SWOSU's Parents Day is September 15

Many activities are planned for Parents Day 2018 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford on Saturday, September 15.

Everyone is invited to any or all of the events.

Among the scheduled activities during the day are a pancake breakfast, tailgating featuring live music and free BBQ food/drinks provided by Select Energy Services, academic departmental open houses and tours, a cook-off challenge and SWOSU football. In addition, students will have the opportunity to win three $1,000 scholarships that will be given away.

The scholarships are made possible by 38 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 Southern Arkansas University.

Additional information about the events is available at the following link at www.swosu.edu/foundation-alumni/parents-day or calling the SWOSU Office of Institutional

Advancement at (580) 774-3267.

The lineup of events includes:

Pancake Breakfast - 8 - 10:30 a.m. - SWOSU Memorial Student Union - Grill

  • Men and Women’s Basketball Fundraiser

Weatherford Sales - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Weatherford Businesses

*Register for tuition drawings sponsored by Weatherford Merchants 

Wings Over Weatherford - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Stafford Air & Space Museum, 3000 Frontage Road

Allied Health Sciences - 10 a.m. - noon - Science Building, 2nd Floor

  • Open House, Faculty Tours and Hands-On Activities

Biological Sciences - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Science Building, 2nd Floor

  • Facility Tours and Hands-On Activities

School of Nursing - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Parker Hall

  • Facility Tours and Simulation Lab Demonstrations

Chemistry & Physics - 11 a.m.  - 2 p.m. - Chemistry/Physics/Pharmacy Building

  • Tours of Labs and Facilities 
  • Hands-On Demonstrations and Games
  • Chemistry Club Cook-Out

Business - 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Stafford Building

  • Faculty Tours

Computer & Engineering Technology - 1 - 3 p.m. - Technology Stone Building

  • Meet the Faculty and Lab Tours

Art, Communication & Theatre - 1 to 3 p.m. - SWOSU Art Building

  • Open House
  • Senior Exhibit

College of Pharmacy - 1 - 3 p.m. - Chemistry/Physics/ Pharmacy

  • Lab demonstrations - Rooms CPP 311, 314 and 321

Social Sciences - 1 - 3 p.m. - Science Building, 1st & 2nd Floors

  • Open House 

SWOSU Tailgate Pit Party - 1 - 6 p.m. - Milam Stadium West Side Parking Area

  • Free Food and Drinks - Select Energy Services
  • Live music – DRIVE
  • Rock Wall and Inflatable Games
  • Code Blue “Living Room” & TVs
  • SWOSU Cook-off Challenge (BBQ) 2 - 5 p.m.

Parks & Recreation 1 - 8 p.m. - Crowder Lake (South of Weatherford)

  • Kayak, Canoe and Stand-Up Paddleboard Check-Out

Pride of the Great Southwest Marching Band - 5 p.m. - SWOSU Clock Tower 

  • Marching Band Pregame Concert

SWOSU vs Southern Arkansas University - 6 p.m. - Milam Stadium

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

  • Ace Hardware
  • BancFirst
  • Benchwarmer Brown’s Sports Grill
  • Best Western Plus
  • Casa Soto Restaurant
  • Caulkins Conoco
  • Cummins Auto Group
  • Eagle Pharmacy
  • FIT Weatherford
  • Health Express Pharmacy
  • In Fine Feather Boutique
  • It’s All About Moi
  • Kelley Jewelers
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites
  • Little Caesars Pizza
  • Maurices
  • Miss Trudy’s Past and Present Antiques
  • More Than Medicine
  • Nabors Shoe Center
  • NAPA Auto & Truck Parts
  • Nut Job Candy Co.
  • Outlaw Promotions
  • Pecina’s Mexican Cafe
  • Pioneer Cellular
  • Pizza Hut
  • Qdoba
  • RX Brew Coffee House
  • Save-A-Lot Food Store
  • Solstice Tanning and Boutique
  • Southern Sass Suds and Soaps
  • Stafford Air and Space Museum
  • Taco Mayo
  • Tautfest Home Service Center
  • The Aquarium Pet Store
  • The Kloset
  • The Wandering Gypsy
  • University Bookstore
  • Uptown MarketPlace & Antiques