Kerr opened in 1956 after former Oklahoma Governor and Senator Robert S. Kerr donated $250,000. Kerr is one of our most historic residence halls and is infamous for Kerr Christmas and Trick-Kerr-Treat. Kerr underwent remodeling in the summer of 2008 and now boasts kitchenettes with an ironing board, iron, a toaster, microwave and a vacuum on each floor and common rooms on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors with couches, chairs, tables and wall mounted flat panel TV's. Kerr also has a large central lobby and with a wall mounted TV and several sitting areas. Kerr houses freshmen women.
- Built in Closets
- One dresser per resident
- Sink and medicine cabinet
- Two mirrors above dressers
- One bed with twin mattress per resident
- Above closet storage space
- One desk and chair per resident
- Air-conditioning window unit
View Kerr's floor plan
- Average number of women on each hall: 25
- Central laundry room is located in the basement
- Lounge available for reservation
- Wireless internet throughout the building
- Outdoor bike storage
Former Oklahoma Governor and U.S. Senator Robert S. Kerr was an OBU alumnus and benefactor of the university. Kerr, founder of Kerr-McGee Oil Company, became Oklahoma's first native-born governor in 1943. He also was elected president of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma that year. In 1948, he was elected a U.S. Senator and re-elected in 1954 and 1960. In the early 1960s, he was frequently referred to as "King of the Senate." Kerr was a close friend of OBU President John W. Raley. In 1956, he gave $250,000 toward the construction of OBU's Mrs. W.S. Kerr Memorial Dormitory. In today's economy that would equal approximately $1,850,000.