Housing Policies

Each student is responsible for the policies and regulations in both the catalog and the student handbook.

Student Residential Policy

Oral Roberts University is a residential campus. All undergraduate students who are younger than 23 years of age, by August 1, are required to live on campus unless they qualify for commuter status.

Any student whose status changes from on-campus residency to off-campus residency must file a petition in the Office of Student Development and provide a change of address prior to moving. Any student leaving school or withdrawing must officially withdraw in the Office of Student Development prior to exiting the residence halls.

A commuter student is defined as follows:
  • One who is living with his or her parents who reside in Tulsa or surrounding locales (within a 50-mile radius). Freshman students are required to live on campus.
  • One who is married
  • A single parent with custodial responsibilities
  • A graduate student
  • A part-time student enrolled in 11.5 or fewer hours

A commuter student is defined as follows:

A student under 23 years of age, who lives in Tulsa or surrounding locales, would qualify for an exception to the residential policy if he or she lives with his or her parents in the Tulsa area (within a 50-mile radius). For this exception to be granted, parents must guarantee that students are living with them in their residence full time. Parents may not establish a second residence (such as an apartment) and consider it an extension of their home. Such a situation will be interpreted by the University as a dual residence, which is not in keeping with the spirit of the policy. A student who petitions to live in Tulsa or surrounding locales with a parent who has recently relocated to Tulsa will be required to verify the residency of the parent. Parents and students seeking an exception to the residential policy may schedule a meeting with the Dean of Student Development or Associate Dean of Student Development and complete the Petition for Exception to Residential Housing Policy. At any point throughout the semester, students found to be in violation of the residential policy will be required to move into campus housing immediately, for which the full semester’s cost of both room and board charges will be assessed, or they must drop classes to obtain part-time enrollment without refund.

Student Development must be notified of a student’s change of address within two weeks of moving. A part-time student may petition to live in the residence halls. Part-time students with 11.5 or fewer hours may live off campus; however, they are required to file a petition in the Student Development office. A part-time student under the age of 23 who is living off campus by approved petition will be required to return to residential housing immediately if his or her status changes to full-time. Consideration will not be given to any student obligating himself or herself contractually to a lease. Undergraduate students who are full-time employees of the University are not required to reside on campus. Termination of employment voids any exception to the Residential Policy. A married student will not be required to live on campus; however, students may be required to verify their status. The University does not provide housing for married students. Students residing off campus without an approved petition are in violation of the Residential Policy and subject to disciplinary action—including suspension or de-enrollment—and may jeopardize good standing with ORU.

Students maintaining dual residency are in violation of the Residential Policy and are subject to disciplinary action. Dual residency is defined as signing out of the Residence Hall three or more nights a week to a residence other than a parent’s.

Balconies — Students are not permitted to be on residence hall balconies at any time. This includes exterior fire escape stairways, except in the event of an emergency. Balconies and stairways are to be kept clean at all times. Personal items and trash are not to be placed in these areas. Use of such areas for unauthorized purposes may result in disciplinary action.

Co-ed Residence Hall Visitation Policy

The safety and security of students is one of the University’s highest priorities. The Student Life Department periodically allows open residence halls to support community life and positive student interaction. The University entrusts each resident to exercise this privilege with respect and maturity. A schedule will be posted at the beginning of each semester in the residence halls. Co-ed visitation privileges are for specific and limited hours; they do not apply during opening week of the semesters, during final exam weeks, and holiday periods.

An RA will be on duty in the residence hall on the first floor as well as periodically conducting walk throughs, during all co-ed visitations. This privilege may be suspended on nights of University events. Notice of cancellation of co-ed visitation will be communicated in advance in the residence halls.

