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UCO Invites Community to Homecoming Week Festivities, Sept. 23-30

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Sept. 14, 2023

Media Contact: Kyla Carter, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, UCO University Communications, 405-974-2307,

UCO Invites Community to Homecoming Week Festivities, Sept. 23-30

The University of Central Oklahoma invites the community to celebrate its 2023 homecoming with a week of events, beginning Sept. 23.

This year’s theme is “Rock ‘N Roll ‘Chos,” which highlights Central’s beloved rally cry to bring students, faculty, staff and alumni together for a week of festivities. 

“Homecoming is a special time for our university community to come together and celebrate the bonds we share as proud alumni, students, faculty, staff, fans and friends of UCO,” said Art Cotton, vice president for advancement and president of the UCO Foundation. 

“It is always a joy to see familiar faces and hear about the wonderful things they’ve been up to since their time on campus. We look forward to seeing everyone and making new memories together.”

The week’s events culminate Saturday, Sept. 30, with the Homecoming Festival and tailgating beginning at 10 a.m., on the west side of Chad Richison Stadium, featuring festival booths, face painting, games, inflatables, food trucks, a DJ and more. At 2 p.m., the Bronchos take on Missouri Southern State University in the annual homecoming football game.

Additional Homecoming activities include.

  • Central 5K, 3-4:30 p.m., Sept. 25, Plunkett Park: UCO faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members are invited to walk or run in the Central 5K. Registration is required.
  • Student Leadership Reunion, 5:30 p.m., Sept. 27, Jones Assembly, 901 W. Sheridan Ave., Oklahoma City: A UCO Homecoming reunion event for alumni of Central’s Leaders of Tomorrow, President’s Leadership Class and UCO Student Government. Registration is required at
  • Distinguished Alumni Awards, 7 p.m., Sept. 28, Nigh University Center, Grand Ballrooms: Join UCO Alumni Engagement as they honor this year’s recipients of the highest award given to Central alumni. To purchase tickets, visit
  • Golden Bronchos’ Reunion Brunch, 10:30 a.m., Sept. 29, Nigh University Center, Ballroom A: UCO Alumni Engagement invites graduates from 1973 or prior for a complimentary reunion brunch. Graduates from 1973 will receive special recognition and a commemorative gift to celebrate their 50th anniversary of graduating from Central. Register at
  • Rock the Block, 5-9 p.m., Sept. 29, Buddy’s Lawn: Join the UCO community for an outdoor block party with live music, food, drinks and family-friendly festivities.

For more information or to register for alumni events, visit

For a complete schedule of events hosted by the Homecoming Activities Board or to register for the 5K, visit