Viking Days FAQs

Join us for Viking Days at Augustana University

Find answers here to frequently asked questions concerning Viking Days 2019.

Q. Do I need to print my registration, pick up tickets, or bring anything with me to Viking Days?

A. Physical tickets are only needed for the Command Performance and the football game.

For all other Viking Days events, we will have your name on a list at each event you signed up to attend. A program for all the activities during Viking Days, including a campus map, will be available during the weekend. View the schedule for class reunion and social events planned by the Alumni Office.

Q.When is the Hall of Fame celebration?

A. The Hall of Fame celebration will be Friday, Sept. 20. Located in the Starlite Room, Holiday Inn City Centre (100 W. 8th St.). Registration will open by mid-July.

Q. Where is the Holiday Inn City Centre located and how do I reserve a room there?

A. The Holiday Inn City Centre is located at 100 W. 8th St. in downtown Sioux Falls, at the corner of 8th Street and Phillips Avenue. Room reservations are available by calling 605.339.2000. View other lodging options within Sioux Falls and be sure to ask for the Augustana rate.

Q. Where can I stock up on Augie gear?

A. Visit the Augustana Bookstore, located inside Morrison Commons.

The Bookstore's hours for the weekend are as follows:

  • Friday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the store
         Football game: 11:30 a.m. through Halftime
  • Sunday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Q. Is the Blast, the all-Augustana reunion event on Saturday, Oct. 12, just for classes ending in 9 and 4?

A. No, ALL alumni are welcome to attend. The Blast is a celebration of everyone with an Augustana connection — alumni, faculty/staff, parents and friends. Classes ending in 9 and 4 will be honored as their reunion class photos are taken.

Q. I don't want to miss my reunion class picture. When will it be taken?

A. For the classes of 1954, 1959, and 1964, reunion photos will be taken at the Honor Guard Luncheon.

For the class of 1969, the reunion photo will be taken at the 50th Reunion Banquet on Friday, Oct. 11 (5 p.m. Social; 5:30 p.m. Dinner.)

For the classes ending in 4 and 9 from 1974-2014, reunion photos will be taken at the Blast on Saturday, Oct. 12. The approximate photo times are as follows:

  • Class of 1974: 7 p.m.
  • Class of 1979: 7:15 p.m.
  • Class of 1984: 7:30 p.m.
  • Class of 1989: 7:45 p.m.
  • Class of 1994: 8 p.m.
  • Class of 1999: 8:15 p.m.
  • Class of 2004: 8:30 p.m.
  • Class of 2009: 8:45 p.m.
  • Class of 2014: 9 p.m.

Q. My class is having a reunion this year and I heard about another event that is not on your schedule. How can I find out more about it?

A. Some reunion class agents have planned additional gatherings for their individual classes. Information about any of those individual events can be found in your summer class letter, on our socials and reunion events page, or by reaching out to your class agent.

Q. What is the last possible day to register online?

A. Online registration closes on Monday, Sept. 30.

Q. I don’t want to register. I just want to buy tickets. Where do I buy tickets?

A. A physical ticket is only needed for the Command Performance and the football game. For all other Viking Days events, we will have your name on a list at each event you signed up to attend and your registration counts as your ticket for the event.

Q. I don’t want to order online. May I mail a check?

A. Yes, a printable registration form is posted here that may be mailed with your check to: Augustana Alumni Relations, 2001 S. Summit Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57197. To request a printed registration form be mailed to you, please call 605.274.4404