Co-Ed Visitation Regulations:

  1. A guest must be a minimum of 18 years of age unless he/she is a current full-time student at Oral Roberts University.
  2. Guests enter the residence halls through the main lobby only.
  3. Guests must leave their ORU student ID with the front desk personnel of the residence hall. Non-students must leave a driver’s license. Guest’s names are recorded on a visitation guest list. Hosts are required to sign-in and present their ORU student ID before the guests may visit.
  4. Guests must be met at the front desk in the lobby area and be escorted through the halls by the resident they are visiting. Guests must be accompanied by their host at all times.
  5. Guests must conduct themselves according to the rules and policies of the University and of the residence hall.
  6. Rooms must be well lit, and hosts are required to keep their door open while guests are visiting.
  7. Guests, of opposite gender, may not use the bathrooms on the floors in the residence halls.
  8. For rooms that have individual bathrooms, residents may not shower while a guest of the opposite sex is in his/her room.
  9. At the conclusion of the visit, guests are to be escorted by their host back to the lobby of the residence hall lobby to reclaim their ID and to sign-out.
  10. A roommate’s privacy, plans, needs for rest and quiet must be considered anytime a resident makes plans to bring a guest to his/her room.
  11. Co-ed visitation is permitted only during designated days and times determined by the University. Any host that has visitor(s), of the opposite sex, in the residence hall floors or rooms during non-designated days and times will be subject to disciplinary sanctions.

Freshman Curfew Policy

Curfew hour for all freshmen students is 1:00 a.m. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are not subject to a specific curfew time.

All students are required to attend a community meeting each Monday at 11:00 p.m. Students are required to comply with the sign out procedure if planning to stay off campus. If a student comes in after curfew, he or she must fill out a late-minute slip, which will be given to the Residence Hall Director. Excessive late minutes may result in the student being subject to curfew restrictions or further disciplinary action.

All curfews are enforced by the Residence Hall Director and the Dean of Student Development or Associate Dean of Student Development. Visitors are required to leave the residence hall ten minutes before curfew. It is the student’s responsibility to see that guests leave promptly.

Curfew Modifications — Modifications are made to the curfew in the following situations:

  • Campus/Probation — This disciplinary action consists of staying in one’s room in the residencehall for an assigned period of time in the evening. Other conditions may apply.
  • Exceptions to Curfew — Those students needing exceptions to curfew because of jobs should refer to the section on passes (page 32).
  • Holidays, Fall Break, Spring Break — Sign-in curfew.
  • Special Curfew — Special curfew is granted, as announced, for special occasions. If a student plans to attend a University-approved function such as opera, concert, ball game, lecture or play rehearsal, arrangements must be made with the Residence Hall Director in advance for a curfew extension.

Housing Application

All residential students must complete an online housing application. Students are advised to read all sections of the housing application carefully as agreement to the Terms and Conditions is binding. Students under the age of 18 are required to file a Limited Power of Attorney, which entitles Oral Roberts University to act as attorney in fact for the parent or legal guardian, and in its sole discretion to act in the best interest of the student. This authority automatically expires on the 18th birthday of the student.

Room Selection Procedures

  • A Housing deposit in the amount of $150 is required of all students who apply for University housing. The deposit is nonrefundable after June 1 for the fall semester or December 1 for the spring semester. Financial aid may not be used to cover the Housing deposit. This fee must be paid before a student can select a room. Deposits can be made online through VISION and clicking the “Make a Payment” link.
  • Upon acceptance to ORU, students will be able to access the online Housing application (housing.oru.edu, click on “Application”). Students are able to search for and select a room based on the schedule set by housing (see Housing webpage for schedule).
  • Students will be allowed to search and browse potential roommates on the room selection site. Students can request and accept roommates and send messages to potential roommates. ROOMMATES MUST ACCEPT ONE ANOTHER BEFORE THEY ARE CONFIRMED AS ROOMMATES.
  • Additionally, potential roommates will need to communicate which room he or she has selected so the other can select the remaining space. Simply accepting one another as roommates does not automatically tie a student into the room selected by the other person.
  • Students will select a room and a meal plan on the site and cannot complete the process until both steps have been completed and confirmed.
  • Once a student has selected a room and agreed to the Terms and Conditions, that student is responsible for room and board charges from the date semester charges begin until written cancellation notice is completed in Housing and check-out is complete.
  • Students may cancel their housing application online until they agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Once they have agreed to Terms and Conditions, their room and meal plan selections will be considered confirmed and reserved. Students will not be allowed to select another room through the online process and will have to wait until the open room change period one week after classes begin in the fall semester.
  • Following the last day of registration, any space reserved but not occupied by a student will be canceled unless an exception has been granted for late arrival.
  • Students who check into their room and fail to officially check out before vacating the residence halls will continue to accrue their room and board charges.
  • A room selection schedule will be provided for all current students prior to spring break.
  • Students will select their rooms and meal plans online according to the location they would like to live. Students wishing to retain their current rooms will be given priority followed by students who do not have the option of retaining their current room, students wishing to move rooms within the same residence hall and then the students wishing to move to a different residence hall.
  • Students will be allowed to search and browse potential roommates on the room selection site. Students can request and accept roommates and send messages to potential roommates. ROOMMATES MUST ACCEPT ONE ANOTHER BEFORE THEY ARE CONFIRMED AS ROOMMATES. Additionally, potential roommates will need to communicate which room he or she has selected so the other can select the remaining space. Simply accepting one another as roommates does not automatically tie a student into the room selected by the other person.
  • Individual occupants of double rooms will be required to consolidate in accordance with room assignments.

