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Norman Campus Phase III Return to Campus

The Norman campus Phase III Return Plan began Monday, Aug. 3. As the nature of COVID-19 remains dynamic, this Plan will remain dynamic. This plan applies to all Norman faculty, staff, student employees, students, contractors, and invited visitors who will be on campus on or after Aug. 3.

Norman Campus Phase III Plan



Fall Instructional Plans

Through the Norman Campus Safe and Resilient Instructional Plan, we have adapted our instructional model to protect our community and still offer the life-changing, in-person OU experience.

Safe & Resilient Instructional Plan

Flexible Teaching

Modifications to classroom instruction include:

  • Courses with 40 students or fewer are being held in person.
  • Courses with more than 40 students are being delivered online.
  • We have added new, smaller, in-person sections to many of our first-year classes to ensure the undergraduate experience remains a highly personal, face-to-face OU learning experience.
  • We have also altered class times to include a 30-minute passing time to reduce crowding in buildings between classes. This change in the timing of courses means that classes will take place from 7:30 a.m. until 9 p.m.
  • We are utilizing larger classrooms, aiming for 50-75% maximum capacity wherever practical for increased social distancing.

Instruction and Grading

It is still undetermined if Pass/Fail will be an option for online classes that switched from in-person to online. We will keep students informed as we continue to develop our plans.


Tuition and Fees

OU is committed to providing a world-class education that is affordable and accessible. For the third straight year, there will be no tuition or mandatory fee increases for Norman campus programs for the 2020-2021 academic year. Additionally, no online fees will apply for courses that have been moved online due to COVID-19.

OU tuition for in-person classes that have been moved online:

On-campus courses and courses that were moved online due to COVID-19 will have the same tuition rates. Students should be taking a majority of their courses in-person. OU has also added new, smaller, in-person sections to many of our classes – a large scale effort that will benefit students.

The payment of tuition for courses, no matter the delivery method, ultimately leads to the attainment of an OU degree – an achievement that will forever lead you to new opportunities. By completing a course online or in-person, you will meet degree requirements and will progress in your degree program.

Non-Resident Tuition

  • Tuition rates will remain unchanged for residents and non-residents.


  • No additional fees will be charged for courses moved online due to COVID-19.
  • Courses that were online prior to the pandemic will carry standard online fees.

Course Delivery Method Guide for Students

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