Northwestern Announces 2020 Homecoming Postponed

August 28, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s homecoming events are postponed. The homecoming events originally scheduled for Oct. 8-10 are tentatively being planned for spring 2021.

The Great American Conference's Council of Presidents announced Friday, Aug. 14, the league will suspend all fall and winter sports – basketball, cross country, football, soccer and volleyball – and the two-semester sports of golf and tennis through Dec. 31.

“Postponing homecoming was a difficult decision,” Dr. David Pecha, general chairman, said. “Homecoming is the tradition of welcoming back alumni, families and friends to our campus for a weekend of fun, laughter and togetherness. It is our top priority to maintain the health and safety of the entire Northwestern community, which unfortunately means asking everyone to wait a little longer to come back to campus and the Alva community.”

This announcement pertains to Homecoming festivities organized by the homecoming committee, including the Miss Cinderella Pageant, Rally ‘Round the Ranger, Ranger Run, Downtown Parade, and all sporting events. Due to the nature of these events, the homecoming committee would not be able to accurately monitor capacity or social distancing measures for the number of alumni and students who regularly attend them.

“Homecoming is a tradition that the university, the city of Alva, and the surrounding communities look forward to each year,” Dr. Janet Cunningham, university president, said. “We will look forward to having it in the spring, if possible.”

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