Back to School Events in Tulsa and Surrounding Communities
Get back-to-school ready with the help of these back to school events in Tulsa and surrounding areas! This list will be updated as more information becomes available. If you have an event you think should be added, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with information.
Back to School Events in Tulsa and Beyond
- August 9-10, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Clary Sage College, 3131 S. Sheridan Rd.
Clary Sage Barber and Cosmetology students and faculty will provide free haircuts to school-aged kids. Walk-in only, no appointment necessary. clarysagecollege.com
- August 9, 5-7:15 p.m.
- OSU Tulsa, 700 N. Greenwood ave.
It’s that time again, back to school! Come check out the Community Back to School Bash where families and students Pre-K through 12th Grade can:
- Hear about programs and services to help students have a successful school year
- Receive free school supplies while supplies last
- Get free immunizations provided by the Tulsa Health Department
- Meet members of the OSU-Tulsa Police, Tulsa Police Department, EMSA, Tulsa Fire Department and Tulsa Water Quality Assurance Department
There will also be performances from local high school bands, dance groups and youth organizations!
This event is free and open to the public.
- August 12, 4-8 p.m.
- 5635 MLK Jr. Blvd.
– Immunizations/COVID-19 vaccines
– Sports physical
– Kids activities
– Informational booths
– Door prizes
– School supplies giveaways
- August 13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Tulsa Tech – Lemley Campus, 3420 S. Memorial Dr.
Get FREE backpacks and other school supplies. Plus, 50+ community organizations will be on-site to provide services and resources for a successful school year.
- August 13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Southminster Presbyterian Church, 3500 S. Peoria Ave.
Join Southminster Presbyterian Church for a Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 13. They will have backpacks with school supplies for children attending.
- August 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Lacy Park, 2134 N. Madison Pl.
Come hang out with Tulsa Parks before school starts! There will be free food, a Jupiter Jump, rock painting, free haircuts and styles and much more!
- August 15, 3:30-6 p.m.
- Tulsa Tech – Peoria Campus, 3850 N. Peoria Ave.
North Tulsa Economic Development initiative (NTEDi) will host its 18th Annual BACK 2 SCHOOL SUPPLY AND RESOURCE
EXTRAVAGANZA on August 15. The George Kaiser Family Foundation, Public Schools, Pine Premier Child Care, Tulsa
Technology Center, and many other organizations have provided financial support or information at their booths. Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma will be distributing groceries. There will be door prizes and surprise services including gift baskets and gift cards!
- August 20, 6:30-9:15 p.m.
- ONEOK Field, 201 N. Elgin Ave.
FC Tulsa is playing Indy Eleven! In addition to the game, attendees can meet with local companies and nonprofits, who will be providing fun activities for kids.
School Supply Drives, Donations and Assistance
From the TPS Website: “Tulsa Public Schools works with local organizations to help provide those in need with items including clothes, school supplies, shoes, and even specially requested items. Please contact your school’s counselor for assistance with uniforms or supplies for the school year.”
From the Union Public Schools Website: “The Caring Center (Clothing Closet) proudly serves Union Schools and families throughout the year. We are excited and eager to serve our community!
CenterCross Clothing Closet, 6110 S 99th E Ave
Monday – Friday 9-11 a.m. & Monday 6-8 p.m.
When Union Public Schools is in session
New & gently used clothes are also available to community members once a month through the Caring Center South, a ministry of First Baptist Tulsa. One form of identification for each person receiving clothing is required. Forms of ID accepted are: Social Security Card, Vaccine Record, Birth Certificate, Caring Center Card or picture ID. All information collected is for internal use only and will not be shared publicly.
The CenterCross Clothing Closet is open every weekday that the Union School District is in session, for the hours 9 -11 a.m. Volunteers, please show up no later than 8:30 a.m. and plan to finish up by noon.”
Families living in the Sand Springs school district who need assistance with food or clothing can visit sscsok.org for information about how Sand Springs Community Services serves families.
The Pencil Box, which provides a place for teachers from eligible schools to “shop” for free school supplies, is always accepting donations of school supplies, as well as monetary donations. Learn about how to donate here.
Dates: through August 12, 2022
Kendall Whittier Main Street is hosting a school supply drive for the students and teachers of Sequoyah Elementary! Find a list of drop-off locations and needed supplies at facebook.com/events/1384120695397376.
“Stock the Bus” with Fostering Connections
Just Between Friends:
Oklahoma Caring Van Public Clinics
The Oklahoma Caring Van provides immunization services to children who are uninsured, Medicaid-eligible or American Indian. Learn more at oklahomacaringfoundation.org.
Tax-Free Weekend: August 5-7, 2022
Enjoy tax-free shopping on select back-to-school-related items.
*See our list of Places to Buy School Uniforms here
School Start Dates
- Owasso Public Schools: August 11
- Claremore Public Schools: August 18
- Sand Springs Public Schools: August 22
- Broken Arrow Public Schools: August 24, K-12; August 26, pre-K
- Jenks Public Schools: August 18
- Union Public Schools: August 17
- Tulsa Public Schools: August 18
- Bixby Public Schools: August 16