1911 First dormitories on campus occupied

The Women's Building (now the Bartlett Center) and the Men's Dormitory (later named Crutchfield Hall) opened in the fall 1911. These were the first student housing facilities at a state-supported educational institution in Oklahoma.

The Women's Building (pictured) provided residential and recreational facilities for female students, classrooms for domestic science and domestic arts courses, as well as a dining hall for all students. Considering the struggles many students experienced back home on the prairie, the building was a palace with running water, electricity and steam heat.