Many SWOSU Parent's Day Activities Planned September 24

A big day is planned for Parent's Day 2016 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford on Saturday, September 24.

Among the scheduled activities during the day are a pancake breakfast, free Bulldog Bazaar with 52 booths, tailgating featuring live music and free food, academic departmental open houses and tours, and SWOSU football. Also, students will have the opportunity to win three $1,000 scholarships that will be given away.

The scholarships are made possible by 52 participating businesses. Students or family members can register for the scholarship drawing from 9 a.m. until 5 pm. at participating businesses. The winners will be announced at halftime of the 6 pm. football game between SWOSU and Henderson State University.

Additional information about the events is available by calling the SWOSU Office of Institutional Advancement at (580) 774-3267. The lineup of events includes:

SWOSU Parent’s Day 2016

Pancake Breakfast Men & Women’s Basketball fundraiser 8-10 am SWOSU Memorial Student Center-Grill

Weatherford Sales
*Register for tuition drawings sponsored by Weatherford Merchants

9 am-5 pm Weatherford Businesses

Free Bulldog Bazaar
*52 arts & crafts booths plus entertainment

9 am-5 pm Wellness Center
School of Business & Computer Science
Open House & Tour
10 am-Noon Stafford Bldg.
Open House and Tour of Simulation Lab
10 am-Noon Parker Hall, Rm. 102
Art, Communication & Theatre
Art Show and Tours
Face painting & Puppy Paw tattoos

10 am-2 pm

1-3 pm

SWOSU Art Bldg.

SWOSU Hilltop Theatre

Chemistry & Physics
Tours of labs & facilities – Pharmacy Building
Hands-on demonstrations & games
Student research poster presentations
10 am-3 pm Chemistry/Physics/Pharmacy Bldg.
Biological Sciences
Facility Tours and hand-on activities
Make a DNA model you can eat!
10 am-1 pm Old Science Bldg., 2nd Floor
Allied Health
Health Science Open House
11 am-1 pm Old Science Bldg., 2nd Floor
Engineering Technology
Lab tours and meet our faculty
Drafting and Design Lab – Dr. Baugher
Electronics Lab – Dr. Li
Materials Testing Lab – Mr. Bryant
Metals Fabrication Lab – Mr. Brooks
Power Systems Lab & Lunar Rover Competition – Ms. Albrightson
Robotics Lab & FTC Robotics Competition – Mr. Fitzgerald
1-3 pm Technology Stone Bldg.
College of Pharmacy
Lab demonstrations
1-3 pm Chemistry/Physics/ Pharmacy Bldg. Rms. CPP 311, 314, & 321
College of Arts & Sciences
Open House
1-3 pm Old Science Bldg., Rm. 210
Social Sciences
Open House
1-3 pm Old Science Bldg. 1st & 2nd Floors
Open House
2-3 pm Rankin Williams Field House Old Gym, Rm. 107
Athletic Training
Open House
2-3 pm Rankin Williams Field House Old Gym, Rm. 116
SWOSU Tailgate Pit Party
Free Food and Drinks – Jiggs BBQ
Live music – Aaron Woods Band
Video Game Truck
Code Blue “Living Room” & TV’s
SWOSU Cook-off Challenge (BBQ)
1-6 pm
2-5 pm
Milam Stadium West Side Parking Area
The Pride of the Great Southwest Marching Band Pregame Concert 5 pm SWOSU Clock Tower Parking Area
Football Game
SWOSU vs. Henderson State University
6 pm Milam Stadium

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

  • BancFirst
  • Benchwarmer Brown’s Sports Grill
  • Butcher’s Wine & Spirits
  • Kelley Jewelers
  • Lace ‘n’ Leather Boutique
  • Miss Trudy’s Past & Present
  • More than Medicine
  • Nabors Shoe Center
  • Ratcliffe’s Textbooks
  • RX Brew Coffee House
  • Solstice Tanning Company
  • Taco Mayo
  • The Help Desk
  • The Kloset
  • The Stafford Air & Space Museum
  • Uptown Marketplace
  • Ambition Nutrition / F.I.T.
  • Pioneer Cellular
  • Best Western Plus
  • Midwest Music
  • In Fine Feather
  • Dusty’s Total Audio
  • Casa Soto Restaurant
  • Eagle Pharmacy
  • Pizza Hut
  • Kings Flowers & Gift Shop
  • It’s all About Moi
  • Tautfest Furniture
  • Caulkins Conoco
  • Cummins Auto Group
  • Comfort Inn & Suites
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • Legacy Bank
  • Diamond Nails and Spa
  • Daylight Donuts
  • Pecina’s Mexican Grill
  • Janet’s Boutique
  • Burrows Pro Audio
  • AT&T
  • ASAP Energy
  • ASAP General Stores
  • ASAP Outfitters
  • Lucille’s Road House
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • The Cup
  • Downtown Diner
  • University Bookstore
  • Outlaws Promotions
  • Quiznos Subs
  • Little Caesar’s Pizza
  • The Aquarium
  • Diamond West Gallery