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Live in the Residential Colleges as a First-Year Student

The Residential Colleges are living-learning communities committed to providing an intimate and supportive housing experience for OU students. The colleges have their own dining hall, creative common space, game room, library, courtyard and classrooms. They offer five different room styles, ranging from one-bed single rooms to three-bed with living and bath. Explore photos from where you could soon be calling your home away from home.

Incoming first-year students will be able to complete a freshman Residential Colleges contract. Residential Colleges inventory is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. If you don’t receive a Residential Colleges housing assignment, you will be assigned based on the preferences you selected on your freshman Residence Halls housing contract or your Cross Village housing contract (if applicable). Spring 2022 housing assignments will be released in late December or early January to your OU email account.

 


 

Compare Your Options

The Residential Colleges, Cross Village and Residence Halls offer different floor plan styles and amenities. All first-year students are required to have a meal plan.

Compare Prices

Rates listed are for the 2021-2022 academic year. Any Residential Colleges promotional offers for upperclass students will not be available for incoming first-year students.

 


 

Residential Colleges

Floor Plans

Dimensions: 9'x15'
Full-sized bed

Dimensions: 17'6" x 18'
Full-sized bed

Dimensions: 12'8" x 17'
Twin XL bed

Dimensions: 20'8" x 23'5"
Full-sized bed

Dimensions: 33'6"x 22'3"
Full-sized bed

Amenities

  • Individual, per-bedroom contracts
  • All utilities included (water/electric/trash)
  • Free wireless internet
  • Online Bursar billing
  • Laundry facility on-site
  • Fully-furnished rooms
  • Storm shelters
  • Nearby parking garage
  • Easy walk or bike ride to classes
  • Full service move-in provided
  • On-site dining halls
  • Creative Commons
  • Game rooms
  • Meditation rooms
  • Music rooms
  • Living rooms
  • Study lounges
  • Faculty Fellows
  • Libraries
  • Classrooms
  • Seminar rooms
  • Unit electronic entry

 


 

Cross Village

Floor Plans

* Sq. ft listed is an approximate value for each floor plan.

572 sq. ft*
Full-sized bed

875 sq. ft*
Full-sized bed

Amenities

  • Individual, per-bedroom contracts
  • All utilities included (water/electric/trash)
  • Easy walk or bike ride to classes
  • Fitness center
  • DIY creative space
  • Storm shelters
  • Fully-furnished bedrooms & living room
  • Kitchenette w/sink, refrigerator & microwave
  • Common kitchen on every floor
  • Free wireless internet
  • Laundry facilities on each floor
  • Lounges & study spaces on every floor
  • Blackbox theater
  • Bedroom privacy locks
  • Personal private bedrooms
  • Unit electronic entry
  • Parking garage
  • Onsite dining options
  • Online Bursar billing
  • Full service move-in provided

Onsite Dining Options

Acre Provisions Logo

Marketplace & Restaurants with natural, modern farmhouse environment

Basic Knead Logo

Pizza, Pasta & Pastries

Credo Kitchen Logo

Quick & Casual Dining, serving All-Day Breakfast

Glow Logo

Smoothies, Flatbreads, Wraps and Build-to-Order Salad

The Hive Logo

Modern Coffeehouse….Where Coffee is Queen


Fresh, Clean-ingredient Gelatos & Desserts

 


 

Residence Halls

Floor Plans

Couch and Walker Centers

In Couch and Walker Center, residents have a suite-style room. In this style of room, students share a semi-private bathroom with their roommate and suitemates. Residents also share the responsibility of cleaning their own bathroom.

All rooms in Couch and Walker Center come equipped with the following furniture: two twin beds, two dressers, two desks and desk chairs, two wardrobes, two night stands and blinds on the window. All furniture in Couch and Walker Center is completely moveable.


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Couch and Walker Center rooms are:
11'x16'
4" to 6" Polyfoam mattress: 36"x82" (twin XL for sheets!)
Window: 53"x59"
Desk: 41.5"x24"x55"
Closet: 42"x24"x76"
Dresser: 30"x21"x32.5"

Super Suites

The main difference between a super suite and a regular Tower suite is how the rooms are divided. Our super suites hold up to four students per suite and all four students share one bathroom. In a super suite, a wall with an open doorway divides the two bedrooms, and the bathroom can only be accessed through one of the rooms. Our Tower suites have a solid wall dividing the two rooms, and the bathroom can be accessed through each room. By requesting a super suite, you can request up to three roommates; however, in a regular Tower suite you can only request your roommate, and your suitemates will be automatically selected for you.

