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Extended Break Resources

The University of Oklahoma's Norman campus is looking into ways to support students who may be staying on campus during the period after Thanksgiving through the extended winter break (November 26, 2020 - January 24, 2021) due to COVID-19. This may include, but is not limited to, the following populations:

  • International Students
  • Out-of-state students
  • Students unable to go home due to travel restrictions
  • Students unable to go home due to financial needs
  • Students with family members who are immunocompromised
  • Students in the foster care system
  • Students whose home life may pose a risk to their health and safety
  • Student athletes

The following information below has been developed based on a survey sent to students who would be staying in Norman during the break and appears in alphabetical order.

The categories are as follows:

  • Academic Resources
  • Counseling
  • Engagement Opportunities (Things To Do)
  • Esports + Co-Curricular Innovation
  • Facilities
  • Fitness
  • Food Services | Food Insecurity
  • Health Services
  • International Student Resources
  • Student Support Services
  • Transportation

Information subject to change. Check with the department or student group website for most up-to-date information. 

SPECIAL NOTE:

  • If you are an HSC program student, please visit here.
  • If you attend classes on the OU-Tulsa campus, please visit here.
  • All offices will be closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • Please note that unless noted otherwise, university offices will be closed for winter break (Dec. 24-Jan. 1).
  • For students who wish to receive information about resources and events happening during the extended break, please fill out this form: OU Extended Break Communication Form

 

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Visitors should check the Libraries website before visiting; hours may change depending upon available staffing.

  • November 30 – December 18
    • Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
    • Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Saturday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Sunday:  Noon – 11 p.m.
  • December 19:  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • December 20: Noon – 5 p.m.
  • December 21 – 23:  7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • December 24 – 25:  Closed
  • December 26:  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • December 27:  Noon – 5 p.m.
  • December 28 – 30:  7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • December 31 – January 1:  Closed
  • January 2 – January 23
    • Monday – Thursday:  7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Sunday:  Noon – 5 p.m.
  • More info about hours, branch libraries, special collections and satellite locations:  https://libraries.ou.edu
  • November 30 – December 23
    • Monday – Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Friday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    • Saturday: Closed
    • Sunday: 5 – 9 p.m.
  • All appointments virtual.
  • January 19th – January 22
    • Extended Read appointments (Open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates by request)
  • For more information, visit:  https://www.ou.edu/writingcenter

https://ou.edu/univcoll/about/action_tutoring

University College staff are available to provide academic support throughout the break. Email ucquestions@ou.edu to request an appointment.

Available Services

  • First-Year Student Advising to help with course selection, add/drop, and major change
  • Academic Support Sessions on time management, connecting on campus, stress management, and online learning
  • Study Skills Consultations for note-taking, time management, test-taking, and online class organization
  • Tutoring by Appointment for ACCT 2113, ECON 1113, PSY 1113

Services available November 30 - December 23rd and January 4th - January 24th.

COUNSELING

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU. The UCC has temporarily suspended all in-person services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, we remain committed to supporting the mental health and emotional needs of our campus community during these challenging times. Counselors and psychiatrists continue to provide clinical services virtually. This includes counseling intakes, individual counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention, and psychiatry appointments. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency during our non-business hours, please contact 911 or go to your local emergency room.

  • November 30 – December 23: Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • December 24 – January 3:  Closed
  • January 4 – January 22: Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • TAO is an interactive, web-based program that provides well-researched and highly effective strategies to help overcome anxiety, depression and other common concerns
  • TAO Connect can be utilized independently as a self-guided tool, consisting of educational and interactive modules, practice tools, journals and progress measures. The self-help option allows you to move through the courses at your own pace, when you’re feeling down and need encouragement, or visiting our mindfulness library when you need a moment to meditate.
  • If you’re receiving services with the UCC, TAO Connect can help supplement your sessions outside of business hours. You and your clinician can work together to develop an individualized plan with modules and practice tools that will allow you to continue the therapeutic process between sessions.
  • For more information visit:  https://www.ou.edu/ucc/online-therapy 
  • If you or someone you know is in a life threatening situation, call 911.
  • UCC Crisis Services
    • The UCC provides crisis services to current, students, faculty, and staff. If you are in crisis, you can call during office hours (M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) and speak with the crisis counselor by phone or Zoom. Please tell the receptionist that you are in crisis and need to speak with someone as soon as possible.
    • Examples of a crisis
      • You are in danger of hurting yourself
      • You are in danger of hurting someone else
      • Recent traumatic experience such as being assaulted
  • Other Crisis Services
    • National Hopeline Network - Suicide prevention, awareness, and education. 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-442-HOPE (1-800-442-4673). Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).
    • OU Advocates - Dial 911 (on campus) or (405) 615-0013 (off campus or by cell) and ask for OU Advocates regarding sexual assault issues.
    • Women's Resource Center - Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking crisis services. Safety Planning, VPO Assistance, forensic exams, counseling, advocacy, and education.24 hour domestic violence crisis line - (405) 701-5540; 24 hour sexual assault crisis line - (405) 701-5660. Please visit http://wrcnormanok.org for more information.
    • Please visit the OUPD website for additional on and off campus emergency numbers.
  • Emergency Services or Hospitalization
    • Red Rock Behavioral Health Crisis Unit (Norman) -  405-573-6466
    • Norman Regional Behavioral Health -  405-307-5555
  • For more information about services during a crisis, visit:  https://www.ou.edu/ucc/immediateassistance
  • We are conducting a limited number of assessments due to COVID-19.  If you are interested in discussing whether or not an assessment would be appropriate for you please contact 405-325-2911.  We would be happy to discuss assessment options and current COVID-19 procedures.  Please be aware we can only conduct a limited number of assessments at this time so there may be a wait.  If you require psychological testing during this time, you may also look at our community referral list found at the link below:  https://www.ou.edu/ucc/_jcr_content/relatedpar/download/file.res/UCC%20Assessment%20referrals.pdf
  • For more information visit:  https://www.ou.edu/ucc

ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES (THINGS TO DO)

Below is a list of opportunities for students to engage in over the break. Follow the links for more information about each event and for contact information.  More events will be added throughout the time period.

Event Safety:  Events will be a mixture of in-person and virtual.  For any in-person events, OU masking and social distancing policies will be observed and must be adhered to.

Event Publicity: For department or departmental registered student organizations that would like to add their events to the list, please email Quy Nguyen, Director of Student Life and Assistant Dean of Students at Qnguyen@ou.edu.

RSO Mini-Grants:  The Office of Student Life, in partnership with Coca-Cola, will be offering mini-grants for registered OU student organizations to host events during this time period.  For more information on the mini-grants, please email Quy Nguyen at Qnguyen@ou.edu.

  • November 30: OU Fit+Rec presents Yoga - Offered in partnership with the College of Engineering Diversity & Inclusion at 10 – 10:45 a.m. via Zoom
    • Join us for an easy-to-follow yoga class that will help improve core strength, posture, and balance while calming the mind. Perfect for beginners and experienced yogis alike!
    • Registration for all programs is through the OU Fit+Rec app. To learn more, visit https://ou.edu/far/app.
  • December 2, 2020: OU Fit+Rec presents Developing a Self-Care Plan
    • Gain perspective on the meaning of self-care, consider your current needs, and develop or modify a self-care plan at 2 – 2:45 p.m. via Zoom.
    • Registration for all programs is through the OU Fit+Rec app. To learn more, visit https://ou.edu/far/app.
  • December 2:  CAC Speakers Bureau presents Tan France at 7 p.m. on Zoom
  • December 2: DEI Game Night, 7pm on discord: https://discord.gg.ouesports
  • December 2:  2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m., Developing a Self-Care Plan (via Zoom): https://ou.edu/far/app.
  • December 4: 3pm – 4pm DIY Origami Star Décor  (zoom), https://libraries.ou.edu/content/diy-origami-star-decor 
  • Finals Preparation/Dead Week
  • December 7, 2020: OU Fit+Rec presents Mindfulness – Stress Management – Offered in partnership with the College of Engineering Diversity & Inclusion at 10 – 10:30 a.m via Zoom.
    • Learn useful tips to survive end-of-the-semester stress!
    • Registration for all programs is through the OU Fit+Rec app. To learn more, visit https://ou.edu/far/app.
  • Dec. 9, 5pm – 7pm, DEI Programming – Wind Down: Study break (sign up link tbd)
  • Finals Week
  • December 15, 2020: OU Fit+Rec presents The Art of Guided Relaxation
    • Take a journey through relaxation and stress reduction using breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, and guided imagery. These techniques can be used to manage and reduce the effects of stress at 3 – 3:45 p.m via Zoom.
    • Registration for all programs is through the OU Fit+Rec app. To learn more, visit https://ou.edu/far/app.
  • December 16: DEI Wind Down: Holiday Lip Sync https://bit.ly/2JtAHHp
  • December 17, 2020: OU Fit+ Rec presents Stretch and Relax
    • Take time out of your day to decompress. Techniques will include general gentle stretching, deep breathing, and progressive muscle relaxation. Session is from 11 – 11:30 a.m. and will be in Zoom and In-person. In-Person space is limited – please register in advance. In-person will be in Sarkeys Fitness Center, Studio B
    • Registration for all programs is through the OU Fit+Rec app. To learn more, visit https://ou.edu/far/app.
  • December 19, 2020: Grocery Store Trips
    • Dong-A Korean Market, Makola Market, Mediterranean Imports & Deli, Spices of India, Super Cao Nguyen, & Supermercado Morelos
    • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • OU Parking and Transit will be providing free shuttles to various grocery stores in Moore and Oklahoma City.  Pick up from Traditions West (11:00 a.m.), Kraetlli South (11:02 a.m.), Kraetlli North (11:03 a.m.), and Walker Tower (11:05 a.m.).
    • Students will be dropped off at markets and will have approximately 1.5 hours to shop.
    • Transportation will begin shuttling back from each location at 1:30 p.m. for a 2 p.m. return to Norman.  
    • Transportation will be labeled to which grocery store locations they will be going.
    • For accommodations or additional information, email Quy Nguyen at Qnguyen@ou.edu.
  • Self-Care Kit Making
    • Monday, December 21 | 9 a.m. – Noon | Farzaneh Hall Room 142
    • Tuesday, December 22 | 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Farzaneh Hall Room 142
    • Come and make your own self-care kits for the extended break while supplies last.
    • For accommodations or additional information, email Courtney Crowder at courtneycrowder@ou.edu.
  • Super Walmart Trip
    • Tuesday, December 22
    • 2 – 6 p.m. | Super Walmart
    • OU Parking and Transit will be providing free shuttle service to Super Walmart throughout the extended break. Pick-up and Drop-off locations will be from Traditions West, Kraetlli South, Kraettli North and Walker Tower.
    • Pick-up times:
      • Bus 1
        • Traditions West: 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00 p.m.
        • Kraetlli South: 2:02, 2:32, 3:02, 3:32, 4:02, 4:32, 5:02 p.m.
        • Kraetlli North: 2:03, 2:33, 3:03, 3:33, 4:03, 4:33, 5:03 p.m.
        • Walker Tower/Burr Park:  2:05, 2:35, 3:05, 3:35, 4:05, 4:35, 5:05 p.m.
        • Arrival at Walmart: 2:15, 2:45, 3:15, 3:45, 4:15, 4:45, 5:15 p.m.
      • Bus 2
        • Traditions West: 2:15, 2:45, 3:15, 3:$5, 4:15, 4:45 p.m.
        • Kraetlli South: 2:17, 2:47, 3:17, 3:47, 4:17, 4:47 p.m.
        • Kraetlli North: 2:18, 2:48, 3:18, 3:48, 4:18, 4:48 p.m.
        • Walker Tower/Burr Park:  2:20, 2:50, 3:20, 3:50, 4:20, 4:50 p.m.
