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Welcome to the Panhandle family!

Keeping with the spirit of our mission, “Progress Through Knowledge” we strive to be a university that is always progressing forward. Our commitment to truth, hard work, respect, and humility makes us family. We believe what makes us so great is that we surround our students with faculty and staff who care just as much about the student’s success as they do. With alumni in all 50 states and 26 countries, we can honestly say, from here you can go anywhere. With a future so bright, all you have to do is decide on a direction, make the commitment to work hard and we will get you there.

We encourage students to schedule a phone or zoom call with an Admissions Counselor, so that they can lead you through the virtual tour and answer any of your questions. Please email opsu.admissions@opsu.edu or text 405.259.2657 to set up your meeting. We look forward to showing you all that OPSU has to offer!

Sewell-Loofbourrow

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Sewell-Loofbourrow was originally opened in 1928, and served as an academic building. However it is currently housing the university administrative offices of the president, the vice president of academic and students affairs, vice president of outreach, the vice president of fiscal affairs, the registrar, financial aid, academic records, and admissions office.

Administrative Offices / Info

Dr. Julie Dinger

Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

Benny Dain

Vice President of Fiscal Affairs

Dr. Ryan Blanton

Vice President of Outreach

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OPSU makes every effort to make higher education affordable to all students. Once a student's financial need has been established, there are several ways in which the University can help.

Go to financialaid.opsu.edu

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"Bursar" is a term unique to higher education and means "keeper of the purse." The Bursar Office bills and collects tuition, fees, campus housing, and bookstore charges. The Bursar Office also processes and disburses all federal and campus-based funds to students' bursar accounts and refunds any overpayments on students' bursar accounts.

Go to bursar.opsu.edu

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The Academic Records Office assists students with their application for admissions, processes the documents needed to begin their education, and maintains the Academic Records for all OPSU students.

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The Admissions Office is the first point of contact for a prospective student. Admission counselors make visits to high schools and community colleges as well as large recruitment events. This office is here to help direct prospective students and their families to the departments across campus that can provide the answers they need. For questions please contact the Admissions Office by email at: opsu.admissions@opsu.edu

Campus Plaza

Clock Tower

Clock Tower

The campus clock tower was built in 1990 and is known as the Imeta O’Neal Dent Memorial Bell Tower. Situated in a circular concrete and brick flower bed surrounded by a walkway and evergreen trees, the tower stands on the OPSU central plaza and serves as the focal point for the annual homecoming and commencement BBQ’s. The red brick bell tower’s four clock faces graced with Roman numerals allow all passersby to note the time. Its Schulmerich carillon announces the time with its Westminster chimes sounding on the quarter hours.

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The Sower

Designed and gifted to Panhandle Agricultural institute by Frank Ingels in 1915, the Sower has stood for 104 years as a campus icon for generations of students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members. Designed to honor those who first made the panhandle their home, The Sower serves as a reminder of the pioneering spirit that built Panhandle State.

Student Union

Student Union

The Student Union, located in the center of our campus, was originally built in 1963. It currently houses the student health clinic, student affairs, housing, university bookstore, the book rental window, the cafeteria, and the Aggie grill. There are current plans for a complete renovation of this building in the near future.

Housing

Residence Halls

$1,200-$2,000 (Per Semester)

OPSU offers two traditional dormitory buildings that are fully furnished. Holter Hall is co-ed by wing and Field Hall is an all-male Residence Hall.


Aggie Apartments

$2,500 (Per Semester)

Each fully furnished suite consists of four private bedrooms, a living area, two toilets, one bathtub/shower, a separate standing shower, and four vanity sinks.


Aggie Annex

$2,150-$2,550 (Per Semester)

Designed for upperclassman and non-traditional students, these apartments include two bedrooms, one bath, and a full kitchen. Fully furnished (as needed) with central heat and air.


Meal Plans (Per Semester):

  • 5 meals/week
    $852.00
  • 10 meals/week
    $1,555.00
  • 15 meals/week
    $1,658.00
  • 20 meals/week
    $1,786.00

Apply for housing at housing.opsu.edu

**All pricing for on-campus housing and meal plans are subject to change.

Noble Center

The Noble Activity Center houses basketball and volleyball courts, an indoor walking/running track, a full size heated saltwater pool, racquetball courts, and fitness equipment. There are also many wellness events and intramurals hosted here.

For more information go to noblecenter.opsu.edu

McKee Library

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The library was named after Marvin E. McKee, a former president of the University. The resources available to students here include: computer access, printing, scanning, reading material, audio/visual material, and music.

For more information go to library.opsu.edu

Academic Resource Center

Academic Resource Center

Located in the McKee Library, the Academic Resource Center provides academic support to all students enrolled at OPSU. Our mission is to maximize the academic success and persistence to graduation of the students we serve. Many resources are available to students to help facilitate this mission.

In support of OPSU’s commitment to academic excellence, the Academic Resource Center provides testing services, counseling services, academic coaching services, and individualized tutoring. In addition, the ARC collaborates with other campus offices and faculty to support the development of knowledge and personal growth for our students.

For more information go to arc.opsu.edu

Colleges

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College of Arts and Education

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The study of the disciplines within the vast academic arena of arts and education encompasses much: history, language, sociology, art, music, English, political science, humanities, psychology, anthropology, religion, theatre, criminal justice, and communication. OPSU prides itself on the broad array of coursework in liberal arts, the trained faculty who teach those courses, and the bright students who succeed in those courses.

