International Student Conference/Immigration Lunch

All new UCO International Students are REQUIRED by the US Immigration Law to attend the International Student Immigration Lunch and UCO Global Conference. During the immigration lunch, you will learn immigration regulations to make sure you stay in proper status as a student. During the Global Conference, you will have the opportunity to learn about health insurance, safety, banking, cultural adjustment, transportation as well as organizational involvement. You will also get to meet different campus and communication organizations that will assist with your new life at UCO. In addition, there will be a free meal provided as well as the opportunity to win great prizes such as iPods, bicycles, computer accessories, gift cards and much more.

Fall 2018 Immigration Lunch for New UCO International Students

Click here to register for the Immigration Lunch for New International Students

Date: August 17, 2018 (Friday)

Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Venue: Nigh University Center Constitution Hall (2nd floor)

Fall 2018 UCO Global Conference

Click here to register for the UCO Global Conference

Date: August 24, 2018 (Friday)

Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Venue: Nigh University Center Ballrooms (3rd floor)

UCO Global Conference Schedule 

(*Note-This schedule may be subject to change.)

12:30-Registration/Crowd Pump
1:00-Welcome Session/Ice Breakers/Fight Song and Alma Matter
1:30-Keynote Address from President Betz
2:00-Break
2:10-Session 1 (Sessions Listed in Italics Below)
        Being Well in Another Country
        Filing Taxes in the United States
        Managing Your Money and Learning the Banking System of the USA
        Meet Your City Mayor and the City of Edmond
        Tips for Renting a House or Apartment in the United States
2:40-Break
2:50-Session 2 (Sessions Listed in Italics Below)
        Tips for Buying a Car in the United States
        Navigating Your Community Without a Car
        Success Secrets for Succeeding as an International Student in a New Country
        Tips for Obtaining an H1B and Green Card
        Tips for Obtaining a Job in the United States
3:20-Break
3:30-Session 3 (Sessions Listed in Italics Below)
        Tips for Obtaining an H1B and Green Card
        Tips for Obtaining a Job in the United States
        Classroom Culture Shock
        Navigating Your Community Without a Car
        Home and Auto Insurance in the United States
4:00-Break
4:10-Session 4 (Sessions Listed in Italics Below)
        American Football 101
        Get Involved at UCO
        Culture Tips for Living in the United States
        Tips for Dating in the USA
        Get to Know Your Local NBA Team
4:40-Break
4:50-Session 5 (Sessions Listed in Italics Below)
        Getting Involved at UCO
        Becoming a Student Leader at UCO
        Obtaining Your CPT and OPT
        Tips for Dating in the USA
        Get to Know Your Local NBA Team
5:20-Break
5:30-Panel Discussion
6:15-Raffle Party/Announcements
6:30-Dinner

Persons who, because of a special need or condition, would like to request an accommodation should contact the Office of Global Affairs as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours before the event, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Note for FRESHMAN students:
If you are entering UCO as a freshman, there are additional ceremonies and events we would strongly recommend for you to attend. Please refer to Freshman Forge for additional information!