        • Arrival at Walmart: 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00 p.m.
        • Departure from Wal-Mart
        • Buses arriving at Wal-Mart will also pick up passengers for return to campus. 
      • Last bus will leave at 5:45 p.m. (Bus 1) and 5:30 p.m. (Bus 2)
    • For accommodations or additional information, email Quy Nguyen at Qnguyen@ou.edu.
  • Holiday Ornament Making
    • Tuesday, December 22
    • Noon – 5 p.m. | Office of Student Life (OMU 370)
    • Come and make ornaments to celebrate the holiday season.  Students, and their guests, can make ornaments in the office or take away items to make at their private residences (while supplies last).
    • For accommodations or additional information, email Quy Nguyen at Qnguyen@ou.edu.
  • OKC Bricktown Visit
    • Wednesday, December 23
    • 4 – 9 p.m. | Bricktown in OKC
    • Join us as we explore downtown Oklahoma City (Bricktown) and enjoy the holiday lights of Automobile Alley.  Dinner will be provided.  Information will be sent via email regarding sign-ups as spaces are limited.
    • Some events will be outdoors so please be aware of weather conditions and dress accordingly.  
    • To be on the email distribution list, please fill out this form:  OU Communications Form
    • For accommodations or additional information, email Quy Nguyen at Qnguyen@ou.edu.
  • Holiday Movie Night
    • Friday, December 25
    • 2 p.m. | Virtual; Discord invite
    • Join us for an online movie experience with Disney Pixar's new release "Soul."
    • Discord channel at https://discord.com/invite/ouesports
      • Our public channel is called “DEI Movie Watch”. 
    • Movie snacks can be picked up from Student Life (OMU 370) December 21 and 22 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and December 23 from 8 a.m. - Noon. Students living in OU Housing can pick up snacks from their Center desk or Clubhouse during office hours.
    • For accommodations or additional information, email Monique Lemus at moniquer@ou.edu.  
  • Grocery Store Trips
    • Saturday, December 26: World Fresh International Market and Supermercado Morelos
    • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • OU Parking and Transit will be providing free shuttles. Pick up from Traditions West (11:00 a.m.), Kraetlli South (11:02 a.m.), Kraetlli North (11:03 a.m.), and Walker Tower (11:05 a.m.).
    • Students will be dropped off at markets and will have approximately 1.5 hours to shop.
    • Transportation will begin shuttling back from each location at 1:30 p.m. for a 2 p.m. return to Norman.  
    • Transportation will be labeled to which grocery store locations they will be going.
    • For accommodations or additional information, email Quy Nguyen at Qnguyen@ou.edu.
  • For additional information or for accommodations, please contact specialevents@ou.edu
  • Residence Life Programming
    • Check your center for scheduled events.
  • Super Walmart Trip
    • Tuesday, December 29
    • 2 – 6 p.m. | Super Walmart
    • OU Parking and Transit will be providing free shuttle service to Super Walmart throughout the extended break. Pick-up and Drop-off locations will be from Traditions West, Kraetlli South, Kraettli North and Walker Tower.
    • Pick-up times:
      • Bus 1
        • Traditions West: 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00 p.m.
        • Kraetlli South: 2:02, 2:32, 3:02, 3:32, 4:02, 4:32, 5:02 p.m.
        • Kraetlli North: 2:03, 2:33, 3:03, 3:33, 4:03, 4:33, 5:03 p.m.
        • Walker Tower/Burr Park:  2:05, 2:35, 3:05, 3:35, 4:05, 4:35, 5:05 p.m.
        • Arrival at Walmart: 2:15, 2:45, 3:15, 3:45, 4:15, 4:45, 5:15 p.m.
      • Bus 2
        • Traditions West: 2:15, 2:45, 3:15, 3:$5, 4:15, 4:45 p.m.
        • Kraetlli South: 2:17, 2:47, 3:17, 3:47, 4:17, 4:47 p.m.
        • Kraetlli North: 2:18, 2:48, 3:18, 3:48, 4:18, 4:48 p.m.
        • Walker Tower/Burr Park:  2:20, 2:50, 3:20, 3:50, 4:20, 4:50 p.m.
        • Arrival at Walmart: 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00 p.m.
        • Departure from Wal-Mart
        • Buses arriving at Wal-Mart will also pick up passengers for return to campus. 
      • Last bus will leave at 5:45 p.m. (Bus 1) and 5:30 p.m. (Bus 2)
    • For accommodations or additional information, email Quy Nguyen at Qnguyen@ou.edu.
  • OKC Scissortail Park, Myriad Botanical Gardens & Midtown Visit
    • Wednesday, December 30 | Noon – 6 p.m.
    • Join us as we explore the newly opened Scissortail Park, get access to the Crystal Bridge observatory at the Myriad Botanical Gardens and explore the busting Midtown district.  Dinner will be provided. 
    • Some events will be outdoors so please be aware of weather conditions and dress accordingly.
    • Information will be sent via email regarding sign-ups as spaces are limited.
    • To be on the email distribution list, please fill out this form:  OU Communications Form
    • For accommodations or additional information, email Quy Nguyen at Qnguyen@ou.edu.
  • Grocery Store Trips
    • Saturday, January 2: Dong-A Korean Market and Supermercado Morales
    • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • OU Parking and Transit will be providing free shuttles. Pick up from Traditions West (11:00 a.m.), Kraetlli South (11:02 a.m.), Kraetlli North (11:03 a.m.), and Walker Tower (11:05 a.m.).
    • Students will be dropped off at markets and will have approximately 1.5 hours to shop.
    • Transportation will begin shuttling back from each location at 1:30 p.m. for a 2 p.m. return to Norman.   
    • Transportation will be labeled to which grocery store locations they will be going.
    • For accommodations or additional information, email Quy Nguyen at Qnguyen@ou.edu.
  • Residence Life Programming
    • Check your center for scheduled events.

