Whether you’re new to Central or are a seasoned senior, there are a few places around campus that everyone should know about. Need a place to study? We’ve got it. Looking for that perfect Instagram background shot? We know a place. We invite you to relax. Let us pull up a chair, as Inside Central proudly presents… your UCO campus. Lost? No worries. Here’s a campus map to look over.
- Nigh University Center, Second Floor: There’s a place, nestled in the far side of the second floor of the Nigh, right next to Constitution Hall, where procrastination and distraction go to die. If you’re looking for a quiet, secluded and all around comfy place to study, we highly recommend this spot.
- Thatcher Hall, First Floor: The Thatcher Hall lounge, themed with artifacts related to the first president of UCO – Richard Thatcher, is a quiet and cozy place to get things done. With very little foot traffic and serene decór, this spot has everything you can ask for while studying.
- Max Chambers Library: Any floor, pick a floor. Max Chambers Library has so many great places to sit and study, whether in a group or on your own. The first floor offers a great place to study with friends, as well as many of the group study room you can rent around the building. The third and fourth floors are great for silent studying when you need to focus and get your study on.
- Old North: There’s a reason that everyone takes a photo in front of Old North. She’s a beauty. Pose in front of the arch or use the entry doors as a backdrop. Want a unique perspective? Take a pic on the east side of Old North, at Chickasaw Plaza. You’ll get a new perspective and still keep Old North in your sights.
- Forensic Science Building Atrium: With a wide open space and grade-A lighting, what more could you want for an Instagram selfie?
- Broncho Lake: It’s scenic. It’s majestic. It’s Broncho Lake. You might even get lucky and catch some of the UCO Geese in your photo. Be sure to tag @UCOGeese. They’ll know if you don’t.
- The Quad: Some of our favorite photos have come from in and around The Quad. With friends, classmates or even solo, you’re destined to get a rad pic around Central’s newest dorm.
- B-Rock (Broncho Rock): UCO’s B-Rock, located to the west of the Housing and Dining building, is a great place to rep school spirit or your organization’s message. Throughout the school year, B-Rock is painted with various colors, shapes and words. Stop by to take a look or snap a pic.
- Evans Hall: Evans Hall, nestled between Lillard Administration building and Old North, is home to an entire museum of artifacts and objects from UCO’s history and its alumni. Drop in for a visit and travel back in time at Central.
- Y-Chapel: Across from the Music building, you’ll find Y-Chapel, a quaint little chapel right in the middle of campus. It’s quiet, it’s beautiful, and the acoustics are amazing. (We may or may not have tested our a capella skills in there.)
- The Yellow Tent: On the east side of the Center for Transformative Learning building, there is an outdoor classroom with a yellow tent. If you stand on the “Y” in the concrete, facing the Liberal Arts building, and speak out, only you will be able to hear your echo. Those around you will not hear it. This spot is a cool place to explore with friends and test out this acoustic echo effect.
Learn more about traditions and icons at Central on the UCO Traditions page.