Viking Days 2019: Social and Reunion Events


If your class is organizing an event not listed, please contact us at alumni@augie.edu and we'll add it. Classes hosting their own events should let the alumni office know.


Alumni Achievement Awards and the Blast Saturday, Oct. 12

Orpheum Theater

5:30 p.m. Alumni Achievement Awards | 6:30 p.m. Blast


Although we are highlighting the reunion years ending in 9 and 4, EVERYONE is welcome to attend the Blast, the all-Augustana celebration. Milestone reunion classes (2014, 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984, 1979, 1974) photos will be taken at the Blast. Register today!


Class Gatherings:

Friday, Oct. 11

The Class of 1954 is gathering at 7 p.m. at the home of Donna (Kirkeby) Willadsen, 905 E Plum Creek Road in Sioux Falls. (NEW! Previous plans had to be changed.)

The Class of 1959 will be gathering for our reunion time together at First Lutheran Church (327 S Dakota Ave) following the Honor Guard Luncheon. That will be from about 1:30 to 4 p.m.  Our class picture will be taken at that gathering. We will have time for conversation, and we will remember classmates who have died in the last 5 years

The Class of 1979 looks forward to hosting classmates at the President's Residence (37th and Grange) from 5 - 8 p.m. A wide variety of beverages will be available and a cash bar and heavy appetizers will also be served. (A free-will donation to help offset the food cost will be collected.) Please RSVP by Friday, Oct. 4.

The Class of 1989 is gathering from 6  - ? p.m. at Crooked Ale Pint House (next to the Holiday Inn Express/across from Howard Wood Field) 2020 W Russell St. Hope to see everyone there!

The Class of 1994 will have the brand new outside patio at Johnny Carino's reserved for our reunion starting at 6 p.m. until close (11 p.m.) on Friday night. Johnny Carino’s is located at 2310 S Louise Ave.

The Class of 2004 invites you to an informal gathering from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. (and you can stay after!) at Monk’s - 420 E 8th Street (downtown). They have plenty of food options and drinks to order and a great space to catch up. Partners are welcome, of course!


Saturday, Oct. 12

The Alumni Band will have rehearsal at 11:15 a.m. in the  Lillehaug Band Room. Band alumni are invited to perform with the pep band during the Vikings football game. Interested alumni should report to the Lillehaug Band Room for rehearsal with Dr. Larry Petersen and will walk over to the stadium at noon. The pep band will play in the tailgate area and during the game.

The Alumni Choir will  have rehearsal at 4:30 p.m. in Hamre Recital Hall (formerly Kresge Recital Hall), Humanities Building. All choir alumni are invited to sing under the direction of Dr. Paul Nesheim, director of The Augustana Choir. Alumni will sing with The Augustana Choir during Viking Days Worship at 10 a.m. on Sunday in the Chapel of Reconciliation.

The Class of 1964 is having a dinner at Minerva's (301 S Phillips Ave) from 5 - 8 pm.

The Class of 1999 will gather at "R Wine Bar" starting at 5:30 p.m. Location (322 E 8th St - in the Eastbank area) is very close to The Orpheum so it is convenient for people heading over to the Blast. Further info is available on the class Facebook page.

The Class of 2014 plans to meet at Fernson Downtown (332 S Phillips Ave) immediately following the football game (roughly 5 - 7 p.m.)


Sunday, Oct. 13

The Alumni Choir will perform for Viking Days Worship at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Reconciliation.