#AskMe features volunteers strategically located to help students find their classes the first two days of the fall semester. We have designated locations based on student traffic and ask volunteers to sign up for hour-long shifts (as many as they can). There are locations across campus—outside and inside key classroom buildings. Volunteers are encouraged to choose an area with which they are familiar. There are t-shirts, lanyards, and signs to make the volunteers visible. We also encourage you to look for “the look” and offer to help people who are clearly overwhelmed and trying to find their way.
Volunteer Sign Up
Please click the link below to sign up and volunteer for #AskMe.
If you have any questions, please call 405-325-2072.
If possible, arrive for your shift a few minutes early for exchange of information and supplies.
There may not be anyone at your location when you arrive.
You can pick up a lanyard or t-shirt in Wagner Hall 180. We encourage you to continue to identify yourself as an #AskMe volunteer even if you are not on a designated shift.
If you volunteered last year and still have your t-shirt or lanyard, please use them again this year. The designs are the same and supplies are limited.
Sarkeys Energy Center versus Sarkeys Fitness Center
The Cates Center (Cate Center 1 -NE corner, Cate Center 2 -NW corner, Cate Center 3 -SE corner, Cate Center 4 -SW corner)
DRC: Disability Resource Center versus Dunham Residential College – there are classes in Dunham but not the Disability Resource Center
Adams Hall [Price College of Business] versus Adams Tower [Residence Hall with the Housing Learning Center on the first floor]
Dale Hall (DAH) versus Dale Hall Tower (DAHT)
Dale Hall (DAH) versus Devon Energy Hall (DEH)
It really was a great opportunity to help new students.
Sign me up for next time. It was fun!
I just really loved helping students. It was so nice to see that look of confusion or stress melt away once their question was answered!
I really appreciated the students who came up to our tables just to say "thank you"…. They said that they wished it was something that happened when they were freshmen and terrified during their first few days, and they liked that we were available to them if they did need help.
A student stopped to tell me that she didn't have any questions - she just wanted to thank me and OU for providing #AskMe to students! She said that she came from a very small high school and was intimidated by the size/scale of OU - and seeing "real people" identified in yellow shirts with smiles and information made her feel much more comfortable and at home.
I handed a girl a water who was walking & talking on her phone. She said on the phone "oh, sorry - no, some guy just handed me a water - that's how awesome my new school is!
"Look at this - I love this school!"
"Everyone at OU is so nice and so helpful."
"I'm a sophomore and should know where this building is, but..."
"Thank you, I was so lost!
"I'm on my way to my first college class. Will you take my picture so I can text it to my mom?"