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University of Central Oklahoma

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University of Central Oklahoma

100 North University Drive
Box 124

Edmond, Oklahoma 73034
405-974-2715

1150Largest Group
Over 100Meeting Rooms
1300Overnight Guests
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  • Overview
  • Event Spaces
  • Catering
  • Accommodations
  • Dining
  • Services
  • Area Attractions
The University of Central Oklahoma offers an affordable world-class conference center and coordination services with first-rate summer lodging, meeting, event, wedding, holiday parties and dining space available throughout the year, all situated in a comfortable, convenient, and diverse community, Centrally located to Oklahoma's popular attractions, Midwest region, and nation! Our experienced Conference Services team will assist you in developing a great experience. We will find the most suitable venue on campus and arrange the components necessary for a successful program including catering for your function, audio/visual support, housing and parking.
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Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Oklahoma City Tulsa Lawton
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Will Rogers Airport / 30
Availability:
Conference/Wedding/Events Year-Round, Housing-June & July
Room Type(s):
Traditional Dorms, Suites, & Apartment-style housing
Largest Group:
1150
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
Over 100
Largest Classroom Style:
450
Largest Theatre Style:
900
Number of Overnight Guests:
1300
Technology:
UCO offers State-of-the-art technology including wireless and high speed internet, on-site audio/visual services, videoconferencing, satellite uplink/downlink.
Food & Beverage:
Conference attendees will enjoy UCO’s exemplary dining program at Buddy’s, our centrally located dining center. Meals are self-service; all you care to eat. If you would like to incorporate special catered meals in to your program, our internationally trained, Certified Executive Chef and our professional catering team is at your service. You may select from a wide variety of menu options designed to fit any budget, from themed buffets and working lunches to elegant receptions and formal banquets.
Complete Meeting Package:
yes
Ropes Course / Team Building:
yes
Special Rates and Packages:
UCO Conferences offers one-stop shopping for all of the resources available on campus. First-time attendees receive a 10% discount on housing and dining as well as discounts on large groups and counselor credits.
Phone:
405-974-2715

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Nigh University Center Centrally located in the heart of Edmond, the Nigh University Center features over 37,000 square feet of available space to suit any of your conference, wedding or event needs. Our newly renovated Grand Ballroom features tall ceilings, exquisite chandeliers and elaborate window treatments while our auditorium, Constitution Hall, features stadium seating and state of the art audio and visual equipment. With more than 25 meeting rooms, the NUC has the right room to fit your budget and event needs.

37,000
Grand Ballroom UCO's Grand Ballroom inside of the Nigh University Center features 9000 square feet of elegance. Newly renovated, the Grand Ballroom features tall ceilings, exquisite chandeliers and elaborate window treatments along with new wood flooring. The Ballroom can be sectioned off into three rooms and comes with free setup and breakdown.

9165
Constitution Hall State-of-the-Art technology paired with convenience and comfort is what you will find in Constitution Hall. The Auditorium features stadium seating with fold-out desks, full service audio-visual booth, and a giant overhead projection screen. These amenities are sure to make your next conference or seminar everything it should be.

5,562
Heritage Room The Heritage Room offers elegance and warmth. Guests can get comfortable next to the fireplace while looking out the windows to view the town of Edmond, Oklahoma. Several events take place in the Heritage room such as weddings, conferences, receptions, social sorority tea's and more.

1965
Lecture & Classrooms When it comes to lecture or classroom space, no one does it better than a leading university. The campus offers rooms ranging in capacity from 20 to more than 150. Sophisticated audio/visual equipment is available as well as free setup and breakdown.

Athletic fields & Fieldhouse Create a memorable event in UCO's premier athletic facilities, including the Hamilton Fieldhouse which holds concerts, worship center's for church groups, sport camps and much more! Opened in 1965, Hamilton Fieldhouse serves as the home facility for Broncho Basketball, Volleyball and Wrestling including multiple NCAA Championship events. Hamilton Fieldhouse also serves as the host facility for UCO Commencement ceremonies hosting more than 20,000 visitors to campus for the campus’ premier academic event each fall and spring. Hamilton Fieldhouse hosting premier events since 1965, make yours’ the next big event in this building’s storied history.

Broncho Lake A landmark to UCO, Broncho Lake is located in the center of camps offering a panoramic view of UCO and is ideal for outdoor receptions. The beauty of UCO's manicured landscaping makes for a beautiful backdrop to any event.

Robert S Kerr Room The Robert S Kerr room is decorated with his historic memorabilia and is one of our more popular spaces. This size of the room is ideal for groups up to 80 people.

1242
Carl Albert Room Both the Carl Albert and Robert S Kerr Rooms are located in close proximity to each other, making them ideal choices for breakout rooms with larger conferences. They are also close to our other breakout rooms and located just a short distance from our ballrooms and Constitution Hall.

1238
Will Rogers Room This multipurpose room is decorated with Will Rogers memorabilia and over looks Broncho Lake. This is one of our larger breakout rooms that can accommodate up to 100 people.