You must have two mutual roommates to be considered for assignment in a super suite. Super suites are assigned on a first come, first served basis depending on your contract completion date. Super suites are limited and not guaranteed. Super suites are only located in Couch and Walker Centers.

Mailing Addresses

Couch Center

1524 Asp Ave, Room #
Norman, OK 73072

Walker Center

1400 Asp Ave, Room #
Norman, OK 73072-7133

David L. Boren Hall

In David L. Boren Hall, residents have a community-style bathroom. This bathroom is at the end of the hallway and is shared by all the residents on the floor – approximately 10-16 students. The bathroom is cleaned daily by OU Housekeeping.

All rooms in David L. Boren Hall come equipped with two twin beds, two desks and desk chairs, two closets, one bureau and built-in bookshelves.

 


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David L. Boren Hall rooms are:
8'x16'
4" to 6" Polyfoam mattress: 36"x75" (twin sheets but XL twin will fit, too!)
Window: 24"x66", rooms typically have two
Desk: 23"x35"x29.5"
Closet: 85"x47"x31"
Closet also includes 5 drawers

Mailing Address

David L. Boren Hall

347 Cate Center Dr, Box #
Norman, OK 73072-7150

Headington Hall

Headington Hall is located on the corner of Lindsey and Jenkins. It houses 380 students, both student-athletes and non-athlete students.

Headington Hall offers four styles of units/rooms.

  • 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Single Occupancy
  • 4 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Single Occupancy
  • 2 Bedroom/1 Bathroom Single Occupancy
  • 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Double Occupancy


Each unit is furnished with full size beds, desks, desk chairs, wardrobes, bureaus, sectional couches, tv stands, microwaves, apartment size fridges, bar stools and cable TV. Each person will have either their own bathroom or share a bathroom with one person, depending on which type of unit you live in.

Headington Hall has its own dining hall inside the building. Dining service in Headington Hall will be different than the meal plans associated with the other housing areas.

If you are interested in living in Headington Hall, fill out a University Housing and Food Services contract located on this site. Select Headington Hall as your first choice. Housing assignments will be assigned on a first come, first served basis after special assignments have been made. First come basis will be determined by completion date of your Housing Contract and Enrollment Commitment date. Due to the size of Headington Hall, availability is very limited.

If you would like more information about Headington Hall, please click here. If you have any questions, you can also call our office at (405) 325-8403

Amenities

Available in all centers:

  • Fully furnished – includes bed, desk, desk chair, wardrobe, dresser and window blinds
  • 24-hour secure access
  • Storm shelters
  • Wireless internet and high-speed ethernet connections
  • 24-hour computer labs
  • Laundry facilities
  • Walker community kitchen
  • Easy walk or bike ride to classes
  • Full-service post office
  • Package lockers

Couch and Walker only:

  • Completely movable furniture
  • Three different bed setup options

 


 

Frequently Asked Questions

First-year students interested in living in the Residential Colleges must have a complete Residence Halls contract to access the Residential Colleges 2021-2022 contract during their designated timeframe (so don’t cancel your Residence Halls contract). Students wishing to live in the Residential Colleges must complete a Residential Colleges 2021-2022 contract and are encouraged to do so at their earliest convenience for the best shot at getting in.

The Residential Colleges 2021-2022 contract will open on Monday, May 24 at 9 a.m. CDT and remain open until Monday, May 31 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.

Students assigned to the Residential Colleges will have their Residence Halls housing contract canceled on their behalf at a later date.

 

All assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier your contract completion date, the better your chance at being assigned to the Residential Colleges and being assigned to the room preference of your choice.

You will be asked to rank all five housing preferences on your contract. You will be assigned to the Residential Colleges based on your complete date regardless if you cannot be assigned to your first preference. Completing a Residential Colleges 2021-2022 contract does not guarantee assignment to the Residential Colleges.

By completing a Residential Colleges housing contract, you are overriding the preferences selected on your Residence Halls housing contract, making the Residential Colleges your first overall preference.

