Homecoming 2023

Saturday, Oct. 7

  • Ranger Run (5K & 1-Mile Fun Run)

8 a.m. Downtown Alva Square in front of Rialto

  • Alumni Tent (Free Donuts/Coffee)

9 a.m. North side of Downtown Alva Square

  • Homecoming Parade

10 a.m. Downtown Alva Square

  • Ranger Lunch on the Square ($6/person)

Directly after Parade Across from Rialto 

  • Alumni Band Rehearsal

​2 p.m. Third Floor Ryerson Hall

  • Massed Band Performance

3:30 p.m. Ranger Field

  • Northwestern VS Arkansas Tech University Football Game

        4 p.m. Ranger Field


We are no longer taking pre-orders for the Homecoming tees. The tees are available in the Foundation & Alumni Association offices until 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 6. On October 7, the tees will be available for purchase at the Alumni Tent on the Alva Downtown Square, across from Rialto Theatre beginning at 8:00 a.m.

*We are out of size XL t-shirts please place orders accordingly

The Northwestern Alumni Association sponsors the annual Ranger Run, which is held on Saturday morning of Homecoming. The 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run begin promptly at 8 a.m. in front of the Rialto Theater on the downtown square in Alva. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m., and official Homecoming T-shirts are given to each paid entry.

All participants will receive a medal. First place in the men’s and women’s division for both the 5K and the 1 Mile Fun Run will also be awarded Chamber Bucks.

Participants also may choose to register and pay entry fee by going to the J.R. Holder Wellness Center and speaking with the assistant director, Shaughn Kelly (580) 327-8105.

5K Route

1 Mile Fun Run Route

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