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Housing and Residence Life provides a complimentary service to accompany residential students anywhere on campus (north to south from Boyd St. to Lloyd Noble Center, west to east from Elm Ave. to S. Jenkins Ave.) from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday to Thursday. This service is staffed by trained resident advisors who are readily available to assist students. To reach SafeWalk, call 405-325-WALK (9255). Residential students also can call from the blue emergency phones. When using a blue phone, simply ask the OUPD dispatcher to connect you with SafeWalk.

SafeWalk staff arrive within 10-15 minutes at any OU campus location and escort persons on foot to their campus destination. Shirts and badges identify SafeWalk staff. SafeWalk staff carry flashlights at all times and umbrellas in wet weather.

If residential students do not wish to walk alone on Friday and Saturday nights, they can call the OUPD non-emergency number at (405) 325-1717 or (405) 325-2864.

The University of Oklahoma also offers a free taxi service in and around Norman, Oklahoma for OU Students on certain nights. 

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All residence halls are equipped with card access, which means your OU student ID will allow you to access your assigned floor and your assigned residence hall.

Your student ID will also give you access to the first floor lobbies in other centers to use services such as computer labs and food services.

Any tampering with or propping of the security doors is strictly prohibited.

In the case of a lost ID, you can get a temporary ID to access your floor from your center's office. To replace your ID card, you must visit the Sooner Card office.

Visit the Sooner Card Website

The purpose of this policy is to define the procedures for the University of Oklahoma’s response to reports of missing students, as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. The policy applies to students who reside in University Housing. This includes the residence halls and university-owned apartments. For purposes of this policy, a student may be considered a “missing person” when he or she is absent from the University for more than 24 hours without any known reason.

Review the Missing Student Policy (PDF)