Northwestern Howdy Week packed full of fun events, free food for students

August 21, 2017

Howdy Week

Northwestern’s Student Government Association (SGA) will sponsor a week of fun events for students at the Alva campus on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 21, 22, 24 and 25.

SGA members have chosen the first day of classes to kick off the Alva campus Howdy Week excitement with “Aloha Northwestern” for all Northwestern students. At 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, on the Intramural Field will be a cookout, slip n’ slide, dunk tank, volleyball tournament, music and fun.

Day two of Howdy Week will be “Movie Night” at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22. Just south of Coronado Café will be a movie playing for students, topped off with free corndogs and popcorn. Students are encouraged to bring a blanket to sit on.

There is no event on Wednesday, Aug. 23.

The event for Thursday, Aug. 24, is a “Block Party” from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. on Monroe Street, between South Hall and Coronado Hall. The block party will have plenty of free food, music, dancing for the students and overall socializing for Rangers to get to know other students on campus.

On the last day of Howdy Week, SGA members will play host to two events Friday, Aug. 24. The first will take place in downtown Alva for “Bingo on the Square” starting at 4 p.m. along with items from local food trucks for purchase, and discounts to be announced closer to the event. Students should meet at the stage on the courthouse lawn anytime from 4 to 5:30 p.m. to pick up a bingo card; bingo winners will be announced at 5:30 p.m.

The second event on Friday will be a free concert, open to the public, on Alva’s Downtown Square called, “Night in the Northwest.” Starting at 6 p.m. students can join the Northwest Oklahoma Leadership Class for a night of musical talent and food from local food trucks for purchase until 10 p.m. Students are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

For more information contact Kaylyn Hansen, director of student housing and SGA sponsor, at (580) 327-8418 or


Ali Gavitt, University Relations Specialist, 580-327-8480

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Phone: (580) 327-1700

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