Holiday Gift Ideas that Won’t Break the (College) Bank   

The holiday season is “the most wonderful time of the year” across the campus community. Among these wonderful times is delicious food, themed events, quality time with loved ones, and a much-needed break from classes. However, one aspect of the holidays can often be a source of stress for many: gift-giving. It seems that every year the task of buying gifts is more overwhelming than the last, and the expectation to top last year looms large. Here are a few fun and creative suggestions for gift-giving that won’t overwhelm your bank account.    Continue reading “Holiday Gift Ideas that Won’t Break the (College) Bank   “

Order Up! Ayers Kitchen Soon to Be on the Menu

2019 has been a year for change across the UCO campus. President Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar began her journey as the twenty-first president of the University of Central Oklahoma and promised that she was “committed to joining UCO in investing in the future.” As part of making sure each student has a great experience on campus, campus departments and contractors have been hard at work getting the brand-new dining hall ready for its spring 2020 opening.   Continue reading “Order Up! Ayers Kitchen Soon to Be on the Menu”

Happy HALLidays All Across Campus! 

 With the holiday season quickly approaching, locations across campus are getting in the seasonal spirit! Decorations are popping up in the residence halls, Thanksgiving is this week, and the semester is practically flying by. One of the best things about the holiday season is the food, and campus has plenty of opportunities to share a meal and a sense of belonging around the community table. A variety of great events and special meals have been prepared over the next month to help contribute to the spirit of the holidays here at Central.  

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Getting Involved While Living on Campus

With the fall semester already half over, chances are students have settled into a routine on campus. Classes are going well, studying has become second nature, and students have found a group with which to spend their free time. If you don’t feel overwhelmed with the obligations of college, getting involved with an organization on campus is the next step! There are some great options for getting involved at UCO right within your residence hall, and can be a great way to earn extra volunteer hours as well. 

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Are You Ready to #StayCentral?

Are You Staying Central?  

We know the fall semester is only half-way through, but here at UCO Housing we are all about planning! Our “Stay Central” campaign just launched and is a great way for students to get ahead in planning for next year, while taking advantage of some exciting perks like a brand new, lower cost, returner only meal plan. Let’s break down the details and help you guarantee the best housing experience in 2020-2021! 

It’s time to #StayCentral! 

When: October 9 through October 31, 2019  Continue reading “Are You Ready to #StayCentral?”

Are you managing the stress of college efficiently?

College is a busy time for many students and introduces new sources of stress into student’s lives. Freshman are learning for the first time how to manage their time without the help of family or a rigid class schedule; meanwhile upperclassmen are balancing the obligations of college with new, bigger responsibilities like internships and prominent leadership roles. Learning to manage stress in a healthy way is important not only for mental and physical health, but also success in classes and other responsibilities.  

So how can students manage their stress in a healthy and productive way?  

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Tips and Resources for Job Applications

Hi, Bronchos! ? I hope your week is going well despite the chilly temperatures!

As you might have heard, the Spring Career & Internship Fair is just around the corner. The fair will be held on February 6th, 2019 from 12:00pm — 3:30pm in the Nigh University Center Ballrooms. Although the fair is geared specifically toward upperclassmen who are looking for internships or jobs prior to graduation, the fair is open to everyone. I highly recommend you start attending the career fair now, even if you do not need a job. It’s a great opportunity to practice dressing professionally, speaking to prospective employers in a relaxing environment, and even discovering industries that you were unaware were compatible with your major(s)! If you are interested in attending the career fair, please remember that professional dress is required, and you also need to take your student ID. Continue reading “Tips and Resources for Job Applications”