Family Day Fun!

Family Day

Come join the Ranger Family for fun, food and Ranger Football!

The annual event brings families to Alva and to the campus where they can take tours, purchase Ranger gear, shop for tuition scholarships and attend a Ranger football game. 


Tuesday-Saturday, Sept. 12-16

  • 8 a.m. Tuesday thru 11 a.m. Saturday (businesses in Alva) - “Shopping for Tuition” (see below for details)

Saturday, Sept. 16

  • Shopping for Tuition
  • Noon-2 p.m. - Alumni/Parent/Student Lunch, Student Center Ranger Room - rsvp to 
  • Noon-2 p.m. - Bookstore Opens
  • 1-2 p.m. - Registration for Family Day in the Student Center Commons
  • 4 p.m. - Gates Open to Ranger Field
  • 5 p.m. - Tailgate Party, 4th Parking Tier at Ranger Field
    • FREE food and drinks will be served at the tailgate (Sponsored by Speedy's T's) 
    • In case of inclement weather, the tailgate will be canceled. 
  • 6 p.m.  - Football kick-off for Rangers vs. Southern Nazarene University


Friday, Sept. 15 - Lane Haas and the Heelers Concert 

6:30 PM - Food Trucks Open | 7:00 PM - Concert Begins
Bring your own chair or blanket 
NWOSU Intramural Field 
Sept. 15-17
The Big Cruise & Car Show | Downtown Alva

Shop for Tuition Scholarships

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 starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday through 11 a.m. Saturday. Families can register as many times as they’d like, and the winning individuals will be presented with their awards on the field at the game (must be present to win).

No purchase necessary to “shop for tuition.”  

Participating Businesses

*Please check operating hours at each business

The list below will be updated with this year's participating businesses closer to the event date. (updated Sept. 15, 2023)


Questions? Contact:

Ethan Sacket
Student Success Coordinator
(580) 327-8606

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717
Phone: (580) 327-1700

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