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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The campus is great, a lot of friendly people from everywhere in the country and in the world. The dorms are not bad and relatively easy to get accustomed to. The campus can be very lively at times including on Saturday nights and when school is closed for the day. Public safety officers are friendly and willing to help but mean business at the same time. To have the best and full experience just abide by the rules and you will be fine.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are on the come up. Oakwood has renovated both Holland (Men) and Carter Hall (Freshman ladies) , and they're both modern and beautiful. Edwards (Men) and Wade Hall (Sophomore and up ladies) are not as nice, but they're still habitable. The Annex buildings are a set of houses that are on campus. I can't speak on them as much as I'd like, because I've never lived in them, but they have kitchens..I think that's enough. Lastly, we have West Oaks, which is an off campus apartment option. Peterson Hall and Huntsville Place, as I've heard, will no longer be options. Because I lived in Wade, I can say more about it. We have a hair salon that can be used by the students, a kitchen that is off limits unless permission is granted, a lounging area on each floor- some with flat screen TVs, and a computer lab on the third floor. We also have laundry rooms, and we're given a laundry card to use them at the beginning of each semester. The cost for the dorms can be seen on Oakwood's site, and they're pretty expensive, but that's where they get us, because OU tries to complicate the process of living off campus. The best dorm, as far as convenience, is Carter Hall. It's centrally located, so it doesn't take as much time to get to your classes, on campus job, the caf, or anywhere else from there as it would from any other residence hall. Edwards, Wade, and Holland are on the same side of campus, and they're not as convenient, especially when it's 20 degrees outside and you have an 8 am at Anna Knight, which is across campus. The Annex is located behind the white houses that lead to the market. I think that covers how convenient its location is. Lastly, the housing process is pretty simple. As long as you're cleared, you pretty much have a place to stay.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Oakwood is an Adventist institution. As such, the rules are much different than other institutions (i.e. generally no opposite sex visitation in rooms, no ornamental jewelry, mandatory worships, etc.) However, if you are prepared to make these sacrifices, dorm life can be a great experience. Carter Hall, the dorm for freshman women, has just been renovated, and it's amazing! The RA's are nice, the deans are very caring, and the students are great. Stick with the right crowd and you'll be fine.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus life at my university is average. If you like a quiet environment with a lot of nature then it is perfect for you! However, I would prefer to be in a main city. The housing was average as well. The rooms are a decent size, and there is easy access to laundry rooms and vending machines. The worst part is that there is a 12am curfew for all freshman students.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorm overall is a positive experience.


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Housing at Oakwood varies tremendously. The campus provides two different types of on-campus housing, dorms and apartments. Holland Hall, the freshman dorm for men is well-maintained, clean and spacious. Edwards Hall, the upperclassman dorm for men is like a prison. The freshman dorms are nicer and cleaner, as opposed to the upperclassmen dorms, which are older and more worn. The most convenient dorm to classes is Carter Hall. Cater Hall is located right in the middle of campus. This makes it equidistant to all the other departments on campus. The newer dorms like Holland and Carter Hall provide a friendly and social environment. There is a study room where students can collaborate and share ideas, work on projects, or even socialize. There is also a game room where friends can watch TV, play pool or ping-pong, and participate in many other social activities. The older dorms like Edwards and Wade can be fun, too. One can often find students playing dominoes or cards right in the lobby.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Campus Housing Capacity
Average Housing Costs
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Men's dorms
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Undergrads Living On Campus
Freshmen Living On Campus
Number of Dormitories
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Mirror
  • Sink
Available for Rent
Storage units are available for rent at Oaks Mini Storage for $30-$55/month. Call (256) 726-5001 for more information.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Carter Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Laundry facilities, vending machines
Edwards Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles and doubles)
Special Features: Laundry facilities, rec room, vending machines
Holland Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: Laundry facilities, rec room, vending machines
Wade Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite (communal in annex houses)
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles) and singles (annex)
Special Features: Community kitchen, laundry facilities, vending machines

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

West Oak Apartments
Number of Units: 25-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: No, single sex by building
Residents: Seniors and some juniors
Room Types: Three-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Carpet and ceramic tile floors, community kitchens, laundry facilities

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