UCO COVID-19 protocols remain in place for the spring 2021 semester. Masks are required on campus when around others.
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The University of Central Oklahoma continues to offer extended classroom options for classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of Central's in-person classes have a mix of in-person and virtual seats to help the university follow the CDC guidelines for in-person instruction and physical distancing.
The virtual-seat portion of these classes is called the Extended Classroom. Extended Classroom courses meet virtually at the same date and time and have the same instructor as the in-person courses.
Seating for in-person classes is limited and is handled on a first-come, first-served basis. If all in-person seats are full, students may choose to waitlist for the in-person class portion; however, this does not guarantee a seat in the in-person section and is dependent upon other students dropping the in-person class. Once all in-person seats are occupied, only the Extended Classroom portion will be available for registration. Each course is still capped for quality educational purposes.
- Log into UCONNECT.
- Go to the "Academics" tab.
- Scroll down to the "Registration Tools" section.
- Under "Enroll," select "Self-Guided Enrollment and Registration."
- Click "Register of Classes."
- Select Term — "Spring 2021"
- Use "Class Search."
- Select "Subject" —> "Course Search."
- Select "Course" —> "View Sections."
- Locate the course in which you need to enroll.
- Identify if the course has an Extended Classroom option.
In-person courses end in C or P;
Extended Classroom courses end in E or X.
* In-person courses ending in C are paired with Extended Classroom courses ending in E. In-person courses ending in P are paired with Extended Classroom courses ending in X.
Example: You need to enroll in ENG 1113. The in-person CRN you find that matches the days/times/professor you want is either 14853 ENG 1113 12C for the in-person course or 16179 ENG 1113 12E for the Extended Classroom course. (in-person courses end in C; Extended Classroom courses end in E)
As displayed in UCONNECT:
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As displayed in Class Schedule:
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- Check the box of the needed CRN.
- Select Add.
Extended Classroom Locations for Students on Campus
These locations have been identified as spaces available for students to sit and virtually attend their Extended Classroom courses:
Hamilton Fieldhouse – Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with seating upstairs only in the main gym. Follow appropriate social-distancing guidelines and use headphones/earbuds to minimize interference with practices on the main gym floor.
Nigh University Center – Most regular seating is available but in a reduced capacity. Large seating areas exist on the second floor in the food court area and outside of Constitution Hall. There is scattered seating throughout the first and fourth-floor hallways. Wi-Fi available throughout the building.
Library – Seating available on the first floor. Furniture is spaced at six-foot intervals. Wi-Fi is available.
Parking Lots with strong Wi-Fi – Wellness Center (lots 46 and 47), Coyner Health Sciences (lot 17), and Math and Computer Science (lot 17). Connections will be stronger closer to the buildings.
Residence Halls – If you’re living on campus, make your way back to your residence hall to attend your Extended Classroom virtually.
Outdoor Space – When the weather is nice, find a place outside. Be sure you’re close enough to Wi-Fi to get good reception.
Howell Hall Atrium