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Important Update:

The University of Central Oklahoma physical campus will be closed to all but essential employees through May 31.
Alternative instructional delivery methods will be used for the rest of the spring semester, May intersession courses and summer blocks I and II. Many university services will continue to be available online. For more information, visit the university's COVID-19 website.

An Hour for an Hour

In 60 minutes or less, you can help UCO students get closer to the dream of a college degree.

Photos from Hour for an Hour Gifts during the Hour for an Hour Event go to the Finney Scholarship fund, which was established in 2008 in honor of the first Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Dr. Frank Finney, Jr. Finney scholarships are awarded to deserving students in each department in the College of Liberal Arts each year.At UCO, one credit hour of tuition (only) for our undergraduate students is $205.35. During the College of Liberal Arts Hour for an Hour scholarship event, we ask our alumni and friends of the university to give the equivalent of one credit hour toward student scholarships. For $17.11 a month for one year, you can fund one credit hour or for $51.34 a month you can fund three credit hours of school for a hard working Liberal Arts student.

• 1 credit hour - $205.35
• 2 credit hours - $406.70
• 3 credit hours - $612.05
• 4 credit hours - $817.40
• 5 credit hours - $1022.75
• 6 credit hours - $1228.10*


Give now

*A gift of $1,000 or more qualifies the giver as a Presidential Partner. Learn more about our Presidential Partners Program!

For more information or to reserve a seat at the next event, contact Karisa Rollins at 974-3376 or

Ways to Give

  • College of Liberal Arts Annual Fund
    Gifts to the Annual Fund provide a way for the College to meet needs that are unforeseen or outside the scope of annual budgets. In the past, annual fund dollars have helped prepare new faculty for the classroom, garner support from alumni, and have helped honor outstanding students and faculty. This fund also helps us bring guest lecturers to campus. Every gift makes a difference.
  • Hour For an Hour Scholarship Luncheon
    This scholarship luncheon invites alumni, faculty and friends of Central for a one-hour event to raise funds for Liberal Arts student scholarships. Guests are asked to underwrite at least one credit hour of undergraduate tuition to help create scholarships.
  • College of Liberal Arts Corporate Partner Program
    Local businesses and corporations from across Edmond and Oklahoma City are partnering with the UCO College of Liberal Arts. This program helps provide support for student and faculty orientated programs. Partners receive recognition at selected LA events throughout the year.
  • College of Liberal Arts Departments
    Alumni may designate their gift to the academic department of their choice. To make a gift to a Liberal Arts Department, contact the department chairperson.
  • Endowments
    Endowments are gifts that keep on giving. The funds are invested by the UCO Foundation, and the interest generated by that investment is used for the purpose you wish to support--scholarships, research, faculty support, and more. A portion of the income is re-invested each year, enabling the endowment to continue to grow and provide a predictable, stable stream of income over time.
  • Planned Giving
    Smart philanthropy is about making a deliberate decision to redirect money and property away from taxes to institutions of your choice. By including the UCO College of Liberal Arts in your retirement and estate planning, you can diminish your tax burdens while supporting students, faculty, programs, and facilities of the College. Find out more at Central Connection's Planned Giving page.
  • Corporate and Foundation Gifts
    Forming partnerships with industry will enable the College to strengthen its investment in students and foster new opportunities for companies. The College Development Office facilitates mutually beneficial relationships between the College and corporations, foundations, and other non-governmental philanthropic organizations.

Welcome Alumni and Friends!

The University of Central Oklahoma is truly a special and exciting place. Each day on our campus you will find learning, creativity, and change. It is a place that is focused on helping students learn. We invite you to come to campus and attend an event of your choice-feel feel to visit our new master campus calendar. Campus seems to change almost daily so if has been a while since your last visit, you are in for a treat.

Also, please consider joining our many alumni, local businesses and friends who are supporting UCO scholarships and academic programs with a gift. For many our students, more than 60 % of whom are on financial aid, a scholarship or student assistance of any amount makes a big difference. In this section of our website, you will find information about making a gift and the types of programs that are already helping students. If you have any questions, we are here to visit with you.

For more information, visit the UCO Alumni Association.