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. 

Schedule for the two-day event:

Friday, Sept. 24

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - “Shopping for Tuition” (see below for details)

Saturday, Sept. 25

  • 10 a.m. to Noon - “Shopping for Tuition” 
  • 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Registration for Family Day in the Student Center Commons 
  • 3 p.m. - Presidential pre-game in the Student Center Commons
    • Students and their families will hear from Dr. Janet Cunningham, university president, and will have the opportunity to meet with Northwestern faculty and staff members.
    • After the Presidential Pre-Game, families will receive free tickets to the football game and a chance to win additional prizes.
  • 4 p.m. - Tailgate Party, west side of the Ranger Field Fieldhouse
    • Food and drinks will be served at the tailgate for $3 per person.
    • In case of inclement weather, the tailgate event will be in the Student Center. 
  • 6 p.m. - Football kick-off for Rangers vs. East Central University

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 on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. 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.” 


  • Banc Central
  • Community Bank
  • The Eye Site, PLLC


  • Alva State Bank (building open Friday; only drive-thru open on Saturday)
  • Alva's Market
  • Atwoods
  • Bar S Outfitters
  • Cancun Mexican Grill of Alva
  • Community Bank (building open Friday; only drive-thru open on Saturday)
  • Cookie's Bowl & Café
  • Gambino's Pizza
  • Graceful Arts Gallery and Studios
  • Holder Drug
  • K&S Tire
  • Merle Norman Cosmetics
  • Rialto Cinema
  • Schuhmacher's Copper Penny
  • Signts & Sounds/Radio Shack Dealer
  • Sonic
  • Taco Village
  • Wal-Mart
  • Whittet's Country Store
  • Wicked Threads Boutique & Salon

Questions? Contact:

Calleb  Mosburg 
Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
(580) 327-8415

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

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

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