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Orientation Leaders greeting students at FORGE 2014

Freshman FORGE

Freshman FORGE is the second step of the New Broncho Orientation process.  Why do we call it FORGE? Because forging is a step in creating the perfect horseshoe. And at Freshman FORGE, and in all our FORGE programs, we are a step in creating new Bronchos. Forging takes place over time, and your entire duration at UCO is a forging process.  You are going to be bent, formed and transformed into an engaged, committed, involved Broncho!

Freshman FORGE will be held August 12, 13 and 14th in the NUC Ballrooms.  You only attend one of the three days. Registration for 2015 Freshman FORGE will open March 23, 2015.

Registration for both Freshman FORGE and FORGE Family will begin at 8:30am on the 3rd floor of the Nigh University Center, outside of the Ballrooms. Parking is free in the visitor lot and there will be plenty of volunteers to show you where to check in.  Both programs start at 9am, and we will wrap up at 3:30pm.  Lunch is part of FORGE, so don’t worry about that.
The day is jam packed, so you won’t have time to leave the program to take care of any last minute business such as parking decals or financial aid. However, those offices all open at 8am and stay open until at least 5pm the entire week, so plenty of time to take care of things after FORGE or before classes start.

You don’t need to bring anything with you- we will have it all. As a matter of fact, the less you bring the better. We advise to leave large purses/backpacks at home because they will be in the way.  We just need you, wearing your favorite new UCO tshirt (NOT one from one of those other schools just north or south of us- you are a Broncho now!) and jeans/shorts.  No skirts or heels, please.