Housing Terms & Conditions

The purpose of the terms and conditions given below is to provide for basic operations of the University Housing facilities and to give all residents a mutual understanding of operating policies. Oral Roberts University has the authority to interpret, revise, extend or grant exceptions to these terms and conditions on the basis of need and merit of individual cases. Any request for exceptions and any extension must be made in writing. All room assignments are made without regard to race, creed or national origin.
Housing Deposit
All students, upon matriculation at Oral Roberts University must pay a ($150) Housing deposit prior to selecting or being assigned a room. The Housing deposit will be carried forward each year until graduation OR final departure from the University. This deposit will be the annual Housing reservation fee and allow the student to participate in the online room selection process. It is refundable in whole or in part provided the residence hall room is left in satisfactory condition and the resident has abided by all residency policies. The University reserves the right to retain the Housing deposit to apply toward any outstanding balance on the student’s University account. The term of occupancy covered by this agreement is from August 9, 2010, until May 1, 2011, with the exception of the Christmas break (December 11, 2010 through January 2, 2010; halls will re-open for residents at 8 a.m. on Monday, January 3, 2010). Students are not allowed to remain in the residence halls during this period.
Meal Plan Participation
Students residing in residence halls are required to participate in the meal plan from the date of assignment until the end of the academic year.
Student Housing Application
The Student Housing application is binding from the date of assignment until the end of the academic year, except for reason of graduation. Any exception for release from the terms of this application can only be considered with either verification of official withdrawal from the University or a waiver of the University Residency Policy obtained from the Office of Student Development. Any cancellation prior to the end of the academic year is subject to a Housing cancellation fee of $500.
Overnight Guests
Only guests officially invited by the University are allowed to remain in the residence halls overnight. All nonresidential guests are subject to University housing policies and procedures.
Refund Policy
The policy on refunds states that (a) any student withdrawing from ORU will receive a prorated refund of room and board except those that occur after November 1st for the fall semester and April 1st for the spring semester, wherein, no refunds are granted; (b) a resident who is suspended or expelled by the University or removed from a residence hall for reasons of improper conduct or violation of policy for residence hall or University regulations is not entitled to any refund of room and board ($500 Housing Cancellation, item 3 above, will still be applied).
Room Assignment
The University reserves the right (a) to cancel or change any room assignment in the interests of the resident group; study conditions; the enforcement of policies governing conduct and procedure; health, sanitation and safety and in cases of recognized emergency; (b) of entry into any quarters for cleaning, repairs or maintenance of order, safety and health standards, and/or to ensure compliance with University rules, policies, codes, regulations and procedures; (c) to enter any quarters to inspect or investigate a potential violation of University rules, policies, codes, regulations and procedures (such inspection shall include but not be limited to the physical quarters as well as any equipment or device that can be used to create, store, reproduce, transmit, download or connect with any cable or wireless communication system); and (d) levy and collect charges for damages to rooms or equipment occasioned by the fault or neglect of the resident.
Housing Procedures
Each resident will observe the following procedures that are intended to provide for prompt and accurate service and protection of property:

