EDMOND — University of Central Oklahoma students took a break from moving in to do some dancing and sitting in a kiddie pool.
There also was some sliding in the water as students enjoyed Water Wars and an ice cream social as part of move-in week activities that continue through Wednesday, which is also the day Stampede Week activities begin.
More than 1,700 students live on the campus at 100 N University Drive.
Josh Overocker, UCO director of housing and dining, said statistics show students earn better grades and get more involved in campus activities when they live on campus.
“You will make lifelong friendships and build a support system for success while living on campus,” Overocker said.
Students started moving in Saturday. They will continue to arrive on campus through Sunday. Classes start Monday.
In a new activity this year, students will join in an Amazing Race, a scavenger hunt throughout campus to help them learn where things are located. The race starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
A Block Bash, an evening with university housing and the UCO Office of Diversity and Inclusion, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
For more information, go to http://housing.uco.edu or call 974-2746.
Annual Stampede Week gets under way Wednesday and continues through Aug. 24.
The long-standing Broncho tradition signals the start of a new school year, bringing students together to connect with the UCO campus and community.
Activities include a pep rally at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday for UCO athletes who are headed to London for the 2012 Paralympic Games. The rally will be at the Wellness Center.
This year's Stampede Week activities include a concert from singer/songwriter Ben Rector at 8 p.m. Aug. 22 at Plunkett Park.
Thumbmania, UCO's attempt to break the record for the largest thumb war, will be at 8 p.m. Aug. 21 at Wantland Stadium.
For a complete Stampede Week schedule, go to www.uco.edu/orientation.