 

  • Super Walmart Trip
    • Tuesday, January 5
    • 2 – 6 p.m. | Super Walmart
    • OU Parking and Transit will be providing free shuttle service to Super Walmart throughout the extended break. Pick-up and Drop-off locations will be from Traditions West, Kraetlli South, Kraettli North and Walker Tower.
    • Pick-up times:
      • Bus 1
        • Traditions West: 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00 p.m.
        • Kraetlli South: 2:02, 2:32, 3:02, 3:32, 4:02, 4:32, 5:02 p.m.
        • Kraetlli North: 2:03, 2:33, 3:03, 3:33, 4:03, 4:33, 5:03 p.m.
        • Walker Tower/Burr Park:  2:05, 2:35, 3:05, 3:35, 4:05, 4:35, 5:05 p.m.
        • Arrival at Walmart: 2:15, 2:45, 3:15, 3:45, 4:15, 4:45, 5:15 p.m.
      • Bus 2
        • Traditions West: 2:15, 2:45, 3:15, 3:$5, 4:15, 4:45 p.m.
        • Kraetlli South: 2:17, 2:47, 3:17, 3:47, 4:17, 4:47 p.m.
        • Kraetlli North: 2:18, 2:48, 3:18, 3:48, 4:18, 4:48 p.m.
        • Walker Tower/Burr Park:  2:20, 2:50, 3:20, 3:50, 4:20, 4:50 p.m.
        • Arrival at Walmart: 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00 p.m.
        • Departure from Wal-Mart
        • Buses arriving at Wal-Mart will also pick up passengers for return to campus. 
    • Last bus will leave at 5:45 p.m. (Bus 1) and 5:30 p.m. (Bus 2)
    • For accommodations or additional information, email Quy Nguyen at Qnguyen@ou.edu.
  • January 5, 2021: Fit+Rec presents How to Become a Sports Official
    • “I can do better than these officials!” “These refs are terrible!”  Have you ever yelled these statements during a contest? Come learn about what it takes to join the other team during the competition. Session is at 2 p.m. via Zoom.
    • Registration for all programs is through the OU Fit+Rec app. To learn more, visit https://ou.edu/far/app.
  • January 6: DEI Wind Down: Virtual Party https://bit.ly/3lwZ3Ns  (Livestream on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube)
  • January 7, 2021: Fit+Rec presents Creating Your Wellness Vision
    • By using techniques of Wellness Coaching, we will work together to create your personal wellness vision and specific goals to work towards that vision for the next 90 days. Session will be from  10 – 11 a.m. via Zoom.
    • Registration for all programs is through the OU Fit+Rec app. To learn more, visit https://ou.edu/far/app.
  • Grocery Store Trips
    • Saturday, January 9: Spices of India and Med Mart
    • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • OU Parking and Transit will be providing free shuttles. Pick up from Traditions West (11:00 a.m.), Kraetlli South (11:02 a.m.), Kraetlli North (11:03 a.m.), and Walker Tower (11:05 a.m.).
    • Students will be dropped off at markets and will have approximately 1.5 hours to shop.
    • Transportation will begin shuttling back from each location at 1:30 p.m. for a 2 p.m. return to Norman.   
    • Transportation will be labeled to which grocery store locations they will be going.
    • For accommodations or additional information, email Quy Nguyen at Qnguyen@ou.edu.
  • Residence Life Programming
    • Check your center for scheduled events!

