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COVID-19 Updates and Impacts

Dear Students,

If you are new, welcome to OU! If you are returning, welcome back! We are so glad you are here in University College and at the University of Oklahoma.

This fall semester is unlike any other—with unique situations and challenges and corresponding changes. One thing that has not changed is our desire to support you and see you succeed. University College is comprised of a team of caring professionals and a number of academic resources to help you navigate your transition into college and build a solid foundation for continued success here at OU. We know this transition can be significant, and this semester includes COVID-related challenges to manage as well. This makes it even more important for you to build a strong team, and we would be honored to be part of it. Together, we will find our way and thrive.

There are many COVID-related processes in place this semester, designed to keep you safe. The OU Together website has great information about all things COVID. Please take time to read through it and familiarize yourself with the information there. For quick reference, we want to recap a few key points here:

If you believe you have been exposed to COVID, or have a positive test result, you should immediately fill out the COVID screening and reporting tool.This will allow you to receive appropriate guidance from OU.

If you are living in housing, you should also email housing immediately at and housing will offer their assistance and any needed contact tracing.

Students can reach out directly to Student Affairs, or 405-325-2671, if they require accommodation or an excused absence notice due to the need to self-isolate after suspected exposure or while awaiting test results, and/or other issues that may not be related to COVID (e.g., any type of temporary disabilities or illness). 

If you must miss classes for a period of time, reach out to your professors to discuss continuing instruction while you are out. Please note that your personal health information is confidential. You do not need to provide any health information to your professors.

Also, if you do need to be away from in-person classes and need help navigating your online course management, please reach out to the Center for Student Advancement in University College, or 405-325-2574.

Local testing is available at the Urgent Care clinics in Norman. The service hours vary for these clinics. This information can be found online. Testing is also available on-campus through OU Health Services. To schedule a test at OU Health Services from 8:00am-5:00pm, call 405-325-4441 and/or visit this link. NOTE: If you have fever or respiratory symptoms (cough, difficulty breathing), call the Nurse Line at 405-325-8732 before going to OUHS.

For more information about the people and programs in University College, go to University College's website. Please always feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns

We wish you all the best for a great semester and we hope to hear from you soon~

Nicole Campbell, Dean

Lillian Miller, Assistant Dean