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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.





OU and Into University Partnerships Team Up for International Student Recruitment

September 18, 2023

INTO University Partnerships, a global education partnering organization, has entered into a collaboration with the University of Oklahoma—the flagship public research university in the state of Oklahoma. The partnership will enhance OU’s global reach and provide exceptional educational opportunities for international students, with the first incoming cohort planned for Fall 2024.

OU Class of 2027 Breaks University Records

August 22, 2023

With the start of the fall 2023 semester, the University of Oklahoma is proud to announce the Class of 2027 is once again breaking records. It is OU’s largest, most diverse class and features more first-generation students and Davis United World College Scholars than any freshman class in the school’s 133-year history.

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.

August 21, 2023

Summer Recap: How Three Students Spent Their Summer

From interning with industry-leading companies to traveling the world to experience different cultures to returning home to visit loved ones and friends, learn how these three OU students spent their summer.

April 20, 2023

Meet OU's Newest Reigning Royalty

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.



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.

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.