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Published on: 10/10/2017

Stillwater and OSU safety teams prepare for America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration

Media Release


(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Oct. 10, 2017) – As an estimated 80,000 alumni return to Stillwater for the 2017 Oklahoma State University Homecoming Celebration this week, the City of Stillwater’s public safety team in partnership with Oklahoma State University’s Police Department is finalizing its safety preparations for this weekend’s events.

“Our fire, police and emergency management teams plan for these types of events months in advance,” City Manager Norman McNickle said. “We are fortunate to have such a strong group of public safety professionals at the City, on campus and in our community who are ready to protect and serve the public.”

First-responder and community partners include:

Department of Homeland Security
Federal Bureau of Investigation
G4S Security
Local air ambulance services
Logan County Sheriff’s Office
Oklahoma Highway Patrol
Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University Alumni Association
OSU Police Department
Payne County Health Department
Payne County Sheriff’s Office
Perkins Police Department
Oklahoma National Guard
Stillwater Fire Department
Stillwater Medical Center
Stillwater Emergency Management Agency
Stillwater Police Department


“We are eager to welcome back OSU alumni and visiting college football fans to Stillwater for America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration,” Mayor Gina J. Noble said. “I am grateful for the hard work our public safety officials have put into their preparations to ensure we all have a safe, fun time this week.”

Chris Batchelder, OSU Alumni Association president and CEO, said: “We have coordinated our Homecoming planning efforts with our partners and are thankful for their service and dedication to our community. We are thrilled to welcome back our alumni to their alma mater to celebrate this cherished OSU and Stillwater tradition.”

OSU Walkaround lasts from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13. Roads are expected to reopen at approximately 10:30 p.m. The Sea of Orange Parade begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 moving north on Main Street from 9th Avenue to Hall of Fame Avenue followed by the Cowboy Football kick-off at 2:30 p.m. in Boone Pickens Stadium.

For a full list of OSU Homecoming events, visit the OSU Alumni Association website:  www.orangeconnection.org