Northwestern Family Day is right around the corner

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Northwestern Family Day is right around the corner

Family Day at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28. The annual event brings families to campus where they can take tours, purchase Ranger gear, shop for tuition scholarships and attend a Ranger football game.

Families are invited to visit the Alva merchants to “shop for tuition” to register for a $500, $300 or $200 tuition giveaway for the spring semester of 2014. This opportunity is Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 to 11 a.m.  Families can register as many times as they’d like, and the winning names will be drawn during halftime of the football game (must be present to win).

The Alva merchants participating are Alva State Bank, Community Bank, K&S Tire, Holder Drug, Radio Shack, Taco Village, LaDEEda, The Etc. Shoppe, Rialto Theatre, Lyn’s T-Shirt Factory, McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, The Happiness House, Merle Norman, Alva’s Market, Exotic Heat Wave, Brown’s Shoe Fit, Red’s Place, G&G Home Furnishing, Speedy’s T’s & More, BancCentral, Bar S Outfitters, Busy B, Floral Designs, Schumacher’s Copper Penny, Wickedly Rustic and Burlap Bungalow. No purchase is necessary to participate in the “shop for tuition.”

Family Day registration is Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at Northwestern Follett Bookstore.  At registration families will receive free tickets to the football game and a change to win additional prizes. 

The presidential pre-game program will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Students and their families will hear from Northwestern’s President Dr. Janet Cunningham and will have the opportunity to meet with Northwestern faculty members. 

Families also are invited to the tailgate party on Saturday at 11:45 a.m.  at the Southeast corner of Ranger Field on the second tier of the parking area.  Food and drinks will be served for $3 a person.  The tailgate will go until kickoff. 

The event wraps up with the Ranger football game at 1 p.m.  The Rangers will go up against Southern Arkansas at Ranger Field. 

For more information, please contact Calleb Mosburg, dean of student affairs and enrollment management, at or (580) 327.8415.