USAO invites students and community to annual spring triad

Vendors applications being accepted for Droverstock Music Festival.
Vendors applications being accepted for Droverstock Music Festival.

The University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma will welcome people from all across the state to its largest annual event, the 2024 Spring Triad, on April 4.

Consisting of the newly re-vamped Droverstock Music Festival, Montmartre Chalk Art Festival and Scholastic Meet, the day gives the public a chance to explore USAO while enjoying the artwork, music, vendors and other activities throughout the day. The university also invites high school juniors to visit campus for Junior Day from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

“I am looking forward to welcoming our entire community as they gather on campus for the Spring Triad," said President Kayla Hale. "This event showcases our historic campus at its liveliest, from the creativity of the chalk art festival to the evening of live music at Droverstock. I invite everyone to come and see what distinguishes USAO and makes it truly exceptional.”

This year, Droverstock, the annual free, family-friendly music festival at USAO, has been re-vamped. This year’s festival promises a relaxing evening filled with live music, outdoor activities, local vendors and food trucks. The fun will kick off at 4 p.m. in the Oval, the heart of USAO's campus. Boasting flares of soft rock and red dirt country, this year’s lineup will feature five bands, headlined by Gannon Fremin and CCREV. Visit for more information and the full lineup of bands.

Businesses interested in having a booth at Droverstock can register online at Booths cost $40.

Within the confines of a 6-foot by 6-foot square, the Montmartre Festival invites artists of all ages and skill levels to flex their creative muscles in water-based temporary chalk. USAO art alumni will judge each entry and winners will be announced at a ceremony in the early afternoon. Awards are given for Best in Show as well as Judges Choice in four age categories: elementary (grades 6 and below), junior high (grades 7-9), high school (grades 10-12) and college/adult. For more information and to register for the chalk art festival, visit

During the Scholastic Meet, students from more than 40 regional high schools will compete in more than two dozen subjects through tests written and proctored by USAO faculty. Awards are given to the three highest scores for each competition in two divisions, as well as to the schools with the highest number of individual medal winners. Schools can register for the Scholastic Meet at

Aimed at high school juniors beginning their search for a college that suits them, USAO’s Junior Day lets potential Drovers learn about the institution’s history and traditions, sit in a mock lecture with dynamic faculty and meet current students. To register for Junior Day, visit

For more information about the day, visit

About the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma

As Oklahoma’s liberal arts college, the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma provides a distinctive education in the liberal arts and sciences, supporting both its interdisciplinary core curriculum and major fields of study with superior teaching. USAO fosters diversity of thought and practice to help students realize meaningful, purposeful and productive lives as global citizens in a rapidly-changing world.