1910

Catering

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    UCO Catering
    Central Catering at the University of Central Oklahoma understands how important meals and refreshment breaks are to your program. Our friendly, professional staff is always ready to assist you in planning food details for your special event. We would be proud to have you as our honored guest and we look forward to extending to you the superior service and excellent cuisine Central Catering can provide. Our catering staff is at your disposal to help you choose from a wide array of menu selections or to create a custom menu to make your event unique. Our full-service catering is available, whether an intimate meal for 10, or a large group of 400, with a variety of service styles to include everything from refreshment breaks and outdoor barbecues to receptions and elegantly served dinners.
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Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Suites 300 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes
Central Plaza 291 Hotel-Like Private yes
Murdaugh Hall 290 Residence Halls Communal yes
West Hall 453 Residence Halls Communal yes

Dining

  • Buddy's Central Cafeteria
    Seating Capacity: 300
    UCO's centrally located dining center features meals that are self-serve; all you can eat, featuring Fresh Market salad bar; Trattoria brick oven pizza's and pasta's; The Kitchen home-style entrees and grill and Central Stir Fry and Bakers Crust deserts.
  • Nigh University Express Food Court
    Seating Capacity: 150
    Conveniently located in the University Center, the Express Food Court offers Chick-Fil-A Express, Flattire Burger, Fire and Rice, Quiznos, 2 Mato Pizza and Outtakes.
  • The Library Cafe
    Serving up Starbucks coffee, Outtakes, Quick Cuisine, smoothies and Olo Sushi.  Located on the ground floor of the Max Chambers Library.
  • Outtakes Quick Cuisine
    Your campus convenience store featuring gourmet coffee, fresh baked pastries, packaged salads and sandwiches, bottled beverages and convenience store items.
  • Legends
    Located on the second floor of the Nigh University Center, Legends features casual dining with a soup, salad, daily special on our hot food bar and a sweets bar.  Available for "To-Go" and catering.  Menu items are also available.
  • Starbucks
    Whole bean coffee, rich brewed Italian style espresso beverages, pastries and confections located on the second floor of the Nigh University Center.
  • Central Plaza Cafe & Central Plaza Deli
    Central Plaza is located on the south side of 2nd Street across from the UCO campus.  The cafe and deli serve Outtakes, Quick Cuisine, Seattle's Best Coffee and live entertainment.
  • Central Catering
    Seating Capacity: Unlimited
    UCO Dining Services at the University of Central Oklahoma understands how important meals and refreshment breaks are to your program. Our friendly, professional staff is always ready to assist you in planning food details for your special event. We would be proud to have you as our honored guest and we look forward to extending to you the superior service and excellent cuisine UCO Dining Services can provide.


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Services

ServiceDescription
Banking Services Located on the 2nd floor in the Nigh University Center, Midfirst Bank offers full-service banking on campus to meet the needs of UCO students, faculty, staff and the community. ATM Machines Needing Cash? There are two ATM's located on the 2nd floor in the Nigh University Center Food Court, another located on the 1st floor in the Nigh University Center and one located at the south entrance of the Max Chambers Library.

Dining Services Through a partnership with Chartwell's, UCO provides a full-service dining operation to the UCO campus. UCO is able to provide dining locations for on-campus residents, retail operations and catering services to serve our campus and community. The following dining options are available through Chartwell's on the UCO campus: Buddy's Cafeteria, Library Cafe, Broncho Sports Grill, Legend's Restaurant, Outtakes Quick Cusine, Starbucks, Central Plaza Cafe and Deli and the Express Food Court at the Nigh University Center featuring Chick-fil-a Express, Flattire Burgers, Mama Leone's Pizza, Yan Can Cook and Quiznos.

Health Care Partnering with Mercy, UCO provides the Mercy Clinic to students, faculty and staff. Located in the northwest corner of the Wellness center, the Mercy Clinic is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Printing Services UCO partners with RK Black, a full-service printer and copy company referred as Print Central on the UCO campus. Located on the 1st floor of the Nigh University Center, Print Central provides copying, binding, printing and much more.

Housing Services UCO's Housing and Dining provides on-campus housing to more than 1,700 students each year. Students who live on campus tend to be more involved, get better grades and are more likely to graduate than those who live off campus. UCO's Housing office is located in the center of campus close to the volleyball and basketball courts. UCO also serves groups during summer months for conferences and camps and can provide a one-stop-shop for all of your conference needs.

Conference and Events UCO Conference and Events provides meeting planning to internal and external groups in the Nigh University Center. With 26 meeting locations, UCO Conference and Events can meet your needs when planning your next event.

Mail Services From delivery to on-campus offices to mailing a package, on-campus mail services and Broncho Stamp and Post meet all your needs for mail on the UCO campus. Mail Services is located on the 1st floor of the Nigh University Center.

Bookstore Barnes and Noble provide easy access to all of the textbooks students need for class and keeps campus full of Broncho Spirit. From the spirit shop at the football stadium to the latest UCO gear, you can get it all through Barnes and Noble. Barnes and Noble is located on the 2nd floor in the Nigh University Center.

