2024 Homecoming theme submissions, parade marshal nominations open until March 11

February 5, 2024

2023 Northwestern Oklahoma State University Honorary Homecoming Parade Marshals Darrell and Grace Wessels wave to the crowd in downtown Alva.

The annual contest to select a homecoming theme and parade marshal for the 2024 Alva/Northwestern Oklahoma State University Homecoming has begun and is open to the public. The deadline for submitting entries is Monday, March 11, at 5 p.m.

This year’s Homecoming will be celebrated Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 3-5, 2024.

Theme suggestions must be limited to 10 words or fewer and should be something that can be illustrated through designs for floats, as well as dorm and campus building decorations. The person who submits the winning theme will receive $25 in Alva Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber Bucks.

Persons nominated for parade marshal must have a significant connection, current or past, to Northwestern, whether as a student, faculty member, staff member, coach, administrator or friend of the university.

Nominations may be turned in to Dr. David Pecha, homecoming chair, on the second floor of Herod Hall, or by emailing him at dmpecha@nwosu.edu. Suggestions may also be submitted for theme and parade marshal by visiting www.nwosu.edu/forms/homecoming-theme-form.

For a listing of previous themes and parade marshals visit www.nwosu.edu/homecoming. The page will be updated as details are finalized.


Sean J. Doherty, University Relations Specialist

sjdoherty@nwosu.edu | 580-327-8480

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