All students are required to live on campus, unless they are older than 25, married, or live with their parents in Tulsa. ORU has seven dormitories on campus. There are four "Towers," which includes two male dorms and two female dorms—Michael Cardone, Wesley Luehring, Frances Cardone, and Susie Vinson, respectively. The other male dorm on campus is Ellis Melvin Roberts (EMR), and its sister dorm is Claudius Roberts ( “Claudius”). The newest dorm on campus is Gabrielle Christian Salem, simply know as "Gabby" by the students. It offers single rooms and doubles with private bathrooms, and an ID is required to enter individual rooms. The rooms in Gabby cost more than the other dorm rooms, and this hall is only available to women. There are three girls to every two guys at ORU, so the girls’ dorms are a little more crowded.
The Towers have a reputation for housing students who are more studious and serious about classes. The rooms in the Towers are nearly twice as big as the rooms in EMR or Claudius. However, EMR and Claudius have a reputation for being much more social and fun. Even deeper than the overall reputations of certain dorms is the tradition and personality of individual floors. Some floors are known to be more athletic, while others are known to be very successful and academic. There are also the floors that just like to party (honor code appropriate parties, of course).