Building a Digital First Student Experience at Oral Roberts

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Oral Roberts University is a fast-growing liberal arts university in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with nearly 5,000 students enrolled from all 50 states and 126 countries. ORU was named the fourth-best university in the nation for student engagement by the Wall Street Journal. The university is in the midst of a major campus modernization project, which includes four new state-of-the-art campus buildings. ORU had a vision for becoming a truly global institution, driven by technology and innovation. To accomplish that, they needed a network that could support and enhance the student, staff and guest experiences.


  • The school’s existing Wi-Fi network provided spotty coverage and frequently resulted in systems and resources being unavailable at key times
  • An infrastructure that would support leadership vision for a global, innovative university
  • Network support for next-generation initiatives – AR/VR, multimedia production studio and smart classrooms
"As our world continues to become more digital, we have to be prepared as an athletic department to be on the cutting edge. Upgrading our network and technology avenues is incredibly important and has already paid huge dividends."
Tim Johnson
Athletic Director, ORU

Extreme Solutions

  • ExtremeSwitching™
  • ExtremeAnalytics™
  • Extreme Wireless™
  • ExtremeCloud™ IQ



Improved Network Connectivity and Management

  • Campus-wide Wi-Fi access ensures consistent, reliable experiences and reduces troubleshooting requirements for IT staff
  • ExtremeAnalytics enables ORU staff and leadership to make data-driven decisions to optimize the network and user experiences
  • ExtremeCloud IQ provides full network visibility and allows IT staff to efficiently manage the network and all connected devices and digital services

Technology-driven Global Education Platform

  • Students anywhere are able to connect to ORU resources and education services, including learning from experts across the globe
  • ORU has integrated emerging technologies, like AR/VR, telepresence robots, smart classrooms, and more to enhance teaching and learning experiences

Digital Campus Experience

  • Enhanced fan experiences at athletic events, leveraging Extreme’s solutions to make the mobile device a central part of game experience
  • Created data-driven personalized experiences for each student, whether they are on campus, virtual, or in the Metaverse