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Homecoming 2017 Alumni Association Events

Thursday, Oct. 12

5-8 p.m.
The Patriarch
9 E. Edwards St.
Edmond, OK
Kick off the weekend’s homecoming festivities with fellow alumni and Alumni Association Board members. The first 200 Bronchos to register online at score their first drink on us. Arrive early to get your hands on this year’s giveaway item, sponsored by Creative Edge Dentistry.

Friday, Oct. 13

8:30 a.m.
NUC Ballrooms
Golden Bronchos Reunion Breakfast
Are you a Central graduate from 1977 or prior? Join the Alumni Association at the Golden Bronchos Reunion Breakfast. Admission is complimentary for graduates, faculty and staff from 1977 or prior. Graduates from the Class of 1967 will receive special recognition and a commemorative gift. To register, visit

9:45 a.m.
Thatcher Hall
Thatcher Hall Museum Tour
Tour the historic Thatcher Hall Museum, complete with historic photo collages of dormitory life from the opening of the hall in 1937. Thatcher Hall was built in 1937 as part of the WPA and was the men's residence hall made to match Murdaugh, the female's residence on campus.

11:30 a.m.
NUC Ballrooms
Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon
Join the UCO Alumni Association as we honor this year’s recipients of the highest awards given to Central alumni: The Distinguished Alumni Award. This year's recipients are Freda Deskin, Ph.D (B.S.Ed. '70), Mike Moore (B.B.A. '83, MBA '87), Brad Parrott (B.A. '75), Gerry Pinkston, Ed.D. (M.Ed. '75) and Jay Krottinger (B.M. '06, M.M. '12). Tickets for this event are $25 and can be reserved by visiting

7 p.m.
Eddie's Bar & Grill
930 E. 2nd Street
Edmond, OK
UCO Alumni Association African American Chapter Meet & Greet
Join the members of the UCO Alumni Association African American Chapter to learn about their upcoming plans for future events and how you can get involved in growing this brand new chapter!

Saturday, Oct. 14

10 a.m.
UCO Campus
View Parade Route
Homecoming Parade
Student groups and on-campus organizations come together with colorful floats to celebrate UCO's Homecoming. Please note that this year's parade route is different than that of the past few years. See the updated route.

11 a.m.
West of Wantland Stadium
UCO Campus
Homecoming Carnival
Kick off game day the right way! Join the Alumni Association for our Homecoming Tailgate and Pep Rally. Enjoy food from the Two Brothers Bistro food truck, face painting, inflatables, carnival rides, classic cars and more while cheering along with the UCO Band, Cheer and Pom squads, and our own Buddy the Broncho! There will be festivities and fun for all ages, so bring the whole family!

12 p.m.
West of Wantland Stadium
UCO Campus
UCO Alumni Association African American Chapter Football Tailgate Party
Join the UCO Alumni Association African American Chapter at the UCO Homecoming Carnival and learn about their upcoming plans for future events and how you can get involved in growing chapter!

2 p.m.
Wantland Stadium
UCO Campus
UCO Bronchos vs. Nebraska-Kearney Lopers

We're constantly working toward providing our alumni opportunities to reconnect with Central. If you don't see any events below that interest you, please reach out to the Director of Alumni Relations, Dave Lewis, and let him know what sort of events you'd like to see more of! You can reach Dave at (405) 974-2779 or by emailing