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Join Us In Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth celebrates word of emancipation finally coming to a group of slaves in Galveston, Texas, who learned on June 19, 1865 they had been emancipated months earlier. 

Karlos Hill, chair of the Clara Luper Department of African and African-American Studies, spoke to Vox about Juneteenth. Read the full interview about Juneteenth and its importance here

Board of Regents Names Joseph Harroz Jr. OU’s 15th President

"On behalf of our students, faculty and staff, the College of Arts and Sciences joins the University of Oklahoma community in  congratulating Joseph Harroz, Jr. on being named the University’s 15th president. We are grateful to President Harroz for his deep dedication to OU and for the tireless and careful leadership he has provided during the past year as Interim President. President Harroz has brought us together as a community in turbulent and trying times and we look forward to the years ahead as his scholarly, inclusive, and inspiring vision leads us forward in this next phase of OU’s  development as one of the nation’s great, student-centered, public research universities." - David Wrobel, Dean of OU College of Arts and Sciences

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University of Oklahoma Updates And Resources

Find the latest updates and resources on COVID-19 and what is being done to keep the OU community safe.

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College of Arts and Sciences Information

In order to comply with recent public health statements from our Provost, in consultation with OUHSC and the Centers for Disease Control, our College offices are closed, and we are not meeting in person one-on-one with students. Please contact us via email ( or call our offices (405-325-4411 or 405-325-2077) for assistance. We appreciate your respect of these rules instituted to keep us all safe and virus-free. 

The College is continuing to operate to meet the needs of our students. When calling the College, please stay on the line for your calls to be forwarded. Do not hang up. If no one can take your forwarded call, you will be given an option to leave a message and a member of the College staff will return your call ASAP. 

Students can also contact their counselors, advisors and members of the College staff directly. The College of Arts and Sciences staff directory can be found here and students should click here and utilize the drop down menu to contact their academic advisor.

Sooners Helping Sooners

Now is the time for Sooners to help Sooners. The University of Oklahoma is working around the clock to keep our community members safe and needs your help to provide security during such a disruptive time. Whether it is to support our students who have lost their hourly jobs and are unable to travel home, pay for rent or food and find themselves without the proper technology to continue their education remotely;  your generosity will ensure the lives most affected will receive the relief they desperately need at this time.

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College of Arts and Sciences Adapts to Online Experience

We’re inspired by the resilience, flexibility and creativity of our students, staff and faculty as we’ve made the transition to an online learning environment. Read more about how a few of our friends at OU College of Arts and Sciences are handling the changes.  

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