The Thurman J. White Forum, located on the south end of OU’s beautiful and historic campus in Norman, Oklahoma, is within walking distance of the OU Law Center, the Sam Noble Museum, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and OU’s Historic Campus Corner. Just a few blocks away is the Norman’s National Weather Center.

How Can We Help?

We are here to help you through the meeting and event planning process. From the early logistics to the closing session, our knowledgeable staff can help you with every detail. Conference Services provides a wide array of services to fit your individual event needs:

  • All rooms come equipped with whiteboard and standing lectern or podium.
  • On-site event coordinators
  • Beverage Service
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the facility
  • Video-conferencing services
  • Customized room setups for your event
  • Complimentary registration services for events held in the Forum Building
  • Printing services for name badges, certificates, and marketing materials
  • Website creation
  • On-site technical support during your event

The Thurman J. White Forum Building offers a wide-variety of rooms and setup options to meet your meeting and event needs. Below you will find our room rates, room options, and setup examples:

Thurman J. White Forum Building Rates (per day)

External Events - Less than 50% of attendees are OU Students, Faculty, or Staff

RoomNon-University SponsoredUniversity Department SponsoredCollege of Professional and Continuing Studies or Outreach Sponsored
Forum Room$1025$800$700
Conference Room$560$450$380
Super Suite$400$305$260
Seminar Room$90$60$45
Room 104$60$45$30

Internal Events - Over 50% of attendees are OU Students, Faculty, or Staff

RoomUniversity DepartmentRegistered Student Organization
Forum Room$0$0
Conference Room$0$0
Super Suite$0$0
Seminar Room$0$0
Room 104$0$0

*Internal events where more than 50% of attendees are students, faculty, or staff will receive the room rental at no charge. All room rentals include whiteboard and standing lectern or podium. A/V packages to suit your needs are available to rent.

Comprehensive list of rates and services for the Forum

Policy and Procedures for RSO’s and University Departments


Forum Auditorium

Located upstairs, the Forum Room can accommodate 540 attendees. The Forum Room is a unique auditorium-sized room that seats attendees in comfortable chairs behind built-in desks that rise in tiers from the circular stage. The Forum Room is an ideal venue for general sessions and large meetings.

Forum Room Setup Example

Conference Room

Located at the end of Corridor A and Corridor B, the Conference Rooms allow multiple setup styles to meet your needs and is ideal for dining, banquets, and medium-sized plenary sessions. 

Conference Room Setup Examples

Super Suites 

Super Suites are three seminar rooms with divider walls opened to create one large meeting space. Three different super suite options are available in the Forum Building. 

Super Suite Setup Examples


Suites are two seminar rooms with divider walls opened to create one large meeting space. Four different suite options are available in the Forum Building. 

Suite Setup Example

Seminar Rooms

The Forum Building offers 14 separate seminar rooms which are ideal for breakout sessions, meetings, and classes. 

Seminar Room Setup Examples