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 – “Paint the Town Red: Homecoming 2019” – 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
- 2018 Get Rowdy! Homecoming 2018
- 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: