Students have complained about issues of clarity and transparency with parking and housing.
Tuition will not change for OCU’s 2018-19 school year, but several fees will increase.
Workers began renovations on a campus residence hall during the summer.
Housing is partnering with the Repurposing Club to carry out a clothes drive that will prevent the wasting of items that others may need.
The housing draft, the process by which students pick their room assignments for next semester, will take place exclusively online this year.
“At the end of the year, there are those dumpsters, and everyone just throws their stuff away. So why not make a little money and help out some freshmen?”
Some students are concerned about maintenance workers appearing in their dorms unannounced and about them leaving dorm room doors open.
“I admit I was repulsed by the bedbugs at first, but my feelings changed over the month I spent with them,” Jenkins said.
Walker and Banning Halls will be undergoing renovations soon.
Students will get a chance to shoot lasers at each other Halloween night. Housing and Residence Life is hosting Laser Apocalypse to provide a fun and safe entertainment for students.
Housing officials are planning Walker and Banning hall renovations with architects.
Banning Hall residents may notice a change in their air conditioning system this academic year.
A Pokémon GO event hits campus with the help of one OCU student and residence life staff.
Jeri Jones, former head resident for Oklahoma United Methodist Hall and housing and residence life specialist, left OCU for a new job closer to her husband.
The university has made housing improvement a priority for future projects and budgets. Here are eight more projects in the works to improve residence life.
Change is good, but there has been too much change with how students select their rooms. The housing assignment system has changed each of the last three years.
This year’s housing draft will allow students to choose their rooms via individual, scheduled appointments.
We need a plan to help housing, but maybe this isn’t the best one.
Some students will pay more for housing in the fall, but they may not see the improvements their money will pay for.
A new director of housing is getting acclimated to campus this month and preparing to take charge of OCU residence life.
Leaks in Banning Hall dormitory have led housing officials to seek new climate control systems. Banning Hall uses the oldest heating and cooling system on campus. In this chilled water system, pipes run cooled water to fans that blow air into each room. While innovative at the time of its installation 30 years ago,…
The front gates to Cokesbury Court Apartments will remain open until repairs are made to the keypad that controlled the gate. The keypad on Kentucky Avenue was struck Oct. 9 by a car. An OCU police officer responded to the incident. The student who hit the keypad left the scene, but later emailed housing officials…
Banning residents have limited time to use the bathroom in their own rooms. “I wake up and can’t use the bathroom in the dorm that I’m paying a couple thousand dollars to live in,” said Ben Roberts, acting freshman. Banning has had several water leaks, which the Facilities Department is trying to resolve. Monday, April…
Oklahoma United Methodist Hall may be facing some changes when the funds are available. Administrators recognized the need for changes in campus buildings in the prioritization report that was released to students April 20. Prioritization is a process in which officials recommend what programs are priorities and which can receive funding cuts. In support function…
Student leaders across campus brainstormed together to find the top 10 issues on campus at STAR Summit April 24. The event has been hosted by Student Affairs every spring to help bring together leaders from every student organization on campus to build community, plan the student activity calendar for the next academic year, and identify…
By Mackenzie Menter, Copy Editor There will not be a housing draft this year. Walker Hall will be co-ed, but open to freshmen only. Draper Hall will only be open to sophomores and up. Banning Hall will remain open only to honors students. Smith Hall will remain closed for renovations. University Manor Apartment will be…