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Important Update:

UCO requires all students, employees and visitors to wear a mask on campus when around others, both indoors and outdoors, and practice physical distancing of at least six feet when possible. If you or someone you know has COVID-19 symptoms, has been directly exposed to COVID-19 or has tested positive, fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage. View a list of UCO's virtual services.

Bringing Back the Bronchos

The University of Central Oklahoma faculty and staff are working hard to prepare for a successful fall 2020 semester. By following guidelines and requirements, we can reduce the spread of COVID-19 together.
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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.

Fall 2020 Reopening DetailsFall 2020 Operational Contingency PlanDECISION FRAMEWORK FOR COVID-19 OPERATIONS

Buck Up, Bronchos!

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Mask Up

You are required to wear a face mask when around others on campus. Practice distancing of at least 6 feet when possible.

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Wash Up

Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer. Sing the happy birthday song in your head for a timer.

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Wipe Up

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.

FALL 2020 ACADEMIC DELIVERYExtended Classroom

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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.

Custodial Services

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.

Wellness Center

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).

University Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Updates