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Oklahoma High School Football State Championship Games:
UCO welcomes Oklahoma high school football state championship teams and fans to our campus for the 2022 OSSAA high school football championship games, Dec. 1-10. Visit the Championship Central website for more info.

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

Forge is your first step in becoming a Broncho! The Forge experience will allow students to stay the night on campus, meet student leaders, and engage with faculty and staff through sessions offered during this two-day, one-night experience. When you complete the program, you will have met with an advisor and completed your class schedule to feel more prepared to start at Central. One family member or guest is included in the cost to attend the program with the student. If a student wants to bring additional guest, they are more than welcome! There is just an added fee for additional guests beyond that one that is included. But our program doesn't stop there! After your Forge experience, you will have the opportunity to participate in virtual affinity spaces and attend in-person Welcome Home Week and Stampede Week events!

 

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 online.

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

Step 3: Complete the Focus 2 Assessment

Prior to your Forge program, it will be helpful to complete the Focus 2 Assessment. This will help with conversations with advisors, as well as help you narrow down a major/meta major before attending the program. This assessment can be accessed online. Access code: careers

Step 4: Attend Your In-Person Forge Session

Three business days prior to your Forge program, you will receive an email with the information you need to ensure your success with our orientation. Be sure to check your email used when you signed up for Forge to help create the best experience.

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 405-974-3456.

Students who have been admitted for summer 2022 are encouraged to attend an early session. If you have questions regarding your admission status, please contact our office at 405-974-3456.

Forge and COVID-19

The safety of our incoming students, family members/guests, student leaders, and professional staff are very important to us. Your Forge program will follow all CDC Guidelines in place, as well as UCO Policies to ensure your safety.

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 apply.uco.edu 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 learn.uco.edu and complete ALL portions of Forge. You need to be admitted to the university before completing Forge Online. Contact orientation@uco.edu if you do not see the "Sign Up for Forge" link on apply.uco.edu 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.

Orientation Team

Orientation Leaders are highly trained students selected to assist with your transition to UCO and to ensure you have a pleasant experience as a new Broncho!

Executive Board

  • Lauren Cole, Executive Director
  • Kabria Christian, Director - Welcome Home Week
  • Jakob Carlson, Director - Stampede Week
  • Kyia Woodson, Director - Forge Family and Logistics
  • Bonnie King, Director – Marketing and Outreach
  • Evelyn Enriquez, Director - Logistics

Orientation Leaders

  • Abigail Simons
  • Alexxa Lewis
  • Arnold Farias
  • Aubrey Summerton
  • Ava Ryan
  • Brittan Crabtree
  • Chanel Gordon
  • Cheyanne Young
  • Chidera Osaji
  • Denishia Amie
  • Destini Pittman
  • Ebuka Opara
  • Fatima Alconz
  • Genelle James
  • Hailey Pearce
  • Harper Pitts
  • Ian Wehrenberg
  • Izza Anwar
  • Jacob Shults
  • Janae Bledsoe
  • Juan Villalobos
  • Jules Black
  • Kaitlyn Bien
  • Lanie Leach
  • Lauren Golden
  • Logan Brunson
  • Makayla Freeman
  • Makena Reed
  • Mikayla Johnston
  • Nana Yeboah
  • Niklas Nelson
  • Pranavi Reddy Munganoor
  • Rachael Lowe
  • Samuel Geiger
  • Saveion Adams
  • Tay'ana Rollins
  • Taylin Rollins
  • Teagan Stubblefield
  • Trinity Davis
  • Victoria Hoffman
  • Will Thompson