Information for Parents

What to Bring

A detailed packing list will be sent in the spring. Students will need sheets for a twin extra-long bed, blanket, pillow, towels, and toiletries. Clothing should be appropriate to wear in a school setting along with comfortable shoes. 

Contact Info

If at any time during the week you have a concern about your student, please do not hesitate to call us at (405) 425-5300.

Course Materials

Course materials and syllabi will be mailed in the spring to accepted students. Books can be ordered through the OC Bookstore at


If your student is allergic to any type of food or medication, please make sure one of the staff at the Honors Academy know beforehand. Our staff works with the U Dining manager very closely to make sure all of our campers dietary needs are met during the week.

Residence LifeU House

Your student will be staying in a dorm facility that is locked with a curfew at night. There will be counselors living in the dorm and doing room check every night in the facility to make sure all of the students are accounted for and are safe. We also have a residence director living in the dorm if your student cannot find a counselor.

Closed Camp

To enhance the campers’ experience, we do not allow checking in and out of camp. Students cannot be checked out for visits, sports events, etc. When registering, please plan on staying for the full session of camp. Students who check out early will not be allowed to return to camp during this session.

Any visitors must be approved by the Honors Office prior to arrival to an event to provide safety your student and a cohesive program.


No early accommodations are available for Saturday. Honors Summer Academy begins Sunday, July 9th. Check-in begins at 2:00 pm in the Honors House and must be completed by 5:00 pm. Please schedule flight arrivals before 3:00pm on Sunday. A free shuttle is offered to students flying in on Sunday.  It is very important that all students are checked in before 5:00 pm as student activities begin promptly at that time.


Friday, July 14th. Parents are invited to the closing session in Hardeman Auditorium at 6:00pm. Check-out is immediately after.  Please schedule departure flights between 8:30pm Friday evening and flights leave before noon on Saturday.  Shuttles to the airport are free for flights departing by noon on Saturday. 


The deadline to request refunds is March 1. One half is refundable up to June 15, and no refunds are given after that date.