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!
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Ole Stock (for the campus community): From 5-9:30, Ole Stock, the all-campus picnic, kicks off Viking Days week with dinner and fun for the whole family.
Coronation and Fireworks: Meet the 2015 Homecoming Court and see who's crowned Viking Days King and Queen.
Poet Brian Turner, 7 p.m., Kresge Recital Hall. Poet and author Brian Turner will read from his book, "My Life as a Foreign Country: A Memoir," which talks about his deployment in Iraq and what it means to come home from war. A booksigning will follow. The event is free and open to the public.
All Day Gallery Exhibits:
- "Voices of the Northern Plains" and "Treasures from the Center for Western Studies Fine Art Collection", Center for Western Studies
- “de la Mancha: Laster Out First: Sculptures and Community Collaborations” by Bridget Beck '00, Eide/Dalrymple Gallery, Center for Visual Arts
Honor Guard Coffee Reception: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.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 1965 and earlier.
Explore Visit Day: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for high school students exploring what Augustana is about. Register at www.augie.edu/explore.
Chapel: 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.
Honor Guard Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Falls Room, Holiday Inn City Center. 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.
In Memoriam: 2 p.m. Class of 1965 gathers in the Chapel of Reconciliation to remember departed classmates.
Campus Tours: An afternoon tour begins at 3 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.
10th Reunion Social Hour (2005): 5 -7 p.m. social Monk's House of Ale Repute, 420 E. 8th Street, Sioux Falls. Email Jaci Aberson that you plan to be there!
20th Reunion Social Hour and Dinner (1995): 5 -11 p.m. with social and dinner, Hilton Garden Inn downtown. Email Meredith Johnson with your registrations.
25th Reunion Social Hour (1990): 7 p.m., Elements on 8th at Hilton Garden Inn downtown. Email Beth Boyens to let her know you'll be there.
30th Reunion Social (1985): 5:30 p.m., Tom and Kim Wadsworth's home, 316 W. LaQuinta Circle, Sioux Falls. Email Kim Wadsworth to let her know you'll be there.
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.
60th Reunion Dinner (1955): 5 p.m., Donegal Pointe community room, 5109 S Rolling Green Avenue, Sioux Falls. Catered dinner is $15, pay at the door. Email Willis Hanson to reserve your spot.
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. Alumna Bridget Beck '00 will talk about her series of playful, large-scale interactive sculptures, which she creates through welding steel and assembling cast-off materials. The exhibition will also include two sculptures that she will create onsite through workshops with Sioux Falls area middle and high school students. Reception begins at 7 p.m. with the artist's talk at 7:30 p.m.
Langskip 5K: Race begins at 9 a.m. on the Augustana campus, starting at 29th Street and Summit Avenue. Proceeds benefit Augiethon (formerly Augustana Dance Marathon), Sanford Children's Hospital and Children's Miracle Network. Registration is $25.
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., University Place (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. (University Place) — From Prairie Ave. to Grange Ave.
- Grange Ave. — From 26th St. to 33rd St.
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.
Augustana Soccer vs. Concordia-St. Paul: 11 a.m. at Morstad Field. Cheer on the Viking women as they continue their success from last season.
Alumni Band Reunion/Pep Band Rehearsal: 11 a.m. Lillehaug Band Room. Band alumni are invited to participate in the pep band under the direction of Dr. Paul Schilf, during the Vikings football game.
Viking Days Tailgate and Viking Village: 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 is required.
Viking Days Football vs. Wayne State: 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: 5:30 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.
Class of 1990 25th Reunion Dinner: 6 p.m., Palisades Room, Holiday Inn City Centre. Members of the Class of 1990 are invited to celebrate their 25th Class Reunion at a dinner ahead of the Blast, the all-Augustana celebration. This event will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, and will be held in the Palisades Room at the Holiday Inn City Centre. 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 Centre. For alumni, faculty/staff, parents and friends recognizing the reunion classes ending in 5 and 0. Registration required.
Alumni Choir Rehearsal: 8:30 a.m., Elmen Center.
Viking Days Worship: 10 a.m., Elmen Center. Join us for this festive worship service with music by the Augustana Orchestra and The Augustana Choir. Rev. Dr. Robin Steinke '80 will provide the message at Viking Days worship. Steinke is the President of Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn.
Viking Days Brunch: 11:30 a.m., Ordal Dining Room, Morrison Commons. Tickets available at the door.
Augustana Soccer vs. Minnesota State University, Mankato: 1 p.m. at Morstad Field. Not ready to leave? Stick around for another fantastic athletic event. Free admission.
We look forward to seeing you and hope you'll join us for a weekend of exciting events!
Note: Paper registration forms are also available for download.