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SWOSU Parent's Day is September 14

Many activities are planned for Parent's Day 2019 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford on Saturday, September 14.

The weekend actually begins with a performance on Friday night, September 13, by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. Ticket and additional information for the Panorama event is available at

Everyone is invited to any or all of the events.

Among the scheduled activities during the day are a pancake breakfast, tailgating featuring DJ Six, free Jiggs BBQ food/drinks, academic departmental open houses and tours, a cook-off challenge, SWOSU football and even a night-time Full Moon Paddle at Crowder Lake. In addition, students will have the opportunity to win five $1,000 scholarships that will be given away.

The scholarships are made possible by 20 participating businesses. Students or family members can register for the scholarship drawing from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at participating businesses. The winners will be announced at halftime of the 6 p.m. football game between SWOSU and East Central University.

Additional information about the events is available at the following link at or calling the SWOSU Office of Institutional

Advancement at (580) 774-3267. The lineup of events includes:

Activity Time Location

Pancake Breakfast 

  •  Men & Women’s Basketball Fundraiser  
7-10:30 am  SWOSU Memorial Student Center-Grill

Weatherford Sales

  • *Register for tuition drawings sponsored by Weatherford Merchants
9 am-5 pm   Weatherford Businesses

Department of Nursing

  • Facility Tours & Simulation Lab Demonstrations
10 am-noon Parker Hall

Biological Sciences

  • Facility Tours & Hands-on Activities
10 am-1 pm  Old Science Bldg., 2nd Floor

Chemistry & Physics

  • Tours of labs & facilities 
  • Hands-on demonstrations & games
  • Chemistry Club Cook-Out

11 am-1 pm  Chemistry/Pharmacy/Physics Bldg.

Computer Science 

  • Meet the Faculty and Lab Tours
1-3 pm Stafford Center

Engineering Technology 

  • Meet the Faculty & Lab Tours
1-3 pm Technology Stone Bldg.

Art, Communication & Theatre

  • Open House and Student/Faculty Exhibition 
1-3 pm SWOSU Art Bldg.

College of Pharmacy   

  • Lab demonstrations  
1-3 pm  Chemistry/Pharmacy/ Physics
Rms. 311, 314, & 321

Social Sciences

  • Open House 
1-3 pm  Old Science Bldg. 1st & 2nd Floors

Student Success & Retention Management

  • Open House & Discussion for First-Generation Students & Families
2-3 pm Parker Hall, 2nd Floor

SWOSU Tailgate Pit Party 

  • Free Food and Drinks-Jiggs BBQ
  • Live DJ – DJ Six
  • Udderly Delish Ice Cream Truck
  • Fun Zone—Zip Line & Human Bowling
  • Code Blue “Living Room” & TV’s
  • Cook-off Challenge (Show Us Your Dawg) 2-5 pm
2-6 pm Milam Stadium West Parking Area
SWOSU vs. East Central University 6 pm  Milam Stadium

Parks & Recreation

  • Full Moon Paddle
8-11 pm Crowder Lake

Participating sponsors in the Parent’s Day scholarship giveaway are:


Best Western Plus

Caulkins Conoco

Comfort Inn & Suites

Cummins Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac

Cummins Chrysler

Cummins Ford Lincoln

Fairfield Inn & Suites


Health Express Pharmacy

It’s All About Moi

Kelley Jewelers

Miss Trudy's Past & Present

More Than Medicine

Nabors Shoe Center

Pecina’s Mexican Cafe

Pioneer Cellular

Southern Sass Suds and Sweets

Stafford Air and Space Museum

Tautfest Home Design

The Aquarium Pet Store

The Kloset

Uptown MarketPlace