Southwestern Oklahoma State University
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SWOSU Plans Dawg Days to Kick Off Year

08.17.2015

Southwestern Oklahoma State University fall semester classes start August 24, and the university has planned “Dawg Days” activities to welcome back students. 

SWOSU Dean of Students Cindy Dougherty said Dawg Days is designed to introduce students to the non-academic side of university life, and the activities give everyone a chance to reconnect and meet new friends.

Residence Life Move-In Day is Friday, August 21. Residence hall students may begin checking into rooms at 9 a.m. Later Friday night, Starting Block will be held at 6 p.m. in the Wellness Center followed by Project Blue from 7-9 p.m. featuring free food, carnival games and giveaways.

Activities continue Saturday, August 22, with a Mass Orientation session for incoming freshmen at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. The Student Government Association will have an open house at the SGA house, located at College/Broadway Streets, from 4-9 p.m. The annual ooze ball tournament starts at 5 p.m. across the street from the SGA house. Students will play “ooze” volleyball in the water-filled courts.

On Monday, students are invited to donate blood at a blood drive sponsored by the Oklahoma Blood Institute and SWOSU’s Collegiate Activities Board. OBI’s mobile units will be parked by the Clock Tower from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. On Monday night, all students are invited to the annual Bingo Night at 6 p.m. in the University Grill. There will be free popcorn and many prizes for all bingo winners.

Residence Life hosts the Back-to-School Block Party Thursday at 5 p.m. with free food, games, and live music on the South Lawn of Memorial Student Union. At 9 p.m., the party moves inside for a dance in the University Grill.

Students can go bowling for free from 4-9 p.m. on Friday at Southwestern Lanes in Weatherford. Bowlers must present a valid SWOSU student I.D. to receive the discount.

SWOSU’s Dawg Days activities continue throughout the semester. For a full schedule, please visit: http://www.swosu.edu/administration/studentdean/index.aspx