The University of Central Oklahoma Alumni Association will celebrate homecoming with a mix of in-person and virtual events Sept. 25-Oct. 1.
This year’s theme is “You’re Doing Fine, Central,” designed to connect Bronchos from across the globe during the pandemic and celebrate the love of bronze and blue.
“We are thrilled to offer exciting homecoming events for Central alumni despite COVID-19 restrictions,” said Lauri Monetti, director of Alumni Relations at Central.
“Each of our planned events adheres to CDC recommendations for social gatherings, which means we will be hosting unique virtual events as well as the Broncho Round-Up, where we will be social distancing. One aspect that remains true this year is our unwavering appreciation of the bronze and blue.”
In addition to alumni homecoming events, Central will celebrate the newest group of Golden Bronchos from the class of 1970. The Alumni Association will be distributing a special celebration package that will include a 50-year honor medal. Any alumni celebrating their 50th graduation anniversary from Central can register to receive their commemorative gift at www.centralconnection.org/goldenbronchos.
Central’s Day of Giving will take place Sept. 29. This 24-hour fundraising event encourages Central alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the university to give back to UCO, illustrating the Broncho spirit. Proceeds from Central Day of Giving this year will benefit Bronchos Helping Bronchos. This program that provides students with emergency funding for situations that would prevent them from focusing on school. To donate, visit give.uco.edu.
Alumni homecoming activities include:
Broncho Round-Up, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Sept. 25, parking lot in front of Old North on Central’s campus: UCO alumni are invited to drive through the parking lot in front of Old North Tower to grab a UCO alumni swag bag to celebrate homecoming week. Registration is encouraged, but not required.
Roaming Bronchos, 8 p.m., Sept. 30, virtual via Zoom: This online event welcomes alumni from all geographical areas to meet and engage. The first 50 to join the virtual happy hour will be mailed a special UCO alumni beverage koozie. Registration is required.
Home Brews Virtual Workshop, 7 p.m., Oct. 1, virtual via Zoom: UCO alumni are invited to join UCO alumnus and home-brewer Chuck Mills, Gail White of The Brew Shop and Jake Keyes of Skydance Brewing as they discuss the basics of home brewing and supplies you will need to get started. Registration is required.
For more information regarding homecoming events for alumni or to register, visit www.centralconnection.org/homecoming.