Student Engagement Opportunities 

    College is more than classes and homework. It’s a journey of self-discovery.

    Interdisciplinary Programs
    Designed to challenge students in their personal and professional educational experience. Scholars may enliven their studies through global education, research, scholarship, and interdisciplinary development opportunities. TU recognizes the importance of self-discovery through education, and students here find every valuable resource required to pursue these ends.

    Global Engagement
    The Center for Global Engagement offers rich opportunities to engage with the global community.
    Orientation Leaders with Goldie upstairs in the Allen Chapman Student Union during new student orientation
    Research is the lifeblood of modern universities and a defining element of an institution’s character. New and exciting research opportunities occur across campus everyday. TU’s research environment is one of our university’s most distinctive advantages. As a mid-size university (about 4,500 students total, including 1,100 graduate and law students), TU is large enough to support a vigorous research program yet small enough that our scholars remain visible members of a community.

    Student Organizations
    TU has numerous organizations that encourage students to explore hobbies, enjoy new cultural experiences and embrace opportunities to learn about themselves and others.

    Student Association
    The Student Association strives to create and promote intellectual, social and cultural opportunities, to act as a catalyst for change within the university, and to advocate for the interests of the student body.

    Student Affairs
    Creating experiences that allow students to build leadership skills, maintain health and well-being, and become contributing members of the community. There’s a world of leadership and community service opportunities to explore at The University of Tulsa. Consider Student Affairs your tour director for finding the ideally suited activities and services to develop your student academically, physically and personally.

    True Blue Neighbors
    Their mission is to build a better community, a better citizen, and a better University, through community engagement, service-learning, and civic leadership. True Blue Neighbors connects the TU community to over 80 nonprofit, government, and educational organizations through volunteer service, community service work-study, and experiential learning opportunities.
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    New Student Orientation (August 18-22)

    This multi-day experience for students is designed to help them take early steps to success that focus on academic readiness, connections with student leaders and campus professionals, and early conversations about common challenges in college.

    TU host a handful of welcome events on the first day of Orientation (this year, Wednesday, Aug 18) for families and parents of new students. In recent years this has included welcomes from Administrators, a Parents and Family Information Fair, a Welcome event for Multicultural families, and our annual Matriculation exercises. We hope to have more details on these events for Fall 2021 available this summer. 

    Click here for more orientation information

    Living on Campus

    Living on campus puts everything your student will need at their doorstep. So, they can sleep a little longer, grab some breakfast in the morning and relax. Their classes are just a short walk away. TU's campus is pedestrian friendly and ideal for cycling. With wide streets, low speed traffic and an extensive network of shared-use pathways, all members of the campus community are encouraged to ride their bikes to campus or check out one of TU’s free yellow bikes from the Hurricane Bike Shop.

    TU offers a variety of living options to meet the needs and lifestyles of all students. So whether your student prefers to live alone or with a group of friends, there is a place for them at TU. It is truly an environment that your student can call home.

    Resident Halls

    TU offers six residence halls. With options that include single rooms to suite-style living, a residence hall reserved only for first-year students and single sex living areas, there’s a place for everyone. 

    Hall# of ResidentsGender
    Fisher South176coed
    Fisher West Suites107coed
    Hardesty Hall304coed
    John Mabee249male
    LaFortune House108coed
    Lottie Jane234female

    All first-year students are required to live in university residence halls and all second-year students are required to live on campus. Both first and second-year students must participate in a university provided meal plan unless they are formally exempt. Students fulfill the requirements after spending two years living and dining on campus (post high school).

    Students who will reside in the primary residence of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) within a 20 mile radius of the university will be exempt from the housing and dining requirement. Also, married students and students 21 years of age and older prior to start of term are exempt.  Academic credit hours and/or class status do not exempt one from the policy.

    Learn about Resident Halls | Explore Living-Learning Communities | Look into Greek Housing | Accessibility is Important at TU | We are Gender Inclusive


    TU is dedicated to providing the highest quality food and service in all our dining locations. Our dining program offers students a variety of food options, ranging from traditional dining with hot dishes and a salad bar, to a coffee cafe and the finest in catering. Also, it features a variety of flavor options from Asian-inspired dishes and Tex-Mex specialties to made-to-order pasta and pizza.

    The dining team is committed to offering your student a wide range of healthy choices, many of which are obtained locally. A registered/licensed dietician is available to all TU students, as well.

    Click here for meal plans

    Students living on campus

    • Are more likely to persist in college and complete their baccalaureate degree in four years;
    • Are more likely to earn professional degrees;
    • Are more likely to achieve a higher grade point average;
    • Are reported to have greater satisfaction with their living environment;
    • Are regarded as having a positive self-image, with enhanced self-confidence, public speaking ability and similar measures of self-reliance;
    • Have a higher retention rate;
    • Remain more connected than those who move off campus who report feeling disconnected from the University;
    • Create memories that last a lifetime.
    Move In (August 16th - 18th)

    Student need to schedule a move-in appointment (scheduling starts mid-July) to help the orientation and residence hall check-in process go smoothly, so everyone can have the best possible experience.

    A parent and student, and a campus leader are smiling during Move-In


    What should your student bring on move-in-day? 

    • Twin XL Sheets (39×80 inches long for standard beds)
    • Pillows, comforter, blanket or quilt
    • Laundry bag/basket & supplies
    • Shower bucket/tote & bath robe/towels
    • Pictures & posters with 3M Command Adhesive
    • Multiple outlet strips (with surge protectors)
    • Outdoor gear (backpack, hiking boots, etc.) Consider joining TUTreks!
    • X-Box, Playstation, Wii
    • Computer/laptop/tablet
    • Games
    • Headphones
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Flashlight with extra batteries
    • Umbrella
    • School supplies
    • 1-2 storage boxes (Rubbermaid)
    • Hangers
    • Plants
    • First-aid supplies
    • Refrigerator up to 6 cubic feet (West Suites provided) or rent one
    • Microwave up to 750 watts (West Suites provided)

    Dates to Remember

    Housing Application opens
    February 15

    Last Day to Submit for Priority Selection of Living Learning Community
    May 15

    Date/Time for Self-Selection Emailed
    June 1

    Last Day to Submit Housing Agreement for Self-Selection

    July 15

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