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 How to Apply

 

The first thing we like to suggest is taking a tour of the Sooner Housing Center. Some people take a University Tour with Prospective Student Services. Make sure you specifically ask for a tour of the Sooner Housing Center.
 
You can also schedule a tour with us directly by contacting our main office line at (405) 325-8403. We usually give tours Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are an athlete, usually your coach or host will schedule a tour of the SHC for you.

The second thing to keep in mind is the size of the Sooner Housing Center. The Sooner Housing Center has around 200 residents. 49% of those 200 are freshman athletes.
 
The third thing to keep in mind is that the Sooner Housing Center is part of the OU Athletics Department and is separate from University Housing & Food Service. This means that you will have to apply to both areas to live in the Sooner Housing Center. 

If you are not an athlete and wish to live in the Sooner Housing Center, you will be what the NCAA calls a non student-athlete (NSA). So for briefness, we like to use the NSA abbreviation. NSA's who wish to live in the Sooner Housing Center need to apply to Jim Weller, the Sooner Housing Center Coordinator, directly. The best way to do this is through e-mail - his address is jimweller@ou.edu.

NSA's must also fill out the same paperwork that you would use for staying in University Housing and Food Service (UH & F) Here is how you do that: You first must apply to the University. The University Application requires an Application Fee ($40.00). 

Also on the University Application, is a place to pay for your Housing Application Fee ($30.00). You must pay for both Application Fees or a total of $70.00. Once you have been admitted to the University, UH & F will send you a Housing Contract. You must fill out this Housing Contract and return it back to UH & F with a Housing Deposit ($175.00). 

If by chance you are waiting on Federal Financial Aid, you may check the box that waives the Housing Deposit due to waiting on financial aid. When UH & F has received your Housing Application and Housing Fee, you will be all set. 

The freshman student-athletes (SA) are assigned to the SHC by their coach. Sometimes we do not have enough space for all of the freshman SA's and the overflow is housed in Walker Tower. So check with the coach of your sport if you plan on being an student-athlete at OU. 

All student-athletes must apply for housing. SA's must fill out the same paperwork that you would use for staying in University Housing and Food Service (UH & F)

Here is how you do that: You first must apply to the University. The University Application requires an Application Fee ($40.00). Also on the University Application, is a place to pay for your Housing Application Fee ($30.00). You must pay for both Application Fees or a total of $70.00. 

Once you have been admitted to the University, UH & F will send you a Housing Contract. You must fill out this Housing Contract and return it back to UH & F with a Housing Deposit. If by chance you are going to be on Athletic Scholarship for your room or you are waiting on Federal Financial Aid, you may check the box that waives the Housing Deposit due to waiting on financial aid. When UH & F has received your Housing Application and Housing Fee, you will be all set. 

If you are assigned to the Sooner Housing Center, you will receive a Housing Assignment letter in July from the SHC Coordinator. This will come with a packet of other information from the Sooner Housing Center. Only this letter will confirm your assignment to the SHC.

Sometimes, UH & F will send out assignment letters to SHC residents that are incorrect.  If you receive a letter from UH & F that you feel is in error, please contact the SHC Main Office at (405) 325-8403.

Here is a recap of what you need to do:

1. Set up tour by calling (405) 325-8403 or talking to coach.
2. Take a tour of the SHC
3. Apply to University
4. Pay Housing Fee of $30.00 w/ University Application Fee.
5. Apply by e-mail to jimweller@ou.edu
6. Be admitted to University
7. UH & F sends you a Housing Contract
8. Return Housing Contract to UH & F with Housing Deposit ($175.00)
9. Receive Housing Assignment Letter from Jim Weller confirming assignment (usually arrives in July).

Any questions can be answered by calling (405) 325-8403.