Welcome Home!

RSU will be offering a full slate of activities for alumni, students and friends of the university during its 2017 Homecoming Week. 

The weekend will feature activities for all RSU Alumni, along with specific events planned for RSU Nursing graduates and those who participate in RSU athletic programs. 

Friday night activities will heat up with the Bonfire and Pep Rally on the West Bend Green outside the Claremore Expo Center, with a showing of the classic “Space Jam” movie to follow. 

New this year will be an Alumni Brunch in Baird Hall open to all alumni. Festivities will get into full swing when the Hillcat Alumni Tailgate Party starts at 11:30 a.m. outside the Claremore Expo Center. 

The Tailgate Party will include lunch and a variety of beverages before the basketball games, and this year will feature the inaugural Hillcat Corn Hole Tournament. 

Cheer on your Hillcat basketball teams as they play St. Gregory’s Cavaliers. Bring the whole family along to enjoy the full day of Hillcat fun. 

GO HILLCATS!

RSU Traditions

Hunter the Hillcat:
The name of the university’s official mascot, the Hillcat was conceived independently by a group of RSU students in spring 2005.

The Hillcat embodies the enthusiastic, determined and bold spirit of the university’s athletic programs and the pride our students and alumni feel for the institution.

Fear the Claw:
Not long after Hillcat men’s and women’s basketball was introduced at RSU, the home court at the Claremore Expo Center quickly gained a reputation as a formidable venue for opponents.

As a member of the Hillcat team aligns himself or herself on the free throw line, the crowd at the Expo enter extends one arm skyward and makes the sign of the claw with their fists. If the shot falls successfully, arms descend in the manner of the scratch of a ferocious wild cat.

“Fear the Claw” is well known by RSU students, home team fans, visiting teams and their fans.

RSU Alumni
Come Home to Homecoming!

Friday, November 17

NURSING ALUMNI: WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE YOU?
RSU Health Sciences Bldg., Atrium
10:00 a.m.
Tour the nursing facilities, enjoy the alumni nursing reunion reception and celebrate the opening of the new Sim Lab. Must RSVP.

HILLCAT HOMECOMING BONFIRE & MOVIE NIGHT
Claremore Expo Center West Bend
Bonfire 5:30 pm | Movie Space Jam 6:00 pm
Enjoy food trucks and vendors. Meet the RSU Hillcat Men’s and Women’s Basketball Team. Performance by the RSU Cheer Squad and Dance Team.

HILLCAT SOCCER INVITES RSU ALUMNI TO FRIDAY NIGHT GATHERING
Buffalo Wild Wings, 2080 OK-66, Claremore
8:30 p.m.
RSU Alumni are invited to join the RSU soccer alumni at Buffalo Wild Wings for a meet and greet. Come-and-Go Event

Saturday, November 18

ATHLETIC ALUMNI BREAKFAST
Hammett House | 9:30 a.m.
Must RSVP

RSU ALUMNI BRUNCH
Baird Hall | 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Must RSVP

HILLCAT ALUMNI TAILGATING
Claremore Expo Center
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Join us under the Hillcat Alumni tent. Join friends and enjoy food, fun and beverages (must be 21 years old with ID). Free and Open to the Public

CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT
Claremore Expo Center
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
$10 per Team. Grab a friend and enter into the first-ever RSU Corn Hole Tournament. Each team must consist of two players. Preregistering is required online.

HOMECOMING BASKETBALL GAMES vs. St. GREGORY’S CAVALIERS
Claremore Expo Center
Women 2:00 pm | Men 4:00 pm
Crowning of the RSU Homecoming King and Queen during half-time. Tickets on sale at the door: General Admission $7, Seniors & Students $4, Children 12 and younger Free.

HILLCAT HOMECOMING T-SHIRT
$12
Proceeds of the Hillcat Homecoming T-Shirt benefits the RSU Scholarship Funds. Shirts are available while supplies last. Available at RSU Homecoming Week basketball games or you may order t-shirts online.

Contact Us

For more information, contact:

Katelyn Miller
Director of Alumni
918-343-6816
[email protected]