Preparing for Arrival
Getting to Campus
Student Disability Services (SDS)
Student Disability Services (SDS) is committed to providing a community that ensures full participation for students. SDS provides assistance to students that will facilitate their independence and academic progress. Academic support services include specialized testing, classroom accommodations, accessible textbooks, access to/assistance with Assistive Technology (AT), and other services as necessary. Students may request services by contacting:
For information on Assistive Technology and Web Accessibility, please visit http://access.it.okstate.edu/.
OSU Medical Insurance
Medical insurance is mandatory for all international students (visa holders as well as J-Scholars) at Oklahoma State University as U.S. medical care is extremely expensive. Medical insurance will be provided upon arrival. Fees for insurance will be applied to the 1st tuition billing statement you receive.
Find more information at http://iss.okstate.edu/insurance.
- What will the weather be like?
Since Oklahoma is in the Temperate Zone, you should come prepared for variable weather. The temperature frequently drops to 20F (-7C) during the winter and rises to as high as 110F (43C) during the summer. With this great temperature range, students need a wardrobe for both seasons. You will need warm clothes (including a heavy coat) for the winter season (November to February) and lighter clothes for the summer (June to September). You may wish to wait to buy winter clothing when you get here.
- How do I get involved on campus?
There are over 500 student clubs and organizations at OSU that students can become involved in. Students can learn more about organizations, sporting events, and other opportunities at https://go.okstate.edu/student-life/.