SWOSU Plans "Come Unity" Dawg Days to Welcome Students

Southwestern Oklahoma State University fall semester classes start August 22, and the university has planned “Come Unity Dawg Days” activities to welcome back students. 

SWOSU Director of Activities Jordan Selman said Dawg Days is a great opportunity for new and returning students to meet and reconnect with friends.

Residence Life Move-In Day is Thursday, August 18. Residence hall students may begin checking into rooms at 9 a.m. Later Thursday 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. New SWOSU students are encouraged to attend these events.

Activities continue Saturday, August 20, with a Mass Orientation session for incoming freshmen at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. 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 and the Student Government Association will serve hot dogs during the event.

On Monday (August 22), 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 (August 25) 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 3-9 p.m. on Friday (August 26) 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