Alumni House History

Alumni House

A Brief History of the Alumni House

     The house that is now home to the UCO Alumni Relations Office and UCO Alumni Association was built in 1907.  The home was a personal residence for almost twenty years until a UCO professor bought the house.  The professor rented out the upstairs bedrooms to UCO students.  That arrangement was held for nearly another 20 years.

     The house has changed owners seven times since it was built.  In the early 1980’s, the house was operated as a Tea and Antique Room.  Some may remember it as “Aunt Bee’s Attic".  In the late 1980’s, the University purchased the home and it was used as a faculty and staff restaurant called the “University House".  The house closed in 2000 and stayed dormant for nearly two years. In July of 2004, the house officially opened as the offices of UCO Alumni Relations.