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Important Update:

Through Jan. 28, the university is operating at Level 2. For classes, this means faculty will have the discretion to choose a fully remote, hybrid, extended classroom or fully in-person format. Masks will be mandatory for in-person classes.

Visit the COVID-19 website to report a positive test, symptoms or exposure, for vaccine and testing information and for other COVID-19 resources.

What is the Bridges Program?

This program brings together Central’s faculty and staff once a semester at a luncheon to learn about a country or culture represented at the University of Central Oklahoma. Attendees are provided with information regarding the cultural struggles students from these countries and cultures have in and out of the classroom of American campuses.


At the end of the luncheon, there is a question and answer portion to allow faculty and staff to ask specific questions regarding the culture that may be difficult for them to understand.


The goal of the Bridges Program is to allow international students to express their learning experiences in the United States and help UCO’s faculty and staff have a better understanding of helping and serving students from other cultures on campus.

These sessions also count toward Central faculty's tenure credit. 

For more information, contact Grace Wray.