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Move-In 2021

August 10 - 12

We are excited to welcome students to their University home! We've partnered with University and Student Services to provide a full-service Move-In experience for all students living with us in the Residence Halls, Residential Colleges and Cross Village.

Move-In Welcome Home

Students will be assigned a date and time to arrive at Lloyd Noble Center to check-in based on their room assignment.

University and Student Services will unload your vehicle and move your items into your room.

All residents are limited to two cars and one trip through the full-service Move-In process.

The health and safety of our students is our top priority. OU is taking proactive measures to create an on-campus living experience that is supportive and welcoming.

Check your OU email account for Housing information and your assigned Move-In date and time.
You can also log into the housing portal to view this information.

Important Reminders

Residents of Couch and Walker Towers, David L. Boren Hall, the Residential Colleges and Cross Village will move-in August 10-12. Specific Move-In day and time assignments will been sent to students' OU email accounts.

Students must arrive on their assigned date and during their assigned arrival window. If they cannot arrive at their assigned date and time, they should contact OU Housing to schedule a Move-In appointment time.

Move-In Process and Guidelines

  • On their assigned Move-In day, they must arrive at the Lloyd Noble Center at their assigned Move-In time.
  • After they arrive at the Lloyd Noble Center, enter the building at the east side entrance.
  • Once inside, they will be directed to the appropriate stations to complete the necessary steps for check-in.
Move-In Service: OU has partnered with University and Student Services to provide a full-service move-in for students living in the Residence Halls, the Residential Colleges and Cross Village. After they check-in at the Lloyd Noble Center, volunteers will guide them north to the residential area of campus. Once they arrive at their assigned building, University and Student Services will unload their vehicle and move all of their items into their room for them.
  • This service will only be available to them on their specific Move-In day and time.
  • Students who do not check in on their assigned Move-In day forfeit the move-in service. This includes students who schedule appointments outside of the assigned Move-In days.
  • All incoming residents are limited to two cars and one trip through the full-service Move-In process.

Additional Resources

  • OU Norman Campus fall planning: OU Together
  • Remember: You must have your digital or physical Sooner Card on Move-In day. Prior to arriving on campus, you must submit your ID photo on OUBound by July 23. You can then add the Sooner Card to your iPhone or Android devices after your ID photo has been approved. Your digital ID can also be used in place of the plastic Sooner Card. You will be able to pick up your Sooner Card during move-in when you arrive to campus in the fall. Students should monitor their OU email for specific details.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone at (405) 325-2511 or email us at from your OU email account.

Headington Hall residents should refer to communication from Headington Hall that has been emailed to their OU email accounts for specific Move-In details. For questions related to Headington Hall, call (405) 325-8403 or email

Move-in at Traditions Square will begin Wednesday, August 18. Please visit your Traditions Square clubhouse between 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. to check in. You will need to present your Sooner Card and your Move-In letter to pick up your keys.

Students are encouraged to vaccinate before arriving on campus. However, vaccinations will be available during move-in day. To learn more about OU’s COVID-19 policies, screening requirements, masking protocols and more visit

The health and safety of our residents is our top priority. Learn more about the proactive measures the University has taken to ensure all students have a safe experience on campus.

Parking is available at Lloyd Noble Center if needed. Shuttles will run from Lloyd Noble Center to the Residence Halls each day of Move-In. 

Masks are federally required to ride the shuttle. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided.

If you have questions about what to pack (or not pack) to live comfortably in the Residence Halls, download our packing list. We've also compiled room and furniture measurements for the Residence Halls and the Residential Colleges to help you know what will (or won't) fit in your room.

Students moving into Couch or Walker Centers can choose to have their beds lofted, bunked or remain two separate twin beds.

The deadline to request your bed be lofted or bunked prior to Move-In has passed. Bed setup requests and adjustments now need to be submitted through the maintenance request form and will not begin until AFTER the second week of classes.

Please discuss these bed options with your roommate before completing this form. If roommates submit conflicting requests, the requests will not be honored.

The Early Arrival Request form is currently available on the housing portal under housing forms and is visible to students who meet specific criteria. The deadline to request permission to arrive early is July 19.

Students will be able to select a date to request early arrival based on the following parameters:

  • Cross Village residents will be able to select a date between August 1 - 9.
  • Residence Halls and Residential Colleges' residents will be able to select a date between August 1 - 10.
  • Traditions Square residents will be able to select a date between August 1 - 17.

Submitting an Early Arrival Request does not guarantee approval of an early arrival date.

From the laundry system to free tutoring, we're proud to offer various amenities to our residents.

Residence Hall Amenities


Follow Us on Social Media This Summer

OU Housing and Residence Life: Facebook & Twitter

OU Campus Dining: Facebook & Twitter.

Housing and Food Services: Instagram.

Send us questions about Move-In, learn residence hall hacks, get access to quick tips and more when you follow us!

Work on Campus for OU Food Services

Work on campus for OU Food Services! Starting pay is $9.25/hour and you can eat some meals for free.* To apply or get more information, visit and search for job number 203105

*Students must work a certain number of hours to earn a free meal.

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OU Information Technology

Find great information from OU IT about technology on campus and connecting to the OU network.

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Move-In Partners

OU Housing and Food Services has partnered with Collegiate Concepts to offer a MicroFridge™ rental system. Place your order and your MicroFridge™ will be waiting in your room when you move in.

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OU Housing and Residence Life is happy to partner with OCM to make your move-in as easy as possible. OCM offers the latest styles in bedding, bath, décor, carpets and organization. OCM’s products are guaranteed to fit and OCM gives back a portion of every sale to support our campus activities and help students in need.

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