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On-Campus Experiences

The best way to experience The University of Oklahoma is to visit our beautiful campus in Norman, Oklahoma. During your visit, you will head out for an hour and a half walking tour with one of our distinguished OU student tour guides to learn about the incredible academic programs and involvement opportunities at OU. You will be able to see our state-of-the-art facilities, historic buildings, a residence hall room, and a few student hubs that showcase the OU community and spirit. Register for a campus visit today!

At this time, masking will no longer be required on campus or at campus events. The university strongly recommends masking for all unvaccinated individuals and guests 2-11 years of age when inside OU's academic, athletic, housing, and administrative facilities. Please review the University's masking policy. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our staff, students, and visitors, and we certainly hope to see you on campus soon.

 
  • Summer 2021 Tour Dates:
    Monday - Friday, May 17 - August 20 at 9 a.m. CT
    Saturday July 10 at 9:30 a.m. CT 
  • Tour space will be added as availability allows. Thank you for your understanding. 

  • Fall 2021 Tour Dates:
    Monday - Friday, August 23 - December 17 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. CT
    Select Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. CT 

Schedule Campus Visit

General Campus Tour (Couch Center)

  • Monday – Friday, 9 AM & 2 PM CT, Select Saturdays 9:30 AM
  • The regularly scheduled general campus tours will include a look only at Couch Restaurants and a walk-through of the suite-style towers showroom located in Couch Center during the tour. Couch and Walker Center are both similar suite-style rooms and floorplans and come equipped with the same furniture.

Housing Tour (Cross Village, Residential Colleges, Couch Center)

Headington Hall Tour

  • Monday - Friday, 3:00 PM CT space is limited
  • If you would like to register for a Headington Hall tour on an available day at 3:00 PM CT, email tour@ou.edu with your student name and preferred tour date option.
  • If you would like to inquire about other tour options and availability apart from Monday-Friday at 3:00 PM CT, email headingtonhall@ou.edu.

Many of our academic colleges offer additional information sessions, which provide a more in-depth look at specific programs of interest. These are a great opportunity to tour major-specific facilities and meet staff and faculty members from your intended academic college. Academic programs are offering many virtual and on-campus options — click here to see available academic sessions

The safety of our guests, students, and campus community is of the utmost importance to our team. We hope you will respect and understand the changes we have made to our campus experiences with your safety in mind.

Masking on Campus

Taking into consideration the CDC’s recent guidance on masking, recent state law changes, and Oklahoma’s record low case counts of COVID-19, OU is lifting its mask requirement for all three campuses, with limited exceptions. The university strongly recommends masking for all unvaccinated individuals when inside OU's academic, athletic, housing, and administrative facilities.

For more information on OU’s current response to COVID-19 and regular updates, visit ou.edu/together.

Minors on Campus

Please read and review the OU Minors on Campus policies and forms.

Review Visitor Guidelines for Bringing Minors to the University.

Once you arrive on campus, an OU staff member will give a brief admissions presentation (beginning July 12) followed by an hour and a half walking tour of campus given by an OU student tour guide. Comfy shoes are encouraged! Please also check the weather for Norman, Oklahoma ahead of your visit.

We will do our best to accommodate all guests, however, our campus tours may reach capacity. We encourage you to schedule your tour as soon possible to ensure you have a spot that fits your schedule.

Our campus tours will have a strict capacity limit and often fill a few weeks in advance. If you need assistance, please contact us at (405) 325-2151 or tour@ou.edu.

If there is no availability on the day that initially worked best for your schedule, we have a few alternative options for you to consider:

  • Schedule a tour for a date that is available! You can come another time to campus when we are able to best accommodate you to ensure you have the most quality experience. Register for an available OU campus tour here

  • Try a virtual guided tour! The same experience – with no travel and less walking! Our virtual guided campus tours are led LIVE by current OU student tour guides and only last about one hour. Register for a virtual student guided tour here.
  • Attend a virtual information session! Learn more about OU by connecting with OU Admissions staff members or by registering for a specific academic college virtual information session to get more in-depth information about your academic areas of interest. Register for a virtual information session here.
  • Still planning to be in Norman, OK? If you will still be on-campus on the day you would like to tour, you can stop by our Visitor’s Center between 8 AM – 5 PM, Monday-Friday to ask questions and receive OU information. You can also grab a campus map and self-guided tour handout to explore campus at your own pace! Even if you show up outside of office hours, you can grab these materials in a black box outside the front of the OU Visitor’s Center – Jacobson Hall.

If you are unable to attend a scheduled campus tour, feel free to explore campus on your own. You can stop by the Visitor's Center to pick up a self-guided tour brochure, or view this one on your mobile device. 

Written with a general overview and historical points of interest, it allows you to enjoy our "campus beautiful by day and night" at your own pace and convenience.

Self-Guided Tour (PDF) | Campus Map (PDF)

In-Person Campus Experience

One of the best ways to experience the Sooner tradition and to learn about all that OU offers is to visit our beautiful campus in Norman, Oklahoma. During your visit, you will hear about OU from staff, tour our campus with a current OU student, see our state-of-the-art facilities, and experience the OU community and spirit. 

 

The full walking tour of campus is led by a current OU student, so you'll get to experience the university from an insider's perspective.

 

You can even personalize your visit by adding an academic information session! You'll visit the academic college you're interested in and meet faculty, ask questions, and tour the facilities.

Virtual Campus Experiences

Live Student Guided Virtual Tour

Experience a live virtual campus tour led by one of our student tour guides. Choose a time that works for you to experience OU’s campus, spirit, and community from the comfort of wherever you are!

Live Student Guided Virtual Tour

Self-Guided Virtual Tour

Instantly tour many locations on OU's campus including the Great Reading Room at Bizzel Memorial Library, tour a Residence Hall room, our many facilities and beautiful South Oval to name a few. 

Self-Guided Virtual Tour