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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.





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OU Claims Tenth Davis Cup Win

January 22, 2024

For the 10th time in the past 11 years, OU has been awarded the Davis Cup in recognition of its enrollment of Davis United World College international freshmen. A record 87 Davis UWC Scholars began their studies at OU last semester.

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Q&A with Electrical Engineering Senior Saul Ortiz

January 01, 2024

Learn how OU resources like the OU Career Center, research spaces, and professors helped OU Senior Saul Ortiz prepare for his internship at Tesla, where he helped launch the 2023 Cybertruck Tesla.

November 15, 2023

Q&A with Kelsey Morgan

Learn more how OU's American Indian community and support helped engineering sophomore Kelsey in making the final decision to attend the University of Oklahoma.

November 15, 2023

Q&A with an Astronaut Scholar

From first-year research to cofounding the OU Artificial Intelligence Club, explore Lucia Torres's unique OU story.

November 15, 2023

Meet RUF/NEK Dakota Page

On game days, you may have seen him – cheering from the end zone, firing a shotgun after touchdowns, sporting long brunette locks and a Cherokee Nation patch on his “reds.” Dakota Page, a University of Oklahoma RUF/NEK and an architecture junior, always saw himself being a part of the Sooner family one day.

October 02, 2023

OU's Hispanic Royalty Making a Difference

Daniela Orozco Gómez and Chabelli Mendoza share their platforms and dedication to making a positive impact for bilingual and first-generation college students.



Admissions Counselor Spotlights

October 04, 2023

Q&A with Coordinator for Latine Student Recruitment 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 the Coordinator for Latine Student Recruitment, Sharlotte is dedicated to ensuring that Latine high school students have the resources needed to thrive at OU.

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.



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!

September 11, 2023

Student Application Tips

To help students through the application process, we gathered resources from across campus. These cover everything from common terms seen on the OU application to advice for letters of recommendation and essay writing.



Campus Resources

November 14, 2023

Explore the Engineering Summer Bridge Program

Engineers profoundly shape many aspects of everyday life, from technology and society to resource security and environmental sustainability. The University of Oklahoma recognizes the importance of not only helping create engineers, but also laying a strong foundation of success for OU students through the Engineering Summer Bridge program.

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.

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

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.