Norman campus[ edit ] As of the fall of , the Norman campus had 18, undergraduate students and 6, postgraduate students. The falls of and both saw a 1. Price College of Business, finished construction in Other large colleges on the Norman campus include the College of Engineering with New students do not have to declare a major a concentrated course of study immediately and are not required to declare a major until their Junior year.
Many Pre-Health majors choose this option until they are able to apply for the medical program of their choice. All three campuses are connected by a bus service funded by student fees which allows students to park at Lloyd Noble Center and provides 5- to minute service to the main and south campuses. The main and south campus are contiguous while the north campus is located about two miles north of the main campus.
Main campus[ edit ] The main campus is bordered by Boyd Street on the north, Timberdell Road on the south, Chautauqua Avenue on the west, and Jenkins Avenue on the east. This building highlights the " Cherokee Gothic " style of architecture locally derived from the Collegiate Gothic style, the style that dominates and defines the older buildings on the OU campus.
Memorial Stadium houses University of Oklahoma football games, as well as the campus bookstore. On the east side of the northernmost part of campus sits Sarkeys Energy Center while to the west is the Fred Jones, Jr.
School of Art and Fred Jones Jr. Just south of Catlett is Goddard Health Center,  an on-campus clinic that provides medical care and counseling and testing services to students, faculty, staff, and their dependents.
When class is in session, the South Oval is often inundated with students going to and from class. Elm Avenue bounds the western edge of the academic portion of OU, with a few exceptions. Lying between Elm Avenue and Chautauqua Avenue are mostly fraternity and sorority houses. Immediately adjacent to the stadium is the Barry Switzer Center , a museum highlighting the historical success of Oklahoma athletics, as well as a comprehensive training facility for Oklahoma athletes.
North of the stadium is the McCasland Field House , the former home of Oklahoma Basketball and the current home of Oklahoma's wrestling, volleyball and gymnastics programs. Across Jenkins Avenue are the athletic dorms and statues honoring Oklahoma's past five Heisman Trophy winners. Other statues on campus include several honoring the Native Americans who defined much of Oklahoma's history and a new memorial statue on the north side of Oklahoma Memorial Stadium honoring OU students, faculty, and staff that have died while serving in the armed forces.
Boren Hall, which serves as an Academic Arts Community where residential rooms, faculty offices, classrooms, a computer center and library are all available in the same building. Kellogg Foundation-funded centers in the United States and Britain. It is home to OU Outreach, which consists of the College of Continuing Education and the College of Liberal Studies , and includes a conference center able to host events of up to participants. Trees were planted on the OU campus before the first building was ever built.
There are also four buildings on the main campus that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 12 million dollar building is named for the Zarrow family, a philanthropic couple from Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Zarrow's donated 5 million dollars as the keystone donors for the new building with the remaining funds coming from a bequest of Ruth I. Knee, a graduate of the program, and a portion of the states federal stimulus funds.
OU's College of Aviation runs nationally acclaimed programs in the education of future pilots, air traffic controllers and aviation industry professionals. The Aviation Accreditation Board has accredited the College of Aviation at North Base — one of the most prestigious establishments of its type in the United States — as one of only 29 accredited colleges in the world.
South of student housing is Timberdell Road, the approximate southern boundary of the university. South of this road are University-owned apartments and athletic complexes. Also on the south side of Timberdell Road is the College of Law building which was expanded in by the addition of a larger law library and courtroom. OU owns the wooded area just south of Highway 9 between Chautauqua and Jenkins. This area is called Oliver's Woods.
Ecology classes take field trips to Oliver's Woods frequently. They can use the area to study Ecological patterns including tree growth and pH in the ground. Visible patterns of plant dispersion can be studied in Oliver's Woods as well, including uniform, random, and clumped patterns. The area has a trail for people to follow and a creek running through the lower elevated area. Research campus[ edit ] While this area has traditionally lacked academic buildings, the pressure of expansion in the northern part of campus led recently [update] to the construction of new academic buildings — such as the National Weather Center and Stephenson Research and Technology Center — on the south end of campus.
This area, now termed The University of Oklahoma's Research Campus,  "brings academic, public and private sector organizations together in a mutually beneficial collaborative environment.
As of [update] the Life Sciences Research Center has opened, housing numerous chemical and biochemical research labs. Health Sciences Center[ edit ] Main article: About 3, students enroll in one of the seven colleges at the Health Center. The distribution of students in each of these colleges is more uniform than that of the main campus. OUHSC is one of only four academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges.
