Western Oklahoma State College — or WOSC — will kick off the new school year with a weeklong schedule of fun events for both new and returning students to attend.
Welcome Week 2016 allows students to get together and meet new people, have fun and create bonds with each other while taking part in a number of events designed to generate lasting memories.
Party at the Point is scheduled for 8-11 p.m. Aug. 15 and will take place at Pioneer Point — student lounge.
As any student of WOSC knows, Pioneer Point is the one-stop shop for most things exciting with a large number of ways to have fun. The Point has pool, air hockey and pingpong tables, as well as many televisions with video games.
While students are waiting for one of the large game tables to open, they can also partake in a game of dominoes or giant Jenga.
There will be free food and drinks for all as the entertainment-filled evening gets the new school year started.
The fun does not stop at the Point.
From 6-8 p.m. Aug. 16, students are invited the the Linda Wiginton Aquatic Center — formerly the Altus City Pool — for an evening filled with swimming, free food and drinks, fun and camaraderie.
The pool features both high and low diving boards, a curly water slide and super-fast and adrenaline-packed speed slide which propels riders out along the surface before they sink into the cool and refreshing blue water.
Once students recover from an evening of swimming, they are invited out to Heritage Park Theatres for Welcome Week’s Movie Night on Aug. 17.
Students can relax and enjoy a drink and bucket of popcorn while watching a movie of their choosing for free. Students should see College Relations Specialist Maegan Martin for their ticket vouchers and check listing times for available movies that evening at altus.oktheatres.com.
If students have any energy left by Aug. 18, Welcome Week continues with the Cosmic Bowling Night event at Town and Country Lanes on East Broadway Street, starting at 8 p.m. and running until 10 p.m.
There will be free food and drinks while students participate in cosmic bowling and have an insane amount of fun at Southwest Oklahoma’s premiere bowling alley.
In case bowling is not quite enough, Town and Country Lanes also has pool tables and arcade games for students to use.
Finally, Welcome Week 2016 wraps up at the Quartz Mountain Water Slides on Aug. 19.
Students can meet up here from 7-9 p.m. and reminisce about events from the past week while riding either of the twisting and winding water slides the business offers.
Free snacks and drinks will be available to all students as they close out the first week of the fall semester.
Every event at Welcome Week 2016 is absolutely free to those with a student identification card.
For all freshman students, WOSC is hosting Freshman Connection in the Band Hall on two separate days just before Welcome Week 2016.
At 1 p.m. Aug. 11 or 9 a.m. Aug. 12, freshman students are invited to the Band Hall to participate in events filled with music, games, popcorn and prizes.
Attendees will be able to chat with student services and learn most everything they will need to know to begin their college journey as a Pioneer.
Freshmen students can register online at wosc.edu/freshmanconnection.
For more information, call Martin at 580-477-7875.
Reach Ryan Lewis at 580-482-1221, ext. 2076.