 

  • January 11, 2021:  Fit+Rec presents New Year’s Disillusions
    • Discuss why resolutions don’t work and learn how to develop healthy habits for long-term change. Session will be from 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. via Zoom.
    • Registration for all programs is through the OU Fit+Rec app. To learn more, visit https://ou.edu/far/app.
  • Super Walmart Trip
    • Wednesday, January 13
    • 2 – 6 p.m. | Super Walmart
    • OU Parking and Transit will be providing free shuttle service to Super Walmart throughout the extended break. Pick-up and Drop-off locations will be from Traditions West, Kraetlli South, Kraettli North and Walker Tower.
    • Pick-up times:
      • Bus 1
        • Traditions West: 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00 p.m.
        • Kraetlli South: 2:02, 2:32, 3:02, 3:32, 4:02, 4:32, 5:02 p.m.
        • Kraetlli North: 2:03, 2:33, 3:03, 3:33, 4:03, 4:33, 5:03 p.m.
        • Walker Tower/Burr Park:  2:05, 2:35, 3:05, 3:35, 4:05, 4:35, 5:05 p.m.
        • Arrival at Walmart: 2:15, 2:45, 3:15, 3:45, 4:15, 4:45, 5:15 p.m.
      • Bus 2
        • Traditions West: 2:15, 2:45, 3:15, 3:$5, 4:15, 4:45 p.m.
        • Kraetlli South: 2:17, 2:47, 3:17, 3:47, 4:17, 4:47 p.m.
        • Kraetlli North: 2:18, 2:48, 3:18, 3:48, 4:18, 4:48 p.m.
        • Walker Tower/Burr Park:  2:20, 2:50, 3:20, 3:50, 4:20, 4:50 p.m.
        • Arrival at Walmart: 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00 p.m.
        • Departure from Wal-Mart
        • Buses arriving at Wal-Mart will also pick up passengers for return to campus. 
      • Last bus will leave at 5:45 p.m. (Bus 1) and 5:30 p.m. (Bus 2)
    • For accommodations or additional information, email Quy Nguyen at Qnguyen@ou.edu.
  • January 13 start:  Fit+Rec presentsTailgate Games at the Sarkeys Fitness Center.
    • Join in the play for Cornhole, Laddergolf, and Washers!
    • Registration for all programs is through the OU Fit+Rec app. To learn more, visit https://ou.edu/far/app.
  • January 13:  Fit+Rec presents  Take a Break! Gentle Yoga and Self-Care from 3 – 3:45 p.m. via Zoom. Identify ways to unlock tension through some easy-going yoga practices that can be incorporated at your desk.
    • Registration for all programs is through the OU Fit+Rec app. To learn more, visit https://ou.edu/far/app.
  • January 13: DEI Wind Down: Game Night 2 on Discord https://discord.gg.ouesports
  • January 14, 2021: Fit+Rec presents Creating Your Wellness Vision from 12 – 1 p.m. via Zoom.
    • By using techniques of Wellness Coaching, we will work together to create your personal wellness vision and specific goals to work towards that vision for the next 90 days.
    • Registration for all programs is through the OU Fit+Rec app. To learn more, visit https://ou.edu/far/app.
  • Grocery Store Trips
    • Saturday, January 16: Makola Market and Super Cao Nguyen
    • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • OU Parking and Transit will be providing free shuttles. Pick up from Traditions West (11:00 a.m.), Kraetlli South (11:02 a.m.), Kraetlli North (11:03 a.m.), and Walker Tower (11:05 a.m.).
    • Students will be dropped off at markets and will have approximately 1.5 hours to shop.
    • Transportation will begin shuttling back from each location at 1:30 p.m. for a 2 p.m. return to Norman.   
    • Transportation will be labeled to which grocery store locations they will be going.
    • For accommodations or additional information, email Quy Nguyen at Qnguyen@ou.edu.
  • Residence Life Programming
    • Check your center for scheduled events!
  • Super Walmart Trip: Tuesday, January 19
    • 3 – 7 p.m. | Super Walmart (West Norman)
    • OU Parking and Transit will be providing free shuttle service to Super Walmart in conjunction with the Campus Connection program through Housing and Residence Life.  Pick-up and Drop-off locations will be from Traditions West, Kraetlli South, Kraettli North, Cross/Stop #91, and Walker Tower.
      • Bus 1
        • Traditions West:  3:00 p.m.
        • Kraettli South: 3:02 p.m.
        • Kraettli North: 3:03 p.m.
        • Cross/Stop #91: 3:04 p.m.
        • Walker Tower: 3:05 p.m.
