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Residence Hall Life

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TU offers five residence halls. With options that include single rooms to suite-style living, a residence hall reserved only for first-year students and single sex living areas, there’s a place for everyone. Please note, these number reflect full designed occupancy.

Hall# of ResidentsGender
Fisher Suites107coed
Hardesty Hall304coed
John Mabee Hall249male
LaFortune House108coed
Lottie Jane Mabee Hall234female

Welcome Home!

We love welcoming new members into the TU family. Your new home is one where you will find a caring community, new friends, and countless opportunities to author the life you’ve been called to live.

  • Helpful hints for Move-In Day

    Here are a few ideas to prepare for move-in day.

    1. Work Smarter Not Harder: Move these things in first
      • Rug
      • Refrigerator
      • Heavy items
    2. Label everything clearly- Clothes, towels, kitchen, books, etc. Put your name, residence hall and room number on your containers
    3. Bring snacks and drinks
    4. Dress comfortably- It’s hot in Oklahoma in August
    5. Bring Moving tools- A dolly, hand truck, or collapsible cart.
    6. Use bins and totes- Easy to carry and stack and can be used as storage.
    7. Tape your drawers shut- Helps avoid drops and spills
    8. Pack your clothes on hangers- They can be wrapped in plastic bags, and placed right in the hanger.
    9. Make your space your own
      Bring items to make the space your own. Just remember you cannot nail into the walls. Command strips are great – just follow the instruction to avoid damage to the walls.
    10. Pack your patience!
  • What to Bring
    • Twin Extra Long Sheets- All mattresses in undergraduate buildings are 39″ by 80″. They’re referred to as “twin extra-long” mattresses. Please make sure that you check the measurements of the sheets before purchasing them.
    • Pillows, comforter, blanket or quilt
    • Noise-cancelling headphones
    • Laundry bag/basket, detergent and stain remover
    • Shower bucket/tote & bath robe/towels
    • Shower sandals
    • Pictures & posters with 3M Command Adhesive. Remove carefully from walls, follow instructions.
    • Outlet strip (with surge protectors)
    • Portable fan
    • Outdoor gear (backpack, hiking boots, etc.) Consider joining TU Treks!
    • Cell phone charger
    • Computer/laptop/tablet
    • Photo ID, driver’s license, state ID card, passport (If you plan to work on or off campus, you will need a Social Security Card, birth certificate, or US passport.)
    • Games or check out Esports & Gaming Lounge
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Flashlight with extra batteries
    • Raincoat, Umbrella
    • School supplies
    • 1-2 storage boxes (Rubbermaid)
    • Hangers
    • Plants
    • Refrigerator up to 6 cubic feet or RENT a MicroFridge rom TU.  ($125 per semester and delivered to your room prior to your arrival.)
      • MicroFridge Rentals- Compact design and convenient features, including a mini-fridge, freezer, and microwave combo, the MicroFridge® maximizes functionality while minimizing clutter. Reserve yours today, while supplies last, and make your residence hall experience even more comfortable and convenient! Go to the Housing & Dining Portal.
    • Microwave up to 750 watts
  • Suggested Health Items to Bring to Campus

    The Hurricane Health Center powered by CareATC provides care and treatment of minor illnesses and minor emergencies for all students. Hurricane Health provides individualized health care with professional expertise at no cost. The health center hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m..

    • Information: insurance and prescription cards; physicians’ name, address, telephone number; emergency telephone numbers; prescription refills, including glasses prescription; medical history
    • Current prescription medications, in their original containers
    • Over-the-counter medicines for pain relief, allergies, colds, flu, etc.
    • Glasses, contact lenses, cleaning solutions, extra lenses, cases
    • Skin care products such as soaps, lotions, sun block, aloe, acne ointment, antibacterial/antibiotic ointment, petroleum jelly, etc.
    • Extra toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss
    • Band-Aids, gauze, adhesive tape, “Ace” bandage
    • Other personal hygiene items (deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, etc.)
    • Ice pack/hot pack
    • Thermometer (digital or electronic)
  • Think Green Before You Shop

    We kindly suggest considering environmentally conscious choices as you transition to campus life.

    • Mini-fridges, laptops, TVs, and other electronics: Look for Energy Star products or EPEAT certification products. Before you buy new, see if you can share with roommates or rent one a MicroFridge from Campus Services. Your microwave and refrigerator will be ready and waiting in your room prior to your arrival.
    • Printer: No need to buy a printer; you can print at many locations throughout the campus (Student Union Lab, McFarlin Browsing Level, MLIC (Law School), and Helm 123 have multifunctional devices. Kep 2055 has regular printers).
    • Lighting: Desk lighting is one of the most efficient ways to light your space when you’re working. Consider an LED or CFL bulb for your desk lights. These last longer and are more energy efficient. Hardesty & John Mabee rooms have motion sensors for overhead lighting.
    • Irons: Bringing an iron might seem like a good idea, but in reality, most students won’t use one regularly. Before committing to purchasing such items, it’s wise to explore the option of borrowing them from your roommate(s) or friends. This can save you money and prevent clutter in your living space.
    • Sheets and towels: Consider organic cotton and other materials (e.g., bamboo fiber), which eliminate pesticides and herbicides, making it better for your health and the environment.
    • Clothes drying rack: Save money, conserve energy, and have your clothes last longer! These are available in most laundry rooms.
    • Rechargeable Batteries: Switching to rechargeable batteries is one of the easiest and simplistic way to reduce waste.
    • Bottled water: Bring a reusable bottle and fill from the bottle-filler fountains in all residential facilities and many campus buildings.
    • Reusable items: Reusable water bottles, mugs, shopping bags, and food containers are a convenient and less wasteful option than single-use materials.
    • Electric Car: Free electric vehicle charging stations are located in McFarlin Library Lot and are available to all students.
  • What you should leave at home
    • Heating or cooking appliances (hot pots, toaster ovens, coffee makers with exposed heating elements – other than Keurig or similar coffee machines that automatically shut off, etc.)
    • Knives with blades longer than 3 inches
    • Blankets, tapestries, flags, rugs, fishnets, etc. that are hung on a wall
    • Candles and incense, and wax warmers
    • Space heaters
    • Fireworks, explosives, incendiaries, firearms, and other similar items
    • Waterbeds
    • Pets (other than approved service or emotional support animals)
  • How to ship items to campus

    Items shipped to students should be mailed to the residence hall address with the student’s name and room number included. Packages will be delivered and held in Mail Services in the Allen Chapman Student Union. Students will be notified when packages arrive.