  1. check in personally with the Resident Advisor before occupying room
  2. be a properly registered student in the University
  3. occupy selected/assigned space in person and not sublease space to another person
  4. transfer to another space in housing facilities only after written approval of Housing Office
  5. keep room, room furnishings and personal belongings in good order at all times and room and furnishings free from damage
  6. check out and return room key according to specified procedures when vacating a room at the end of a session or transferring to another room. Failure to return the room key or to officially check out of the room according to specified procedures will result in an additional charge to the student’s account.
Lost or Damaged Property
The University is not responsible for loss or damage to personal property of the resident. Personal property left by the student upon vacating the room is subject to removal and disposal by the University at the student’s expense. The University is not responsible for injury resulting from resident’s use or occupancy of University housing. Occupant is not covered by any University policy of insurance covering personal injury or property damage resulting from theft, vandalism, unlawful entry, fire, explosion, the elements, water or other causes of damage. Student residents are encouraged to purchase and maintain their own individual insurance polices to protect themselves and their personal belongings.
Participation in the Residence Hall Councils
Residence in housing facilities automatically confers both the privilege of participation in the residence hall councils established by the residents and the responsibility for cooperating with the resident counsellors and other officials on activities and policies for the benefit of the resident group.
Prohibited Items
In the interest of health, safety, protection of property and conformity with the lifestyle and policies of the University, the following are prohibited in University housing or housing areas at all times: keeping pets, possessing or use of illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages, firearms, explosives (including firecrackers, incense candles, flammable liquids or other chemicals), roughhousing, obscene pictures, advertising, construction or repair by residents, unauthorized public devices and the creation, storage, reproduction, transmittal or downloading of any type of pornographic or obscene materials by use of any electronic equipment or device. No pictures, articles or tracked items may be fastened in any way that is damaging to the walls, woodwork, furniture or electrical light fixtures. The striking of fire by students is prohibited on campus except for use in University approved programs. Neither cooking nor possession of cooking apparatuses is permitted in rooms, and food should be stored in such a way as not to attract insects. All prohibited items found on the premises in violation of these regulations may be impounded and/or confiscated by the University.
State Laws
Each resident will abide by the laws of the state of Oklahoma, the ordinances of the city of Tulsa and the rules, policies, codes, regulations and procedures of Oral Roberts University. Each resident is responsible for compliance with all polices, procedures and regulations set forth in the Student Handbook and the University Policy and Code of Honor. Oral Roberts University retains the right to change and to establish such additional rules, regulations, policies, codes or procedures as may be required at the discretion of ORU for proper and orderly care, operation and maintenance of the premises and furtherance of ORU’s Purpose. Failure of a resident, or his/her guest(s), to comply with and observe any such rules, policies, codes and procedures of the University will subject the resident to disciplinary action including, but not limited to, impoundment of equipment and/or student dismissal and/or removal from the premises.
University Standing
Residence in University Housing is based upon the student’s continuance as a student in good standing at ORU. The University may require a resident to vacate the premises if this condition is not met. Any student suspended or expelled from the University will be required to vacate the premises immediately.
Withdrawal Procedure
A student who officially withdraws from the University is expected to vacate the premises within 48 hours following withdrawal. Room and board charges will continue to accrue until the student completes the prescribed check-out procedure.
Unauthorized Entry
Any student either using an unauthorized key to enter a room or trespassing will be subject to dismissal.
Room Assignment Schedule
All room assignments occur on a first-come first-serve priority, according to the room selection schedule published by the Housing Office.

