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Ghost Tours

Take the monthly nighttime ghost tour to walk through haunted campus spots and learn more about unexplained OU lore and legend! Pay attention for organ music in Holmberg Hall, where a music professor is said to play in the night; listen for the Library Ghost’s footsteps on the glass-plated floors of the Decks; and keep an eye out for a little boy roller skating through the third floor of Ellison Hall, the first hospital on campus.

Tour Information

OU Ghost Tours are led by Mr. Jeff Provine, Freshman Programs Instructor. Mr. Provine will guide guests to selected points of OU lore and legend and other unexplained events, presenting his ongoing research into the mysterious side of the University of Oklahoma campus. This nighttime walking tour of the main campus will pique curiosity and add intrigue to existing knowledge of Oklahoma’s iconic institution of higher learning. Ghost Tours are free, but donations are accepted to fund OU scholarships for current OU students. 

  • Advanced registration is required, and group size limited for enjoyment and safety.
  • All Ghost Tours are after dark, which will vary month to month.
  • Ghost tours last approximately 75 minutes. 
  • Parking is free after 5pm on Fridays. Visitor lots with payment kiosks are available, and can be located here.
  • The same campus lighting exists as for any after-dark game, concert or activity. If you feel the need for extra lighting at your feet while walking, feel free to bring a flashlight. 
  • Mobility equipment is not provided by OU and is the responsibility of individuals. 
  • If tour is cancelled due to inclement weather, you may be contacted about a make-up tour. Otherwise, you may register for another tour.

Available Tour Dates

The tours are typically offered once a month March-November, except during the Halloween season, when extra tours are added due to higher demand.

Due to growing concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to ensure safe social-distancing practices, we are unable to host in-person ghost tours at this time. 

We encourage you to watch our pre-recorded virtual ghost tour at your convenience. 

If you are interested, you can contact Jeff Provine at jprovine@ou.edu for a virtual Q&A for your group via Zoom. Check back at a later date for additional ghost tour experiences.