You Do You
When you become a SWOSU Bulldog, sure… you’ll become part of the big blue ‘dawg pack that is our student body, but at the same time, you’ll still be an individual trying to figure out who you are now that you’re a college student. College isn’t only where you learn new ideas, it is also where you get to try new experiences, meet new people and see what new interests you never knew you had.
Things to Do
Beyond the Classroom
SWOSU is home to many cultural events, festivals and performances. As a student here, you’ll have the opportunity to see renowned productions in music, dance and theater, as well as attend lectures from celebrated speakers, artists and authors. Our student clubs and organizations host cultural festivals, health fairs, movie nights, etc. And, if you’re and avid sports fan, you can cheer your home team in all of your favorite sports — football, basketball, golf, soccer, rodeo, baseball, softball, track and field, and cross country. Go ‘Dawgs!
Flag football, softball, rock climbing, rappelling, sand and court volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, spin classes, Pilates, Zumba, indoor soccer, basketball, fun runs, and general fitness classes—there’s something for everyone!
Kick of the school year with fun weeks jam- packed with Move-in Day, Project Blue, free food, foozeball tournament, bingo night, organization fair, tailgating at the first football game, and much more. Use this opportunity to meet new friends and organizations to join!
SWOSU’s Family Day is held during the fall semester and celebrates the start of the school year with family members and students in attendance. Many activities are planned throughout the day.
A tradition all current and past Bulldogs look forward to each year. University life would not be complete without a Homecoming king and queen, tailgating contests, alumni gatherings, a parade on Main Street, fireworks, and of course a football game. The event attracts thousands of alumni, students and friends each fall.
SWOSU brings all kinds of great entertainment to our campus with guest speakers, comedians, performers and musicians. Past performers include Bill Engvall, Pauly Shore, Billy Gardell, Carrot Top, Kunal Nayyar, Capitol Steps, Harlem Gospel Choir of NYC , Peking Acrobats, Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Ken Jeong. The SWOSU Panorama Series has been bringing outstanding programs to campus since 1990.
SWOSUpalooza is a concert event that is sponsored by the Student Government Association and the Panorama Series. The concert is held annually during the spring semester and takes place at the Pioneer Cellular Event Saturday.
SWOSU Saturday is a fall semester event for prospective students and their family members. The annual event gives high school juniors/seniors as well as college transfer students an opportunity to preview the SWOSU campus.
The annual competition involves SWOSU students competing for the right to represent the university at the annual Miss Oklahoma event in Tulsa. In addition, students compete for scholarship money at Miss SWOSU.
The SWOSU Rodeo is hosted each year during the month of April in Weatherford. The rodeo is part of the Central Plains Regional circuit of rodeos that bring contestants from Oklahoma and Kansas to the three-day event.
SWOSU Jazz Festival
SWOSU’s annual jazz festival is held in February and each year features a world-renowned headliner. The festival attracts many high school jazz ensembles to campus. The festival is sponsored by the SWOSU Music Department, City of Weatherford, Oklahoma Arts Council and Weatherford Arts Council.
For over 100 years, the interscholastic meet (known around the state as SWIM) has taken place on the SWOSU campus. It is Oklahoma’s longest-running academic competition for high school and junior high students. More than 60 schools from around the state of Oklahoma attend each year.