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Fall Family Weekend/ Dad's Day


Fall Family Weekend and Dad's Day will be held on September 8, 2018

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Parents and family members can purchase $25.00 tickets for this weekend's game by following the link below, clicking on the "Promo Code" tab on the athletic ticket website, and entering the promo code: 18PARENTS. 

Parent and Family Discount football tickets 


Friday, 9-7-18

Drum-Off -7 pm - Student Union Amphitheater - the Cowboy Marching Band Drumline will be at the SU Amphitheater to kick off Gameday weekend! Students can enter to win prizes!

Women’s soccer vs. Cal. - 7pm in Cowgirl Stadium - Cheer in the Cowgirls as they take on Cal in the new Neal Patterson Stadium. Tickets -

Saturday, 9-8-18

Gameday Open House - 9am - 3pm - The Botanic Garden - 3300 W. 6th Street, (south entrance), Stillwater, OK  - Make a visit to The Botanic Garden Part of your game day activities in Stillwater. The garden is a captivating place to stroll with family and friends before heading to your favorite tail gate party.  Ambassadors will be in the garden to welcome you and answer your gardening questions. The W. Virginia Avenue entrance will be open for additional parking and handicap access. Presented by TBG Ambassadors.


2nd Saturday - OSU Museum of Art - 11am-3pm - 720 S Husband St, Stillwater, OK -

2nd Saturday provides free, hands-on art activities for visitors of all ages and abilities. It occurs on the second Saturday of every month from 11 am to 3 pm and offers a variety of projects connected to the exhibitions on view. Free and open to the public, no RSVP required.

T-shirt Giveaway - 3:30pm-4pm or while supplies last - 211 Student Union inside the northeast entrance of the Union - Pick up a dad's day shirt courtesy of Leadership and Campus Life. 

Gameday at the Union - 4pm- Student Union Plaza - Gather with fellow orange-clad friends three hours before each home football game and enjoy a bounce house, free Pistol Pete/OSU brand temporary tattoos, tailgate games, poster making station, photo opportunities and giveaways.

The Spirit Walk - Approximately 2 hours prior to kick-off - Starting at the Student Union Plaza and ending at Boone Pickens Stadium. Cheer the Cowboys as they make the walk from the Union to Boone Pickens stadium along Hester Street. This event includes Pistol Pete, the Cowboy Marching band, OSU Spirit Squads, The Spirit rider and Bullet. 

OSU Football vs South Alabama - 7:00pm *Gates open at 5:30pm - Boone Pickens Stadium. Parents and family members can purchase $25.00 tickets for this weekend's game by following the link below, clicking on the "Promo Code" tab on the athletic ticket website, and entering the promo code: 18PARENTS. 

Parent and Family Discount football tickets 


Gameday Parking Options - Every Cowboy and Cowgirl knows it can be hard to find a hitchin’ post in Stillwater on a game day so here are a few options for parking on and around campus on game days.

  • Student Union parking garage – $35.00 for the day – The Student Union parking garage features mostly covered parking spaces on three levels, easy access to the Student Union which contains a large food court, University Store, lounges, restrooms and ATMs) and is only three blocks to Boone Pickens Stadium.

  • Downtown parking shuttle – PARK FOR FREE IN DOWNTOWN STILLWATER on 7th and Lewis St. Enjoy game day shopping and dining before catching a courtesy shuttle to Boone Pickens Stadium. Shuttle service begins 3 hours prior to kickoff and continues throughout post-game, with pick-up/drop-off approximately every 15 minutes.

  • On-campus parking spaces - Our enforcement hours for parking on campus are from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday except where noted (i.e. Colvin Center meters or at reserved spaces for emergency, handicapped or physical plant vehicles) Visitors can park anywhere on campus as long as there is not a sign or barrier designating the lot or the space as restricted or reserved.

  • Community parking – Many community groups use game day parking revenue as a means to support their programs or charities. Parking lots near Boone Pickens stadium operated by church or civic groups offer convenient parking for $15.00 to $40.00 depending on location. Parking along city streets is allowed as long as your vehicle is not blocking a driveway, a fire zone or is left in a “no parking zone” as indicated by street signs.


Park Downtown for FREE Ride the shuttle from downtown Stillwater for free. Service is every 15 minutes starting three hours prior to kickoff and ending 2 hours after the game ends

Gameday Shuttles

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Post Game Traffic Flow Map