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Save-the-date: Spring 2018

Sooner Saturday 2017 was a rainy day, but more than 2,500 future sooners and their families visited our campus to learn about academics, admissions and scholarships and financial aid.

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Registration & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Pre-Programming
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Opening Session
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.Session 1: Academic Session*, Lunch, or Campus Tour
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Session 2: Academic Session*, Enrichment Session**, Lunch, or Campus Tour
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.Session 3: Enrichment Session**, Lunch, or Campus Tour
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Explore OU: Open Houses***, Lunch, or Campus Tour
*Academic Sessions AvailableArchitecture
Arts & Sciences
Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences - Geology
Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences - Environmental Sustainability 
Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences - Meteorology
Earth & Energy
Fine Arts
Health Sciences Center
International Studies
University College
**Enrichment Sessions AvailableAir Force ROTC
Diversity Enrichment Program Scholarships - For first generation African American, Latino, Asian American and Native American students
Get Involved - Student Life
Graduate with Honors - Honors College
Greek Life
Healthy Sooners - Tour Recreation Facility
Living on Campus - Tour Residence Halls
Living on Campus - Tour Traditions Square (Transfer Students Only)
National Merit 
North & South Oval Tours
Paying for College - Resident
Paying for College - Non-Resident
Preparing for Graduate School
Preparing for Your Career
See the World - Education Abroad
***Open HousesArchitecture - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Arts & Sciences - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Aviation - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Bizzell Library - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Business - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Campus Tours - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Earth & Energy - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Education - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Engineering - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fitness & Recreation - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Headington Hall - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Honors College - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Innovation Hub - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
International Studies - 11:30 a.m - 3:00 p.m.
Journalism - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Leadership, Development and Volunteerism - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
One University Store - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Residence Halls - 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
ROTC (Air Force) - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
ROTC (Army) - 1:30 a.m - 3:00 p.m.
ROTC (Naval) - 1:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sam Noble Museum - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
School of Visual Arts - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sooner Discovery - 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Starbucks - 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
University College - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Registration for the event is free and includes all programming as well as lunch for the registered student. Additional guests will have the opportunity to attend lunch in Couch Restaurants at a discounted rate.

Guests are welcome!

We'd love for your mom and dad to join you at this event!

Hotel Information

Be sure to mention that you'll be in town for Sooner Saturday at any of these hotels for a limited time special rate!

UPDATE: Check-in

Check-in has been moved to the west side of Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (football stadium) under the parking garage near the University Bookstore. Click here to view a map. 

Physical Needs

When registering, let us know of your (or your family member's) physical need so that we may accommodate you and your family at the event. 


Spanish speaking translators will be available at Sooner Saturday. When registering, let us know that your family's primary language is Spanish. We also encourage you and your family to check in at the tent labeled "La Universidad de Oklahoma".


As the event occurs on a Saturday, you will not need a permit to park on campus. All OU lots are available for your use and will be staffed with current students ready to welcome you! Parking lots are highlighed in the image below, that you can download by clicking here (PDF).

Sooner Saturday parking map


Cleveland Area Rapid Transit (CART) will be available for Sooner Saturday guests to travel between parking lots and session locations beginning at 10:15 a.m. - 6:45 p.m., with the last run at 6:15 p.m. The bus/route is Apartment Loop Bus #32. Click here to download a map (PDF).

We also encourage you to download the CART Norman App to view live tracking of CART buses. It allows users to save favorite stops and create automatic reminders for bus arrival times, and displays up-to-date announcements regarding service changes, weather delays, and other news. Search "CART Norman" in the App Store or Google Play.

We're expecting rain, but we've got you covered! Be sure to note the new check-in location (see Guest Information above). If you're traveling to Norman, be sure to pack a rain jacket, umbrella and tennis shoes for your day on campus, but you can stay up to date by checking for the zip code 73019 (OU's campus zip code) and following @OUEmergencyPrep on Twitter. 

Please contact Hunter Guarnera at

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