#AskMe features volunteers strategically located to help students find their classes the first two days of the fall semester. We have designated locations based on student traffic and ask volunteers to sign up for hour-long shifts (as many as they can). We will have signage at the volunteer locations to help students find you. We also encourage you to look for “the look” and offer to help people who are clearly overwhelmed and trying to find their way.
Volunteer Sign Up
Thank you for your interest in being an #AskMe volunteer!
This year, perhaps more than ever, your reassuring presence can make a big difference for our students.
Please click the link below to sign up and volunteer for #AskMe.
If you have any questions, please call 405-325-2072.
We are focusing our efforts this year on five strategically chosen locations. The tables there will be stocked with maps, #AskMe signs, disposable masks, and flyers listing locations to pick up cloth masks. We are part of the masking campaign this fall to make sure each student has a mask to wear while on campus.
If possible, arrive for your shift a few minutes early for exchange of information and supplies. The dynamics of our interactions will be a little different this year as we will be wearing masks and demonstrating social distancing from behind our tables but we can still be helpful!
While less important this year because we will be at tables, #AskMe gear is still encouraged. If you would like, you can pick up a t-shirt or lanyard in the Wagner Hall atrium 12:00-2:00 Thursday 8/20 or 3:00-5:00 Friday 8/21. If you have a t-shirt or lanyard from previous years, please use that again as supplies are limited.
- Sarkeys Energy Center (SEC) versus SJ Sarkeys Fitness Center/Complex
- The Cates Center (Cate Center 1 -NE corner, Cate Center 2 -NW corner, Cate Center 3 -SE corner, Cate Center 4 -SW corner)
- Accessibility and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) versus Dunham Residential College (DRC) – there are classes in Dunham but not the Accessibility and Disability Resource Center
- Adams Hall [Price College of Business] versus Adams Tower [Residence Hall with the Housing Learning Center on the first floor]
- Dale Hall (DAH) versus Dale Hall Tower (DAHT)
- Dale Hall (DAH) versus Devon Energy Hall (DEH)
It really was a great opportunity to help new students.
Sign me up for next time. It was fun!
I just really loved helping students. It was so nice to see that look of confusion or stress melt away once their question was answered!
I really appreciated the students who came up to our tables just to say "thank you"…. They said that they wished it was something that happened when they were freshmen and terrified during their first few days, and they liked that we were available to them if they did need help.
A student stopped to tell me that she didn't have any questions - she just wanted to thank me and OU for providing #AskMe to students! She said that she came from a very small high school and was intimidated by the size/scale of OU - and seeing "real people" identified in yellow shirts with smiles and information made her feel much more comfortable and at home.
I handed a girl a water who was walking & talking on her phone. She said on the phone "oh, sorry - no, some guy just handed me a water - that's how awesome my new school is!”
"Look at this - I love this school!"
"Everyone at OU is so nice and so helpful."
"I'm a sophomore and should know where this building is, but..."
"Thank you, I was so lost!
"I'm on my way to my first college class. Will you take my picture so I can text it to my mom?"