Big Homecoming Weekend Planned at SWOSU


One of the biggest homecoming weekends ever is planned this Friday and Saturday (Oct. 23-24) at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

"SWOSU's homecoming is always a big event, but this year the university's Panorama Committee and the SWOSU Alumni Association have planned huge events to coincide with SWOSU homecoming," said Jim Waites, vice president for institutional advancement at SWOSU. "We have something planned for everyone this weekend."

Among the Saturday events are the annual parade at 3 p.m. in downtown Weatherford; football game at 6 p.m.; fireworks show after the football game; various reunions and open houses; car show in downtown Weatherford; 5K run/walk at 9 a.m.; and more.  

The Panorama event on Friday night features comedian Demetri Martin who is star of Comedy Central's Important Things with Demetri Martin. The show is at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. Advance tickets are on sale by calling 580.774.3063.

The Saturday night event sponsored by the SWOSU Alumni Association is a free 10 p.m. concert featuring the band Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers of Arizona. The concert will be held in the Wellness Center, and everyone is invited to the free concert.

A complete list of the SWOSU Homecoming activities is:

Friday - October 23

  • 7:30 pm Comedian, Demetri Martin-Panorama Event at Fine Arts Center (Tickets required call 580.774.3063)

Saturday - October 24

  • 8:00 am SWOSU Baseball Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament @ Prairie West Golf Course in Rader Park
  • 8:30 am Runnin' with the Big Dawgs USAFT Sanctioned 5K Run and Fun Walk-Registration at the Alumni Centennial Clock Tower Plaza
  • 10:00 am Pharmacy Open House at Chemistry/Pharmacy/Physics Building 3rd Floor
  • 11:00 am Pharmacy 50 Year Recognition Ceremony at Chemistry/Pharmacy/Physics Building 3rdFloor
  • 11:00 am 4th Annual DawgFest Classic Car Show in downtown Weatherford
  • 11:30 am Pharmacy Alumni Luncheon at Chemistry/Pharmacy/Physics Building 3rdFloor
  • 3:00 pm Homecoming Parade in Downtown Weatherford
  • 4:00 pm Music Alumni Reception at Ed and Winnie Ola Music Hall Room 101
  • 4:00 pm 50 Year Alumni Recognition & Awards Reception at Wellness Center Room 221
  • 6:00 pm SWOSU Bulldogs vs. East Central University Tigers Football Game
  • Fireworks display after the game
  • 10:00 pm Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers Concert at Wellness Center, Free Admission