 

There are several room types in the Residential Colleges that offer students their own room. Students will have the opportunity to rank room types on the Residential Colleges 2021-2022 contract according to their preference. All assignments are made in order of contract completion date and based on availability; no specific room type is guaranteed.

If you have questions about an ADRC accommodation, contact the Housing office at (405) 325-2511 or housinginfo@ou.edu.

Housing assignments will go out to all first-year students in late June or early July. Your housing assignment and other housing details will be emailed to your OU email account.

By completing a Residential Colleges housing contract, you are overriding the preferences selected on your Residence Halls housing contract, making the Residential Colleges your first overall preference.

If you are not assigned to the Residential Colleges, Housing and Residence Life will assign you to the Residence Halls utilizing the selections you made on your Residence Halls 2021-2022 contract. All assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier your contract completion date, the better your chance at being assigned to the community preference of your choice.

Your requested roommate(s) on your Residence Halls 2021-2022 housing contract will not carry over to your Residential Colleges 2021-2022 contract. To be eligible to be assigned together to the Residential Colleges, both roommates must complete a Residential Colleges 2021-2022 contract and must be mutual roommates on the Residential Colleges 2021-2022 contract. Roommates are required to rank Residential Colleges room types in the same order.

If you are assigned to the Residential Colleges and your requested roommate does not complete their Residential Colleges housing contract, you will be assigned to the Residential Colleges without your roommate.

If you don’t have a roommate in mind, no worries! You will have the opportunity to browse roommates when completing your Residential Colleges 2021-2022 contract. In the event you do not select a roommate and you are assigned to a room type with more than one person, Housing and Food Services will assign you a roommate based on your answers to your profile questions.

 

If your roommate cancels their contract prior to the Residential Colleges contract deadline (May 31), you can log into the Housing portal to request a new roommate (remember roommate requests must be mutual in order to be taken into consideration). In the event you do not select a roommate and you are assigned to a room type with more than one person, Housing and Residence Life will assign you a roommate based on your answers to your profile questions.

 

If your roommate does not have the opportunity to complete a Residential Colleges 2021-2022 contract by May 31, your roommate will not be eligible to live in the Residential Colleges. If you have completed a Residential Colleges 2021-2022 contract, you will remain eligible to live in the Residential Colleges without your roommate. If you would rather pursue living with your roommate in the Residence Halls, you must email housinginfo@ou.edu to request to cancel your Residential Colleges contract by May 31. Your roommate will need to complete a Residence Halls 2021-2022 contract once they are admitted to the University. You will want to request each other as roommates on that contract (remember roommate requests must be mutual in order to be taken into consideration).

Roommate requests submitted after May 31 will be taken into consideration, but are not guaranteed.

The Residential Colleges offer several unique floor plans. All incoming first-year students are required to have a meal plan.

Compare Prices

Rates listed are for the 2021-2022 academic year. Any Residential Colleges promotional offers for upperclass students will not be available for incoming freshmen.

You will not be able to access the freshman Residential Colleges contract if you have not already completed the Residence Halls contract. Residential Colleges housing assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. In the event you are not assigned to the Residential Colleges, Housing and Residence Life will assign you to the Residence Halls utilizing the selections you made on your Residence Halls 2021-2022 contract.

 

As a student living in the Residential Colleges, you can use your meal plan at Residential Colleges' Dining Halls and Couch Restaurants. You also will have access to meal exchanges. Meal exchanges are currently available during business hours at campus dining locations south of Lindsey Street, and after 2 p.m. at locations north of Lindsey Street. Crossroads (in the Union) accepts meal exchanges any time during business hours.

For more information about Campus Dining and the most current information about dining locations, hours and meal exchanges visit the website.

If you no longer wish to live in the Residential Colleges, you must email housinginfo@ou.edu to request to cancel your Residential Colleges contract by May 31. You will be considered for an assignment in the Residential Colleges as long as you have a complete, not canceled Residential Colleges housing contract.

No, both Residential Colleges have their own dining hall, creative common space, game room, library, courtyard and classrooms. All assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier your contract completion date, the better your chance at being assigned to the Residential Colleges and being assigned to the room preference of your choice. Completing a Residential Colleges 2020-2021 contract does not guarantee assignment to the Residential Colleges.