Events

  • Asian Moon Festival
    Each September, UCO invites the community to celebrate the culture of the Far East during the annual Asian Moon Festival  on Central’s campus. Inspired by the Chinese Moon Festival, the event is a traditional celebration for the fall and harvest season. The festival brims with Asia’s rich cultures and features performances, a traditional dragon dance, face painting, crafts for children and authentic Asian cuisine. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Black History Month Kickoff
    Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | 2:00pm
    Featuring Keynote: Ebony Dallas, award-winning artist, designer, and founder of Afrikanation Artists, UCO alumna.

  • Day of the Dead
    UCO’s Hispanic American Student Association (HASA) hosts its annual Day of the Dead celebration each year in the Nigh University Center Ballrooms on Central’s campus. Come out and celebrate Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos) with the Hispanic American Student Association as they bring you interactive and festive performances, free food and cash prizes. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

  • Endeavor Games
    The UCO Endeavor Games is one of the nation’s largest multi-sport events for athletes with physical disabilities. This annual event is  held in June and features over 11 sport competitions. For more information visit www.ucoendeavorgames.com.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month
    Each year, UCO celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month recognizing the anniversary of independence for Mexico as well as the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Chile. Attendees can enjoy events such as keynote speakers, documentaries and discussion series, kickoff festivities, salsa lessons, and authentic Hispanic food. This event is open to the public.

  • OKC Pride Week
    UCO’s Student Alliance for Equality (SAFE) along with members of the UCO community and metro area participate each year in Oklahoma City’s annual OKC Pride Week. Pride Week events take place in June each year and include a block party, parade, live entertainment, food, exhibitor booths and more. OKC Pride Week is the largest annual LGBT Pride Parade/Festival in Oklahoma with an attendance of over 70,000.

  • Miss Asian UCO
    Each year, contestants compete for the Miss Asian UCO crown and cash scholarships/tuition waivers.  This event is open to the public.

  • Miss Black UCO Scholarship Pageant
    UCO hosts the annual Miss Black UCO scholarship pageant in conjunction with Central’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) and the UCO Black Student Association. Winners compete for tuition waivers and other prizes. This event is open to the public.

  • Miss Latina UCO Scholarship Pageant
    UCO celebrates Latino culture each year as students compete for the Miss Hispanic UCO crown.  Contestants compete for tuition and other prizes. This event is open to the public.

  • National Coming Out Day
    Each year during the fall semester, National Coming Out Day is celebrated at colleges and universities across the country, including here at UCO. This day is a day not only for LGBTQ individuals to come out if they choose, but also a day for allies to publicly declare their support for members of the LGBTQ community.

  • Native American Heritage Month
    In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, UCO’s Native American Student Association and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion host a variety of events where UCO students and community leaders showcase their talents and empower others to learn about the uniqueness of Native American people. This event is open to the public.

  • Pow Wow
    Each year, UCO hosts an annual Spring Pow Wow sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) and the Native American Student Association (NASA). The event features traditional Native American singing, dancing and drumming and provides an opportunity for the community to learn more about Native American culture and participate in traditional activities. This family-friendly event is open to the public.

  • Tunnel of Oppression
    UCO offers students and the public a unique opportunity to explore the realities of discrimination and oppression by hosting the annual "Tunnel of Oppression." This event is free and open to the public and is arranged similar to museum exhibits where various displays are presented to address different types of oppression including racism, violence against women, body image, sexism, poverty, stereotypes and sexual preference issues.