Bringing Back the Bronchos
Fall 2020 Reopening
While the Fall 2020 Reopening Plan offers guidance on university operations for the fall semester, the COVID-19 pandemic is an ever-changing situation. UCO continuously monitors the virus’ impact on campus, as well as on the city, state, national and global levels. As a result, Central’s plan for the fall semester and beyond could change as the situation evolves. The university is dedicated to remaining flexible in order to further the health and safety of its community members.
Buck Up, Bronchos!
You are required to wear a face mask when around others on campus. Practice distancing of at least 6 feet when possible.
Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer. Sing the happy birthday song in your head for a timer.
Clean your desk or workstation with provided disinfecting wipes or sprays. Keeping surfaces clean will help slow the spread of the virus.
Fall 2020 Class Instruction Plans
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, UCO has sought ways to continue classroom instruction while also preventing and slowing the spread of the virus. Incorporating feedback from the faculty and colleges, the university has drafted a working plan for the fall 2020 semester that will allow the university to resume in-person classes with physical distancing while also offering virtual and online classes for students who may not be comfortable returning for in-person instruction. This plan is designed to provide students flexibility to continue the pursuit of their degree.
Resources and Services
Face Mask Tips and FAQ
At UCO, wearing a mask and engaging in physical distancing are not just the rules; it’s the right thing to do. These practices have been shown to slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. We encourage all Bronchos to help educate those around you to team up to do the right thing.
What Should I Do?
Tips and instructions if you have tested positive for COVID-19, have developed symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive.
Campus Buildings and Facilities
Max Chambers Library
Max Chambers Library is open with the 1st and 2nd floors available. Masks and social distancing are required while on campus. to ensure the safety of our students and staff. The library website provides remote access to electronic resources.
Housing and Dining
Staff remain committed to ensuring residents have a safe and healthy environment for the duration of their stay in the residence halls while focusing on their studies. They remain available via online platforms for engagement and support moving forward. Programming will continue in an alternative format and residents can expect to be contacted by their resident assistant about activities for the rest of the semester. For more information, visit the housing website.
WFF, UCO's custodial partner, is performing cleanings more frequently of "high-touch areas" in the residence halls and community restrooms. These areas include door, shower, toilet and faucet handles in the restrooms as well as door handles, door jams and handrails throughout the hallways, stairwells and elevators.
Nigh University Center
In addition to campus protocols for social distancing and the wearing of face coverings, the Nigh University Center will increase disinfection protocols for all high-touch areas. Restrooms will be sanitized every two hours.
Masks and social distancing are required while on campus. Fitness floor staff will clean equipment continuously throughout the day including equipment touch points (I.e. seats, handles, bars, and pins).