Visit coae.opsu.edu for more info


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Duren, Dr. Brad
Title: Dean of the College of Arts and Education / Professor of History
Office: HMH 141
Phone: 580.349.1498
Email: Email Web Form
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College of Agriculture, Science, and Nursing

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OPSU is situated in the heart of one of the largest agricultural regions in the nation, giving students the opportunity to experience farming and ranching lifestyles firsthand. The surrounding area not only supports a variety of crops such as wheat, corn, and grain sorghum but also is home to large cattle and pork facilities. The agriculture faculty at OPSU is dedicated to giving students hands-on opportunities such as having classes at the OPSU farm or the Firestone Meat Lab and providing the opportunity for employment at both of these facilities. By combining facts with hands-on opportunities, each student has the capability to obtain one of the best agricultural educations offered in the State of Oklahoma.

Visit coasn.opsu.edu for more info


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Tucker, Shawna
Title: Dean of the College of Agriculture, Science, and Nursing / Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Office: SAB 111
Phone: 580.349.1534
Email: Email Web Form
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College of Business and Technology

Learn More

The College of Business and Technology at OPSU offers five business degrees: Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Industrial Technology, and Technology with various options in each degree.

Visit cobt.opsu.edu for more info


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Winger, Davin
Title: Dean of the College of Business and Technology, Business Administration
Office: CH 101B
Phone: 580.349.1460
Email: Email Web Form

Academic Buildings

Originally built in 1967, Carter Hall is now home to the College of Business & Technology. In addition to the traditional classrooms there is also a woodworking shop, drafting room and multiple computer labs.

Originally known simply as the “Classroom Building,” Hamilton Hall has always served as the main classroom building for the Oklahoma Panhandle State University campus. Through the years, Hamilton Hall has housed many academic units: education, mathematics, history, English, foreign language, earth science, psychology, sociology, business, criminal justice, geography, speech, humanities, computer science, political science, and testing and placement.

Hesper Hall was originally built to serve as the student union and dining hall. However, it now hosts the Art Department. Art studies are based on the study of design, drawing, painting, art history, sculpture, ceramics, and advanced studies within those fields. The aim of this program is to give students a wide experience in art.

After being refurbished and renovated in 1999 to remove asbestos, Hughes-Strong Hall currently houses three classrooms, the choir room, the band hall, the music theory lab, the music library, two music practice rooms, a stage scene shop, the auditorium and its original white oak stage floor, and six faculty offices. The auditorium was dedicated as Centennial Theater in 2009 in honor of Oklahoma Panhandle State University’s 100th birthday. Although it remains as one of the oldest buildings on campus, the auditorium still possesses impressive acoustics and historical ambience.

The Science and Agriculture Building, known on campus as SAB, is the newest academic building at OPSU. The largest lecture hall on campus is located here and can hold up to 120 students. This lecture hall is used for general education classes that all students are required to take.

Athletics

Oklahoma Panhandle State University competes in 16 intercollegiate sports as members of the IHSA, NIRA, and NAIA Sooner Athletic Conference. Many scholarship opportunities are provided through each sport.

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Cheerleading
  • Women’s Basketball
  • Men’s Basketball
  • Women’s Cross Country
  • Men’s Cross Country
  • Equestrian
  • Football
  • Women’s Golf
  • Men’s Golf
  • Rodeo
  • Volleyball
  • Softball
  • Men’s Soccer
  • Women’s Soccer
  • Shooting Sports coming soon
  • Women’s Track & Field coming soon
  • Men’s Track & Field coming soon

Facilities

The Shooting Sports Complex houses five facilities: rifle and pistol range; trap, skeet, and 5-stand; sporting clays; 3-D archery; and Olympic archery.

For more information go to shootingsports.opsu.edu

For more information go to sunsethillsgolfclub.com

Student Life

Clubs and Organizations

Learn More about Campus Clubs and Organizations

Frequently Asked Questions

The Academic Resource Center provides peer tutoring as well as online tutoring through tutor.com at no expense to the student. Both of these resources can be utilized for writing help as well as for help with most other courses in a way that meets the needs of each individual student.

The average class size is 16 students.

Research suggests that students spend around 3 hours of study time for each credit hour.

FAFSA should be completed as soon as possible after October 1st for the following fall semester.

There are $4.5 million dollars in scholarships awarded every year. Those include academic, athletic, foundation and Oklahoma State Regent scholarships. For more information, visit scholarships.opsu.edu

We have many clubs and student organizations on campus for you to become an active member. Below is a list of some of the organizations currently at OPSU. For more information go to, https://www.opsu.edu/Organizations/

  • AITP
  • FFA
  • HALO
  • History Club
  • Images
  • NAfME
  • OAEA
  • OIL
  • PBL
  • Science Club
  • Shooting Sports
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Women in Ag

The University has a partnership with Goodwell Police Department (GPD), who provide a 24/7 presence on our campus with additional nightly patrols.

Yes. Students are required to live on campus until they are academically a sophomore. For more information, visit housing.opsu.edu

Currently, about 1/3 of OPSU students live on-campus.

After asking people across the OPSU campus, these are the ideas about the University strengths that were most prevalent:

  • Small class sizes
  • Strong community
  • Affordable
  • Students’ academic advisors are professors in their area of study
  • Integrated partnership with local community
  • High number of internships available to students
  • Local business’ as well as business run by university alum, actively recruit graduates from OPSU