Living on campus is part of being fully engaged in college life. We provide a home away from home with new friends and old friends and allow you to learn where you live. Campus life is both spiritual and social. Our Resident Assistants are there to guide and mentor you; residence halls are there to make you feel safe and comfortable. Being a part of the OKWU family means establishing friendships that last a lifetime.
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Residence Hall Descriptions
Men’s Residence Halls
- Scott Hall — Scott Hall is named after Reverend Orange Scott, a well-loved preacher, social reformer, and abolitionist in the 1800s. Dedicated in 1997, this dormitory features 28 rooms in a traditional residence hall-style arrangement, with a community bathroom on each hall. Scott Hall has laundry facilities available.
- Wert Hall — Wert Hall is dedicated in honor of Dr. Clarence Wert, the president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University from 1957 to 1960, when it was still Central Pilgrim College. Wert is set up in a quad-style arrangement in which four rooms share a lounge and bathroom. Alpha and Beta Quads are on the first floor. Gamma, Delta and Epsilon Quads are on the second floor. Wert Hall has laundry facilities available.
- Allen Chapman Hall — This dormitory is named after Mr. Allen Chapman, a philanthropist and business leader who emphasized the value and responsibility of education. Built in 1998, the dorm features 20 rooms in a suite-style arrangement, in which two rooms share a private bathroom. Chapman Hall has a study room, community kitchenette, laundry facilities, and a private lounge.
- Drake Hall — Drake Hall is dedicated in honor of Janice and Charles Drake, for their unmatched commitment to Oklahoma Wesleyan University and its students. Drake Hall was built in 2014, and features 19 rooms arranged in a community-style residence hall. The grand staircase, vaulted ceiling, and spacious sitting room of Drake Hall, make the building feel more like a home than dormitory.
Women’s Residence Halls
- Susanna Wesley Hall — Wesley Hall is named after John and Charles Wesley’s mother, Susanna. Known as the “Mother of Methodism,” Susanna Wesley led her children through extremely difficult circumstances in 18th century England. Wesley Hall features 38 rooms in a traditional residence hall-style living arrangement with a community bathroom on each floor. Wesley Hall has laundry facilities available.
- Phillippe Hall — Phillippe Hall was dedicated in 1996 to Dr. Tom and Joan Phillippe for their generous donation and lives of ministry and service to the Wesleyan Church. This dormitory features a modified suite-style arrangement where three rooms share one bathroom. 24 rooms are divided into North Phillippe Hall and South Phillippe Hall. Phillippe Hall includes a kitchenette and laundry facilities.
- C.B. and Mabel Colaw Hall — Colaw Hall is named after C.B. and Mabel Colaw, for their answer to God’s call, loving service, and impact upon many generations for Christ’s Kingdom. It was dedicated in 2005. This dormitory contains 20 rooms in a suite-style arrangement where two rooms share a private bathroom. Colaw Hall has a study room, community kitchenette, laundry facilities, workout room, prayer room, and a large private lounge.
- Piper Hall — Named in honor of Dr. Everett and Marci Piper, fifth president and first lady of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. In their 14 years of service, the Piper’s have made OKWU a nationally ranked and recognized university by championing the Primacy of Jesus Christ, the Priority of Scripture, the Pursuit of Truth and the Practice of Wisdom. Piper Hall boasts 21 spacious rooms and is adjacent the outdoor basketball and volleyball courts.
- Resident Assistants (RAs) are student leaders within each living area who serve as a resource, offering support and facilitating community for residents.
- Resident Directors (RDs) are professional, live-in staff members who provide leadership and supervision for the resident assistants.
- Buildings and Grounds (B&G) manage the logistical and infrastructural needs of the residential community on campus. B&G is responsible for maintenance as well as the cleanliness of all public areas in the residence halls. Students are responsible for the cleanliness of their dorm rooms.
Triple and Double Occupancy
- Triple Occupancy — Every room on the OKWU campus (with the exception of Wesley Hall) has potential to be a triple occupancy room. In this arrangement, students will share a bedroom with two direct roommates. If a student lives in a suite-style dormitory (Chapman or Colaw Hall) where two rooms are adjoined by a bathroom, then that student will have two direct roommates and three suitemates. More furniture including a triple-bunked bed, an extra dresser, an extra desk, and chair are provided to accommodate the students.
- Double Occupancy — Student will share a bedroom with one direct roommate. If a student lives in a suite-style dormitory (Chapman or Colaw Hall) where two rooms are adjoined by a bathroom, then that student will have one direct roommate and two suitemates (4 total). All triple occupancy rooms have the potential to be double occupancy if space permits, based upon enrollment and residence hall capacity.
- Room Rates — Students living in a triple occupancy room will receive the triple occupancy rate. Students living in a double occupancy room will receive the double occupancy rate. If occupancy changes throughout the course of a school year, the student will be charged for their new respective occupancy, effective immediately. These housing charges will be prorated to the time of year of the occupancy changes. This policy remains consistent, regardless of reasons for moving and/or consent of all residents involved.
- Housing and Roommate Notifications — Students who have completed the Housing Application and submitted the $250 enrollment commitment will be notified via email of their housing and roommate assignment. Roommate contact information will be provided if allowed.
- Residence Hall Curfew — OKWU has a campus-wide curfew of 2:00 am every night. Students are expected to be in their respective residence halls by this time. Doors will be locked by campus security at curfew.
- Open House — Residence hall Open House hours provide students with the opportunity to host guests of the opposite gender in their dorm room. Open House hours are Sundays from 1:00 – 8:00 pm, Tuesdays from 6:00 – 10:00 pm and Thursdays from 6:00 – 10:00 pm. All halls will be open for visitation during these times.
- Off-Campus Housing — Oklahoma Wesleyan University is a residential campus. All unmarried students who are enrolled for twelve (12) or more credit hours of academic credit are required to live on campus. Commuter students living with parents and students 22 years of age or of senior status (90 credit hours or more) may apply to live off campus.
Members of our community are encouraged and expected to live by standards that uphold a healthy lifestyle. We encourage all students to follow the scriptural admonition found in 1 Peter 1:16 and 17: “But just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.’” In our attempt to encourage each student to understand and experience a community that honors the Lordship of Jesus Christ, the faculty, staff and administration at OKWU will mentor, and disciple all students to live a blameless or holy life. Through the balanced use of challenge and support (i.e. informal mentoring relationships and formal institutional discipline) all students will be encouraged to live a Christ-honoring lifestyle.
In keeping with the distinctive Christian nature of our community, Oklahoma Wesleyan University establishes the following lifestyle expectations and standards.
The OKWU Community Standards include, but are not limited to the following:
- All students comply with the university policies as a matter of respect for the community as a whole.
- All students demonstrate mutual respect and courtesy to one another, faculty and staff. Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment coercion and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health and safety of any person will not be tolerated.
- OKWU is committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol-free community. Being under the influence of, in the presence of, using, possessing or distributing alcohol, illegal drugs or possessing drug paraphernalia, on or off campus, is a violation of these standards. Failure to comply with these policies will result in police involvement as well as university sanctions.
- OKWU affirms that sexual relationships are designed by God to be expressed solely within a marriage between a husband and wife.