The Norman Transcript

August 15, 2013

Welcome freshmen; OU dormitories open today; ESPN here Friday

Transcript Staff
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Hundreds of students with their parents in tow descended on the University of Oklahoma campus Thursday, the first day of dormitory move-in.

Cooler than normal temperatures were welcome as students and family members began carting their clothes and school gear into dormitories. Freshmen women going through rush moved in this past week.

Freshmen are invited to the New Sooner Convocation, scheduled for 4 p.m. today at the Lloyd Noble Center. OU President David L. Boren will welcome OU’s newest students to the university, and OU Student Association President Ernest Ezeugo will offer brief remarks.

Following Convocation, students will be treated to a Sooner Orientation Week barbecue and ice cream social, served by university representatives, at Walker-Adams Mall, 1406 Asp Ave.

On Friday, OU will be featured on the ESPN family of networks Friday as the ESPN DIRECTV Mobile Studio wraps up its two-week tour of 10 schools with a stop in Norman. As part of the tour, College Football Live hosted by Chris Cotter and Robert Smith will originate live from Headington Hall at 4 p.m. Central on ESPNU.

In addition to College Football Live, there will be various live interviews and segments on Sportscenter throughout the day beginning during the 8 a.m. CT hour. The ESPN cameras will take a behind-the-scenes look at the Sooners’ preseason camp and will sit down with head coach Bob Stoops and other guests. The ESPN DIRECTV Mobile Studio tour concludes at Oklahoma after stops this week at Louisville, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Stanford.