NDSU Wizarding Academy

NDSU has recommended cancellation or postponement of all campus camps and activities scheduled for the month of June. It is with disappointment to announce that Wizarding Academy will not be held this year at the NDSU campus.  Given the level of planning required for each year's camp, we are electing to cancel rather than postpone the camp because of the uncertainty around whether subsequent campus events will also need to be cancelled (announcements are being made monthly as new information and guidelines becomes available regarding social distancing). 

We are disappointed to have to bring this news to you but plan to resume camp in 2021 should circumstances allow and will look to offer the one-day camp again in Winter 2020. If you have already registered, you should have received a refund of your deposit through the NDSU store. If you do not see a record of it, please contact Michele Sherman, the department assistant (michele.sherman@ndsu.edu).


ATTENTION all Harry Potter fans completing grades 4-9, sign up now for the second annual weeklong NDSU Wizarding Academy! This year’s theme is Murder on the Hogwarts Express! Was it Dobby with engorgio in compartment C? Or the Trolley Witch herself, with a bewitched snack cart in the corridor? The 2020 theme for Wizarding Academy will invite young wizards to solve puzzles, work in teams, answer trivia questions, master Quidditch skills--and work all week to decipher whodunit--not to mention where, and how, and just why Muggles didn’t notice! Brush up on your spellcasting, mystery-solving skills, and bring your Sneakoscopes because Wizarding Academy 2020 is not for the faint of heart!

  • Dates: June 22-26, 2020 on the NDSU campus.
  • Open to students completing grades 4-9
  • Fee: $249 includes lunch
  • Deposit of $49 due with registration by May 1st. Complete registration fee due by June 10.

    *This one-day Wizarding Academy is presented by the North Dakota State University English Department.


    Questions? Contact Camp Directors: Holly Hassel (holly.hassel@ndsu.edu) or Mary McCall (mary.mccall@ndsu.edu).


    This event is not sponsored by nor endorsed by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic or Warner Brothers

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