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Election Week Events & Resources

As election season culminates this week across the nation, Student Affairs, in collaboration with International Student Services, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is offering a number of programs designed specifically for our campus community.

Please note that some programs require an RSVP due to COVID spacing restrictions. Masking and social distancing will be in place and virtual options are available for many of these opportunities.

For accommodations to any of these events, please email


Pre-Election Resources

The Carl Albert Center and N.E.W. Leadership and Civic Engagement created a  website for students to navigate all things voting:

This is a great first stop and will help answer student questions such as:

  • How to find sample ballots
  • Where to vote/polling locations
  • How to make a voting plan
  • Where to find reliable information about what’s on the ballot

Student needing a notary can email to set up an appointment for free services.

Tuesday, November 3 (Election Day)

This is an Instructional Holiday for students, however, the University is open. Offices across campus are available to provide the services you need.

  • Gentle Yoga (OU Pool indoor pool deck)
    7:00 a.m. | Focus your mind and body with this free fitness classes. Bring your own mat.

Wednesday, November 4

  • Election Processing Conversations (Thurman J. White Forum / Zoom)
    These events are meant to provide an informal space to come together and process next steps, feelings towards the election, and how we move forward as an OU community. 
    (click here to view poster)

    • General Session, hosted by Student Affairs
      12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

    • Multicultural Programs and Services Session 
      12:45 - 2:00 p.m.

    • LGBTQ+ Programs Session
      2:15 - 3:15 p.m.  

    • International Community Session
      3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

  • "Surviving Election Fatigue" (Zoom)  
    3:00 - 3:30 p.m. | Join Dr. Scott Miller, Director of University Counseling, in a short session designed to help you recognize and manage signs of "election fatigue" and other stressors. Ask your questions and find resources for moving forward.

Register for the Election Processing Conversations and/or "Surviving Election Fatigue" by clicking on the button below. Once registered you will be sent additional information and details.

Register here


Thursday, November 5

  • Gentle Yoga (OU Pool indoor pool deck)
    7:00 a.m. | Focus your mind and body with this free fitness classes. Bring your own mat.
  • Stress Management and Self-Care (3 Sessions in Meacham Auditorium)
    9:00 - 10:00 a.m. | Noon - 1:00 p.m.  | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | COVID, midterms, ice storms...come learn about the science of managing our stress with Katie Qualls Fay with OU Health Services. Refreshments provided following each session.

  • DEI Virtual Office Hours
    1:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invites anyone who wants to chat with members of our team to join. Click here to sign up.

Friday, November 6

  • Yoga at the Sam Noble Museum (Sam Noble Museum)
    8:45 a.m. | Practice relaxing yoga in a unique setting. Enter through the security entrance to the left of the main entrance. Bring your own mat.

  • International Community and Friends Support Space (Farzaneh Hall, 1st Floor)
    1:00 - 5:00 p.m. | International Community and friends are invited for fellowship and support for the international community post-election. Food provided.

Monday, November 9

  • Exercising at its Finest (Zoom)
    4:00 - 4:45 p.m. | Discover why exercise is truly the best medicine and how physical activity works at the neuromuscular and cardiovascular levels.

Election Week Fatigue

Dr. Scott Miller, Director of University Counseling, discusses Election Week Fatigue and shares helpful stress management tips.