Orientation Leaders welcoming students


Forge is the first step of the New Broncho Orientation process.  Why do we call it Forge? Because forging is a step in creating the perfect horseshoe. And at Forge, and in all our Forge programs, we are a step in creating new Bronchos. Forging takes place over time, and your entire duration at UCO is a forging process.  You are going to be bent, formed and transformed into an engaged, committed, involved Broncho!

Forge is held throughout the summer and you can choose the date which best first your schedule. During the two days, overnight Forge program, you will meet with an academic advisor, register for classes, learn UCO traditions, and much more.  You only attend one of the summer sessions. Registration for the Forge program will open early March.

Registration for FORGE will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the residence hall you will be staying in. We encourage you to print out your parking decal for the program before coming. Parking for Forge will be in the visitor lot or Lot 4 (Parking Map)The program is a two-day program and students are expected to stay on campus throughout the event. Meals will be provided during the program for students and for the registered family members.

The days are jam-packed, so you won’t have time to leave the program to take care of any last minute business such as parking decals or financial aid. However, those offices all open at 8 a.m. and stay open until at least 5 p.m. the entire week, so plenty of time to take care of things before and after Forge.

Packing List for Forge

Toiletries (shampoo, body wash, deodorant, toothpaste, etc.)
Twin Size Bedding (sheets or sleeping bag and pillow)
Comfortable shoes comfortable clothing
(UCO T-shirts are encouraged)
A positive attitude