Students Preparing for SWOSU Homecoming


Homecoming is just about one month away at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

“Year of the Dawg: Duke Salutes Oklahoma’s Centennial!” is the theme of this year’s celebration on November 3.

Tyler Rogers, public relations secretary for the SWOSU Student Government Association, said campaigning is underway for homecoming king and queen candidates. The student body will vote on the candidates October 16-17 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center. The three finalists will be announced on October 22 with the king and queen being crowned at halftime of the SWOSU football game against East Central on November 3.

Student organizations are also reminded that the deadline to apply for startup money to build floats at this year’s SWOSU Homecoming is October 8. 

The SWOSU Alumni Association is continuing their program of supporting organizations that build floats for the homecoming parade. Prize money this year is going to remain impressive for float winners. First place is worth $1,300, second place $800 and third place $500. 

The startup money is available for organizations that submit a float proposal. A float committee will select a maximum of six proposals, each receiving up to $200 in matching money to help purchase additional supplies for the construction of a float. This is money to supplement what organizations are already spending on float supplies.

For additional information about the float startup money applications, call the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing Office at 580...) 774-3063. Applications are available in that office, located in Room 205 of the Administration Building.