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Campus Housing

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: living on campus is the best and worst thing about OU. the housing process is a mess every year and it could be better. when it came time to apply for housing for the upcoming school year, the server crashed about 5-10 mins before it was time to sign up. to those who don't like the idea of community bathrooms, it's not as bad as you think. of course, it will take some getting use to but at least you don't have to buy cleaning supplies. also, don't be afraid to talk to people on your floor and in your building.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I commute to campus, so the housing doesn't apply for me.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms themselves are fairly nice and convenient, but cost far more than they are worth and have little to no amenities (most have community bathrooms, there is not enough space to accommodate all students who want to live on campus and many are stuck with no room, and there is NO air conditioning--nor are students allowed to bring their own portable air conditions). We are also not allowed to bring anything to cook except for a low-wattage microwave and mini fridge. I believe this is to justify their forced meal plan that costs over $1,000 but is not worth that much. The social atmosphere, however, is pretty comfortable and there are a lot of cool events that housing puts on. They also have on-campus tutors for residence hall students and Resident Assistants (though most of them do not stick to rules and care more about being cool than doing anything useful). Hamlin and Oak View are the best residence halls and Fitzgerald, Van Wagoner, and Hill are horrible. Vandenberg appears to be decent--I will be living there next year.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I commute to school but I've heard that students who live on campus love it!

2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I am not a fan of the campus housing and glad I do not live on campus

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For students looking to live on campus, there are many options to choose from. Each dorm is clean and well-maintained. For freshmen, Hamlin Hall is the main dorm. On each level, a common room is available for students to hang out or do homework. On the main floor resides a big-screen television and fireplace. After 10:30 p.m. on weekdays, quiet hours are imposed in all dorms.

Vandenberg Hall is home to the Honors College and honors floor, along with the nursing floor. In Hamlin, you have the choice of lofting your bed. The dorms are a nice size and can fit anyone comfortably. The dorms do not have air conditioning, so the higher levels get very hot at the beginning of the year. You are not allowed to bring your own air conditioning units, so if you are considering living in the dorms, bring two fans to help air flow.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,262
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Cooperative housing
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Special housing for international students
  • Theme housing
  • Wellness housing
Undergrads Living On Campus
14%
Freshmen Living On Campus
39%
Number of Dormitories
5
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Freshman Dorms
Hamlin Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Ann V. Nicholson Apartments
Worst Freshman Dorms
Hill House
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Hill House
What You Get
  • Carpeting
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Extra-long twin bed
  • Mattress pad
  • Shelf
  • Wastebasket
  • Window blinds
Also Available
Vandenberg is home of the Honors College, which gives students a special floor to live on. Vandenberg also provides a floor for future nurses.
Available for Rent
Laptops are available for rent.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Fitzgerald House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: A large lounge holds a television, fireplace, and pingpong table. Plus, there are also vending machines, microwave ovens, and complete laundry facilities.
Hamlin Hall
Floors: 9
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, suites
Special Features: Hamlin Hall has a main lobby and lounge, and a big-screen television, vending machines, microwave ovens, and complete laundry facilities.
Hill House
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Hill House has a main lobby and lounge, and a big-screen television, vending machines, microwave ovens, and complete laundry facilities.
Van Wagoner House
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Van Wagoner has a study room on each floor, a main lobby, and lounge with a television, vending machines, microwave ovens, and laundry facilities.
Vandenberg Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, suites
Special Features: Vandenberg contains many specialty floors, including the Honors College floor in West Vandenberg and the nursing floor. They also have a 24-hour quiet floor. Vandenberg is also home to the residence hall dining facilities. Other amenities are laundry facilities, vending machines, microwave ovens, and a lounge and study area.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Ann V. Nicholson Student Apartments
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 25-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments (doubles, quads)
Special Features: Each apartment common area is fully furnished with a stove, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer, dryer, sofa, coffee table, end table, entertainment unit, and ceiling fan. Each bedroom has a full-sized bed, dresser, desk, mattress pad, and mirrored closet. Air conditioning, cable, and Internet are included, along with a community house.
Matthews Court Student Townhomes
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 25-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments (singles)
Special Features: Each apartment is equipped with a stove, refrigerator, end table, dishwasher, sofa, and coffee table. Each bedroom has a dresser, desk, and twin bed. Cable, Internet, and air conditioning are included.
These apartments are for married couples or single parents.

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