: South Oval 

Come Check Out a sampling of the incredible local businesses we have here in Norman.

 

Class Tours and Study Spots Tent, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location:  South Oval

Need help finding your classes and want to meet some really cool upperclassmen? Come get a walk through of where to find your classes and hang out with other incoming students and amazing upperclassmen volunteers while you do it. We will also be offering study spot tours!

 

Orientation Tent/Question Booth, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Walker-Adams Mall

Want a bag filled with free items? Need to know how to get somewhere on campus? Have any questions about Student Orientation Weekend activities? Feel free to stop by the tent; we're here to help!

 

Library Tour, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Bizzell Library 

The Bizzell Memorial Library is a great place to study or take a break in between classes. It also has plenty of resources to help you succeed here at OU. Come take a tour and learn more about one of the most beautiful (and most photographed) buildings on campus. 

 

Fall Orientation, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Dale Hall 

A crash course in success at OU. Hear from Student Life, Financial Services, current students, and learn more about succeeding academically. Crimson Connect small group leaders will be on hand to provide a welcoming and fun atmosphere.

 

Study Abroad 101 Info Session, 2:30 p.m. -  3:00 p.m.
Location: Dale Hall

Study Abroad 101 is designed to introduce students to the diverse study abroad options available at OU, clarify the process of applying and going on programs, and ensure students have a thorough understanding of study abroad basics.

 

Multicultural Welcome, TBA
Location: TBA

Meet our wonderful Student Life Cutlural Advisers and build community with other incoming students. 

 

SOW Chill & Involvement Fair, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: South Oval 

Come check out over 150 student organizations that you can get involved in on campus.

 

UPB Presents: Night at the Union, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: First Floor of the Oklahoma Memorial Union

There will be chances to win free prizes, games, free food, and much more!

 

 

Headington Block Party, 9:00 p.m. - 11: 00 p.m. 
Location: Headington Park

More information coming soon.


OU Ghost Tour, 10:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location: Rock Garden 

Join Jeff Provine as he leads a tour dicussing the haunted history of campus. For more information, click here

 

Please note that this schedule is tentative!

 

Housing Center Students Association's Coffee Night, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Couch Storm Shelter

More information coming soon.

 

Question Booth & Class and Study Spot Tours, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Rock Garden 

Want a bag filled with free items? Need to know how to get somewhere on campus? Have any questions about Student Orientation Weekend activities? Feel free to stop by the tent; we're here to help!

 

University Queer Tour, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Walker-Adams Mall 

The Gender + Equality Center invites you to join us for a tour of Queer OU! Led the LGBTQ Program Advisory Board students, this 2 hour tour of campus includes 11 stops with a few other hidden gems. You will explore and learn about various buildings, people, events, and resources on campus that are of interest to LGBTQ identified students and allies. RSVP is required.

 

Norman Bus Tours, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Walker-Adams Mall

Take a tour through Norman! Get to know the best restaurants to stop by and the must see places around our enchanting city. Each tour is 1 hour long and begins on the hour.

 

Intramural Sports Extravaganza, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Cate Lawn

Come learn more about how you can participate in Intramural Sports. There will be free snacks and fun games to play as well! 

 

Target Shopping Event, 9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Location: Target 

Take a shopping trip with your new OU family and get all of the last minute items you need before classes start.  There will be Target gift card giveaways, free sno cones, and even some fun free items in bags that Target will be handing out. 

 

Please note that ths schedule is tentative!

 

Full Sunday schedule coming soon!

College Specific Orientations

More information about college specific orientations is coming soon!

Student Orientation Weekend Sponsors

We would like to thank all of the SOW Sponsors. Without them, SOW would not be as successful as it is.