Student Life at Stanhope State University

From student body sweet corn feeds to epic alumni gatherings. To tailgating the big game to snacking on kringla while studying for midterms (not really, we don't believe in testing)...  there's always something awesome happening on campus. Here's some highlights. Check back for more updates!

You just cannot hide that Stanhope State pride!

Anyone remember this sign?

Stanhope Staters enjoying the great Iowa State Fair... pass the corn dog!!

The Fieldhouse is the home of the basketball, wrestling, volleyball and hockey programs.

Winner winner, tailgate dinner.

New paint job coming to the newly renovated Stanhope Fieldhouse.

Gameday tailgating on the north endzone side of War Memorial Stadium at Stanhope Park.

Picture of the faculty from the College of Farming in the 1950s.

MARCH MADNESS: Put Stanhope State in your brackets and you always have a winner.

Late night term paper about the cultural impact of Disney's Frozen and lessons learned being finished here.

Director of Alumni Relations, Mark Bockwoldt, sealing the deal on our new Cancun, Mexico satellite campus.

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That time when we adopted the highway north of campus.

Stanhope State University is a uniter, even dogs and cats agree!

Scenes from Atlanta when Stanhope Staters took over the city for the College Football National Championship.

Repping the Watermelon Warrior Nation in Key West, Florida!

Early morning tailgaters fired up for the College Football National Championship.

Get fired up, it's GAMEDAY!

Starting them young!

If you're going to clear snow on the drive way all Winter, you might as well represent Stanhope State.

The essential and mandatory item for all Stanhope Staters.

SPOTTED: Reppin' Stanhope State at brunch in Denver, Colorado!

We have a lot of students who major in Tailgating Arts and Sciences as seen here at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennesee.

WATERMELON WARRIOR NATION GONE HOLLYWOOD: Alumni member, Chris Faulkner, rocking the gear in Los Angeles.

Tailgate training starts early in the Watermelon Warrior Nation.

That feeling when you score Stanhope State University gear from Santa Claus on Christmas morning!

We had a great holiday kickoff with alumni at the Community Center Pop Show.

Chair of the Board of Governors, Grant Young giving updates on campus on KQWC.

Coffee and kringla, a great Stanhope State study break tradition.

SPOTTED: Stanhope Staters living it up on Halloween in the French Quarter in New Orleans.

WATERMELON DAY: The best day ever.

WATERMELON WARRIORS GO GLOBAL: Stanhope Staters representing in Germany and Austria.

Do you know our fight song? Here's your song sheet to sing on Gameday!

Great night spent with the Stanhope Lions... WARRIOR UP!

That time we won best float at Watermelon Day, but we didn't cash the check... we framed it!

Friendships and fun are the most important part of the Stanhope State University student experience

Pictures from the annual Welcome Back Students Sweet Corn feed put on by the students and faculty at the College of Farming.

No matter any rivalry, Stanhope State unifies the state of Iowa.

WATERMELON WARRIOR NATION: Alumni from all over the country. Picture here are Stanhope Staters in North Carolina, Utah and Beaverdale, Iowa!

Faculty member Maggie Lewis showing some love for the Football team at an alumni event in Stratford.

Dean of our History Department, Andy Swanson, on a field trip aboard the USS Alabama... same ship fellow Iowan and baseball great Bob Feller served on in World War II.

Fresh paint going on the field at War Memorial Stadium at Stanhope Park.

Meet John Lovell, he's the dean of the Dr. Jed Norris College of the Arts.

We love celebrating the greatest holiday of them all, Stanhope Watermelon Day!

SPOTTED: Starting to see a lot of these in parking lots across the state.

Congrats to all of our graduates and brand new alumni!

Greatest season in Stanhope State University history. Winning the College Football Championship in Atlanta!

SPOTTED: Stanhope Staters at the beach in Tampa, Florida!

GREAT victory in the 2018 Rose Bowl in Pasedena!

The most iconic helmet in football. Players earn "seed" awards during each game of the season.

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