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

Allergies, Food Sensitivities or Dietary Restrictions

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 students dietary needs are met during the week.

Residence LifeU House

Your student will be staying in University House dorm that is locked with a curfew at night. There will be current OC Honors students as RA's, Resident Advisers, living in the dorm and doing room check every night to make sure the students are accounted for and are safe. The assistant director will also live in the dorm.

Closed Academy

To enhance the student’s experience, we do not allow checking in and out of HSA. Students cannot be checked out for visits, sports events, etc. When registering, please plan on staying for the full session. Any visitors must be approved by the Honors Office during the week to provide safety of your student and a cohesive program.


No early accommodations are available for Saturday, July 13th. Honors Summer Academy begins Sunday, July 14th. Check-in begins at 2:00 pm in the University 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 19th. Parents are invited to the closing session in Baugh 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. 

Final Payments due May 1st


The deadline to request deposit refunds is March 1.
One half is refundable up to May 31st, and no refunds are given after that date.