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Santa and Mrs. Claus with OU students during 2022 Holiday Lights
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Holiday Lighting 2022

December 01, 2022

The University of Oklahoma hosted its annual Holiday Lights event at Burr Park on Dec. 1. The event included the lighting of the Christmas tree, a Menorah, and the Star and Crescent moon. Guests were treated to hot chocolate, performances of traditional holiday songs, and even a visit from Santa Claus!

Ruf Nek and Ruf Nek Little Sis steer Sooner Schooner after an OU score during 2022 Bedlam Game
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OU vs OSU: November 19, 2022

November 19, 2022

The University of Oklahoma hosted Oklahoma State University for the 117th Bedlam matchup.

President Harroz at Aviation Announcement
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School of Aviation Announcement by The University of Oklahoma

November 07, 2022

On Nov. 7, at Max Westheimer Airport, The University of Oklahoma announced its plans for a major expansion in the School of Aviation, addressing Oklahoma’s critical shortage of aviation professionals.

Persons hand holding up the number one, wearing an OU class ring
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Fall 2022 Ring Ceremony

November 04, 2022

The University of Oklahoma honored December 2022 graduates and Pride of Oklahoma Director Brian Britt, at the Fall 2022 Ring Ceremony.

President Harroz and Dr. Surratt with the 16 Outstanding Seniors
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Fall 2022 Outstanding Seniors

November 04, 2022

Sixteen seniors were chosen for the Outstanding Senior Award for their exceptional achievements in scholarship, honors, awards, leadership, and service.

President Harroz Speaking at the Lead On Gala
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Lead On Gala

October 21, 2022

At the “A Time to Celebrate, A Time To Lead” Gala on Oct. 14, the University of Oklahoma announced the public phase of the largest philanthropic campaign in the history of Oklahoma higher education.

Homecoming Court posing at OU Homecoming game on October 15, 2022
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October 15, 2022

The University of Oklahoma celebrated Homecoming 2022 by welcoming alumni back for the annual homecoming parade and home football game against the University of Kansas.

Rah! Rally 2022 at Lloyd Noble Center
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Rah! Rally

October 12, 2022

OU Rah! Rally returned to Lloyd Noble Center for Homecoming Week 2022. Rah! Rally featured appearances from OU Spirit, the Pride of Oklahoma, OU Athletics teams, and performances from OU student groups.

Students, faculty, and staff celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day on OU Norman campus
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Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 10, 2022

OU recognizes, advocates, and honors the rich histories, cultures, and communities of indigenous peoples. American Indian Programs & Services in the Office of Student Life hosted Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations on October 10.

Band member saluting during the National Anthem as a jet flies over before OU vs UTEP football game
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OU vs UTEP: 9/3/2022

September 03, 2022

New Oklahoma coach Brent Venables got emotional when athletic director Joe Castiglione presented him with the game ball and the players loudly celebrated his first career victory as a head coach. Dillon Gabriel passed for two touchdowns and ran for another and No. 9 Oklahoma rolled past UTEP 45-13 on Saturday.

Howdy Week: students on south oval at the University of Oklahoma
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Howdy Week 2022

August 22, 2022

Howdy Week is a week-long series of events taking place during the first week of the fall semester to welcome each student, graduate student, faculty member, and staff member to a new semester at the University of Oklahoma.

2022 Class Kickoff, students forming OU on football field
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Class Kickoff 2022

August 12, 2022

The Class of 2026 was welcomed to OU with a BBQ dinner, a pre-ceremony flyover by the World War II-era Tulsa Warbirds, a commemorative class photo on Owen Field and a celebratory fireworks display at the event’s conclusion. Featured speakers at the event included OU President Joseph Harroz Jr., head football coach Brent Venables, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students David Surratt, Senior Vice President and Provost André-Denis Wright and Student Government Association President Zack Lissau.

Student and parents during OU Move-In
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OU Move-In 2022

August 15, 2022

The University of Oklahoma welcomed new and returning students to campus housing for the fall 2022 semester at OU move-in.