UND Alumni Association Events

Sunday, October 17

UND Running Home 5K  |  1 - 3 p.m.  |  RSVP Here

UND Greek Life is hosting a 5K to kick-off Homecoming week. Race begins and ends at the UND Wellness Center. Early bird registration is $10, day of is $20.
Questions? Addela Marzofka  |  701.777.3620  |  addela.marzofka@UND.edu

Tuesday, October 19

UND Homecoming Blood Drive  |  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  |  Register Here

Gorecki Alumni Center  |  Gransberg Community Room  |  3501 University Ave  |  Grand Forks, ND
You’re Someone’s Type! Join the UND Alumni Association & Foundation as we partner with Dak-Minn Blood Bank for our Homecoming Blood Drive! Receive free cookie dough from Papa Murphy's and a free t-shirt at check-in as a thank you!
*Photo I.D. required at check-in.
To register visit dakminnbloodbank.org. Click on donate now. Type in UND to make your appointment.

Questions? Monica Janssen | 701.780.5433

Wednesday, October 20

Hawks Hour  |  4:30 - 6:30 p.m.  |  RSVP Here

Bonzer's Sandwich Pub  |  420 Demers Ave  |  Grand Forks, ND
On October 20, we'll be hosting a Hawks Hour at Bonzer's Sandwich Pub in Grand Forks! This is a perfect opportunity to grab a friend, enjoy complimentary appetizers and celebrate UND's Homecoming week.

Thursday, October 21

Grand Opening: Drilling & Completion Lab/Research Facility  |  2 - 4 p.m.  |  More Information

Plan to attend the Grand Opening of the newest addition to the University of North Dakota College of Engineering & Mines. Following the ceremony, tour the Drilling & Completion Laboratory/Research Facility, home of DRACOLA and the Rare Earth Elements Pilot Plant. The ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Deb Austreng at 701.777.4249 or debra.austreng@UND.edu.

Sioux Awards  |  5:30 p.m.  |  RSVP Here

Tickets: $50 per person
Alerus Center  |  1200 S 42nd St  |  Grand Forks, ND
The UND Alumni Association & Foundation will honor six UND alumni at the 2021 Sioux Awards Banquet. This year’s Sioux Awards banquet will be held on Thursday, October 21, at the Alerus Center with a social hour starting at 5:30 p.m.

Drive-In Movie hosted by UND Greek Life - GREASE  |  6 - 9 p.m.  |  More Information

Alerus Center Parking Lot  |  1200 S 42nd St  |  Grand Forks, ND
Parking is open to general public beginning at 6:00 p.m. Concession stands will be open for purchase.

Questions? Addela Marzofka  |  701.777.3620  |  addela.marzofka@UND.edu

Friday, October 22

Fighting Hawk Friday  |  All Day!

Get your green on and show your spirit!

NCoBPA Building Tours  |  8:30 - 9:30 a.m., 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. or 2 - 3 p.m.  |  RSVP Here

The UND Nistler College of Business & Public Administration would like to invite you to join us during homecoming for a group tour of our new building! We are slated for completion in May 2022 and would love to share the current progress with you!
Groups are limited in capacity and pre-registration is required. After your registration you will receive follow-up information regarding where to arrive, and safety requirements while on the job site.
Questions? Nikkie Dvorak  |  nicole.dvorak@UND.edu  |  701.777.2463

SMHS Continuing Education Symposium  |  8:30 - 11:30 a.m.  |  More Information

UND’s 2021 CME Symposium will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22 at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences (and via Zoom).
Topic: Disrupting Aging: An Interprofessional Approach (educational credits available)
Several panelists will discuss new developments in geriatric research and care, focusing on the geriatric 4Ms: medication, mobility, mentation, and what matters.
The UND SMHS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The UND SMHS designates this Live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Questions? Kristen Peterson  |  701.777.4305  |  kristen.peterson@UND.edu

2021 UND School of Law Annual Homecoming CLE  |  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  |  More Information

UND School of Law  |  215 Centennial Dr, Stop 9003  |  Grand Forks, ND
Full day of continuing law education credits; covering civil rights litigation, technology and the law, mindfulness in the law and online criticism.
Questions? Beth Moe  |  beth.moe@UND.edu

Gershman Graduate Center Open House & Tours  |  10 a.m. - 12 p.m.  |  More Information

As a part of the Homecoming Week celebration, the School of Graduate Studies is hosting an open house for Alumni and the campus community to explore the new Gershman Graduate Center. Guests are invited to tour the space on their own or take a guided tour. Tours will be offered every 30 minutes and will depart from the 1st floor East entrance.
Questions? Julie Bean  |  701.777.4730  |  julie.bean@UND.edu

NCoBPA Beam Signing/Time Capsule  |  1:15 - 2 p.m.

Join the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration for an historic event as we celebrate the new NCoBPA building in construction with a beam signing and time capsule! Guests will have the opportunity to sign a magnet that will be placed on the beam including signatures of students, alumni, and friends fo the Nistler College. The time capsule will signify the past, present, and future of the Nistler College and will be placed in a special place to be opened in 50 years!
Join us on the new building site to take part in this exciting time!
Questions? Laura Arneson  |  701.777.6937  |  laura.arneson@UND.edu

ATO House Grand Opening  |  2 - 3 p.m.  |  More Information

A brief program will take place at 2:15 p.m. and feature Andy Armacost (President, UND) and DeAnna Carlson-Zink (CEO, UND Alumni Association and Foundation.