Miscellaneous Housing Policies

Each student is responsible for the policies and regulations in both the catalog and the student handbook.
1Abandoned Property Policy
Personal property left on or around the campus in a room by a student departing from ORU permanently or for the summer and/or the next following semester shall be given written notice that such property will be stored for thirty days and if not picked up by him or her authorized representative within such time, will be deemed abandoned and disposed of in a manner deemed reasonable by ORU. Found property left on and around campus will be stored for thirty days and if not claimed will be deemed abandoned and disposed of in a manner deemed reasonable by ORU.
2Community Meeting
A weekly informational community meeting is conducted on each floor every Monday night at 11:00 p.m. Attendance is required for all students living in residence halls.
Elevators are provided in each high-rise residence hall. An eight-person weight limit is posted in each elevator. Occasionally, an elevator will malfunction, causing it to stop between floors. Students experiencing this should not attempt to leave the elevator. Instead, they should ring the emergency call bell and wait for assistance and instructions. Occupants are in no danger as long as they remain in the elevator.

Intentional tampering with elevators is forbidden. Violators are subject to disciplinary action and immediate suspension.

Students who live on the second and third floors of residence halls should not use the elevators.
4Flammable Materials
For the safety of all residents, the use of flammable materials in the residence halls is strictly prohibited. This includes decorating materials used in lobbies, hallways or individual residence hall rooms. Students are not permitted to have live Christmas trees, have halogen lamps or burn incense or candles in the residence halls. Possession of an open flame device will result in disciplinary action and confiscation of the illegal item. Use of an open flame device will result in disciplinary action.

  1. Decorations can be hung within a room as long as they are not hung from the ceiling, in or around the light fixture, or blocking the HVAC units/vents
  2. Decorations on doors need to be at least 2 inches from the edge of the door and may not wrap from front to back or vice versa
  3. Lights — Students may hang lights in their room as long as they are LED lights (other types of lights are not allowed for safety reaons). Lights may not be hung from the ceiling or in/around light fixtures. Lights cannot be linked more than three strands end to end.
  4. Decorations may not be hung using pins, tacks, nails, or tape. Only approved materials (Sticky Tak and 3M Command Adhesive products) may be used to hang decorations.
5Furnishings and Equipment
ORU prohibits students from constructing homemade structures or modifying current structures for placement in residential halls. The use of furniture other than that provided by ORU is not permitted. Furnishings may not be moved from one room to another without administrative approval. Beds are not to be taken apart. The stacking of beds, other than bunk beds provided by the University, is not permissible. Doors are not to be removed from cabinets. Ceiling areas may not be used for storage. Decorations in the hallway considered to be a fire hazard are not permissible. The use of Crock-Pots, Foreman grills, personal microwaves or electrical appliances— other than air popcorn poppers and hot pots—is not permitted. Personal refrigerators or coolers are not permitted. An energy efficient MicroFridge® comes installed as a standard feature of each residence hall room. The following items are not to be used by students for decorating rooms in any way: paint, contact paper, tape of any kind, wall paper, additional paneling or halogen lamps
Guest Sign-In: All guests in residence halls must sign in and out at the main desk of each hall every time they come in or leave. No guests are permitted in the residence halls past curfew at 1:30 a.m. During the in-session school year, children under the age of 12 may not go to a student’s room; they must remain in the lobby, attended by an adult. During move-in and move-out times at the beginning and end of the school year, children under age 12 (when supervised by an adult) may go to a student’s room. Solicitors and salesmen are not permitted in any campus building.

Overnight-Guest Policy: Overnight guests are not permitted on campus unless invited by the University. The University has a program called Eagle Days that allows prospective students to visit the school. Questions concerning this program should be directed to the Undergraduate Admissions office. Each year the Undergraduate Admissions office also sponsors College Weekends so that prospective students can visit the campus. College Weekend guests stay in the residence halls with ORU students.

The Provost invites faculty, staff and administrative guests to the campus.