Area Attractions

AttractionDescription
Bricktown Canal The Bricktown Entertainment District, Oklahoma’s most unique entertainment destination and neighborhood, is the vibrant home to many restaurants, nightclubs, sporting facilities, shops, attractions, condos, and a spectacular canal. Located in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City, Bricktown, as it now stands, was once a warehouse neighborhood that has been magnificently restored. Attractions include the Myriad Gardens, The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Coca-Cola Bricktown Event Center! Go see a movie at Harkins Theatre, enjoy great food at Toby Keith's Bar and Grill, watch the OKC Thunder basketball team at the Cox Convention Center!

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum features a superb collection of classic and contemporary western art, including works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, as well as sculptor James Earle Fraser’s magnificent work, The End of the Trail. The exhibition wing houses a turn-of-the-century town and interactive history galleries that focus on the American cowboy, rodeos, Native American culture, Victorian firearms, frontier military and western performers. Outside, beautifully landscaped gardens flank the Children’s Cowboy Corral, and interactive children’s space. From fine art, pop culture and firearms to Native American objects, historical cowboy gear, shopping and dining, the Museum tells America’s story as it unfolds across the West.

Remington Park Horse Races Hit the jackpot at Remington Park Racing Casino! The Remington Park Casino floor is the end result of a $35 million renovation project. The Casino offers 750 state-of-the-art electronic gaming machines, the beautiful Lookout Race Book, Wild Rush Bar and the delicious Remi's Buffet restaurant. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to midnight, Sunday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday and 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Oklahoma’s only major league horse racing attraction, Remington Park features both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse seasons, while offering simulcast racing from coast-to-coast seven days a week. Food: Remi's Buffet, Silk's Dining, Henry Hudson's Pub

OKC Zoo Oklahoma City boasts one of the top zoological parks in the nation. With over 2,200 animals, winding paths, and beautiful landscaping over 110 acres, the Oklahoma City Zoo provides an ever-changing educational adventure for explorers of all ages. Celebrating 100 years in 2004, the Zoo is home to the Cat Forest/Lion Overlook – a two and a half acres naturalistic habitat for lions, tigers, leopards, and other exotic felines – and the Great EscApe, a state of the art primate habitat. Ranked as one of the top three family-friendly zoos in the nation, the Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and open until 8 p.m. on Saturdays April through September. Closed Thanksgiving, Chistmas & New Year's Day. Food: Canopy Restaurant Admission: $8.00 for adults $5.00 for children ages three-11 and seniors 65 and over. Children two and under are free.

The Paseo Arts District The Paseo was developed by Oklahoman G.A. Nichols in 1929 as the first shopping district north of downtown. The curved, two-block street has maintained its Spanish revival architecture with original stucco buildings and clay tile roofs still intact. The Paseo is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The arts have always been a part of the Paseo. The Elm's, a resident art gallery and studio built in 1920, located at 27th and Walker, was the first Oklahoma City artist studio and gallery. In the 1950s, Paseo was home to small businesses, student partying and jazz clubs. The 1960s brought the counter culture with its creativity, free spirit and problems. The Paseo began its transition into an arts district in the 1970s. The first annual Paseo Arts Festival was held Memorial Day weekend in 1977 and the Paseo Arts Association was formed in 1982 to organize and further energize its place as Oklahoma's arts district. Today a vibrant group of artists with substantial involvement and support from the larger community continues to build The Paseo Arts District into one of the most creative art venues in the country. The Paseo is now home to 17 galleries and more than 60 artists, all within walking distance. Intermingled with the galleries are fabulous restaurants, a coffee house, clothing boutique, gift shop, yoga studio and other businesses. The Paseo Arts Association is a non-profit, 501 c 3 organization. In January 2008 the PAA adopted this revised mission statement: The Paseo Arts Association seeks to preserve and maintain the Paseo in Oklahoma City as an historic arts district. We seek to foster an environment of cultural exchange between the public and the arts through performances, festivals and educational programming.

Check out Oklahoma City! A renaissance city. A Cinderella story. A transformation that continues. Top-of-mind worldwide, with numbers that work in your favor. This is the new American city: the 21st-century Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City is unlike any other city in the world. Born in a single day at the sound of a gunshot, Oklahoma City was settled by a historic land run. Angelo Scott, a journalist who staked his claim in the run, wrote at the time about the spirit of the city, saying it has "an attitude that all things are possible if people are willing to take a chance and embrace the future without hesitation or reservation." That same spirit lives today as the city undergoes a renaissance. Public and private partnerships over the last 10 years have dramatically transformed the face of the city, staking a claim for the future as a pre-eminent American city. Oklahoma City offers everything you look for in a modern metropolitan community - an abundance of the arts, quality health care, excellence in education and more. And it does so without high costs, energy shortages, smog or traffic congestion. It is a distinctly livable city where you can chase your business dreams and still enjoy a rich quality of life.