Delta Upsilon Groundbreaking  |  3 - 4 p.m.  |  More Information

Please join us as we break ground for North Dakota Delta Upsilon’s New Chapter house at 421 Princeton St!
RSVP by October 18 to Blake Polejewski at blakepole91@gmail.com.

Chester Fritz Grand Reopening Celebration  |  3 p.m.

3051 University Ave  |  2nd Floor Reading Room
Celebrate the dedication of UND's newly renovated Chester Fritz Library. Tours will be available.

UND Memorial Union Dedication  |  4 p.m.

2901 University Ave  |  Fireside Lounge
Celebrate the grand opening and dedication of UND's new Memorial Union.

Chemistry Homecoming Alumni Lecture  |  4 - 5 p.m.

Abbott Hall Room 101 or virtually
Dr. Vicki Gelling from Sherwin-Williams Company will present "The Use of Electrochemical Methods to Study Coatings and Corrosion". This is a free event.
Questions? Kimberly Myrum  |  kimberly.myrum@UND.edu  |  701.777.2741

Dedication of the Gerald W. VandeWalle Courtroom  |  5 - 5:30 p.m.  |  More Information

UND School of Law  |  215 Centennial Dr Stop 9003  |  Grand Forks, ND
Please join us for a special dedication to celebrate the naming of the UND School of Law Courtroom for Justice Gerald W. VandeWalle.
Questions? Beth Moe  |  beth.moe@UND.edu

UND College of Engineering & Mines Social  |  5 - 7 p.m.  |  More Information

Alerus Center  |  1200 S 42nd St  |  Grand Forks, ND
All College of Engineering & Mines alumni and friends are invited to join us during Homecoming week for hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and great company! Special guests will include the newest recipient of the Sioux Award and newest inductees into the CEM Alumni Academy.
Questions? Deb Austreng  |  701.777.4249  |  debra.austreng@UND.edu

School of Law Alumni & Friends Social  |  5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  |  More Information

UND School of Law  |  Central Commons
215 Centennial Dr Stop 9003  |  Grand Forks, ND
UND School of Law invites our wonderful alumni and friends along with faculty, staff, and students for an evening social. Refreshments and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served. This is a free event. Dress is business casual.
Questions? Beth Moe  |  beth.moe@UND.edu

ATO Social  |  6 p.m.  |  RSVP Here

Tickets: $50
Ralph Engelstad Arena
Join us at the Ralph Engelstad Arena for an evening of fellowship, heavy hors d'ouvres and friendship. 

Kappa Sigma Homecoming Banquet  |  6 p.m.  |  RSVP Here

The Opal Event Center, Grand Forks
Tickets: $30/person

Join the Alumni and Active Chapter of Delta-Mu for our 2021 Homecoming banquet at "The Opal" event center. Come celebrate why Kappa Sigma has grown to be the largest and most celebrated Fraternity on the UND campus. Reunite with past Brothers and friends and help us celebrate that we have a "Brotherhood like No Other!" 
Questions? Jeff Frane  |  jeff.j.frane@gmail.com

Saturday, October 23

Golden Grad Coffee (Classes of 1970 and 1971)  |  8:30 - 10 a.m.  |  RSVP Here

Gorecki Alumni Center  |  3501 University Ave  |  Grand Forks, ND
Reunite, celebrate and reminisce with your classmates at the University you called “home” 50 years ago. Enjoy coffee and light pastries at the Gorecki Alumni Center.

Homecoming Parade  |  10 a.m.

Law School Homecoming Parade Watch Party  | 10 - 11 a.m.  |  More Info

UND School of Law - front lawn facing University Ave
Watch the annual UND Homecoming parade from the front lawn of the law school. Complimentary coffee and hot chocolate will be served. There is no cost to attend. Dress casual and bring your own chair.

Home Course Pregame Scramble  | 10 a.m.

Ray Richards Golf Course
Registration begins at 9 a.m. | Shotgun start at 10 a.m.
Preceding the Fighting Hawks Homecoming football game on Saturday, October 23rd, we will host our final tournament of the season. Register at the proshop at 701.777.4340. The shotgun start will begin at 10 a.m. Registration at 9 a.m. The cost is $30 per player, and winners will earn FREE golf the rest of fall, a Golf Center Gift Certificate, Albatross Swag, and more.
Questions? Kyle Myers  |  kyle.myers@UND.edu  |  701.777.4340

UND Law Open House  | 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  |  More Info

UND School of Law  |  Central Commons
215 Centennial Dr Stop 9003  |  Grand Forks, ND
Please join us at UND School of Law for a complimentary brunch while you visit with current law students, faculty, staff, and classmates. Building tours available by request.


Alerus Center  |  1200 S 42nd St, Grand Forks

Football vs. Western Illinois  |  2 p.m.

Alerus Center  |  1200 S 42nd St, Grand Forks

Kappa Sigma Smoker (Social)  |  8 p.m.

Kappa Sigma Chapter House
Come join the Delta-Mu Chapter of Kappa Sigma for a social mixer at the Chapter House on Saturday evening. House tours will be available, snacks provided and the long-honored tradition of our "pledge bar".
Questions? Jeff Frane  |  jeff.j.frane@gmail.com