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Camp Crimson

Campers and OU staff on the stage during 2023 Camp Crimson.

Camp Crimson

Campers in the stands during Camp Crimson opening session.

For more than 25 years, OU has hosted Camp Crimson, an orientation experience designed to assist undergraduate students as they transition into their first year at the University of Oklahoma. 

Camp Crimson is a 5-Day orientation experience that gives students the opportunity to connect with their new OU community. These days will be packed with engaging activities that will allow students to connect with their peers, get to know campus, learn about OU's history and traditions, complete their first-year trainings, connect with faculty and staff, and attend many amazing events. 

Transfer students are able to attend Camp Crimson. For more information, please visit our Transfer student tab. 

Save the Date:
Camp Crimson 2024 will take place August 14-18, 2024

Campers and OU staff on the stage during 2023 Camp Crimson.

What to Expect from Camp

Campers in the stands holding up phone flashlights during Camp Crimson opening session.

Is Camp For Me?

Camp Crimson is not just a summer orientation camp. It's the beginning of a relationship between new students and the University of Oklahoma. While Camp Crimson is a great way for new students to learn the ins-and-outs of OU, our primary goal is that every camper leaves Camp Crimson feeling that they have been connected with a vital support system to help them succeed.

Does it work?

"I've never felt more at home than I did at Camp Crimson. Not only did this organization give me a family, but it provided me with a safe space to be myself, without judgement or criticism. A place where I could shed the mask and be my authentic self. Joining this organization has been one of the most rewarding things I've ever done at OU, as it has been critical in shaping me into the person I am today." - Mya, past camp Exec Team member

What makes Camp Crimson so impactful?

Our camp activities are designed to teach students about college expectations, the OU campus, OU's history and traditions, how to get involved and many other things that will help ease their transition to OU. Students are able to develop connections and know that they've got a support system in place.

Who is Camp Crimson for?

Camp Crimson is for all incoming students!

Camp Crimson Exec Team before opening session.

Freshmen Participation for Camp Crimson

All new freshmen students are automatically opted-in to Step 2 of their Orientation Experience: Camp Crimson. If you would like to opt-out of the experience, the opt- out window will open May 1, 2024 and close July 1, 2024. Students will opt-out on their OU Bound portal.

The Camp Crimson team is excited to get you connected to campus resources, student organizations, peers, and your academic colleges. If you have extenuating circumstances that interfere with Camp Crimson, please email our team at

*Students who are planning to participate in Panhellenic and IFC Recruitment, the Pride of Oklahoma, ROTC, and International Student Orientation will be able to participate in these programs AND Camp Crimson.*

Camp Exec Team member on stage during Camp Crimson opening session.

More information regarding the Camp Crimson schedule to come later!

Small group leader high-fiving campers during Camp Crimson opening session.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have planned for every new student attending OU in the fall to participate. There is a $350 fee for the program that will be billed to the student's bursar account. 

Official programming for Camp Crimson 2024 will start on August 14th, 2024.

Yourself! Make sure to 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 a five day program featuring activities and programs to welcome you to the OU campus community! Please refer to the schedule above for more details.

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

If you need accommodations during Camp Crimson, please fill out our accommodations form at by July 1.

If you require any accommodations on the basis of a disability, you can contact the Accessibility and Disability Resource Center by emailing


Small group leader and campers in the stands during Camp Crimson.

Camp Crimson Sponsors

Camp Crimson is proud to thank our sponsors for their support during Camp Crimson! We are so proud to have such great partners in the OU and Norman community!


Interested in becoming a sponsor? Fill out our interest form!

Camp Sponsorship