Oral Roberts University is excited to announce it will break ground on the University’s first new housing in 42 years. The apartment-style housing will be built where the Braxton Residence Hall used to sit, between Christ’s Chapel and Howard Auditorium.
President Dr. William M. Wilson joined the University’s Board of Trustees including its Chair Dr. Mike Rakes, Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum, Tulsa City Councilor Jeannie Cue, Tulsa County Commissioner Ron Peters, and Tulsa Chamber Executive Vice President & Justin McLaughlin for the groundbreaking on Wednesday, April 18, immediately following chapel at 12:15 p.m., just west of the Prayer Tower.
The apartment-style housing will have separate towers, one for the men and one for the women with a lobby connecting the two. Each suite will include a kitchen and a washer and dryer, plus living and dining areas. The rooms will also include unique recessed sleeping areas that will give students their own space.
The new residence hall continues a decade of new construction at . The Armand Hammer Alumni-Student Center opened in 2013, followed by the Global Learning Center in January 2017 and the ONEOK Sports Complex last October.