Homecoming Theme


The Northwestern Foundation and Alumni Association helped Northwestern’s homecoming committee narrow down a theme that reflected genuine Ranger pride for current students, faculty, employees and alumni. This year’s theme – “Get Rowdy! Homecoming 2018” – emphasizes Northwestern’s belief that tradition plays an important role in homecoming. When the theme submission time period is open in spring 2019, please use the homecoming theme entry form on this page to submit your idea for a homecoming theme. 

“Rowdy has been part of the Northwestern family for decades and a symbol of Ranger pride,” Dr. David Pecha, general chairman, said. “The homecoming committee hopes this year’s theme will provide an opportunity for engagement and involvement by the student body as well as the local community.  As alumni return home, they will be greeted by a familiar symbol of Northwestern tradition.”

Past Homecoming Themes

  •  2017   Come Back, Give Back, Continue the Legacy...
  •  2016    Rangers: League of Heroes
  •  2015    Ranger Nation: Ride of Fame
  •  2014    The Ranger Games: Catching Fire
  •  2013    Ranger Vacation: It's A Family Tradition
  •  2012    Ranger Renaissance:  115 Years of Champions
  •  2011    Northwestern:  Branded for Life
  •  2010    Reconnect:  From Yearbook to Facebook
  •  2009     A Century of Ranger Pride
  •  2008     Ranger Heroes:  Legends of Northwestern
  •  2007     Northwestern 007... Northwestern and Oklahoma BOND Forever 
  •  2006     Get Your Kicks in 2006 
  •  2005     Rangers... Driving the Future. Homecoming 2005 
  •  2004     Northwestern--Rediscover the Treasure. Homecoming 2004 
  •  2003     Northwestern Rangers Riding Proud and Free. Homecoming 2003 
  •  2002     Northwestern Unites Old with New--Homecoming 2002 
  •  2001     Homecoming 2001: A Ranger Odyssey 
  •  2000     Northwestern://Your Home Page 
  •  1999     Let's Party Like It's 1999 
  •  1998     Rockin' With Ranger Pride 
  •  1997     Northwestern Centennial Homecoming A Century of Progress, A Century of Pride 
  •  1996     Join the Celebration Northwestern Homecoming '96 
  •  1995     Northwestern Homecoming... Take '95. Lights, Camera, Action! 
  •  1994     There's No Place Like Home. Ranger Homecoming 1994 
  •  1993     Northwestern: Staking A Claim in History 
  •  1992     Northwestern--Yesterday's Dreams, Tomorrow's Reality 
  •  1991     Coming Home... Ranger Style! 
  •  1990     A Rich Heritage... A Promising Future 
  •  1989     Land Run Centennial 
  •  1963-1987 No theme listed on buttons 
  •  1962     Two buttons: 
  •            -   Jr. Cowpoke in Orbit 
  •            -  I'm Twistin' With Dodie 
  •  1961     Have Gun--Will Scramble 
  •  1960     I'm A Ranger--Ride Those Broncs

Want to suggest a homecoming theme for next year? 

Fill out our online submission form:

Homecoming Theme Submission Form

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