common questions about Varsity House

What is Varsity House?

It’s a high-quality Norman apartment community designed especially with University of Oklahoma students in mind. Varsity House features spacious 2 and 3 bedroom furnished apartments plus a full set of community features such as a 24-hour fitness center, clubhouse, pool and private shuttle bus, all just minutes from campus.

Is Varsity House part of the University of Oklahoma?

Varsity House is a privately owned and professionally managed off-campus community, not affiliated with the University of Oklahoma. Click here for more information about the management and ownership.

Can I live with friends, or can you match me with roommates?

You can select your roommate(s), or you can apply on your own and we can match you with other students. Applicants answer a short list of lifestyle questions to help in the matching process.

What are per-person contracts?

Instead of requiring all roommates to sign a joint lease, each person at Varsity House has their own individual contract, with one person per bedroom. This means you are only responsible for paying for yourself — not your roommates. Even if a roommate moves out or other bedrooms in your apartment are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.

What is included in the rent?

Each resident at Varsity House pays a monthly rental installment with a flat $25 utility/amenity fee that includes:

  • Furnishings
  • Electricity
  • Internet
  • Trash removal
  • In-unit laundry
  • Community features – fitness center, pool, etc.

What size are the apartments?

The spacious accommodations at Varsity House include 2-bedroom (850 square feet) and 3-bedroom (1,200 square feet) apartments, with a private bathroom for each bedroom.

Are the apartments furnished?

Yes, all apartments at Varsity House have a furniture package that includes a full-size bed, a storage dresser, desk and chair in each bedroom, plus a sofa, chair, coffee table, end table and entertainment stand in each living room. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model residences.

When do the contracts start and end?

The standard term is August 11, 2021 to July 25, 2022, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Other alternate dates may be available; please inquire with our staff.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. Varsity House also offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. Convenience fees apply for credit card and debit card payments.

Will my financial aid cover charges at Varsity House?

Your living costs at Varsity House can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay charges at Varsity House. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.

Is Varsity House open to non-students?

Nearly all the residents at Varsity House are students at the University of Oklahoma. The per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Nonetheless, Varsity House is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes applications from non-students. Family members are welcome as well, subject to occupancy limits. Because of the need to match student roommates, non-students must apply together with enough roommates to fill the desired residence.

What kind of safety and security are provided?

Varsity House is a gated community with a monitored fire sprinkler system, plus electronic locks and individually locking bedroom doors. Community courtesy patrols are provided at select times. Management staff are also on-site 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.

What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?

Varsity House is pet-friendly, subject to limits on animals and breed. The community is smoke-free in all indoor areas. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of roommates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests.

Can I park my vehicle at Varsity House?

Yes, Varsity House offers free parking for residents plus limited guest parking.

What other transportation options will I have?

Varsity House offers a private shuttle to and from campus on weekdays when school is in session during Fall and Spring semesters.

Can I see a model apartment?

Yes. Please request an appointment for a personal tour, or just stop by to see us and we’ll be happy to show you the community.