All overnight guests in the residence halls must be approved in advance by Student Development and properly registered with the Dean of Student Development, in the Housing Office and DPSS.
7Inventory Checklist and Check-out
The Resident Advisor of each floor and wing is responsible for completing an inventory check-in/check-out form before the resident moves in. Inventory will indicate the condition of the facilities and University furniture/equipment therein. Any damage not indicated on this form will be charged to room occupants at the time of room change or move out. A charge is assessed for checking out late or improperly. It is the responsibility of the resident to be informed of and adhere to proper check-out procedures.
Residential students are issued a room key for the room they are assigned. Keys will only be issued to the assigned residents of a given room and will not be issued to parents, friends, etc. Any student having an unauthorized University key is subject to disciplinary action. Lost keys should be reported immediately to the Housing office. Lost keys will result in a lock change and a charge of $65 being assessed to the student’s University account. Rooms are to be kept locked at all times. The University is not responsible for items damaged, borrowed or stolen. Room keys should be returned to the appropriate office when changing to another room or leaving University housing. Failure to return keys will result in a lock charge at the student’s expense.
Kitchens are provided in most residence halls for the preparation of snacks. No baking is allowed after curfew. Residents using the kitchen facilities must leave the area and all appliances clean after use. Food left in refrigerators must be labeled and dated.
Residential students should be properly attired before entering the lobbies, vending, change machine or study areas. All residence halls are card access only, 24/7.
11Men Working in Residence Halls
Workmen may come into the residence halls to fill vending machines or make repairs Monday through Friday during regular office hours or in the evening or weekends for emergencies. Women should be properly attired before permitting workmen to enter. Women are not to be in hallways unless completely clothed or robed.
Each residence hall room is equipped with one combination microwave and refrigerator unit to be shared among roommates. Units should be kept clean at all times. Both routine and periodic inspections of the units will take place. Improper care of the unit will result in fines.
13Overnight Sign-Out Procedure
All students (male or female) who plan on taking a trip or spending a night off campus must officially sign out through the official University online sign-out system.

  • Students may sign out online at signout.oru.edu. Emergency sign-outs will be handled on an individual basis via the Residence Hall Director on duty.
  • Students are eligible to sign out for no more than three nights a week. Signing out for an extended period of time requires approval from the Residence Hall Director during specified office hours. Dual residency is not permitted.
  • Students are expected to sign out properly and truthfully; falsifying a sign-out can result in disciplinary action.
  • Parents of dependent students will be called for approval of sign-outs to hotels or a residence belonging to someone of the opposite gender.
  • If a student desires to visit another resident on campus, he or she must complete a Between Residence Hall Sign-out Pass online at signout.oru.edu and must be completed before the overnight stay in another residence hall.
From time to time, students may require a special pass to allow them exception to curfew policies. These passes are available through the Residence Hall Director or Dean of Student Development or Associate Dean of Student Development and will extend curfew by one hour.

Temporary Work Passes are given for a one-time job and may be obtained from the Residence Hall Director during posted office hours, the Dean of Student Development's or Associate Dean of Student Development’s office between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Permanent Work Passes are issued to a student working a set schedule. The schedule of employment must be verified by the employer in writing (on company letterhead). Passes are obtained from the Residence Hall Director during posted office hours or from the Dean of Student Development's or Associate Dean of Student Development’s office from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
15Quiet Hours
Reasonable quiet is to be observed in the residence halls 24 hours a day. Specific quiet hours are also set for each residence hall. A study environment is to be maintained on the wing. Students who violate quiet hours will be disciplined accordingly.
16Room Inspection and Housekeeping
Residents take personal responsibility for room tidiness and cooperate in keeping common areas clean. The residence hall staffs reserve the right to inspect rooms. Students are expected to make their beds, leave their rooms in good order and turn out lights each morning. Rooms are inspected biweekly, and spot checks may be made at any time. No pets are permitted. Nothing is to be stored in the space above the drop ceiling. Cooking is not allowed in residence hall rooms. At the end of the school year, rooms will be inspected thoroughly. Residents will be charged accordingly for any damage to items not considered to be “normal wear and tear.”
17Room Possessions
All room possessions are subject to administrative staff approval. Examples of inappropriate items include alcohol/drug paraphernalia or lewd posters and pictures. When possible, any inspection of a student’s room will be done in the student’s presence.
18Sprinkler System Policy
Fire suppression systems have been installed in all residence halls. There are sprinkler heads throughout the building, in student rooms, closets, corridors and public areas. This system will greatly enhance residents' safety.

