Viking Days Schedule

Viking Days memories

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!

Registration opens July 1.

Questions? Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@augie.edu

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.

Campus Event (for students)

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.
Campus Event (for students)

Float Building (for students): beginning at 4 p.m. under the tent, Commons Circle.
1966 Class Social: 6 p.m., Fellows' Presidential Residence, 37th Street and Grange Avenue. Registration is now closed.

Campus Event (for students)

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 1966 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 CenterA festive luncheon for graduates who have celebrated their 50th class reunion, including members of the Class of 1966 (celebrating their 50th reunion this fall). Registration is now closed.

In Memoriam: 2 p.m. Class of 1966 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.

Alumni Achievement Award Dinner: 5:00 p.m., Schulte Room, Washington Pavilion. This is a special dinner event to honor our 2015 Alumni Achievement and Horizon Award winners. Registration is now closed.

50th Class Reunion Event (1966): 5:00 p.m., 3rd Floor Lobby, Washington Pavilion.

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 is now closed.

NEW! Spotlight Concert featuring The Augustana Choir, Augustana Band, and Augustana Orchestra: 7:30 p.m., Mary W. Sommervold Great Hall, Washington Pavilion.

Gallery Reception and Artist's Talk: 7 p.m., Atrium, Center for Visual Arts. Reception begins at 7 p.m. with the artist's talk at 7:30 p.m.

Campus Event (for students)

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.
Any questions, contact Campus Safety at 605.274.4014.

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. Bemidji State: 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.

Open House at the new Froiland Science Complex: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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 (1966): 11:30 a.m., Fellows' Presidential Residence, 37th Street and Grange Avenue. The Class of 1966 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 was required and is now closed.

Viking Days Football vs. Mankato 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.

The Blast: An All-Augustana Reunion Event (recognizing the classes ending in 6 and 1): 6:30 p.m., The District. For alumni, faculty/staff, parents and friends recognizing the reunion classes ending in 6 and 1. Registration is now closed; tickets will be available at the door.

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.

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.