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Student Handbook

Entertainment and Cultural Events

Athletic Schedules and Tickets

Sports schedules and information for men's and women's intercollegiate sports may be obtained by calling the Athletic Department at (580) 774-3068 or at swosuathletics.com.

Admission is free to all regular season contests for students who have a valid student identification card. To attend all regular season contests, the student must only show their current ID card at the admission gates. Students must buy tickets for all play-off games and tournaments.

Literary Activities

Westview

Westview is published semiannually by the Language Arts Department of Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Publications include previously unpublished fiction, poetry, prose poems, drama, nonfiction, book reviews, literary criticism, and artwork. 

Student Generated Events

Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention

SWOSU is aware of the need for alcohol and other drug awareness education. SWOSU presents pertinent information through SWOSUConnects’ modules and through other activities scheduled throughout the academic year through Collegiate Activities Board, Residence Life, Public Safety, and New Student Orientation.

Art Exhibits

The Department of Art, Communication, and Theatre regularly sponsor faculty and alumni art exhibitions.  During the academic year, the works of student and guest artists are exhibited in the main gallery of the department.

Bulldog Blitz

The Bulldog Blitz, or SWOSU talent show, is open to the entire SWOSU community and is sponsored by the Collegiate Activities Board.

Constitution Week

This event is celebrated annually the week of September 17. President George W. Bush signed Public Law 108-447 into effect which designates every September 17th as Constitution Day. The mission is to educate each new generation to the uniqueness and brilliance of our Constitution.

Staff, Faculty, and Administration Appreciation Week

This event takes place in April.  CAB gives a gift to all Staff, Faculty, and Administration each day.  There is also a free luncheon at which the awards for Staff, Faculty, and Administrator of the Year are revealed.  These awards are voted on by the SWOSU student body.

Dawg Days

This event is held during the first weeks of the fall semester to help students make the transition into the collegiate environment. Dawg Days assists students in renewing old friendships and making new acquaintances and also helps in acquainting new students with the campus and the Weatherford community. Activities typically include lots of good food, bowling, ooze ball/mud volleyball, movie night, and the Organizational Fair.

Homecoming

Early in the fall semester, the Student Government Association, the Dawg Days Committee, and the Institutional Advancement Office sponsor Homecoming activities which include a Homecoming Queen and King contest and assembly, parade, class reunions, football game, golf tournament, bonfire, and student activities.

International Student Welcome Reception

SWOSU students come from 30 countries around the world. The International Student Welcome Reception is dedicated to celebrating the diversity of SWOSU students.

Martin Luther King Week

To celebrate the work of Dr. King, SWOSU and the public schools participate in competitions and activities that highlight the work of Dr. King.

Music Department

The SWOSU Department of Music sponsors numerous musical events during each semester of the school year. Vocal and instrumental groups present concerts each semester. The marching band and pep band play for various events. Special recitals and concerts occur periodically each semester. The annual Jazz Festival is held each February.

Parents Weekend

Each fall, this weekend is designed to welcome students’ parents back to campus and to the community of Weatherford. The SWOSU Foundation hosts this event for all parents and families to attend and enjoy.

Panorama

This cultural enrichment and entertainment series is open to students and the general public. The programs include theatre, music, public speakers, entertainers, and the arts. Events are held in either the Fine Arts Center or Pioneer Cellular Event Center; tickets can be purchased in advance. Some events are free. Additional information is available by calling the SWOSU Public Information Office at (580) 774-3063.

Hilltop Theatre

The Hilltop Theatre provides a venue for educational theatre, with three or four theatrical productions a year. Within this endeavor, participants and audience members are exposed to various genres of theatre. Acting auditions are open to all students currently enrolled at Southwestern. Many backstage positions are also available for student participation. For more information or a season brochure, call (580) 774-3082.

SWOSUpalooza

The Student Government Association and local sponsors create an evening of student-selected bands each spring semester with festive booths, great music, food, and enthusiastic crowds.

Relay for Life

This fund raising activity is co-sponsored by SWOSU Collegiate Activities Board, Student Government Association, and community businesses, giving students the opportunity to remember and honor family and friends who battle serious illness.

Veterans’ Day

SWOSU joins with City of Weatherford, Custer County, and Oklahoma leaders on campus in order to honor the military service of our veterans. This event is sponsored by the Collegiate Activities Board.

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