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Important Update:

Due to continued impacts of the ice storm, UCO will be closed Thursday and Friday, Oct. 29-30. All classes and activities are cancelled. Offices are closed.


UCO requires all students, faculty, staff 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.

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 after Feb. 1, 2021

Forge is your first step in becoming a Broncho! During the Forge Online Experience, students will meet with advisors and learn about the resources available to them on UCO's Campus! Your Forge experience will start on a Monday with a virtual welcome from the New Broncho Orientation staff and will continue with sessions offered throughout the week by different offices/resources. When you complete the program on Friday, you will have your class schedule and feel more prepared to start at Central. But our program doesn't stop there! After your Forge Online experience, you will have the opportunity to participate in an in-person session where you will meet other students, learn the campus culture, and make UCO your new home!

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: Complete Forge Online!

Three business days prior to your Forge program, you will receive an email with the information you need to ensure your success with our virtual orientation. Be sure to attend your appropriate Virtual Kick Off so you have all the tools for your Forge Online experience.

Step 4: Attend Your In-Person Forge Session

When you sign up for your Forge Online experience, you also selected a date for an in-person experience. Be sure you attend this program to help you learn the campus better and create lasting memories.

Step 5: 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 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 Sign Up For Forge link in the center of the screen. You will be able to select one of the many times we offer to place you into the online learning modules. On the day of your scheduled program, you will be able to log into and complete ALL portions of Forge. You need to be admitted to the university before completing Forge Online. Contact if you do not see the "Sign Up for Forge" link on after you log in. 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 the Online Forge Family experience, 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. All information for your online experience will arrive to the email provided during the sign-up process.

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