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Stompdown 2023 event at The University of Oklahoma
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Stompdown 2023

March 25, 2023

The University of Oklahoma presents this year's Stompdown, the annual step-show hosted by the Black Student Association and the National Pan-Hellenic Council, with a special guest performance by Yung Nation. The winner of this year's Stompdown is the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, congratulations ladies!

A smiling OU student wearing a baseball hat holds up their pointer finger and their Match Day assignment.
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Match Day 2023

March 17, 2023

Last week, 130 graduating students from the OU College of Medicine opened envelopes that determined the future of their medical careers.

OU students holding final donation numbers during 2023 Dance Marathon. Final amount raised was $465,318.23.
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OU Dance Marathon 2023

March 04, 2023

The University of Oklahoma held its annual dance marathon fundraiser this past weekend to raise money and awareness for the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Foundation and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Patients got to dance and have fun with OU students, and at the end of the event, organizers revealed that the OU community had raised almost half a million dollars for the hospital.

Dancers on stage during 2023 Latino Flavor event
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Latino Flavor 2023

March 01, 2023

The University of Oklahoma held its annual Latino Flavor banquet in the Union's Molly Shi Ballroom, offering students a wide variety of foods from an array of different Latin cultures and countries.

Sash and crowns for 2023 OU Black Royalty Pageant winners
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OU Black Royalty Pageant

February 11, 2023

The OU Black Royalty Pageant is an annual scholarship pageant that takes place during Black History Month and allows contestants to compete on and off the stage for the chance of being the next Black Royalty King or Queen.

Order of the Owl award ceremony, February 9, 2023
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Order of the Owl

February 09, 2023

The University of Oklahoma College of Law honored four of its esteemed alumni in its annual Order of the Owl Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction.

OU Dance students during Young Choreographers' Showcase
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Young Choreographers' Showcase

January 26, 2023

The Young Choreographers' Showcase is an opportunity for School of Dance choreographers and performers to show off their original dances. With assistance from the School of Drama lighting designers, they create beautiful performances worthy of recognition.

Students walking on OU's Norman campus.
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Winter Howdy Week 2023

January 27, 2023

The University of Oklahoma welcomes its students back after the long winter break and prepares them for the Spring semester with week-long activities like basketball and free ice-cream, hosted by the Campus Activities Council (CAC).

Pride of Oklahoma on field during OU football game
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Best of OU Photography 2022

December 22, 2022

View 2022 in pictures through the best of University of Oklahoma photography.

Graduates during OU fall 2022 convocation ceremony
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Fall 2022 Convocations

December 17, 2022

The University of Oklahoma held fall convocation ceremonies December 16 and 17 at a variety of locations, from Lloyd Noble Center to Gould Hall Gallery. Congratulations Graduates!

4.0 Medallions on table
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4.0 Medallion Ceremony

December 08, 2022

On Thursday, December 8, the University of Oklahoma honored thirty-two students graduating in December who maintained perfect 4.0 grade-point averages throughout their undergraduate careers at OU.

Santa and Mrs. Claus with OU students during 2022 Holiday Lights
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Holiday Lights 2022

December 01, 2022

The University of Oklahoma hosted its annual Holiday Lights event at Burr Park on Dec. 1. The event included the lighting of the Christmas tree, a Menorah, and the Star and Crescent moon. Guests were treated to hot chocolate, performances of traditional holiday songs, and even a visit from Santa Claus!

Ruf Nek and Ruf Nek Little Sis steer Sooner Schooner after an OU score during 2022 Bedlam Game
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OU vs OSU: November 19, 2022

November 19, 2022

The University of Oklahoma hosted Oklahoma State University for the 117th Bedlam matchup.

President Harroz at Aviation Announcement
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School of Aviation Announcement by The University of Oklahoma

November 07, 2022

On Nov. 7, at Max Westheimer Airport, The University of Oklahoma announced its plans for a major expansion in the School of Aviation, addressing Oklahoma’s critical shortage of aviation professionals.

Persons hand holding up the number one, wearing an OU class ring
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Fall 2022 Ring Ceremony

November 04, 2022

The University of Oklahoma honored December 2022 graduates and Pride of Oklahoma Director Brian Britt, at the Fall 2022 Ring Ceremony.

President Harroz and Dr. Surratt with the 16 Outstanding Seniors
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Fall 2022 Outstanding Seniors

November 04, 2022

Sixteen seniors were chosen for the Outstanding Senior Award for their exceptional achievements in scholarship, honors, awards, leadership, and service.

President Harroz Speaking at the Lead On Gala
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Lead On Gala

October 21, 2022

At the “A Time to Celebrate, A Time To Lead” Gala on Oct. 14, the University of Oklahoma announced the public phase of the largest philanthropic campaign in the history of Oklahoma higher education.

Homecoming Court posing at OU Homecoming game on October 15, 2022
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October 15, 2022

The University of Oklahoma celebrated Homecoming 2022 by welcoming alumni back for the annual homecoming parade and home football game against the University of Kansas.

Rah! Rally 2022 at Lloyd Noble Center
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Rah! Rally

October 12, 2022

OU Rah! Rally returned to Lloyd Noble Center for Homecoming Week 2022. Rah! Rally featured appearances from OU Spirit, the Pride of Oklahoma, OU Athletics teams, and performances from OU student groups.

Students, faculty, and staff celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day on OU Norman campus
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Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 10, 2022

OU recognizes, advocates, and honors the rich histories, cultures, and communities of indigenous peoples. American Indian Programs & Services in the Office of Student Life hosted Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations on October 10.

Band member saluting during the National Anthem as a jet flies over before OU vs UTEP football game
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OU vs UTEP: 9/3/2022

September 03, 2022

New Oklahoma coach Brent Venables got emotional when athletic director Joe Castiglione presented him with the game ball and the players loudly celebrated his first career victory as a head coach. Dillon Gabriel passed for two touchdowns and ran for another and No. 9 Oklahoma rolled past UTEP 45-13 on Saturday.

Howdy Week: students on south oval at the University of Oklahoma
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Howdy Week 2022

August 22, 2022

Howdy Week is a week-long series of events taking place during the first week of the fall semester to welcome each student, graduate student, faculty member, and staff member to a new semester at the University of Oklahoma.

2022 Class Kickoff, students forming OU on football field
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Class Kickoff 2022

August 12, 2022

The Class of 2026 was welcomed to OU with a BBQ dinner, a pre-ceremony flyover by the World War II-era Tulsa Warbirds, a commemorative class photo on Owen Field and a celebratory fireworks display at the event’s conclusion. Featured speakers at the event included OU President Joseph Harroz Jr., head football coach Brent Venables, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students David Surratt, Senior Vice President and Provost André-Denis Wright and Student Government Association President Zack Lissau.

Student and parents during OU Move-In
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OU Move-In 2022

August 15, 2022

The University of Oklahoma welcomed new and returning students to campus housing for the fall 2022 semester at OU move-in.