Facilities: Labs, Galleries & Collections

The Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences has many research labs and collections that are used for faculty and student research. From examining our fossil collections to analyzing the effects of trauma, our students and professors work together to ask the tough questions and seek the answers. Our facilities allow students to practice their craft in a learning environment.

Our art gallery and performance spaces provide a place for students and visiting artists to showcase their talent. Audiences can experience an intimate and versatile black box theatre or the state-of-the-art Gussman Concert Hall with seating for 635 people.

The TU Alexandre Hogue Gallery serves as the chief focal point for the university’s engagement with the visual arts. Used year-round for the exhibition of arts, crafts, performance art and special events, the gallery offers exhibitions of historical, global and multicultural significance. It’s also the site of the annual Gussman Student Art Exhibition.


Lab work and access to cutting edge equipment is an integral part of anthropological research conducted at TU. Our labs, run by faculty members, include microscopes and other equipment for the analyses of stone stools, ceramics and bones, as well as store a wide range of original anthropological material.

In addition, the anthropology department houses several joint facilities and collections, not related to any specific department member. These facilities house state of the art equipment available for research and teaching. The availability of such equipment makes the TU anthropology department unique among other anthropology departments in the region. Learn more.


The School of Art features state-of-the-art labs and studio spaces in an historic building at the center of campus. Students routinely use our three digital labs to design, animate and realize their ideas, as well as a large-format printer that is available for special projects. Drawing, painting and printmaking studios allow students to explore media specific and multi-media projects. With the largest kiln in the state of Oklahoma, studios in ceramics and sculpture, and a partnership with Fab Lab Tulsa, students in the School of Art can create anything they can imagine. Learn more.


Students are encouraged to pursue research in collaboration with faculty to develop their skills and gain experience. In our state of the art laboratories and interdisciplinary institutes, psychology faculty conduct research in a wide variety of areas such as personality influences on workplace accomplishment, personality assessment, treatment and prevention of trauma and its effects, reducing the effects of occupational stress and exploring factors that can influence one’s perception of pain. From undergraduates to doctoral students, there is place for you to not only research but also publish your findings. Explore your many research opportunities. Learn more.

Media Studies

Housed in the Department of Media Studies is the TUTV Media Lab, a student-run media collaborative with a weekly studio program, podcasts and opportunities for students to create their own project ideas using media. This includes three studios: two for video production and a podcast studio. Learn more.


Music & Theatre

The University of Tulsa offers students the opportunity to participate in an exciting and varied season of plays, musicals, concerts and operas, which are housed in first-rate facilities that rank with the very best in the Southwest. Learn more. 

Tyrrell Hall

Tyrrell Hall is home to six state-of-the-art multimedia classrooms. Envisioned as a teaching laboratory, Tyrrell offers a place where faculty can experiment with technology and explore how it might enhance and extend classroom interactions both near and far. Two classrooms accommodate small seminars of 10-15 students; two classrooms are suited to classes with 18-20 students; one classroom accommodates 30 students; and the Ellen G. Adelson Auditorium will seat 108.