Stay in the Dorms!! It’s cheap and convenient!
We are pleased to offer very low-cost dormitory accommodations through the University of Oklahoma Housing and Food Services. Pricing ranges from $26 per night for students willing to share a room to $43 per night for professionals in a private room. This price includes a fantastic breakfast at Couch Restaurants, which is adjacent to the dorms. Rooms are pretty basic with a couple of twin XL beds, a desk, a closet, a dresser, and a bathroom shared by four or fewer rooms. Note that rooms do not include bedding. You can either bring bedding or a sleeping bag, or you can purchase linen service for a one time fee of $7. Some rooms have a lofted bed with the desk and dresser underneath the bed. All rooms are air conditioned. If you plan to stay on campus and have any questions regarding special needs for your accommodations, please contact OU Conference Services at (405) 325-7378 or (405) 325-4318.
For details about the dorm rooms, click here.
For more information about Couch Restaurants, click here and then on the “Couch Restaurants” tab.
You can reserve your room through the
online registration system. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
Who’s my roommate? If you want to share a room with someone, you can specify this person when you reserve your room. Otherwise we will make same-gender roommate matches at random.
Everyone will be staying at Couch Center (see campus map). You can check in at Couch Center any time (the desk is open 24/7) the day of your reservation.
If you plan to drive to campus, we strongly suggest that you purchase a weekly parking permit, which costs $11. There are also one-day passes available for $3.50. You can purchase them online when you register for the meeting on the registration page or you can purchase them on-site from OU Parking and Transportation Services. Click here for a parking map and the Parking Services office location (C10-Stubbeman Place).
Getting Around Campus
The dormatories, conference facilities, local restaurants, and the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History are all within walking distance (15 minutes by foot at a leisurely pace). The scientific program will all be housed at the OU Memorial Union building, so you will not need to walk to different buildings between sessions. Although you can drive to the meeting and/or rent a car, we have planned the conference such that attendees should not require a vehicle to get around. However, you should be prepared to walk up to ¾ of a mile on occasion. It may be hot outside, so please dress in light clothing, and bring a hat and sunscreen.
A map of the campus can be found here
If you wish to see some of the more distant features of the OU Campus (like the National Weather Center) or if you want to tour the city of Norman, the local bus service (Cleveland Area Rapid Transit) provides regular campus shuttles and limited service around town. Here’s a link to their website.
Huff and Puff!
Want to work out or go swimming while staying on the OU campus? You can use The University of Oklahoma Houston Huffman Fitness Center (HHFC; 1401 Asp Avenue ) and The Murray Case Sells Swim Complex (MCSSC; 1701 Asp Avenue), open weekdays 6am-9pm; weekends 10am-6pm. The HHFC features eight basketball/volleyball/badminton courts, five racquetball courts, a squash court, 1/6th mile indoor track, two large multi-purpose activity rooms, two weight room areas, and a large cardio workout room. The MCSSC has indoor and outdoor pools each with 25-yard lap lanes There are also diving boards and a kiddy pool. Daily charges apply: $7.50/person for the HHFC and $5/person for the MCSSC. Conference badge and photo ID required for admission. . For details on these facilities, click here
Suit yourself off campus!
We are not coordinating off-campus lodging, but there are a few options for local hotels listed below. Click here to see a google map of hotels in Norman.
Quality Inn & Suites
2841 Classen Blvd, Norman, OK, US, 73071
2 miles from campus
Services: Fitness center, free Wi-fi
2501 Conference Drive, Norman, OK 73069
4.7 miles from campus
$119/night. To reserve a room at this discounted rate follow this link:
Services: Indoor pool, free cooked-to-order breakfast, 24 hour fitness center, Wi-fi
NCED Conference Center and Hotel
2801 East State Highway 9, Norman, OK 73071
3.5 miles from campus
Services: Extensive indoor gymnasium, outdoor jogging trails, room service, complimentary internet access, various sports facilities, outdoor swimming pool, large cafeteria and restaurants, free parking, airport shuttle, ATM boarding pass kiosk, gift shop, health clinic, information center, shipping and guest laundry services.
1200 24th Avenue SW, Norman, OK 73072