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Campus Life

Meet OKCU.

An OKCU student reads in a comfortable chair in the Student Center lobby.

As a top liberal arts & sciences university, Oklahoma City University has been leading students to their creative edge for more than a century. We are a diverse community of academic achievers, big thinkers, independent spirits, and dedicated artists. At OCU, students from across the globe follow their passions and excel in the sciences, religion, business, nursing, and the performing arts. Discover why Oklahoma City University is such a great place to learn, live, and call home.

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A Modern Metropolitan Setting

Young. Inventive. Growing.

  • A singer with a guitar performs outdoors in Oklahoma City's Plaza District.
  • A tour boat floats past restaurants and shops on Oklahoma City's Bricktown Canal.
  • A player for the Oklahoma City Dodgers baseball team swings at a pitch.

Home to more than 1.2 million Oklahomans and an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, Oklahoma City offers an abundance of the arts, quality healthcare, excellence in education, and more. And it does so without high costs, energy shortages, or traffic congestion. It is a distinctly livable city where you can chase your dreams and still enjoy a rich quality of life.

We are Oklahoma City's University

Our campus sits in the heart of OKC in the historic and vibrant Uptown 23rd District. 

Just a short drive, walk, or bike ride from campus you can explore more than a dozen diverse neighborhoods and entertainment districts featuring live music venues, local restaurants, coffee shops, food trucks, farmers markets, art events and cultural performances. 

On any given night you may find yourself dining at one of the local hotspots in Automobile Alley or Deep Deuce, enjoying a festival in the Plaza District or Midtown, appreciating one of the many art galleries in the Paseo Arts District, attending a professional sporting event, catching a local or nationally touring show at the Civic Center Music Hall or the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, playing laser tag in the Bricktown Entertainment District, or taking a stroll by beautiful Lake Hefner.

Welcome Home!

Some people call it a dorm.

Some people call it a residence hall. 

We hope you'll call it home.

We offer numerous options for on-campus living, including traditional dormitory style residences, apartments, and fraternity housing. 

Each housing community provides a comfortable living and learning environment where you can find private time as well as numerous opportunities to get connected to campus activities. Living in university housing puts you in the hub of campus life and a short walk from classes, events, and the cafeteria.

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Residence Life


Our First-Year Experience programming draws you in to the OCU Community.

Alumni Success

On Broadway and Wall Street, in boardrooms and hospitals, behind pulpits and cameras, our graduates excel. 

They are leaders in their professions and enrich their communities, and they attribute their success to the preparation they received at Oklahoma City University. 

Every year employers from all around the nation visit OCU to recruit graduates. However, many students find that Oklahoma City is the ideal place to start a career because it is a hotbed for diverse and innovative employment. Chesapeake Energy and Devon Energy are a few of the Fortune 500 companies who headquarter in our own backyard, in addition to dozens of other major corporations. Our grads find success.

What our alumni are up to

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Visitor Services

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