        • Arrival at Walmart: 3:15 p.m.
      • Bus 2
        • Traditions West:  5:00 p.m.
        • Kraettli South: 5:02 p.m.
        • Kraettli North: 5:03 p.m.
        • Cross/Stop #91: 5:04 p.m.
        • Walker Tower: 5:05 p.m.
        • Arrival at Walmart: 5:15 p.m.
      • Departure from Walmart
        • 5:15 p.m.
        • 7:15 p.m.
        • Will return to Traditions West, Kraettli South and North, Cross/Stop #91, and Walker Tower
    • For accommodations or additional information, email Quy Nguyen at Qnguyen@ou.edu.
  • Super Walmart Trip: Wednesday, January 20
    • 3 – 7 p.m. | Super Walmart (West Norman)
    • OU Parking and Transit will be providing free shuttle service to Super Walmart in conjunction with the Campus Connection program through Housing and Residence Life.  Pick-up and Drop-off locations will be from Traditions West, Kraetlli South, Kraettli North, Cross/Stop #91, and Walker Tower.
      • Bus 1
        • Traditions West:  3:00 p.m.
        • Kraettli South: 3:02 p.m.
        • Kraettli North: 3:03 p.m.
        • Cross/Stop #91: 3:04 p.m.
        • Walker Tower: 3:05 p.m.
        • Arrival at Walmart: 3:15 p.m.
      • Bus 2
        • Traditions West:  5:00 p.m.
        • Kraettli South: 5:02 p.m.
        • Kraettli North: 5:03 p.m.
        • Cross/Stop #91: 5:04 p.m.
        • Walker Tower: 5:05 p.m.
        • Arrival at Walmart: 5:15 p.m.
      • Departure from Walmart
        • 5:15 p.m.
        • 7:15 p.m.
        • Will return to Traditions West, Kraettli South and North, Cross/Stop #91, and Walker Tower
    • For accommodations or additional information, email Quy Nguyen at Qnguyen@ou.edu.
  • Super Walmart Trip: Saturday, January 23
    • 2 – 6 p.m. | Super Walmart (West Norman)
    • OU Parking and Transit will be providing free shuttle service to Super Walmart in conjunction with the Campus Connection program through Housing and Residence Life.  Pick-up and Drop-off locations will be from Traditions West, Kraetlli South, Kraettli North, Cross/Stop #91, and Walker Tower.
      • Bus 1
        • Traditions West:  2:00 p.m.
        • Kraettli South: 2:02 p.m.
        • Kraettli North: 2:03 p.m.
        • Cross/Stop #91: 2:04 p.m.
        • Walker Tower: 2:05 p.m.
        • Arrival at Walmart: 2:15 p.m.
      • Bus 2
        • Traditions West:  4:00 p.m.
        • Kraettli South: 4:02 p.m.
        • Kraettli North: 4:03 p.m.
        • Cross/Stop #91: 4:04 p.m.
        • Walker Tower: 4:05 p.m.
        • Arrival at Walmart: 4:15 p.m.
      • Departure from Walmart
        • 4:15 p.m.
        • 6:00 p.m.
        • Will return to Traditions West, Kraettli South and North, Cross/Stop #91, and Walker Tower
    • For accommodations or additional information, email Quy Nguyen at Qnguyen@ou.edu.
  • January 20 start:  Fit+Rec presents Spikeball at Sarkeys Fitness Center.
    • Have fun while getting a great workout.
    • Registration for all programs is through the OU Fit+Rec app. To learn more, visit https://ou.edu/far/app.
  • January 20, 2021: Fit+Rec presents New Year’s Disillusions from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.via Zoom.
    • Discuss why resolutions don’t work and learn how to develop healthy habits for long-term change.
    • Registration for all programs is through the OU Fit+Rec app. To learn more, visit https://ou.edu/far/app.
  • Jan. 20, 5pm - 7pm, DEI Wind down, zoom (sign up link tbd)
  • Fit+Rec Presents the VIRTUAL 5K SERIES
    • Race Time Submission: Dec. 11 (Completion Timeframe: Nov. 30 - Dec. 1)
    • Race Time Submission: Jan. 8 (Completion Timeframe: Dec. 28 - Jan. 8)
    • Race Time Submission: Feb. 5 (Completion Timeframe: Jan. 25 - Feb. 5)
    • https://ou.edu/far/fitness/holiday-5K
    • There is no set location, just run, walk, jog on a treadmill or using social distancing outside. It’s your 5K series, at your race pace. We hope by participating in our series, you can see improvements in your 5K pace.
    • All OU-Norman, OU-Tulsa and OUHSC students, faculty, and staff may participate. You must have an @ou.edu or @ouhsc.edu email to register to race.
  • OU Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation

