Join the fun and excitement of NDSU Homecoming 2022, scheduled for Sept. 26-Oct. 1. All students, NDSU personnel, alumni and community members are encouraged to participate in the activities, including Friday’s parade in downtown Fargo.
“NDSU Homecoming is an annual highlight for everyone,” said Nicole Holden, Homecoming Committee co-chair and NDSU Foundation senior director of events and programs. “It is chance for students to make memories, alumni to connect with old friends and traditions, and for the community to show their Bison Pride. I encourage alumni to take some time during Homecoming week to retrace their steps through campus. It’s an exciting way to reflect on the past while appreciating how campus has transformed over the years.”
Lisa Samuelson, Homecoming Committee co-chair and Student Activities director, said, “When we think of Homecoming we often think of alumni coming back to visit a place that they feel connected to, but the truth of the matter is that Homecoming starts with current students, faculty and staff. It is the experiences that you have as a student with your fellow students or faculty or staff members that build a sense of community and belonging. Our hope is to provide opportunities that help students, faculty and staff develop those connections while at NDSU which then fuel that drive to come back after graduation. At the end of the day, all current students are future alumni.”
Some major events are listed below. Visit the Homecoming webpage for more reunions and gatherings, as information will be updated frequently.
Monday, Sept. 26
Homecoming Ice Cream Social and Pep Fest
Lawn near Putnam Hall and the Main Library, Noon-2 p.m.
Program starts at 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 27
Serve with the Herd
Community service project day, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Meet at Cater Hall east doors, 6 p.m.
Bison volleyball vs. University of South Dakota
Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 28
Alba Bales documentary and panel discussion
Memorial Union’s Anishnaabe Theater, 3:30 p.m.
Bison Trivia Night
Memorial Union’s Oceti Sakowin Ballroom, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 29
Cater Hall, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Make your own spirit pennant
Student Activities Office, Memorial Union room 120, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Bison Volleyball vs. Oral Roberts University
Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse, 7 p.m.
Homecoming Show and Coronation
Festival Concert Hall
Admission: $10 or free with NDSU student ID, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 30
President David Cook’s Inauguration and State of the University Address
Festival Concert Hall, 10 a.m.
$5 Homecoming Spirit Day Lunch
Any NDSU dining center, dine in or take-out, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Wear green and yellow.
Bison Pride Friday
Free prizes for wearing NDSU apparel
Memorial Union, tables by Bookstore, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Downtown Fargo, 5:30 p.m.
Starts at NP Avenue, heads north on Broadway to 4th Avenue
Bison Soccer vs. University of St. Thomas
Residential Life Night
Dacotah Field, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1
Fargodome, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Bison Volleyball vs. University of Missouri-Kansas City
Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse, 10 a.m.
Bison Football vs. Youngstown State University
Fargodome, 1 p.m.
Delta by Marriott, 1635 42nd St. SW
5 p.m. cocktails and silent auction
6:30 p.m. dinner and live auction
Memorial Union’s Anishinaabe Theater, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 2
Bison Soccer vs. Western Illinois University
Jr. Bison Club Day
Dacotah Field, 1 p.m.
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