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Residence Halls

Located in the heart of campus are OU’s residence halls, with the newest one slated for completion this fall. Classrooms, labs, the Rec Center, food and Kresge Library are all within a 10-minute walk.

Each residence hall is a small community within itself. Events and activities are often planned together so you really get to know your neighbors — the ones you’ll celebrate milestones with and lean on during challenges.

Amenities

Each residence hall room includes:
Extra-long twin bed and mattress (except for the private bedroom suites in Oak View Hall, which have full-size beds)
Dresser
Desk and chair
Carpeting
Shelves and closet space
Lighting
Wastebasket
Window blinds

Hamlin

Hamlin is a nine-story, twin-towered, freshman hall that features:

  • Suite-style living arrangements for four, five or six people sharing a private bathroom
  • Loftable beds in each bedroom
  • Study lounges on each floor
  • Reception desk staffed during the day
  • Laundry facilities (six washers and dryers on the third floor of each tower)
  • 670 student capacity (new students only)

The main floor has a large lounge with a big screen TV, vending machines, seminar rooms, computer lab and the University Housing office. Hamlin is also home to the First-Year Experience (FYE) students and the MY FYE, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Business and Engineering Living Learning Communities.

Room Specifications
Each room in Hamlin is 11’ 2” x 12’ 6” with a ceiling height of 9’. Homemade lofts are not permitted; materials to loft your bed are provided at move-in. The basic floor plan includes two bedrooms, one bathroom and a closet. 

Please note: the bedrooms located in the corners of each floor have additional square footage; these are the bedrooms that may house three students, instead of two, per bedroom.

floor plan 


Vandenberg

Vandenberg is a seven-story, twin-towered, upperclassman hall that features:

  • Suite-style living arrangements for four or five people sharing a private bathroom
  • Lounge and study areas on each floor
  • Reception desk staffed during the day
  • Laundry facilities (six washers and dryers on the first floor of each tower)
  • 540 student capacity

Vandenberg houses the Vandenberg Dining Center, which offers cafeteria-style, all-you-can eat menu options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Room Specifications
Each room in Vandenberg is 11’ 2” x 12’ 3”. Ceiling height on the second floor is 7’, on the seventh floor it is 9’ and on all other floors it is 8’.  The furniture provided in the rooms can be lofted in multiple configurations with no additional materials from you. Homemade lofts are not permitted; materials to loft your bed are provided at move-in. The basic floor plan includes two bedrooms, one bathroom and two closets.

Please note: the bedrooms located in the corners of each floor have additional square footage; these are the bedrooms that may house three students, instead of two, per bedroom.

floor plan 
Hill

Hill House is a six-story, freshman hall that features:

  • Double-room-style living arrangements for two people
  • Community bathrooms in the center of each floor
  • Study rooms on each floor
  • Laundry facilities (four washers and dryers on the first floor)
  • 200 student capacity (new students only)

The main floor has a lounge with big screen TV, vending machines and microwave ovens.

Room Specifications
Each room in Hill is 10’ 10” x 11’ 2” with a ceiling height of 8’. The furniture provided in the room can be lofted in multiple configurations with no additional materials from you. Homemade lofts are not permitted; materials to loft your bed are provided at move-in. The basic floor plan includes one bedroom and two closets. 

Van Wagoner

Van Wagoner is a six-story, freshman building that features:

  • Double-room-style living for two people
  • Community bathrooms in the center of each floor
  • Study rooms on each floor
  • Laundry facilities (four washers and dryers on the first floor)
  • 200 student capacity (new students only)

The main floor has a lounge with big screen TV, vending machines and microwave ovens.

Room Specifications
Each room in Van Wagoner is 10’ 10” x 11’ 2” with a ceiling height of 8’.  The furniture provided in the room can be lofted in multiple configurations with no additional materials from you. Homemade lofts are not permitted; materials to loft your bed are provided at move-in. The basic floor plan includes one bedroom and two closets.

 
Oak View

Built in 2014, Oak View is a six-storied hall dedicated entirely to Honors College students (both freshmen and upperclassmen) that features:

  • Double room and suite-style living arrangements for two people sharing a private bathroom
  • In-room kitchenettes with microwaves and refrigerators
  • An expansive lounge and study area on the main floor with computer access and printing station
  • Additional study and sky-box lounges on upper floors
  • Reception desk staffed during the day
  • Community kitchens
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tilly's cafe and convenience store
  • 500 student capacity

Please note: freshmen are assigned to double-style rooms, while upperclassmen are assigned to private-suite-style rooms. There is a cost differential between the rate for Oak View Hall and the rates for the other residence halls.

Room Specifications
Oak View Hall houses two types of suites, the Double Room (freshman) and the Private Bedroom Suite (upperclassman).

Double Rooms are 12'1" x 13'4", with a ceiling height of 9'10".  The furniture provided in the room can be lofted in multiple configurations with no additional materials from you. Homemade lofts are not permitted. The basic floor plan for Double Rooms includes a living area with space for two beds plus two closets, one bathroom and a kitchenette.

Oakview double room floor plan with labeled rooms


The single-occupancy bedrooms within Private Bedroom Suites are 9'8" x 9'8", with a ceiling height of 9'10". Beds in these suites are full-sized, and lofts are not permitted. The basic floor plan for Private Bedroom Suites includes two bedrooms, two closets, one bathroom, one living area and a kitchenette.  

Oakview private bedroom suite floor plan with labeled rooms

Hillcrest Hall

Our newest residence hall, slated to open fall 2018, is a seven-storied, upperclassman hall that features:

  • Suite-style living arrangements for four people sharing a private bathroom
  • In-room kitchenettes with microwaves and refrigerators
  • 400-seat dining center
  • 100-seat micro-restaurant and convenience store
  • Fitness center staffed by University Recreation and Well-Being staff members
  • Expansive main lounge with computer access and printing station
  • Additional study lounges on upper floors
  • Community kitchens
  • Laundry facilities
  • 750-student capacity (new and returning students)

Please note: there will be a cost differential between rates for the new building and rates for the traditional halls. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Room Specifications
The furniture provided in the room can be lofted in multiple configurations with no additional materials from you. The basic floor plan includes four suite-style bedrooms with four closets, one bathroom, one shower area, one living space and a kitchenette.

Simple Hillcrest floor plan with labeled rooms