Viking Days Schedule
Make plans to come home again and celebrate Viking Days with your alma mater! Join us for these special events during the week, and all of your favorites on the weekend. Viking Days — one of the best times to celebrate being an Augustana Viking!
Viking Days Student Events Registration opens this summer. Look for more information in the 2015 spring issue of 'The Augustana.'
Questions? Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's what's in store each day. (Event details are subject to change.)
Ole Stock (for the campus community): Ole Stock, the all-campus picnic, kicks off Viking Days week with dinner and fun for the whole family 5-7 p.m., Elmen Center. Faculty and staff: register now.
Coronation and Fireworks: Meet the 2015 Homecoming Court and see who's crowned Viking Days King and Queen, 7:30 p.m., Elmen Center.
Campus Event (for students): 5:30 and 8 p.m., Kresge Recital Hall. Entertainment TBA
All Day – Gallery Exhibits:
- TBA, Center for Western Studies
- TBA, Center for Visual Arts
All Day – Augustana Business and Career Symposium: The Career Symposium provides a unique opportunity for alumni to share their career experiences with current students through panel and classroom discussions.
Honor Guard Coffee Reception: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Siverson Lounge, Morrison Commons. Honor Guard alumni are invited to begin the weekend with coffee and conversation with classmates. Honor Guard alumni are graduates from 1964 and earlier.
Chapel: 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.
Campus Tours: Morning tours begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Commons Concourse, Morrison Commons. Meet us at the Viking Days information table in the Commons for a group tour with a current Augustana student.
Langskip 5K Packet Pickup: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Siverson Lounge, Morrison Commons. Race packets will be available for pickup. Packets also may be picked up the morning of the race.
Honor Guard Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., 3-in-1 Room inside Morrison Commons. A festive luncheon for graduates who have celebrated their 50th class reunion, including members of the Class of 1965 (celebrating their 50th reunion this fall). Registration required.
Hoops Golf Tournament: Noon at at Bakker Crossing Golf Course. Learn more and register.
Campus Tours: Afternoon tours begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Commons Concourse, Morrison Commons. Meet us at the Viking Days information table in the Commons for a group tour with a current Augustana student.
Rendezvous presentation: Students present on their home countries at 3 p.m. on Fridays in the Back Alley. Hosted by the International Program Office and Augustana International Club, this event is free and open to the public.
50th Reunion Social Hour and Banquet (1965): 5:30 p.m. Social/6 p.m. Dinner, Falls Room, Holiday Inn City Center. Enjoy dinner, conversation and entertainment while you reminisce with your classmates. Registration required.
Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet: 6 p.m. Social Hour; 7 p.m. Dinner, Starlite Room, Holiday Inn City Center. Celebrate this year's Athletic Hall of Fame honorees at this annual banquet. Registration required.
Gallery Reception and Artist's Talk: 7 p.m., Atrium, Center for Visual Arts.
Reunion Year and Affinity Gatherings: Throughout the evening. Social events are scheduled by individual classes and organizations.
Langskip 5K: Check in at 8:30 a.m.; race begins at 9 a.m. at 29th Street and Summit Avenue. Registration required.
Viking Days Pancake Feed: 9:30 a.m., Commons Drive and Grange Avenue. Come to the parade ready to eat pancakes and see faculty members (our guest pancake flippers!) from the Performing and Visual Arts departments. This is a fundraiser to benefit the PVA. Tickets will be available at the event; $7/$5 for kids.
Homecoming Parade: 10:30 a.m., College Drive (formerly 28th St.) to 33rd Street on Grange Avenue.
- To accommodate the parade, no parking will be allowed on the parade route effective 6 a.m. until the end of the parade.
- 28th St. (College Drive) — From Prairie Ave. to Grange Ave.
- Grange Ave. — From 26th St. to 33rd St.
Alumni Band Rehearsal: 10:45 a.m., Lillehaug Band Room, Humanities Building. Band alumni are invited to participate in the pep band during the Vikings football game. Interested alumni should report to the Band Room for rehearsal with Dr. Paul Schilf, and will walk over to the Stadium at noon. The pep band will play in the tailgate area and then for the football game.
Visit Heritage Park: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Heritage Park is a collection of historic Great Plains buildings dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. Its facilities will be open for visitation and tours during Viking Days. Stop by Heritage Park, located on the south side of the Augustana campus, on your way to the Football Game. Here you will see the Rolvaag Writing Cabin, the Berdahl/Rolvaag House, Eggers Country School and Beaver Creek Lutheran Church. Admission is free.
Viking Days Tailgate and Vikingland: 11:30 a.m. outside Kirkeby-Over Stadium. Bring your family for lunch and games for the kids before the Vikings kickoff. Tickets will be available at the event.
50th Class Reunion Tailgate (1965): 11:30 a.m., Fellows' Presidential Residence, 37th Street and Grange Avenue. The Class of 1965 is invited to a special tailgate lunch at the President's House. Meet your classmates here before heading over to the football game. Event is free; registration required. Registration required.
Viking Days Football Game vs. University of Mary: 1 p.m., Kirkeby-Over Stadium.
Alumni Choir Rehearsal: 4:30 p.m., 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 at Viking Days worship on Sunday in the Elmen Center.
Alumni Achievement Award Dinner: 6 p.m., Starlite Room, Holiday Inn City Center. This is a special dinner event to honor our 2015 Alumni Achievement and Horizon Award winners. Registration required.
The Blast: An All-Augustana Celebration of Viking Days (recognizing the classes ending in 5 and 0): 7 p.m., Falls Room, Holiday Inn City Center. For alumni, faculty/staff, parents and friends recognizing the reunion classes ending in 5 and 0. Registration required.
Viking Varieties: 7:30 p.m.
Viking Varieties: 9:30 p.m.
Alumni Choir Rehearsal: 9 a.m., Elmen Center.
Viking Days Worship: 10 a.m., Elmen Center.
Viking Days Brunch: 11:30 a.m., Ordal Dining Room, Morrison Commons. Tickets available at the door.