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Traveling to Norman

Traveling to Norman

Norman, the third-largest city in Oklahoma, is just a 20-minute drive from Oklahoma City, our state's capital and a major metropolitan area. Just like our local campus community, Norman provides students with the best of both worlds through a close-knit community and big-city resources. 

Travel Information

Driving Directions

  • From I-35, take the Main St./Eastbound exit.
  • On Main Street, continue approximately two miles to University Boulevard and then turn right.
  • Continue on University Boulevard until you cross Boyd Street, where you will enter between the brick arches of Parrington Oval.


While visitor parking is available on the Parrington Oval, visitor parking spaces are only designated with a green "visitor" curb. Parking along white or blue curbs on the Parrington Oval will result in a fine from OU's Parking Services.

Additional parking is available in:

  • the visitor lot west of Boyd House on Boyd Street.
  • the commuter lot behind Boyd House off University Boulevard.

All spaces require a visitor parking permit, which is valid for the entire day. Visitor parking permits can be purchased online or in person at the Parking Office located in the Jenkins Avenue parking facility. All visitors are required to abide by properly signed or marked parking restrictions.


Buses may not enter Parrington Oval. Visit our Group Tour web page to learn where to park and to pick up and drop off students. For additional group instructions or questions, contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at (405) 325-2151.

In case of a need for medical care during your visit, below is a list of Norman's closest facilities. 

Norman Regional Hospital
901 N Porter
Norman, OK 73071
(405) 307-1000

Norman Regional HealthPlex
3300 HealthPlex Parkway
Norman, OK 73072
(405) 515-1000

Access Medical Centers - Urgent Care
334 12th Ave. SE
Norman, OK 73071
(405) 321-1911

Access Medical Centers - Urgent Care is the closest medical facility to the University of Oklahoma.

The University of Oklahoma provides individualized support services to help students and guests. To encourage full participation for students and guests with disabilities and help ensure equal opportunity, the Accessibility and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) provides a variety of support services. If you have questions or a specific need, contact ADRC.

Our Norman campus is located just 20 minutes from the Will Rogers World Airport,. 

Oklahoma is known to have all kinds of weather. Summers are high in temperature and humid and winters are less severe but may have short periods of extreme cold. Before packing for your Norman visit, be sure to check out OU's National Weather Center to see a weekly forecast and weather predictions.

During your visit to Norman, you will need a place to stay. From unique bed and breakfasts to hotels within walking distance of campus, you will find Norman has exactly what you are looking for. Explore Visit Norman to discover your options.