2013 OL Photo

Congratulations on your decision to attend the University of Central Oklahoma! The opportunities for learning, growth, development and fun at UCO are limitless, and it is our goal to help introduce you to these opportunities during New Broncho Orientation. 

New Broncho Orientation is the process in which you become an official Broncho. It starts off in the summer with Enrollment Central, then in August you attend Freshmen FORGE, followed by Convocation and Stampede Week during the first week of classes.  Assisting you through the New Broncho Orientation process are the fantastic Orientation Leaders. They are 90 upper-class students (pictured above) selected to aid you through each step of the process. You will see them when you enroll, all the way through the first semester of your freshmen year.

New Broncho Orientation Steps:

Step 1:  Register and select a date to attend Enrollment Central.  At Enrollment Central we will cover a variety of topics focused on the basics of getting started: academic orientation, placement testing, academic advisement, enrollment, financial aid, and more. When you leave Enrollment Central you will have a class schedule in hand.   After you select that date and receive confirmation, you will be prompted to Step 2.

Step 2:  Select your Freshmen FORGE date.  Freshmen FORGE is held the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday before classes begin in August (August 13, 14, 15).  It is the same program each day- you just pick which day you would like to attend.  FORGE is the social side of New Broncho Orientation, where you will meet other members of the freshmen class, find out about resources, getting involved on campus, and how to make the most of your Central experience.  Space is limited to 600 students each day. 

Step 3:  On Sunday, August 17th, you will join your entire freshmen class for Convocation.  This is the official academic welcome by President Betz to you, the Class of 2018.  Your New Broncho Orientation Leaders will remind you about Convocation, and let you know exactly where you should be and when.

Step 4:  Stampede Week! Stampede Week is the first full week of classes, and is full of FREE activities, entertainment, food, tshirts, giveaways and basically lots of fun.  We will have more information about Stampede Week in the early summer and your Orientation Leaders will also remind you about the activities during the first week of classes.

Step 5: Head to class, including UNIV 1012: Success Central. This course will broaden your understanding of Central's facilities, services, activities, traditions and academic expectations and help you to develop academic skills necessary for success.  It will also help you to continue to build a sense of campus community. You may even see one of your Orientation Leaders assisting in the classroom.

That’s it! Just five easy steps to becoming an official University of Central Oklahoma Broncho.  Ready to get started?  Click HERE to register for Enrollment Central and Freshmen FORGE.


For questions about Enrollment Central, contact the Office of First-Year Experience Programs at fye@uco.edu or 405.974.5390.  Questions about Freshmen FORGE, contact the Campus Activities office at orientation@uco.edu or 405.974.2363.  See you soon!