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University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond Attractions, Auditoriums, Meetings & Outdoor Facilities

UCO offers meeting spaces for groups of all sizes. From ballrooms in the Nigh University Center to classrooms across campus to outdoor spaces, your group is sure to feel at home at the university.

Conference Services offers clients one of the most comprehensive event sites and planned programs in the state. They offer a full range of services including catering, audio/visual, included set-up and break-down and an experienced event planner all at a low cost.

Partnering with UCO Dining Services, and their excellent catering services provide you with everything from boxed lunches to a sit down meal for 500, or even a themed buffet and a full service bar. 

 

Upcoming Events:

First Amendment Conference

Thu, April 252019-04-25 | University of Central Oklahoma100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034
Media Contact: Sarah Ward, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, UCO University Communications, 405-974-2106, sward24@uco.eduUCO... Media Contact: Sarah Ward, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, UCO University Communications, 405-974-2106, sward24@uco.eduUCO to Host First Amendment Conference April 25The University of Central Oklahoma will host a one-day First Amendment Conference from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 25 in the Mass Communication building on Central's campus. The conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from national and state speakers surrounding the five freedoms guaranteed by the first amendment and debated in the U.S. - freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly and to petition the government with grievances. UCO President Don Betz named April 25 as First Amendment Day on campus. The event also coincides with the start of the 50th year of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame. Part of the day will include inducting the 49th class into the Hall of Fame.           Central students Erin Barnett and Trevor Stone along with Mass Communication Department Chairperson Mary Carver, Ph.D., and E.K. Gaylord Endowed Chair of Journalism Ethics Joe Hight, planned the conference. They received a $6,000 grant from nonpartisan program 1 for All to execute the event.           “This conference will define what the First Amendment means to students on college campuses,” said Barnett.“There will be many informative panels and speakers who are champions for it and defend it to the best of their ability.”           Highlights include:Teachers' First Amendment Rights, 10 a.m., Mass Communication building, Room 120: Moderated by James Machell, Ph.D., dean of the UCO College of Education and Professional Studies, panelists will discuss the rights teachers have in regards to the First Amendment. Panelists include Bob Nelson, First Amendment attorney and Angela Clark Little, Oklahoma education advocate.First Amendment Display Dedication, 2 p.m., Mass Communication building, outside of Room 120: Speakers include President Betz, Chairperson Carver and Shelby Cargill, Miss UCO.Freedom of the Press: Without it, is the First Amendment Doomed?, 3 p.m., Mass Communication building Room 120: The panel will focus on challenges regarding press freedom in our society. Bob Dotson, retired national TV correspondent and author, will moderate the session. Panelists include Ziva Branstetter, corporate accountability editor, The Washington Post; Mary Bishop-Baldwin, copy editor and marriage equality pioneer; M.J. Alexander, internationally known photojournalist; and Griff Palmer, database journalism pioneer, formerly of The New York Times.Freedom of Expression on the College Campus, 4 p.m., Mass Communication building Room 120: The panel will focus on the ability of how students on college campuses are able to freely express their views and opinions safely and responsibly. Panelists include Suzette Grillot, Ph.D., professor of international and area studies at the University of Oklahoma; Joey Senat, Ph.D., freedom of information (FOI) expert and associate professor of mass communication and multimedia journalism at Oklahoma State University; Barnett; and, Stockton Duvall, former UCO Student Association (UCOSA) president. John Wood, Ph.D., Freedom of Express committee member and associate professor of political science at UCO, will moderate the session.The First Amendment and Satire, 5 p.m., Mass Communication building Room 120: The conference will conclude with keynote speaker Rob Rogers, Pulitzer finalist and UCO alumnus. Rogers received nationwide attention when he was fired from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for his satirical columns on President Trump.           All sessions are free and open to the public.For more information regarding the one-day conference, contact Hight at jhight@uco.edu or 405-974-5924.

Edmond Electric Touch-a-Truck

Sat, June 12019-06-01 | University of Central Oklahoma100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034
Touch-A-Truck is a fundraising event that provides kids of all ages with the opportunity to experience life-size vehicles and... Touch-A-Truck is a fundraising event that provides kids of all ages with the opportunity to experience life-size vehicles and interact with community support leaders like police officers, firemen, construction workers and many more. Families will have the opportunity for a hands-on exploration of many vehicles such as Edmond's own fire trucks and police cars, an Edmond Electric bucket truck and even a solid waste truck. Last year, the event displayed over 50 different vehicles for kids to enjoy.Admission for the Touch-A-Truck event is a suggested $2 donation with the proceeds going to the HOPE Center of Edmond to benefit local residents in need. We were able to raise $5,200 in 2018 for the Hope Center of Edmond, with approximately 2,500 in attendance. This year's event will be held on the UCO campus - parking lot #6 (Baumann & Hurd) in Edmond on June 1, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.New in 2019, we will be introducing a quiet hour from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. to accommodate those sensitive to loud noises. During this time, no horns or loud music will be allowed. For those that are sensitive to loud noises, for example horns honking, it is recommended that you bring proper protection for your ears for the remainder of the event. If your organizations would like to participate, please click here for information. To find out more about the event contact Jessica Lyle at Jessica.Lyle@EdmondOK.com.

20th Annual UCO Endeavor Games

Thu, June 6Sun, June 92019-06-062019-06-09 | University of Central Oklahoma100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034
The University of Central Oklahoma's annual Endeavor Games for Athletes with Physical Disabilities provides children, adults and... The University of Central Oklahoma's annual Endeavor Games for Athletes with Physical Disabilities provides children, adults and military service members with physical disabilities an opportunity to display their talents in a proper and competitive setting against individuals with similar disabilities.  

LibertyFest: Concert in the Park

Thu, June 272019-06-27 | University of Central Oklahoma100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034
Concert begins at 7:30 PM Near Buddy’s Cafeteria. Watch for signs on UCO Campus. Free Event. The UCO Summer Band has been a... Concert begins at 7:30 PM Near Buddy’s Cafeteria. Watch for signs on UCO Campus. Free Event. The UCO Summer Band has been a popular event on the UCO campus for 66 years, being one of UCO’s longest running musical traditions. The band is conducted by Dr. Brian Lamb UCO Wind Symphony Conductor [LibertyFest Concert 2] The concert this year is set for Thursday, June 27th at 7:30 pm. The concert will feature a mixture of light classics, marches and patriotic music. The one hour concert will include a range of traditional “concert in the park music” that will appeal to all. The band numbers 88 with members from area high schools, college students, and community members. Following the concert the audience will be treated to free watermelon and ice cream. Summer Band Mission Statement The Summer Band is a joint project of Libertyfest and the UCO School of Music to provide a quality band experience for area high school, college, and community members. The weekly rehearsals of this volunteer group provide a musical outlet for band members during the summer. Rehearsals culminate with a public performance of patriotic selections, marches and popular medleys in the style of an old fashioned concert in the park.