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Frequently Asked Questions

For 2022, all freshman students are automatically registered for Camp Crimson!

We have planned for every new student attending OU in the fall to participate. There is a $375 fee for the program that will be billed to the student's bursar account. 

Transfer students starting at OU in the fall will be able to choose whether to participate in the 8-day freshmen cohort or an abbreviated 5-day program. The fee for the 8-day experience is $375 and the fee for the 5-day experience is $275. 

For more information on registration for camp, visit our Registration tab. 

Official programming for Camp Crimson will start on August 12th! This will be after students have moved into their residence halls. On the evening of August 11th, new students will have time to meet their Small Group Leaders and small group of peers.

For a detailed schedule of Camp Crimson, check out our Schedule tab.

To participate in Camp Crimson, you really only need to bring yourself! 

We will provide you with a couple of shirts and a reusable water bottle, which is recommended that you use frequently during camp. 

Otherwise, wear comfortable clothes and shoes because there will be a lot of walking!

Students living off-campus are expected to participate in the Camp Crimson experience. Information on the check-in process, schedules, and parking will be shared during the summer months leading up to Camp Crimson. Housing is not provided during the Camp Crimson experience for students living off-campus.

Camp Crimson is an eight day program featuring a ton of activities and programs to welcome you to the OU campus community! 

  • August 12th - August 15th: The first four days of Camp Crimson are dedicated to students connecting with their Camp Crimson small groups and families, learning about campus resources and traditions, completing their first-year mandatory trainings, and connecting with their academic colleges.
  • August 16th - August 19th: The last four days of Camp Crimson are dedicated to students finding their niche on campus. Students will be able to discover registered student organizations, ways to get involved on campus, and fun events throughout the community. Panhellenic and IFC Recruitments, OU Pride Camp, ROTC, and International Student Orientation will also take place during the last four days of Camp Crimson. 

For a look at what to expect, check out both our Schedule tab as well as our What to Expect from Camp tab. 

Yes! Camp Crimson partners with these programs to ensure students are able to participate in Camp Crimson and attend activities for both programs!

To be considered for a need-based Camp Crimson scholarship, please review the dates and instructions below:

  • May 1st: Students are able to request they be considered for a scholarship on the “Camp Crimson Opt-Out Form” on their OU Bound portal
  • July 1st: Last day to submit request for scholarship consideration
  • July 15th: Students will be notified of scholarship decision
  • July 22nd: Deadline to accept/deny scholarship OR Opt-in to Camp Crimson
    • If student receives a scholarship, student will need to verify their attendance and acceptance of scholarship by emailing   
    • If student does not receive a scholarship and wants to pay the fee and attend Camp Crimson, they will need to opt-in to the experience by emailing
  1. Access the “Camp Crimson Opt-Out Form” on your OU Bound portal
  2. Select “Financial/Cost” as the answer for “Why are you opting out of Camp Crimson?”
  3. Mark Yes for “Consider for Scholarship?”

Completing this form let’s our team know that the reason you are not attending Camp Crimson is due to the cost. If you do not receive the scholarship, you will be considered opted-out of Camp Crimson and will not be automatically charged the $375 fee. If you do want to attend Camp Crimson and pay the fee, you will need to opt back in by emailing by the July 22nd deadline.

Please fill out the accommodation form no later than July 15th. We ask students to notify us of any accommodations they require during Camp Crimson. Be on the look-out for an email from us with more information. If you require any accommodations on the basis of a disability, you can contact the Accessibility and Disability Resource Center by emailing


Yes – You will be placed in a small group with other transfer students.