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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.

New Broncho Orientation

Congratulations on your decision to attend UCO! The opportunities for learning, growth, development and fun at UCO are limitless, and it is our goal to help introduce you to these opportunities during Forge.

Freshman Experience | Transfer Experience | International Experience | Family Experience

Freshman Experience

Step 1: Sign up for Forge!

You will log in using the same credentials used to apply to the university. If you do not remember your password, you can click “Forge your password” to securely reset the information.

Forge is your first step in becoming a Broncho! During this program, you will meet other freshmen, meet an academic advisor, register for classes, and learn UCO Traditions. Students who do not attend their session or change their session less than five (5) business days prior to the session will be charged an additional fee of $50.

Summer 2020 Sessions

June 10–11

June 22–23

June 24–25

June 26–27*

June 29–30

July 1–2

July 6–7

July 8–9

July 14–15

July 16–17

Please note all sessions may not appear on the sign up if they have hit max capacity.

*Friday-Saturday Session

Step 2: Register for Placement Testing

All students who score below a 19 on their English, Math or Reading ACT will need placement testing. If you must take a placement test, you can sign up for a time here.

This should be completed PRIOR to attending Forge. If you are unsure if you need to take a placement test, please email with your name and student ID and someone will respond to let you know. 

Step 3: Attend Forge!

Prior to your Forge program, you will receive an email with the information you need to have a pleasant experience. Until then, you can check the packing list and expectations page.

Step 4: Attend Stampede Week Events and the first day of class!

Note: Freshmen are first-year students who have not been full or part-time students at another institution of higher learning (excluding concurrent work). If you have questions about your admission status, contact our office at 405-974-2363.

Students who have been admitted for the summer 2020 are encouraged to attend an early session. If you have questions regarding your admission status, please contact our office at 405-974-2363.

Transfer Experience

Non-traditional and transfer students can use an online guide to complete their orientation. You must complete the program before meeting with an academic adviser.

Log on to and click on the Forge Online Shell, then complete all portions of the program to lift your Orientation Hold. You need to be admitted to the university before completing Forge Online. Contact if your course shell for Forge Online doesn’t appear with your name and banner ID. A member of the New Broncho Orientation staff can help you correct your profile.

International Experience

Forge International is a great way for international students (non-immigrant visas such as F-1, J-1, etc.) to meet fellow students and learn about essential UCO and community resources while becoming a vital part of the UCO community. This program is a great tool for cultural adjustment, and you’ll get to know more about the local banking, transportation, safety and health systems. Meals are provided and you can even win great prizes like iPods, bicycles, computer accessories, gift cards, and more! Forge International is held at the beginning of each semester, and more info can be found on our Office of Global Affairs website.

Please note – participation in the UCO Global Conference is required by US Immigration law.

Family Experience

Forge Family gives you a chance to support your student while you learn about the UCO community. During Forge Family, you’ll meet UCO administration members, learn about campus resources and even talk to current students about how their families helped them succeed. One family member or guest is included in your student’s Forge registration.

Family members are encouraged to join the Broncho Family Association. It is free and serves as your “backstage pass” to campus.