May 19, 2021: Campus Operating Update

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Campus Operating Update: Revised CDC Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that fully vaccinated individuals — those who have received their final COVID-19 vaccination at least two weeks ago — no longer need to wear masks or practice social distancing as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to decline, and vaccination efforts continue.Consistent with the revised CDC guidelines and recommendations from the university’s on-call COVID-19 Task Force, effective Monday, May 24, the University of Central Oklahoma will no longer mandate the use of masks or social distancing.

Those who have not been vaccinated should continue to wear a mask, preferably a surgical or KN-95 mask, to protect themselves and others. Those who have been vaccinated may continue to voluntarily wear a mask if they choose.

Additionally, the revised CDC guidelines mean the university can return to Level 1 operations, as defined in the university’s  . . .  read more

Monday, Feb. 15, 2021: Shift to Virtual/Telework Feb. 16-19, 2021

Due to the continued impacts of the extreme winter weather, UCO will shift to virtual instruction for classes and telework for employees from Tuesday, Feb. 16 through Friday, Feb. 19. Classes will resume in-person instruction and campus buildings will open Saturday, Feb. 20. Offices will open Monday, Feb. 22.

During the time of virtual instruction and telework, campus buildings will be closed. Professors will contact students with virtual arrangements for class. Most university services are available online or virtually, including access to library resources. One of the primary reasons for extending virtual instruction and telework is the ability to clear . . .  read more

UCO Plans In-Person Classes for Fall 2021

The University of Central Oklahoma plans to hold classes in-person for the fall 2021 semester. A significant part of those plans includes continued adherence to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and encouraging all students, faculty and staff to get the COVID-19 vaccination when eligible.

“We’ve committed to creating an environment . . .  read more

Jan. 26, 2021: One Week Extension of Virtual Learning

UCO President Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar updates the Central community on the decision to extend Level 4 Operations one week, through Feb. 7. Barring significant changes to local COVID-19 data and trends, the university will return to Level 2 operations Monday, Feb. 8. Under Level 2, classes that were originally intended to meet in-person during the spring semester will begin meeting in person with face masks and distancing in place. Students enrolled in an extended classroom section will continue to join virtually per their professor’s instructions. Campus offices will return to working arrangements in place prior to Thanksgiving break. The following measures will remain in place through Feb. 7:

  • Most in-person classes will continue remote synchronous instruction (virtual) through Feb. 7. Some classes, such as labs, clinicals and fine arts, will continue to meet in person during this time. Online classes will continue as planned.
  • Campus facilities will remain open,
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Veterans Day Message

Dear Broncho Community,

Today, we pause to remember and honor those who have valiantly sacrificed in service to our country through the armed forces. The souls of these individuals are connected by courage, selflessness, duty, and pride. Our freedom has been won and defended through the extraordinary efforts of these citizens who have chosen to contribute . . .  read more

UCO Closed Thursday-Friday, Oct. 29-30

Dear Broncho Family,

The year 2020 will be one to remember!  The metro has been devastated by an early ice storm weeks before leaves have let go of their branches for the winter. Our beautiful tree-filled campus has sustained extensive damage from the storm. Our green spaces are littered with the debris of tree limbs broken from the weight of the . . .  read more

Continued Initiatives and Programs at UCO

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For the past week, we have collectively mourned the needless death of George Floyd and the many other men and women who have died as a result of systemic racism. We know that racism and inequality are complicated and layered issues that are not going to be swiftly resolved. However, the University of Central Oklahoma will continue to stand as a catalyst . . .  read more