The CONNECT presentation for new graduate students provides an orientation to graduate study at OU.
Graduate Student Life
Graduate Student Life exists to connect, equip and encourage graduate students at the University of Oklahoma. Whether it is at a cookout on the lawn, game night in the Graduate Student Life Center or a healthy living workshop, we are here for you! All of our programs are designed to meet the personal, professional and community needs of OU’s graduate community. We look forward to serving you.
Student Health Insurance
Unless you have coverage through an employer's group health plan, one of the best ways to obtain health insurance coverage is to enroll in the University of Oklahoma Student Health Plan. To participate, contact the Student Health Insurance Office at 405-325-9196 or enroll at the Student Health Plan Office website.
The University Counseling Center (UCC) helps people resolve existing problems, prevent potential problems, and develop new skills that will enhance their lives. Individual, couples, and group counseling are offered, as well as psychiatric services and psychological assessment. Call (405) 325-2911 to schedule an initial appointment. UCC is located on the second floor of the Goddard Health Center at 620 Elm Ave, Norman, OK 73019.
Disability Resource Center
Deadlines and Forms
All Graduate College forms are available on our Forms and Documents page.
Students with questions about deadlines, forms, or Graduate College policies should contact their Graduate College academic counselor.
Graduate College Bulletin
The Graduate College Bulletin contains current policies and procedures related to graduate studies. It is the responsibility of all graduate students to familiarize themselves with this information in addition to specific requirements of the particular discipline in which they are seeking a degree.
Graduate Assistant Handbook
The information from the Graduate Assistant Handbook is now included in the Graduate College Bulletin.
Graduate Student Handbook
The information in this handbook is intended for supplemental informational purposes. It does not supersede other university or Graduate College publications, such as the Graduate College Bulletin or the University of Oklahoma Student Code.
Life in Norman
Welcome to Norman, Oklahoma, home of the University of Oklahoma and many great attractions including the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Lake Thunderbird State Park, and Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. In addition, Norman boasts twenty-five festivals and events, five golf courses, historical attractions, antique shops, OU sports, and fun activities for the entire family.
Read more at the Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Norman is the gateway to the Southwest. It is a university town with about 20,000 students and about 100,000 permanent, year-round residents.
A friendly town to raise your family, Norman is a community of caring families involved at all levels with schools, civic organizations and fund raising groups.
Read more at the Norman Chamber of Commerce website.
Living in Norman is very reasonable and affordable. In fact, housing costs and the cost of living are below the national average. Money Magazine has ranked Norman among the "Best Places to Live."
The OU Graduate College offers a campus tour specifically geared toward the graduate student. Led by our Graduate Student Life Advisory Council, tours can be booked for the individual or a group and can incorporate prospective academic departments.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-325-2139 at least one week in advance of your campus visit to schedule a tour. Please note that emails may be answered more rapidly than phone messages. We look forward to sharing our beautiful campus with you!
Research at OU
The Graduate College is the center of advanced study, research and creative activity at the University of Oklahoma, and research is a critical dimension of the mission of the University. Peruse the links within this section to learn about our faculty and graduate student research developments.
- Office of the Vice President for Research
- Office of Research Services
- University Research Campus
- Stephenson Research & Technology Center
- National Weather Center
- Oklahoma Geological Survey
- University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Graduate Student Research Resources