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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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Meet the Class of 2024

Congratulations to OU's Class of 2024

To celebrate the more than 6,100 students who are joining our alumni network this May, we gathered the stories of seniors across campus.

Ivy Jeffries

Weathering the Forecast Gap with Student Researcher Ivy Jeffries

Through her undergraduate research with OU's Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms, Ivy has tackled the disconnect between weather forecasters and decision-makers in hopes of creating safer communities during inclement weather.

April 17, 2024

The OU Transfer Experience with Brian Bortz

In this Q&A, learn why Tennessee-native Brian Bortz transferred from his college in Birmingham, Alabama to become part of the OU Family.

April 17, 2024

Inside OU's Residence Life: Meet the Resident Advisors

On every floor of OU's freshman communities, students have access to a resident advisor (RA). In this Q&A with two current RAs, learn how they serve as a unique resource and a pillar of support for their residents!

April 17, 2024

Making a Global Impact through Internships with Morgan Chen

Discover how OU senior Morgan Chen’s internships at the International Rescue Committee and OKC's The Spero Project have positively impacted communities across the world.

April 17, 2024

The OU First-Generation Experience with Kaylee Wimberley

To be a first-generation college student means your parents or legal guardians did not complete a four-year college degree. Learn how OU first-gen student Kaylee found her OU Family!


Admitted student hugging OU's mascot

Admitted Student Day

March 02, 2024

To celebrate our admitted students, OU hosted its annual event, Admitted Student Day. Future OU students learned about important post-admissions steps, explored housing options ahead of room selections, met their future peers, and celebrated making OU their college choice.

Student holding a "Welcome to Sooner Saturday" sign

Sooner Saturday

April 20, 2024

OU kicked off the college experience for future OU students at Sooner Saturday, the largest open-house event for high school juniors, transfer students, and admitted seniors! Attendees and their supporters went on campus tours, explored academic programs and student organizations, and learned more about how to pay for college.

Admissions Counselor Spotlights

October 04, 2023

Q&A with Connection and Student Engagement 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 admissions counselor for Connection and Student Engagement, Sharlotte is dedicated to ensuring that 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.

Student Experience

April 17, 2024

Inside OU's Residence Life: Meet the Resident Advisors

On every floor of OU's freshman communities, students have access to a resident advisor (RA). In this Q&A with two current RAs, learn how they serve as a unique resource and a pillar of support for their residents!

February 29, 2024

Student Life Experience

From career preparation to local advocacy, hear from current OU students who have found ways to follow their passions outside of the classroom.

September 21, 2023

The School of Geosciences's Freshman Field Trip

A distinct iridium layer divides the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods at Raton Basin near OU's Bartell Field Camp. The bright line, gleaming amid the coal and mudstone, represents an impact that rivals ten-million atomic bombs. While this boundary marks the end for earth’s prehistoric dinosaur friends, it is the first stop on the University of Oklahoma’s School of Geoscience’s field trip.

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.

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.