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Sooner Stories

Student life. Campus traditions. Academic excellence.

Discover the endless opportunities waiting here at the University of Oklahoma by diving into Sooner Stories, a blog dedicated to highlighting our student body's latest achievements.





Class of 2023

May 12, 2023

Transformation. Academic Achievement. Unwavering Spirit. These are just three ways to describe what the Class of 2023 found during their time at the University of Oklahoma. As thousands prepare to walk across the graduation stage to receive their diploma, discover what comes next for the newest members of the OU alumni family.

Meet OU's Newest Reigning Royalty

April 20, 2023

During spring semester, the Multicultural Programs and Services at the University of Oklahoma organizes annual scholarship pageants to find OU's newest Asian, Indigenous, and Hispanic royalty.

April 04, 2023

How Transfer Student Courtney Ames Found Her Passion at OU

Learn more about the transfer experience through meteorology student Courtney. From finding a community to meeting her best friends to achieving her academic dreams, Courtney's OU story shows the opportunities waiting at the University of Oklahoma.

April 03, 2023

Your College Search at OU

From registering for Sooner Saturday to connecting with your OU Admissions Counselor, discover how you can best prepare for your college search with the University of Oklahoma.

March 15, 2023

OU Dance Marathon Students Share Their Why

OUDM is the official philanthropy event of the Campus Activities Council. OUDM benefits Oklahoma's children by raising money to fund research to ensure every child in Oklahoma receives the best care possible, regardless of ability to pay. Every year, hundreds of students and alumni come together to help fund life-saving medical research.



Admissions Counselor Spotlights

February 15, 2023

Q&A With OU Admissions Counselor Katie Dorrough

Sooner born and Sooner bred, OU alum Katie Dorrough returned as an admissions counselor, to help students see the possibilities at OU.

November 30, 2022

Q&A with OU Transfer Admissions Counselor Trevor Javenkoski

Learn more about Trevor Javenkoski, transfer admission counselor and member of the Hopi Nation of Arizona, and his journey as a first-generation college and transfer student.

October 05, 2022

Q&A with OU Admissions Counselor Sharlotte Gramajo

As an undergraduate, finding family and community on the OU campus was a priority for Sharlotte Gramajo. It gave her the space needed to live authentically. Now, as an OU admissions counselor and staff advisor for Latinos Without Borders (LWB), Sharlotte is dedicated to ensuring that Latine high school students have the resources needed to thrive at OU.



College Search Advice

April 03, 2023

Your College Search at OU

From registering for Sooner Saturday to connecting with your OU Admissions Counselor, discover how you can best prepare for your college search with the University of Oklahoma.

April 17, 2023

Parent Survival Guide

The impact of having more free time and the absence of your college student can be monumental, but if approached in a healthy way, there can be advantages. Hear from Tracy Carlson, OU Parent and Family Programs Coordinator, to learn her tips and methods on how to cope and thrive with your college student's absence.

April 18, 2023

Freshman Packing 101

With August just around the corner you might be thinking: What do I need when I come to OU? Don't worry, we gathered packing tips from students across campus to help you prepare!



Campus Resources

August 22, 2022

OU Startup Programs at the Tom Love Innovation Hub

Located in the Tom Love Innovation Hub, OU Startup Programs fosters and grows the entrepreneurial spirit on the OU campus and beyond. There are three ways for any OU student to become involved — Startup Community, Startup Accelerator, and Startup Incubator. Through these individualized programs, OU students are supported through the beginning stages of ideation to testing and eventually, funding.

August 22, 2022

Peek Inside Bizzell Memorial Library

Inside the Bizzell Memorial Library, students will find professionals who are committed to providing access to resources that fulfill the needs of academic, research, artistic, and scholarly objectives. Librarians and library student workers play a fundamental role in OU's academic and research success.

August 22, 2022

Welcome to the Career Center at the University of Oklahoma

Located on the third floor of Oklahoma Memorial Union, the Career Center at the University of Oklahoma is a one-stop shop to help connect students and alumni with the resources they need to achieve a promising career. The Career Center hosts several career fairs a year to expose students to potential employers, hosts free events like professional headshots to use for your online portfolio, and offers job interview preparation like resume critiques and interview prep, and so much more.