ESPORTS & CO-CURRICULAR INNOVATION

  • Pandemic or not, The OU Esports Club is open 24/7/365 through https://discord.gg/ouesports. Whether you need a place to lurk or are looking for others who are gamers or like to play games, casual and competitive alike, our community is for you.

FACILITIES

Hours of operation:

  • Standard: Open 7 days a week from 7 AM - 8 PM, SoonerCard access into the building until 10 PM
  • Adjusted Hours:
    • Dec. 24: 8 AM - 6 PM
    • Dec. 28-31: 7 AM - 8 PM
    • Jan. 2: 7 AM - 8 PM
  • Closed: December 25 & January 1

For more information, visit https://www.ou.edu/union

OMU Post Office:

  • Open M-F: 8:15 AM - 4:45 PM
  • Closed: Dec. 24 - Jan. 1
  • Operation hours after January 4 will be announced soon.

For more information, visit https://ou.edu/printing/mailing

During Holiday break (December 24 – January 3), the Student Post Office is open for package pick up only. The retail counter does not open during break. If a student has a package that already has postage on it, they are welcome to leave it in the designated area in the post office and the United States Postal Services (USPS) will pick it up when they deliver mail. All hours below are subject to change.  Please visit https://ou.edu/printing/mailing/student-services for more information about the student post office, OU locker system and student mail services. 

Hours for winter break for package pick-up:

  • December 28:  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • December 29:  10 a.m. – Noon 
  • December 30:  10 a.m. – Noon 
  • December 31:  10 a.m. – Noon

The Post Office will be closed on December 24, 25, 2020 and January 1, 2021. 

For the remainder of the times during the final weeks of fall semester and extended winter break (November 30, 2020 – January 24, 2021), the following are the hours of operation for the Student Post Office:

  • Monday – Friday:  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (USPS Services end at 4 p.m.)
  • Saturday:  8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (package pick up only) Closed December 5 (Home Football game)
  • Sunday: Closed

The location of the student post office is Oliver House, 332 Cate Center Drive, Norman, OK 73072

Hours of operation:

  • Open M-F: 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Closed: Dec. 24 - Jan. 1
  • Operation hours after January 4 will be announced soon

For more information, visit https://ou.edu/printing/contacts

Many campus buildings will be operational throughout the extended break.  Please check with departments in those buildings for operating hours and building accessibility.

FITNESS

  • OU Fit+Rec is committed to providing an inspiring and clean environment for you to attain your fitness goals.  For hours of operation, along with fitness and recreation events (both virtual and in-person), please visit https://www.ou.edu/far.
  • For more information about Sarkeys Fitness Center and the Murray Case Sells Swim Complex, visit: https://www.ou.edu/far

FOOD SERVICES | FOOD INSECURITY

  • Hours of Operation
    • Campus dining will be operational during November 26 – January 24 with limited hours and locations.
    • For most up-to-date hours of operation, visit: https://www.ou.edu/housingandfood/dining
    • November 26 – December 18:  Various dining options will be operational.  Meal plans still active.
    • December 19 – January 17: Couch Cafeteria will be open limited hours along with Couch Market (store option). Payment methods: Meal Plan Points, Sooner Sense, & Credit Cards
    • January 18 – January 24: Limited locations/hours, check the website.
  • Payment methods:  Food services will be suspending the “Meal Plan only” payment option and will accept credit cards during the break to allow anyone that needs to access food the ability to do so at food services locations.
  • Dietary Needs:  For students with dietary needs, please communicate your needs to a staff member at Couch Restaurants and when you will need your items.  Food Services staff will work with you to get your needs met.
  • Hours of Operation
    • Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • December 21 – January 3: Closed
    • For more information, visit: https://www.ou.edu/foodpantry
    • Address:  1113 Elm Avenue | Phone: 405-325-2044
  • Additional Food Pantries and Resources
    • McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church (419 S University Blvd | 405-321-3484)
    • Norman Seventh-Day Adventist Church (1818 Alameda St | 405-366-7772)
    • Mission Norman Inc. (2525 E Lindsey St | 405-321-8880)
    • Salvation Army (318 E Hayes St | 405-364-9910)
    • Trinity Baptist Church (801 N Peters Ave | 405-321-2000)
    • Food & Shelter, Inc. (201 Reed Ave | 405-360-4954)
    • CrossPointe Church (2601 24th Ave SE | 405-329-0823)
    • United Way of Norman (2424 Springer Dr. #3966 | 405-329-2025)
    • Hilltop Baptist Church (11710 E Stella Rd | 405-794-0603)
    • First Presbyterian Church (555 S University Blvd | 405-321-0933)
    • First Baptist Church Norman (211 W Comanche St | 405-321-1753)
    • Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency (2270 Industrial Blvd |405-447-0832)

HEALTH SERVICES

OU Health Services will remain open during the following times during the remaining fall semester and through the extended winter break providing full services during those times.

