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Updates to Summer Programming

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, so too does our response. At every turn, we continue to keep the safety and well-being of each of you in mind. Please read below on how we’re making efforts to continue slowing the spread of the virus as it relates to summer opportunities. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please know we’re excited you’re considering joining the OU Family, and we’re happy to provide you support and help along the way. We cannot wait to welcome you all to campus as soon as possible! Your safety and health, both physical and mental, are our biggest priorities.

All New Sooner Orientation sessions are moving online for summer 2020. If you are planning to enroll at OU in the fall, this is how you register for your classes.

If you have NOT scheduled your New Sooner Orientation Day, please do so as soon as possible. You can register for your online NSO by logging in to oubound.ou.edu.

If you have already scheduled your New Sooner Orientation Day, you will remain registered for that day, but it will be online instead of in person. You will receive a new confirmation email with details about the day!

You will still have the opportunity to meet an academic advisor, enroll in fall courses, and learn about everything you will need to know before attending OU. Parents and families are still encouraged to attend programming virtually with their students.

A schedule of the day will be sent to your OU email before your New Sooner Orientation Day so you can be prepared to log in and attend your orientation from home. Be sure to complete all of the necessary steps before your Orientation Day, including:

1. Submit Official Final High School Transcripts and Official Scores

Submit all official AP scores to the University of Oklahoma from the CollegeBoard Website. Please request that your official final high school transcript and official transcripts for all colleges or universities that you have attended, for either concurrent or enrollment courses, be sent to the University of Oklahoma. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Office of Admissions & Recruitment
1000 Asp Ave. Room 127
Norman, OK 73019-4076

For additional information about submitting transcripts, contact the Office of Admissions & Recruitment at 405-325-2151 or email oardocuments@ou.edu.

2. Assessments

  • Math Offer and Assessment

  • Math Offer

    • Based on multiple factors (such as admit term, ACT/SAT scores, high school academic experience), some incoming freshmen may receive a Math Offer. Any incoming freshman that has received a Math Offer will see this information on their confirmation page of their New Sooner Orientation registration. 

      • Math Assessment

      • For incoming freshmen that did not receive a Math Offer, students will take the Math Assessment for placement into a math course at OU. 

      • Please see our Math Offer FAQ for any questions you may have regarding the math assessment or the math offer. For additional questions email ucquestions@ou.edu or call 405-325-3521.

  • English Assessment

    • Please see additional information regarding the possible need to take the English Assessment.

  • Reading Assessment

    • Please see additional information regarding the possible need to take the Reading Assessment.

3. Complete the Pre-Advising Questionnaire
In order for your advisor to best prepare for your advising session, it is essential that you complete and submit the brief New Sooner Orientation 2020 Questionnaire at least three days prior to your NSO day. You can access the New Sooner Orientation 2020 Pre-Advising Questionnaire here.

As OU’s premier orientation camp, we are working hard to create programming where you can still meet other students in the incoming class, become familiar with campus, and learn about resources available at OU.

We are looking to create a program that utilizes online methods during the summer and in-person activities and events during August. We are excited to offer the online programming at no cost. We look forward to sharing more information and a registration link with you once plans are confirmed.

If you have already registered for Camp Crimson, we’re sorry to have to change your plans, but we will be in touch soon. No payment has been charged and you will NOT see any Camp Crimson fee on your Bursar account.

The Start Sooner program is transitioning to a modified version of the program that will allow students to continue their coursework online with guidance and insight from the Start Sooner staff. All classes will be held virtually. Students will take a University College Foundations to College Learning course via Zoom and an additional online course of their choosing. 

The Start Sooner dates will still run from July 5-30, 2020. The price will include tuition and fees for 6 credit hours of class and a program fee of $50. Our program staff is dedicated to providing mentorship, orientation, academic support, and social opportunities all virtually. Payment for students who have already registered will not be due until July. Please contact startsooner@ou.edu or 405-550-3659 if you have any questions. You can also visit our website here. If you are interested in using your summer to get college credit and start your OU experience early, you can register today on our website to start taking classes online in July with Start Sooner!

All campus tours and events through July 31 are canceled. At this point, we hope to resume campus tours beginning in August. 

In the meantime, you can sign up for a live admissions information session webinar to hear from an OU admissions counselor about academic programs, involvement opportunities, the admissions process, and more. These sessions are held daily at 2 p.m. CT, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions throughout the presentation. 

Additionally, we encourage you to check out our OU Virtual Tour and explore some of the same great spaces that you would have seen on campus. You can also virtually follow OU tour guide, Ryleigh, as she shows you a preview of the University of Oklahoma campus.

The Sooner Discovery program is transitioning to a modified version of the program that will allow students to continue their coursework online with guidance and insight from the Sooner Discovery staff. All classes will be held virtually. Students will take a University College Introduction to Academic Discovery course via Zoom and an additional online course of their choosing. 

The Sooner Discovery dates will still run from June 7-July 2, 2020. The price will include tuition and fees for 5 credit hours of class and a program fee of $50. Our program staff is dedicated to providing mentorship, orientation, academic support, and social opportunities all virtually. Payment for students who have already registered will not be due until June. Please contact soonerdiscovery@ou.edu or 405-550-3659 if you have any questions. You can also visit our website here. If you are interested in experiencing college this summer and getting college credit, you can apply today on our website to start taking classes online in June with Sooner Discovery!

Fraternity and Sorority Programs and Services (FSPS), through the Office of Student Life, is currently working on securing dates for Fall formal recruitment for the Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council and Panhellenic Association. Our other two Greek Councils, the Independent Greek Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council, do not host a formal recruitment and will host their recruitment process informally throughout the fall semester. 

GREEK LIFE INFO:

Students interested in Greek life and Fall recruitment should visit greek.ou.edu.  On this page, you will be able to view our Fraternity and Sorority Experience Guide which provides information about our Greek community, including chapters on campus and financial information. You can also explore each individual Greek council to see what each offers for members. 

RECRUITMENT DATES:

Registration:

Our expected registration open date is June 1 for the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association formal recruitment processes. Visit ifc.ou.edu and pan.ou.edu for updated information. This date is subject to change in the event the university needs to adjust fall dates due to COVID-19.  You can find registration info at greek.ou.edu.

For the Independent Greek Council, Multicultural Greek Council, and National Pan-Hellenic Council, dates to sign up or information sessions will occur once the fall semester starts.

Recruitment:

Dates for formal recruitment will be available soon. We are working with state and local health officials and university administrators to develop a timeline to ensure a fall recruitment process that puts the safety and health of the OU campus and Norman community at the forefront of everything we do. We will post dates on our website (greek.ou.edu), via social media (accounts listed below) and work with the Office of Admissions and Recruitment to get information via email to incoming students interested in Greek Life. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

For the latest information and updates, please visit the following:

Website:  greek.ou.edu

Social Media:

Facebook: The University of Oklahoma Fraternity and Sorority Programs and Services / @oklahomafsps

Twitter: @oklahomafsps

Instagram: @oklahomafsps