Homecoming 2019 Oct. 7-12

NDSU Homecoming celebrates our contributions as a top 100 public research university while we enjoy successful athletics in a great community.

The 2019 NDSU Homecoming Parade scheduled for Friday, Oct. 11, has been cancelled due to weather.


Homecoming Events

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Homecoming BBQ and Pep Fest (starting at noon), Administration Ave., west of the Memorial Union
Enjoy free food while hearing from campus and community speakers.
Free and open to all


8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Serve with the Herd – Community service project day
Contact the NDSU Volunteer Network at NDSU.Volunteer@ndsu.edu or 701-231-1055 to sign up.


4:15 p.m.
Public launch of In Our Hands: The Campaign for North Dakota State University, Sanford Health Athletic Complex.
Join us for the launch of the largest capital campaign in the history of NDSU. We will celebrate NDSU’s accomplishments and unveil our vision for the future. Hear from NDSU President Dean L. Bresciani, students, faculty, alumni and donors.

7:30 p.m. 
Homecoming Show and Coronation, Festival Concert Hall  
The show is sponsored by Blue Key Honor Society and Campus Attractions
Proceeds will benefit Handi-Wheels Transportation.


10 a.m. 
President Dean L. Bresciani's State of the University Address, Festival Concert Hall
Live streaming video of the event will begin at 9:55 a.m. at www.ndsu.edu/president/speeches.

11:30 a.m. 
Athletic Hall of Fame luncheon, Sanford Health Athletic Complex
A limited number of tickets are available from the NDSU athletic department at $30 per ticket. Please contact Helena Johnston at 701-231-6172 or email Helena.Johnston@ndsu.edu.

5:30 p.m. 
Homecoming Parade - cancelled
The 2019 NDSU Homecoming Parade scheduled for Friday, Oct. 11, has been cancelled due to weather.

6-8 p.m. 
Homecoming Carnival, Great Plains Ballroom, Memorial Union
A free family-friendly carnival with inflatables, bounce houses and games.
Twisted Taco and Pizza Express will be open in the lower level of the Memorial Union until

8 p.m.
The Memorial Union Coffee Shop will be open until 9 p.m.

6 p.m. 
Bison volleyball vs. South Dakota, Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse


8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Tailgating for the Homecoming football game, Fargodome

1 p.m. 
Kickoff NDSU Bison vs. University of Northern Iowa, Fargodome


Homecoming Shirts
#NDSUHomecoming2019 Shirts
  • $5 at the Student Government office in the Memorial Union
  • Adult and youth sizes available


Other Info


Past Homecoming Highlights

Check out a few highlights from our most recent NDSU Homecoming celebrations. 

2018 Highlights

2017 Highlights