Student Life at Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Student Life

Get Involved

You get out of life what you put into it, and the same could be said about college life. Not all learning comes from the classroom. Go to class and earn your degree, but get involved in extra-curricular activities on and off campus, too.

Attend a lecture or athletic event. Compete in intramural athletics, become a member of the campus media or volunteer your services in the community. Join a club or start one of your own! Hang out with friends in the Student Center, cafeteria or cyber café or even in the dorm. And, if you’d like to compete for the title of Miss Oklahoma, take part in the annual Miss Northwestern Pageant.

By doing these things outside of class, you will become a more well-rounded individual, will develop leadership skills, will make life-long friendships and will become more marketable when you start applying for jobs after graduation. You also will develop that Ranger Pride you hear others talking about who have had enjoyable times on campus.

Northwestern's Alva campus offers a true college experience, while the university’s campuses in Enid and Woodward provide students the convenience of obtaining a higher education without having to travel quite so much. Both campuses offer a number of student activities.

If you’re looking to get in some exercise without going outside, you might want to take advantage of the J.R. Holder Wellness Center in Alva. The $3.2 million facility offers an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, walking/running track, aerobics area, racquetball courts and a strength training area.

Many students are employed on campus, but part-time employment opportunities are available at many businesses in Alva, Enid and Woodward.

Northwestern strives to make your campus life experience a positive one in a friendly and safe environment. We're sure you'll cherish your time spent as a Northwestern student.

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Fun Campus Activities
  • Homecoming
  • Bahama Breakaway beach party
  • Red Riot concerts
  • Theatre productions
  • Student musical concerts
  • Athletic Events
  • Greek functions

Kaylyn Hansen

Director of Student Life and Counseling
Fine Arts 207
Northwestern - Alva
(580) 327-8439
klhansen@nwosu.edu