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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!

  • Fall 2022:
    Monday - Friday at 9 a.m. CT and 2 p.m. CT
    Select Saturdays at 9 a.m. CT (8 a.m. CT if home football game)

Schedule Campus Visit

Esperamos dar la bienvenida a los estudiantes de la comunidad Latinx y anímelos a visitar OU para ver las oportunidades enriquecedoras que les esperan aquí en OU.

OU ofrece recorridos en español para futuros estudiantes de la escuela secundaria y estudiantes transferidos y sus familias. La experiencia del recorrido por el campus en español durará aproximadamente 2.5 horas. Una vez que llegue al campus, un miembro del personal de OU le dará una breve presentación de admisión en español seguido con un recorrido a pie (3 millas) del campus impartido por un estudiante de OU. ¡Se recomiendan zapatos cómodos! Porfavor revise el clima para Norman, Oklahoma, con tiempo antes de su visita. No te preocupes por una nota de excusa escolar-se incluirá en un correo electrónico después del recorrido. Consulte nuestra página de preguntas frecuentes para obtener más información.

Recorridos en Español - Otoño 2022
Sábado September 17, 2022 – 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Sábado October 29, 2022 – 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM  
Sábado November 12, 2022 – 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Regístrese para un recorredo del campus en Espańol

Consulte la página Latine Affinity para obtener más información, recursos y detalles sobre la experiencia de OU para estudiantes Latine. Si tiene preguntas sobre el proceso de admisión y se siente más cómodo hablando con alguien en español, por favor no dude en llamar a nuestra oficina al 405 325 2151. 

Honors Personalized Visits are offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 

Students must have a test score of 28 or higher ACT Composite Score or a 1300 or higher SAT total score and a 3.0 unweighted GPA to register for an Honors Student Personalized Visit.

Honors Personalized Visits are a great way to dive a little deeper into the University of Oklahoma, experience campus life, and meet with faculty and staff.

You will receive a campus tour led by an Honors College Ambassador, learn more about the Honors College experience at OU, and connect with the desired programs of your choice. Detailed information about your visit is emailed to you in advance of your visit. 

Space is limited for each visit day and requests are preferred two-weeks in advance. 

To Register

We welcome the different perspectives transfer students bring to the OU family. You are classified as a transfer student if you have attended an accredited college or university and have attempted more than 6 semester hours after high school graduation, excluding remedial (pre-college) work or credit hours accumulated as a concurrently enrolled high school student.

Transfer students are welcome to visit OU anytime. We do offer transfer-specific experiences on the following dates:

  • Friday September 23, 2022
  • Friday October 21, 2022
  • Friday November 11, 2022

Registration will open in late summer for the fall 2022 transfer visit days.

If you would like to meet with an admissions counselor during your campus visit, you can sign-up for that within your campus tour registration. We have admissions counselors available Monday-Friday from 8 AM – 5 PM to meet with you. If you have more specific concerns or questions, you are welcome to reach out directly to the transfer admissions team at transfer@ou.edu.

For more information about applying to OU as a transfer student, visit ou.edu/admissions/apply/transfer.

General Campus Tour (Couch Center and Cross Village)

  • Monday – Friday, 9 AM & 2 PM CT, Select Saturdays 9:00 AM
  • The regularly scheduled general campus tours will include a walk-through of the suite-style towers showroom located in Couch Center and the apartment-style options in Cross Village. 
  • Learn more about our housing options, floorplans, and rate information

Residential Colleges Tour

  • To schedule a private tour of the residential colleges or if your schedule does not allow you to attend the regularly scheduled campus tour (visiting Couch Center and Cross Village), please make an appointment with OU Housing and Residence Life.
  • Note: After choosing your preferred date and time, please select Housing and Residence Life Staff from the Select Staff dropdown menu.

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 may make updates regarding safety expectations to campus visits at any time as conditions and circumstances in the community evolve.

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.

Your campus tour experience will last approximately 2.5 hours. Once you arrive on campus, an OU staff member will give a brief admissions presentation followed by a walking tour (3 miles) 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. Don't worry about a school excuse note - it will be included in an email after the tour. Check out our frequently asked questions page for more information.

  • Morning Tour: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CT
  • Afternoon Tour: 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT

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