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.
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:
In response to Covid-19, capacities for campus venues have been reduced to allow for physical distancing.
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
|Room||Non-University Sponsored||University Department Sponsored||Extended Campus or Outreach Sponsored|
Internal Events - Over 50% of attendees are OU Students, Faculty, or Staff
|Room||University Department||Registered Student Organization|
*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.
Located upstairs, the Forum Room can accommodate 137-150 attendees with Covid capacity.. 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.
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. Classroom setup with Covid occupancy of 45.
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. Classroom setup with Covid occupancy of 33.
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. Classroom setup with Covid occupancy of 22.
The Forum Building offers 14 separate seminar rooms which are ideal for breakout sessions, meetings, and classes. Classroom setup with Covid occupancy of 10.