WHO WE ARE
Since 1906, the graduating class has presented a gift to the University that enhances the campus community and leaves a tangible marker of their time on campus. Over the years, Class Gifts have created such campus landmarks as the Cherokee Gothic arches that welcome visitors to Parrington Oval and the Asp Avenue, Elm Avenue and Brooks Street entrances, and the Centennial Arches, a 100th birthday gift to OU from the Class of 1990, which stand sentinel at the entrance of Van Vleet Oval; the OU Reflecting Pool at The Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, originally a gift of the Class of 1934 and revived by the classes of 1960 and 2000; and the fountain and pool between Oklahoma Memorial Union and Monnet Hall, a gift of the Class of 1935.
The Student Alumni Association and the Class Gift Committee have the honor of facilitating opportunities for graduating students to give back to their alma mater that gave so much to them over their collegiate experiences. The class gift gives graduating students an opportunity to leave a legacy for future generations, and is a permanent reminder of their time at the University of Oklahoma.
The 2017 Class Gift will add to OU's national reputation as one of America's most picturesque campuses. Located at the corner of Chautauqua Avenue and Timberdell Road, this year's Class Gift will fund a brand new park with multiple trees and sitting areas. This green space will serve as a relaxing and reflective area for students, alumni and visitors who want to enjoy the beauty of south campus, have a picnic with a friend or take a rest from a long run. Recognition of the Class of 2017 will also be seen through a memorial plaque.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I GIVE?
We encourage every graduating senior to make the donation of $20.17 to the annual fund of the Class Gift. With this donation you will also receive a free one-year membership into the OU Alumni Association.
Your donation to the Class Gift is a chance for you to say "thank you" to the University and to leave a legacy. Your gift shows gratitude for the education you have received and support of future Sooners who will follow. Because this University has instilled excellence within you, we hope you will take the time to give. Every gift creates a legacy!