the ultimate college town
Norman is an ever-changing city of more than 110,000 residents. Located in the heart of the state, it has grown to become the third-largest city in Oklahoma. Despite its continuous growth, it has maintained the spirit and serenity of a small, close-knit community. As home to the state’s premier educational institution, Norman boasts an excellent quality of life and is a city that thrives on and celebrates the diversity of its community. Legendary University of Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer called Norman “a university town with a championship spirit”.
Campus Corner and Main Street, the social crossroads of Norman are home to local restaurants, cafés and shops. Neighborhood Jam, a hip breakfast joint, has been serving up pancakes and coffee and has become a hot spot for locals. Overlooking Campus Corner is The Porch, a restaurant and bar owned by former OU football player Ryan Broyles, a favorite for hanging out with friends or watching the game.
the modern frontier
Oklahoma City, the state's capital, is located just 18 miles north of the Norman Campus and is home to Will Rogers World Airport.
Oklahoma City offers a variety of attractions and activities different from any other place in the country. Sprawling across 625 square miles of America’s heartland, the city’s metro population numbers more than one million — a third of the entire state’s population.
Oklahoma City has become a haven for exciting sports action. It’s NBA franchise, the Thunder, played in the NBA Finals in just its fourth season in Oklahoma City and has produced two league MVPs in the past six years. The city is also home to three minor league teams and is the host of the NCAA Women's College World Series.
Located just southeast of downtown, Bricktown is OKC’s entertainment and dining district. Restaurants with a total capacity of more than 4,000 seats, shopping, and a generous helping of turn-of-the-century charm has turned Bricktown into a hotspot for Oklahoma City nights.