When I first saw Headington Hall when I toured OU, I audibly scoffed. It seemed a ridiculous place with a snotty- rich person air about it. I already knew I couldn’t afford to live there when I came to OU so I didn’t even bother to put it on my housing application preference list. The building is beautiful of course, but I didn’t understand why it needed to be so ornate and special in contrast to the other on-campus living options, which, if we’re being honest, are less than stellar sights. To me, and others that I have spoken to, it seemed exclusive and unfair.
However, my opinion has slightly changed in the two and a half years I’ve been here. I actually work at Headington now and I’ve met some of my closest friends there. If I could go back to freshman year I still wouldn’t want to actually live here, but I am thankful that I have had the opportunity to work here and get to know others who live and work here as well.