  • November 30 – December 23: Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • December 24 – January 3:  Closed
  • January 4 – January 22: Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • January 18: Closed
  • If there is an immediate medical emergency, call 911.
  • For additional support during the break, please visit local Urgent Care Centers and Norman Regional Hospital.
  • General appointments (both in-person and telehealth)
  • Prescription fills and refills
  • Over-the-counter pharmacy items
  • Yearly exams and physicals
  • University Counseling Center
  • Gynecological exams
  • Physical Therapy
  • COVID-19 testing
  • Immunizations, including flu shots
  • Other labs + X-Ray
  • *complete list of services can be found at healthservices.ou.edu

Appointments can be made by calling 405-325-4441

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RESOURCES

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Closed Dec. 24-Jan 1 for winter break
  • During our in-person hours in Farzaneh Hall room 144, you can pick up or drop off documents. To limit in-person interactions, please consider having your documents mailed or emailed to you when possible.
  • Currently we are only offering remote advising.
  • You can email your question to iss@ou.edu or set up a phone/Zoom appointment with your ISS advisor by calling 405-325-3337, or logging into iAdvise.
  • Website: ou.edu/iss

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

Hours of Operation

  • November 30 – December 23:  Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • December 24 – January 3:  Closed
  • January 3 – 22:  Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

All advising appointments are being held virtually and can be scheduled through students’ Handshake accounts.

Students needing a quiet space for a virtual/phone interview may book an available interview room through their Handshake account.

For more information, visit Career Services: https://www.ou.edu/career

Hours of Operations

  • November 30 – December 24:  Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • December 24 – January 3:  Closed, but OU Advocates available
  • January 3 – 22:  Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information, visit Gender Equality Center: https://www.ou.edu/gec

  • If you have experienced relationship violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, or stalking, OU Advocates is available to provide free and confidential advocacy, crisis intervention, emotional support, safety planning, information about academic, legal, medical, emotional, and student conduct resources to survivors, and education and support to secondary survivors (such as intimate partners, friends, and family).
  • OU Advocates can be accessed by phone or text at 405-615-0013, by calling the Gender + Equality Center at 405-325-4929 or email GEC@ou.edu for more information or to request a Zoom meeting.
  • OU Advocates is available for all gender identities, and all students, faculty, and staff.

For more information, visit OU Advocates: https://www.ou.edu/gec/advocates

The SLS program provides limited-scope legal services to University of Oklahoma students. The services offered include advice, consultations, and education on a variety of legal issues, as well as forms - where appropriate - that can enable students to provide themselves with some measure of self-help.

Hours of Operation: SLS is a part-time program. Legal consultations are generally scheduled Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm, and are being conducted remotely at this time. Students needing legal services can schedule a consultation with the attorney directly by using the following link: https://calendly.com/studentlegalservices/legal-consultation.

  • November 30 – December 23:  Monday – Thursday from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • December 24 – January 3: Closed
  • January 4 – 22:  Monday – Thursday from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

For more information, visit: https://www.ou.edu/studentlegalservices

Hours of Operations

  • November 30 – December 24:  Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • December 24 – January 3:  Closed
  • January 3 – 22:  Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information, visit Student Life: https://www.ou.edu/studentlife

TRANSPORTATION

OU provides multiple options for travel for students. From shuttles, to CART busses, to bike, scooter and car-sharing programs, visit the following for information on ways to get around Norman and the surrounding areas: https://www.ou.edu/cart/schedules

  • Campus Area Rapid Transit (CART)
    • CART prides itself on operating year-round public transportation service in Norman. However, certain periods necessitate an Alternate Schedule or not operating at all. Since some routes are primarily utilized by OU students, CART conserves resources during instances of Alternate Schedule by operating as efficiently as possible. 
    •  Hours of Operation (for remaining 2020):
      • Alternate Schedule dates
        • December 1 – December 23
        • January 4 - January 24
        • Closed on January 18 for MLK Holiday
      • Dates of No Service
        • December 24 – December 30.
        • January 1 (New Years Holiday)
        • Weekends have no service.
    • For more information about CART schedules, visit  https://www.ou.edu/cart/schedules

OU SafeRide provides safe and free transportation to OU students within the Norman city limits with no questions asked. Each student may request free, on-demand taxi SafeRides each weekend of operation. SafeRide operates EVERY WEEKEND  (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. For more information on how to download the app and use SafeRide, go to saferide.ou.edu.