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In response to COVID-19, capacities for campus venues have been reduced to allow for physical distancing. Click below to see adjusted capacities.

Adjusted Venue Capacities

Any outdoor space that is not managed by a specific building will be reserved through the Campus Scheduling office. Below are commonly reserved outdoor spaces.

burr park with lots of grass and trees in front of a white gazebo

Burr Park is the beautiful home to a central gazebo surrounded by full flowerbeds and many trees. 

Managing Department of the space:

Campus Scheduling Office
405-325-2121 | scheduling@ou.edu

 


Due to severe weather, Campus Tents will not be available at this time. Please contact scheduling@ou.edu for any additional questions.

Due to limited occupancy in campus buildings, semi-permanent tents have been placed around campus to provide more covered space on campus. These spaces may be reserved through the OU Reserve system.

VIEW CAMPUS TENTS MAP (.pdf)

Managing Department of tents:

Campus Scheduling Office
405-325-2121 | scheduling@ou.edu

 

Guidelines

  • Tent space may be reserved using OU Reserve. Requests must be received no more than 72 hours before scheduled use time.
  • Tent space may be reserved between the hours of 9 AM -  9 PM.
  • If tent space is not reserved, walk-up use is permitted until the next scheduled use time.
  • All campus safety measures must be maintained at all times.
  • Nothing may be adhered to or hung from the tent or tent structure.

Promotional tabling has been adjusted in response to COVID-19 and will not begin until Sept. 8. Full details can be found here.

bizzell statue facing a tree covered building

Tabling on the South Oval is a popular way to publicize an upcoming event. Registered student organizations and OU departments may reserve tabling space on the South Oval, using the OU Reserve portal.

Managing Department of the space:

Campus Scheduling Office
405-325-2121 | scheduling@ou.edu

 

south oval; grass, flowers, and seed sower statue

The Van Vleet Oval, commonly referred to as the South Oval, is the central green space on the Norman campus. This space is often the site for large, outdoor, university events.

Managing Department of the space:

Campus Scheduling Office
405-325-2121 | scheduling@ou.edu

 

distant view of unity garden with red and white flowers around it

Also known as the Passion Pit, the Unity Garden is a sunken-in area on the South Oval. It's often the place where groups gather for meetings and protests

Managing Department of the space:

Campus Scheduling Office
405-325-2121 | scheduling@ou.edu

 

Campus outdoor spaces that are not tied to a specific building/college will also be processed through the office of campus scheduling. These spaces may be requested through the OU Reserve system.

Managing Department of tents:

Campus Scheduling Office
405-325-2121 | scheduling@ou.edu

 



Reserve Outdoor Spaces

Click the appropriate button below for information on how your organization can reserve space for your event.