Surrounding these buildings are an additional twenty health-related buildings some of which are owned by the University of Oklahoma. With approximately students and residents and fellows training in specialties and subspecialties of medicine, the College of Medicine is the largest component of the Health Sciences Center. The Oklahoma Health Center at large has large biomedical research facilities operated by the university joined on campus by a growing biomedical and pharmaceutical research corporations developed by the Presbyterian Health Foundation, dedicated to biotechnology, research, and new scientific ventures.
OU-Tulsa offers six bachelor's degree completion programs; 14 master's degree programs; doctoral programs in medicine, physical therapy, education, early childhood education, engineering and nursing, as well as nine residency programs in medicine.
OU-Tulsa has service, education and research affiliations with more than community agencies. Established in as a branch of the main Health Sciences Center campus in Oklahoma City, the OU School of Community Medicine , formerly the College of Medicine—Tulsa, has enabled the university to establish medical residencies and provide for expanded health care capabilities in the state.
Between and , OU's presence in Tulsa had grown but scattered. The existing building was renamed the Schusterman Center. In , Tulsa voters approved the Vision plan for capital improvements to the Tulsa metro area. The OU School of Community Medicine faculty comprises around physicians representing a wide field of specialties.
These doctors also form the OU Physicians medical practice group, which provides care to patients at some 25 clinic sites in the Tulsa area. The faculty's time is split among teaching medical students, supervising medical residents and providing patient care.
The university expects that one in five OU students who study abroad will go through the Arezzo campus. The campus is scheduled to be dedicated in the summer of Boren chose the smaller town of Arezzo in part because of the small size of the town relative to nearby Florence , which boasts programs from about 50 American universities.
With such a large number of American college students in Florence, Boren was concerned that OU students would have socialized with other Americans rather than the local Italians. Museums and libraries[ edit ] Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art on the University of Oklahoma campus has a different architectural style than the rest of the campus.
The university has two prominent museums, the Fred Jones Jr. The Museum of Art was founded in and originally headed by Oscar Jacobson, the director of the School of Art at the time. The museum opened with over 2, items on display and was originally located on campus in Jacobson Hall.
Fred Jones of Oklahoma City donated money for a permanent building in and the building was named in honor of their son who died in a plane crash during his senior year at the University of Oklahoma. The architectural style of the new addition deviates from the Collegiate Gothic style of the university, but Jacobsen felt this was necessary given the contemporary works of art the wing would house. Since its founding in , the museum has acquired over 5,, objects. In , a new building was opened to house the ever-expanding museum.
The largest research library in Oklahoma, it contains over 4. The primary library is Bizzell Memorial Library, located in the middle of the main campus.
The OU library system contains many unique collections such as the History of Science Collections which houses over 94, volumes related to the history of science,  including hand-noted works by Galileo Galilei ,  the Bizzell Bible Collection, and the Western History Collection. Residential life[ edit ] The Walker, Cate, Couch and Adams dorm buildings make up four of the school's residential halls.
Oklahoma requires, with few exceptions, that all freshmen live in one of the five residence halls. Although it is commonly believed that this dorm caters only to honors students, a large proportion of non-honors students comprise the community. The three towers are all located around each other with the Couch Cafeteria completing the residence community. Couch Cafeteria is composed of several different themed restaurants that serves a wide variety of food each day.
Each residence hall has its own RSA Resident Student Association office, as well as its own computer lab and laundry facilities. Headington Hall, completed in the Summer of , is the fifth major residence hall on campus and is located on the corner of Lindsey and Jenkins street. The housing facility cost 75 million dollars and contains students 49 percent student athletes and 51 percent students who do not participate in intercollegiate sports.
Some of these apartments were old and dilapidated, and the university has taken the strides to resolve this issue. In recent years, many new apartment or condominium complexes not including the OU-owned properties have been built  in addition to a booming housing market that is resulting in Norman spreading further east. Many students also commute from nearby Moore and Oklahoma City , both located north of Norman.
Student organizations, activities, and media[ edit ] The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band performs during pre-game and halftimes at football games. Oklahoma has over student organizations. Oklahoma Memorial Union student union houses many of these organizations' offices. The student union provides a place for students to relax, sleep, study, watch television, or socialize.
The Union Programming Board provides diverse activities and programs in the union such as movies, bands, dances, give-aways, or other activities. The Pride of Oklahoma , the university's marching band , celebrated its th anniversary in and consists of student musicians and dancers from 19 states. Students wishing to enter the band go through a rigorous audition process.
The band plays at every home football game. A smaller "pep-band", which usually consists of members, travels to every away football game. Members of the band are also present for many student events. It was awarded the Sudler Trophy in