PAINT THE TOWN: A new addition to RSU Homecoming Week!

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


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


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.

Thursday, Feb.13


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.


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 or 918-343-7864.

Saturday, Feb. 15


12:30-2 pm | Claremore Expo Center

A pre-game celebration for the whole family.


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.


6-8 pm | The Elks Lodge (1820 Summit Dr., Claremore)

Free entrance for alumni and guests. Food, drinks, giveaways, and fun! Cash bar available.

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