Campus Boredom Busters

Campus Boredom Busters

Now that everyone has settled in to their classes, housing arrangements and schedules, plenty of students have free time to explore what OU has to offer. But where do you start? We’ve broken it up for you into general, arts and sports. With this many options, you can never be bored!

OU Community

Made In Oklahoma Showcase – October 5 from 5-7 p.m.

In the Walker-Adams Mall, Oklahoma food vendors will set up tables and let students and staff taste their products. In addition, students who fill their “passports” by travelling between tables will be entered to win prizes. With live music, free food and giveaways, this event is sure to be a hit!

Homecoming Rah Rally and Parade – October 27-28

Homecoming is a celebration of OU culture for both students and alumni. Rah Rally features jaw-dropping dances from student organizations, games and fun. And, of course, you can’t miss the homecoming parade! The celebration continues all day and ends with award presentations at halftime of the Texas Tech football game. We can’t wait!

Campus Coffee Crawl – November 1-17

Every year, Housing and Food Services puts on an event called Campus Coffee Crawl. Students are encouraged to attend all of OU’s best coffee spots in order to receive a free T-shirt. Not only are the shirts always cool and cozy, but each of the unique cafes on the crawl offer delicious coffee, tea and bakery selections. What better way to welcome the crisp November air?

Arts & Culture

DIY Festival (UPB) – September 29 at 7:30 p.m.

At this crafty event, the Union Programming Board provides materials for students to create! Head to the Will Rogers Food Court with some friends and challenge yourselves to make the best crafts. Facebook event.

University Theatre – Various

Don’t miss your chance to see performances from the incredible schools of theatre and musical theatre this season. This semester’s diverse lineup includes Tony-winning musical City of Angels, the comedic play Noises Off, the always-entrancing Oklahoma Festival Ballet and the classic opera Hansel and Gretel. Website.

Late Nights at FJJMA – Thursdays from 5-9 p.m.

Never get to see the beautiful art at Fred Jones because of your class schedule? Luckily, this award-winning museum right in the heart of OU’s arts district is open late on Thursday nights, and admission for students is always free! The current special exhibition is Body, an exploration of the human form. I can’t think of more cultured way to spend a Thursday evening. Website.

Sutton Concert Series – Various

OU’s School of Music is always alive with performances, and the Sutton Concert Series brings together the best of the best. Featuring OU’s major student ensembles and special guest performances, this series has several concerts every week that are sure to entertain and enlighten. This semester’s concerts include the Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, choirs, Symphony and more. Additionally, the tradition of Christmas at OU will continue with a celebratory holiday concert on December 10. Schedule of Events.



The football season is in full swing, as evidenced by an impressive win over Ohio State in Columbus. Four more home games await: against Iowa State, Texas Tech, TCU and West Virginia. Even if you can’t make the game, tailgating on campus or watching from restaurants in Norman is always a grand time! Schedule.


The mens and women’s seasons begin in November. The women play Central Oklahoma at home on November 3, and the men open with an exhibition against East Central on November 8. After that, the teams have a combined thirteen home matchups before the end of the year. Cheering from the student section, known as the Boom Squad, is something every student should experience before graduating! Men’s Schedule. Women’s Schedule.


OU Wrestling kicks off on October 28 with an open scrimmage. The next event in Norman is on December 17, when the Sooners face Appalachian State. It’s always fun to watch at McCasland Field House right in the heart of campus! Schedule.


The OU Women’s Soccer team plays in Norman four more times before the end of the semester. Head down to John Crain field with some friends to see one of these matchups! Schedule.


Our national champions have returned to Norman! The team starts with a Fall Festival on the September 29-30 and plays four more home games before winter break. These talented athletes always impress, and there’s no better place to watch a win than right here on our campus! Schedule.


The OU Volleyball team plays at MacCasland Field House seven times between now and December. If you haven’t been to a volleyball game, it’s an experience worth checking out! The energetic fans are always pumped to see our excellent team of athletes. Schedule.

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