The success of this system in protecting students depends partly on the students' commitment to respect the system and the safety rules of the residence halls. Each sprinkler head has a glass tube, which can be broken by a blow or intense heat. To protect the heads from such damage, each one is covered by a metal cage. The following guidelines will help to keep the sprinkler heads and other parts of the system intact:

  • Do not remove or tamper with the cage protecting a sprinkler head or any part of the system.
  • Do not hang anything from a sprinkler head or the cage around it or from any other part of the fire suppression equipment, including the pipes.
  • Keep a clearance of 18” around the sprinkler head, including in closets.
  • Keep sources of heat away from the sprinkler heads.
  • Avoid hitting the sprinkler heads when moving items into, out of or around a room.
  • Do not engage in sports or horseplay that could result in anything striking a sprinkler head anywhere in the residence hall.
  • Report immediately any damaged or missing sprinkler heads to Department of Public Safety & Security at 918.495.7750.

Any student involved in vandalism — including intentional activation — of any fire and life safety equipment will be referred to the Office of Student Development for violation of the written safety policy found in the Student Handbook and may be subject to legal proceedings as well. Consequences to students found responsible for such vandalism will be serious: they will be assessed financial restitution to the University and other students and may be suspended from the University. What you should know:

  • Only sprinkler heads directly activated by heat, fire or damage will dispense water. That is, the activation of one head near a fire will not cause other heads to dispense water unless they are also in the area of a fire.
  • When a sprinkler head is activated, large amounts of water will pour out. The water cannot be stopped until the system is shut off (after DPSS determines that it is safe to do so).
  • The amount of water dispensed by an activated sprinkler head is significant. Flooding will extend to nearby rooms on the same floor, as well as to rooms on lower levels.

We strongly recommend that you insure your personal property for the time you are living in the residence halls. Your parents’ or guardians’ homeowner’s insurance policy may or may not already provide such coverage. If not, you may arrange to add a provision or consider a renter’s insurance policy.
19Residence Hall Wings and Wing Names
All residence hall wings and wing names are subject to administrative approval. Wing names are not to be used until proper administrative approval has been granted.
20Summer Housing
During summer months the University reserves the right to close off sections of residence halls and require students to change rooms in order to accommodate scheduled maintenance. Those individuals residing in University housing during the summer are subject to all University policies, procedures, rules and regulations. This includes dress code, Honor Code, curfew and sign-out.

Students under age 23 who are enrolled in summer school classes must reside in the residence halls unless they are able to live at home with their parents. No board plan is offered during summer, and private rooms are limited.

Summer residents are required to move to their assigned rooms for fall during the week prior to the arrival of new students on campus, unless otherwise designated by the Housing office.
21Summer Storage
Summer storage is arranged through the Student Association. There is to be no storage in any residence halls. Items stored in unapproved locations will be confiscated and given to charity.
Trash chutes may be used between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. when they are unlocked. Large boxes (including pizza boxes) or bulky items are not to be discarded in trash chutes; these are to be taken to basement areas. Items are not to be stacked outside the trash chutes, in common areas or outside the room in the hallways. This is a violation of city fire codes and University policy.

Meal Plans & Dining

A meal plan is required for all resident students. Students can select from several options to fit their specific needs. The Eagle Card (student ID) is the student’s meal card and must be presented to the cashiers at each meal. Meals are served in the dining room located on the second floor of the Hamill Student Center. If residential students choose to dine at other Sodexo dining facilities besides the cafeteria, they may use their Sodexo Bucks at those locations. The meal plan is not valid during official University breaks, vacations or holidays; however, Sodexo Bucks and Eagle Bucks can be used during fall and spring breaks. A replacement ID is obtained from the Eagle Card Center.

Residential Students

Sodexo, which operates all campus food service, offers these meal plan options:
  • Carte Blanche program, “All You Can Eat” meals each week in the cafeteria, as many times as you want. Does not come with Sodexo Bucks (Debit Dollars).
  • 17 meals per week in the cafeteria, plus an additional $200 in Sodexo Bucks per semester to be used in any Sodexo location on campus or CityPlex.
  • 14 meals per week in the cafeteria, plus an additional $250 in Sodexo Bucks per semester to be used in any Sodexo location on campus or CityPlex.
  • 10 meals per week in the cafeteria, plus an additional $350 in Sodexo Bucks per semester to be used in any Sodexo location on campus or CityPlex.
  • 7 meals per week in the cafeteria, plus $500.00 in Sodexo Bucks per semester to be used in any Sodexo location on campus or CityPlex.

