Homecoming 2020

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The University of Central Oklahoma has celebrated homecoming since 1901, starting from a small informal reception in Old North to the parade, campus decorations and family-friendly events we typically host today. This year, Central Homecoming will take a different approach due to the pandemic.

To celebrate all things Central this year, we have created exciting virtual and socially distant opportunities*. Our festivities begin with Broncho Round-Up on Friday, Sept. 25, a drive-through grab-and-go event where alumni can get swag bags filled with UCO Alumni goodies. As you’re out and about – or even just relaxing at home – during homecoming week, we hope you will show off your Broncho pride with your new gear!

We will then host Roaming Bronchos on Sept. 30, a virtual happy hour event for alumni "roaming" anywhere. To continue the celebratory week, we will host Homecoming Home Brews on Oct. 1, a virtual workshop on home brewing.

Any alumni celebrating their 50th graduation anniversary from Central is a Golden Broncho and we want to applaud the occasion. To celebrate our newest Golden Bronchos from the Class of 1970, we will be distributing a special celebration package that will include your 50-year honor medal. To receive this commemorative gift, we ask that you register here.

If you can’t participate in the events above, we hope you will join us for Central’s Day of Giving on Sept. 29. This 24-hour fundraising event encourages Central alumni, students, faculty and staff, and friends of the university to give back to UCO illustrating the Broncho Spirit. Proceeds from Central Day of Giving this year will benefit Bronchos Helping Bronchos, a program that provides students with emergency funding for situations that would prevent them from being able to focus on school.

Additional Events

Several alumni-related events and reunions not hosted by the UCO Alumni Association will be listed on this page as the events are confirmed.

Self-Guided Tour

Haven’t been to campus in a while? Take a look at this self-guided tour where you can check out what campus looks like these days. We've got the best spots for photo opportunities highlighted, so throw on your Broncho gear and head to campus for a picture. (Make sure to mask up!)

Self-Guided Tour

 

 

 

 

 

Register now for Central's 2020 Homecoming events hosted by the UCO Alumni Association!

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Friday September 25
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
UCO alumni are invited to drive through the U-parking lot in front of Old North Tower to grab a "UCO Alumni" swag bag filled with goodies to help you celebrate Homecoming week. Registration is encouraged, but not required, to gather t-shirt sizes. Pick-up times: 7-9 a.m.; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 4-6 p.m. *While supplies last.
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Wednesday September 30
8:00 PM
Kickoff your evening with the virtual alumni community! Join Lauri Monetti, Director of Alumni Relations, for beverages, conversations and all things Central. Join us with your favorite beverage as you engage with fellow Bronchos roaming everywhere. This online event welcomes alumni from all geographical areas to meet and engage. The first 50 to join the virtual Happy Hour will be mailed a special "UCO Alumni" beverage koozie!  *Alumni must register to receive the Zoom meeting link via email. 
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Thursday October 1
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join UCO alumnus and home-brewer Chuck Mills, Gail White of The Brew Shop, and Jake Keyes of Skydance Brewing as they discuss the basics of home brewing and supplies you will need to get started! *Alumni must register to receive the Zoom meeting link via email. 
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*Any in-person events hosted by the UCO Alumni Association will adhere to CDC guidelines including social distancing and mask requirements. In the event of unforeseen cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we thank you for your enthusiasm and support for your alma mater.

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