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In response to Covid-19, capacities for campus venues have been reduced to allow for physical distancing.

The Thurman J. White Forum is operating within University guidelines to serve academic classes and the student population. At this time, third-party events unaffiliated with the University are prohibited through at least December 31, 2020. Reservations and commitments for events unaffiliated with the University may not be accepted for calendar year 2021 until further notice.

Forum Room Setups and Rates

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:

  • Complimentary A/V Package in every room, which includes a laptop, ceiling mounted projector, built-in projection screen, wireless presenter, sound system, and white board. The Forum Room and Conference Room also include a podium and two microphones. Additional A/V equipment is available for a fee.
  • 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)

RoomNon-University RateUniversity Department RateOutreach and Extended Campus RateStudent Organization Rate
Forum Room$1,025$800$700$0
Conference Room$560$450$380$0
Super Suite$400$305$260$0
Seminar Room$90$60$45$0

Rates and services

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.

Policy and Procedures for RSO’s and University Departments

Meeting Room Configurations

Forum Auditorium

Located upstairs, the Forum Room can accommodate 135-150 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.

Forum Room Setup Example

Conference Room

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

Setup style:

  • Classroom setup with Covid capacity of 45

Conference Room Setup Examples

Super Suites

Super Suites are three seminar rooms with divider walls opened to create one large meeting space.

Setup style:

  • Classroom setup with Covid capacity of 33

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.

Setup style:

  • Classroom setup with Covid capacity of 22

Suite Setup Example

Seminar Rooms

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

Setup style:

  • Classroom setup with Covid capacity of 10

Seminar Room Setup Eamples