NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma’s newest student housing facility opened their doors Sunday for student athletes to begin moving in.
Headington Hall, located on Jenkins Avenue and Lindsey Street, will be home to 380 students this year, 180 of them student athletes.
The $75 million project, which was privately financed, was created with the idea of having all of the incoming student athletes under one roof, said Joe Castiglione, OU athletic director.
“We’re really trying to create an environment for student athletes and what they’re facing,” Castiglione said. “Not just for football, but for all sports.”
In a statement released by OU Football Coach Bob Stoops, he said Headington Hall is a “game-changer” for the university.
“Headington Hall is much more than a state-of-the-art residence hall, it’s a place that generations of Sooners will be able to call home,” Stoops said in the release. “We’ve all been eagerly watching the construction process from across the street from the Switzer Center. Our staff is anxious to have yet another first-class facility to further enhance the experience of our student-athletes at the University of Oklahoma.”
Non-athlete students are expected to move in during the campus’ big move-in day at the beginning of August.