Rogers State University will welcome alumni, friends and Hillcats fans of all ages to Claremore next semester for the 12th annual homecoming. Public events will be held February 10-15, 2020.
Activities for students, alumni and the public will take place throughout the week. Gameday celebration will include family-friendly activities held at the Claremore Expo Center where the basketball games will be played. All pre-game activities are free and open to the public.
“We hope many from the Claremore area as well as our campus community will join us during the week-long homecoming celebration,” said RSU President Dr. Larry Rice. “Homecoming is a great way for graduates of RSU and all predecessor institutions to reconnect with the university.”
RSU is a member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). The homecoming games take place during conference competition on Saturday, Feb. 15 as the Hillcats face off against Washburn University. The women’s team tips off at 2 p.m. with the men’s game following at 4 p.m. The games will feature senior day recognition for both men’s and women’s basketball teams. The 2020 RSU Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned during halftime of the men’s game.
“We are very excited to be a part of this long-standing tradition at RSU,” said RSU Athletics Director Chris Ratcliff. “We hope that RSU alumni along with our students and local community will turn out to celebrate the university and support our teams.”
A full schedule of the week’s activities will be published later this month.
Celebrating History on the Hill
February 10-15, 2020
Monday, Feb. 10
PAINT THE TOWN
Downtown Claremore Businesses
Sponsored By Spectrum Paint – Student clubs show off their Hillcat Spirit with decorated windows at the downtown Claremore businesses. Displays will be up for public viewing all week long.
Tuesday, Feb. 11
OPEN MIC NIGHT
7-10 pm | Taylor Center Rec Room
RSU Student ID required. Sing karaoke, play an instrument, or share a spoken word. Pizza and drinks will be available. Event sponsored by the Campus Activities Team (CAT).
Wednesday, Feb. 12
8-10 pm | Roller World, Claremore
Free with RSU Student ID.We’re turning back the clock to the 1980’s. Come dressed in your best 80’s attire and skate the night away.
RSU vs. EMPORIA STATE
5:30 pm Women | 7:30 pm Men | Claremore Expo Center
Come dressed in your 90’s attire. RSU Students free admission with RSU Student ID. Tickets on sale at the door: General Admission (Adults) $7 | Seniors $4 | Children 12 & younger FREE.
Basketball games are not included in the RSU Alumni Homecoming Bundle.
RSU Veterans’ Lounge Dedication
2:30-5 pm | Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center
Friday, Feb. 14
RSU Claremore Campus
More information and registration coming soon.
FORMAL FRIDAY DANCE
8:00 pm | 3-2-0 On Main, Downtown Claremore
RSU Student ID required. Meet the RSU Royalty and dance the night away. Semi-formal and professional attire suggested. Professional attire available from the Career Closet. For more information about the Career Closet, please contact Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-343-7864.
Saturday, Feb. 15
12:30-2 pm | Claremore Expo Center
A pre-game celebration for the whole family.
HOMECOMING BASKETBALL GAMES VS. WASHBURN
2 pm Women | 4 pm Men | Claremore Expo Center
Crowning of the RSU Homecoming King and Queen during the Men’s basketball half-time. RSU Students free admission with RSU Student ID. Tickets on sale at the door: General Admission (Adults) $7 | Seniors $4 | Children 12 & younger FREE.
RSU ALUMNI POSTGAME CELEBRATION
6-8 pm | The Elks Lodge (1820 Summit Dr., Claremore)
Free entrance for alumni and guests. Food, drinks, giveaways, and fun! Cash bar available.