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UCO Housing and Dining Encourages Residents To 'Deck The Halls' For Prizes

Nov. 14, 2012

Media Contact: Tabbi Burwell, Sales and Marketing Coordinator Housing and Dining, University of Central Oklahoma, (405) 974-2715,


The University of Central Oklahoma’s Housing and Dining office will host its 2nd annual “Deck the Halls” decorating contest to kick off the holiday season in conjunction with UCO’s WinterGlow community celebration.  Decorating will start on Nov. 26 and conclude at 3 p.m. Nov. 30.

Residents are encouraged to decorate the entrance of their hall with seasonal décor for a chance to win prizes and claim bragging rights. The winning hall will receive a pizza party, trophy, movie night and free t-shirts for all of its residents.

Pictures of residence halls will be uploaded on UCO’s Housing and Dining Facebook page. Residents, as well as the general public, may then vote on which hall they like the best by first liking the Facebook page and then liking the picture of the building they think should win.

Last year, West Hall won the competition with the theme “The 12 days of Christmas.”  Each day was dedicated to a different Resident Assistant (RA), which they have 12.

“We even went so far as painting the sheet music of the 12 Days of Christmas on our lobby windows,” said Julie Sena, West Hall director. “Murdaugh gave us a good run for our money but West Hall still prevailed.”

Voting will end at 3 p.m. Dec. 1 and winners will be announced via Facebook. Those voting can like the UCO Housing and Dining page at

For more information, visit or call 405-974-2715.