Commuter Students

Block of Meals may be purchased at the Eagle Card Center on LRC3 or at Student Accounts. Commuter students may qualify for charging their Block of Meals purchase to their student account. (See Student Accounts for details.) Meals are for the cafeteria. Sodexo Bucks can be used at any Sodexo location on campus or at CityPlex Towers.

Residential and Commuter Students

Eagle Bucks are great for commuter students and for residential students who have depleted their Sodexo Bucks or want more dining options. Students save approximately 13% off food purchases at Sodexo locations when using Eagle Bucks. Eagle Bucks are accepted at all on-campus and CityPlex Sodexo restaurants and at select off-campus restaurants. Visit oru.edu/eaglecard for a complete listing. They may also be used at the University Store, Telephone Center, ORU Business Center, Student Health Services, Campus Post Office, Mabee Center/Johnson Stadium Concessions, laundry, vending and copy machines on campus with card readers. Eagle Bucks may be purchased at the Eagle Card Center or online at oru.edu/eaglecard.
A sack lunch is provided for students who have scheduling conflicts or who are participating in off-campus academic University events. Sack lunch requests are made through the Student Development office.

Guests of the University are welcome to dine in any of the campus facilities during normal operating hours at the posted guest prices.

A variety of snack foods are available in the University Store during their regular business hours. There are also soda and snack vending machines in the lobby of each residence hall.

Service Hours By Location

Aerobics Center

The Squeeze

Menu items include Jet Tea Fruit ‘n Tea Freeze, pastries and soft drinks.

Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Monday - Friday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Armand Hammer Alumni-Student Center

Jazzman’s Café and Bakery

Menu items include coffee beverages, fresh pastries, sandwiches, paninis, soups and salads.

Monday 7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 12:00 Midnight
Friday (Chapel Day) 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM - 12:00 Midnight

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Menu items include fresh southwest fare, as well as vegetarian and low-calorie options.

Monday 10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday 10:30 AM - 12:00 Midnight
Wednesday (Chapel Day) 12:00 PM - 12:00 Midnight
Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 Midnight
Friday (Chapel Day) 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 6:00 PM - 12:00 Midnight
Hamill Student Center

Chick-fil-A (lower level)

Menu items include Chick-fil-A sandwich, nuggets, chargrilled chicken sandwich, waffle potato fries, chargrilled chicken garden salad, fresh squeezed lemonade, cole slaw and soft drinks.

Monday-Saturday 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Green Cuisine/Freshëns Smoöthie Company (lower level)

Menu items include organic foods, smoothies and ice cream.

Monday-Saturday 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Hamill Student Center Dining Hall (2nd Floor)

Featuring a wide variety of fresh food designed to satisfy everyone’s apetite with food choices to rival your favorite restaurants, including fresh fruit and salads, delicious, hot, home-style entrees, freshly baked pizza and pasta, deli choices served on freshly baked breads, new creations by our chef just for you, ice cream and freshly baked desserts, and homemade soups. You can enjoy “all you care to eat!”

Hot Breakfast 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Continental 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Lunch 10:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Lunch Wed/Fri (Chapel Days) 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dinner 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday
Brunch 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Dinner 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Learning Resources Center/Graduate Center

Green Cuisine/Freshëns Smoöthie Company (LRC, 3rd Floor)

Menu items include organic foods, smoothies and ice cream.

Monday-Thursday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Hava Java (LRC, 3rd Floor)

Menu items include coffee, cold sandwiches, salads, desserts and pastries.

Monday-Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Deli (GC, 3rd Floor)

Menu items include hot and cold sandwiches, pizza, soup, hot entrées, salads and pastries.

Monday-Friday 7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
CityPlex Towers

Snacks in the City, Mama Delucca’s Pizza, and Subway (1st Floor)

Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM