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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When Do We Start?
What About The Dorm?
Where Do Eat?
What Should I Wear?
What Are The Workshop Hours?
Will I Be Able To Use The Library?
Will I Have Access To The Internet?
What About Friday?

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When Do We Start?

Students who will be staying in the dormitory (Shepler Center North) during the workshop can start arriving any time Sunday morning, July 14th or July 21nd. One of our students will be at the main desk, which is open 24 hours a day. When you arrive, go to the main desk and pick up your key. You pay all fees at registration in the University Theatre on Sunday morning. Do not pay at the dorm. They are not equipped to take any money. Students who will be living at home during the workshop will need to arrive at University Theatre sometime between 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sunday. Arrangements can be made to arrive a day early for an additional $10.00 per night. The check-in time for those arriving on Saturday is 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

What About The Dorm?

Shepler Center is an air-conditioned high-rise dormitory. Each student will have his/her own bed with two students to a room. You have until June 10 to change roommates. No room changes will take place at camp (exceptions are very rare). You will need to bring your own linens (sheets, towels, pillows, etc.). Flat sheets would be best because the size of mattresses may vary. Bring blankets, the air-conditioning in the dorm is sometimes cold. Bring an electric fan if you want more air than the dorm air-conditioning provides. Washing machines, color televisions and a canteen are available in the complex. The main desk is operated 24 hours a day. Your parents can contact you by calling the phone in your room or by cell phone. The main dorm phone is (580) 581-2391.

Dorm Supervisors Mrs. Niki Alderson, from Muldrow, will be in charge of the girls. Mr. Jason Mitchell, will be in charge of the boys.

Where Do We Eat?

The university cafeteria is located in the dorm complex. All meals are included in the package price. The first meal in the package starts Sunday evening. The last meal in the package is noon Friday. The MCC Food Court also has a grill which is open until 10:00 p.m. where hamburgers, pizza, and sandwiches can be purchased. Lawton also has plenty of pizza delivery services.

What Should I Wear?

Casual dress is acceptable. Bring dress clothes for the Thursday and Friday Speech Tournament. Shoes must be worn at all times (exception is inside dorm rooms). No obscene or suggestive slogans, words, writings, messages, or drawings on clothing will be permitted. No tube tops allowed. Clothing that is backless or shoulderless is not permissible. Shorts need to be long enough that all body parts are satisfactorily covered. Midriff clothing must not show more than one inch of waist line. The dress code applies at all sessions including all social functions.

What Are The Workshop Hours?

Please note the camp schedule. Promptness in attending the sessions is crucial. Each division of the workshop will follow the general Overview Schedule, and we will hand out a detailed schedule of each of the different sessions on Sunday.

Will I Be Able To Use The Library?

Library time is scheduled every day of the workshop. The library is open until 10:00 p.m. each evening. See also the camp rules library usage section.

Will I Have Access To The Internet?

Cameron has wireless access over most of campus. The computer labs stay open until 10:00 p.m. The camp will be using the Fine Arts Lab, Academic Commons Lab, Business Lab, Science Lab, and the Library Lab.

What About Friday?

IE: All tournament events will be held on Thursday evening and Friday. Individual event students can enter a maximum of three events. Awards will be given. No material may be used in the Workshop Tournament which was used in any previous competition by the student.

Debate: There will be practice debate rounds on Friday. In order to encourage more sharing of evidence and blocks, and to give students one more day of additional oral critiques, debaters will spend Friday in practice rounds. Trophies and medals will be given to all debaters according to their amount of participation. Debaters will not be able to enter individual events. Debaters are welcome to come with pre-prepared individual events and receive some coaching during the week Speech-Debate Camp Footer