Moving Information

Welcome to campus! We’re so excited to have you here. Moving is a much-anticipated event, and the beginning of greater independence for college students. We know you have lots of questions, and we’re here to make the moving process as smooth as possible.


Where you'll live

Room assignments will be sent by early August via OU email. You’ll receive instructions on how to access your new address, and the name(s) of your room and/or suitemates.

When you'll move in

For the fall 2016 semester, incoming freshmen, transfer students, other new residents, and returning students will be able to move into the residence halls on August 28-30, 2016, based on room assignments. 

Fall 2016 Move-In Schedule

 Day 1: Sunday, August 28

  • Hamlin (Floors 6-9), 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Hill/Van Wagoner (Floors 5-6), 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Oak View (Freshmen only, all floors): 8 a.m.-2 p.m

Day 2: Monday, August 29

  • Hamlin (Floors 1-5), 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Hill/Van Wagoner (Floors 1-4), 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • All other first-year students

Day 3: Tuesday, August 30

  • All returners, all residence halls, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • All apartments, all cottages, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

You will receive specific details about your particular moving day in early August. Please watch your OU email address for details.

What we provide

OU will provide:

Fitzgerald House, Hamlin Hall, Hill House, Van Wagoner House, and Vandenberg Hall

  • extra-long twin bed
  • mattress
  • dresser
  • desk and chair
  • carpeting
  • shelves
  • closet space
  • lighting
  • wastebasket
  • window blinds

Oak View Hall

  • extra-long twin bed (freshman suites) or full-sized bed (upperclassman suites) 
  • mattress
  • dresser
  • desk and chair
  • carpeting
  • shelves
  • closet space
  • microwave
  • 3.1 cubic foot refrigerator with freezer
  • central air conditioning
  • lighting
  • wastebaskets
  • window blinds

Ann V. Nicholson Apartments

  • full-sized bed
  • mattress
  • desk and chair
  • dresser
  • closet space
  • stove
  • dishwasher
  • refrigerator
  • microwave
  • washer and dryer
  • sofa
  • coffee and end table
  • entertainment unit
  • lighting
  • ceiling fan
  • central air conditioning
  • window blinds

George T. Matthews Apartments

  • extra-long twin bed
  • mattress
  • desk and chair
  • dresser
  • closet space
  • lighting
  • stove
  • dishwasher
  • refrigerator
  • sofa
  • coffee and end table
  • entertainment unit
  • window blinds

Room keys

Room keys are distributed at check-in. Please review the Move-In Letter that will be sent to your OU email address for details on where you can pick up your keys.

Moving equipment

Flatbed and tub carts will be available during move-in times for your convenience. Consider packing light and bringing your own personal cart.

Lofts

Hamlin Hall, Hill House, the Oak View Hall double suites, West Vandenberg Hall, and Van Wagoner House come furnished with loftable beds. East Vandenberg Hall provides beds that are bunkable. Other types of lofts are not to be built in these buildings. Personal lofts are permitted in student rooms in Fitzgerald House, and must be freestanding. Platform lofts (i.e., false floors) are not permitted. All building materials must be cut and/or shaped outside the building. Once a loft is put together, it must be registered by completing a  Loft Registration Form. A copy of the completed form, with the signatures of all owners and appropriate staff members, must be attached to the loft in a visible location. Before building a loft, read through OU’s loft construction guidelines and check out the loft diagrams, which will help you build a loft to suit your needs. 

Room sizes

The following room specifications will help in planning what you'd like to bring, and in the case of Fitzgerald, for building lofts. Note that all residence hall bedsprings are 7’ x 36”.

Residence HallRoom DimensionsCeiling Height
Fitzgerald House12’ x 15’ 6” 
Hamlin House11’ 2” x 12’ 6"9'
Hill House10’ 10” x 11’ 2”8'
Oak View Hall
(Double bedroom)
13' 4" x 12' 1"Varies by room
Oak View Hall
(Private bedroom suite)
 9' 8" x 9' 8"Varies by room
Vandenberg Hall11’ 2” x 12’ 3”7' (2nd floor)
9’ (7th floor)
8’ (all other floors)
Van Wagoner House11’ 2” x 12’ 3”8'

OU's wireless network

We provide a wireless Internet connection in each room, as well as wired Ethernet ports in the Ann V. Nicholson Student Apartments, Matthews Student Apartments, Hamlin Hall, Hill House, Oak View Hall, Vandenberg Hall, and Van Wagoner House. Learn more about our technological support.

Cable TV

Every residence hall room and student apartment unit is wired for cable television. To access the service, you must have a cable-ready television with a coaxial cable.

Renter's insurance

OU does not assume any liability for the loss, damage or theft of any personal property. To protect your property, you should purchase renter’s insurance or check your parent’s or legal guardian’s homeowners insurance to see if your personal property is covered. Renter’s insurance can be purchased through a variety of insurance agencies.