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!

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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 2016 Homecoming Court and see who's crowned Viking Days King and Queen.
  • Burning of the "A" and Bonfire (for students): 7 p.m., Campus Green. The Burning of the "A" is a long-standing Viking Days tradition. Enjoy the bonfire with treats out on the Green!
  • Hypnotist: Lizzy the Dream Girl (for students): 8 p.m. in Kresge Recital Hall. Bring your student ID.
  • Float Building (for students): Beginning at 4 p.m. under the tent, Commons Circle.
  • 1966 Class Social: 5:30 p.m. Held at Lee '66 and Jan '68 Halstenson's home, 5905 S. Grand Prairie Dr., Sioux Falls.
  • All Day Gallery Exhibits:
  • Honor Guard Coffee & Social Time: 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.
  • Chapel: 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation. Join us for this festive worship service with The Augustana Choir. Jacob Belgum '17 of Atwater, Minnesota, will deliver a student sermon.
  • 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). Tickets $22.
  • In Memoriam: 1:30 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. This special Viking Days program will include an Ethiopian Coffee ceremony and alumni reception. Photos and memorabilia from recent study abroad and international student experiences will be on display.
  • Gallery Reception and Artist's Talk with Kat Burdine '08: 5-7 p.m., Atrium, Center for Visual Arts. Reception begins at 5 p.m. with the artist's talk at 6 p.m.
  • Alumni Achievement Award Dinner: 5:30 p.m., Leonardo's Cafe, Washington Pavilion. This is a special dinner event to honor our 2016 Alumni Achievement and Horizon Award winners. Invitation only.
  • 50th Class Reunion Event (1966): 5:30 p.m., Schulte Room, Washington Pavilion. Tickets $35.
  • 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.
  • NEW! Command Performance, featuring appearances by Augustana's bands, orchestra, choirs, percussion ensemble, Northlanders Jazz Band and more: 7:30 p.m., Mary W. Sommervold Great Hall, Washington Pavilion, 301 S. Main Avenue in downtown Sioux Falls. Learn more and order tickets
  • 50th Reunion After-Party Featuring Music by the Fabulous Jadesmen: 9 p.m., Schulte Room, Washingon Pavilion.
  • The Throwback Time Machine (for students): Video dance party, 10 p.m. in the Back Alley. Bring your student ID.
  • Langskip 5KRace 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 now open.
  • 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.
  • Gallery Exhibits:
  • 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., 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. Christopher Unger, director of the Augustana Band, during the Vikings football game.
  • Self-guided tours of new Froiland Science Complex: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Take a walk through the new science complex!
  • 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 (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. Free!
  • Viking Days Football vs. Minnesota State: 1 p.m., Kirkeby-Over Stadium.
  • Alumni Choir Rehearsal: 4:30 p.m., Augustana Choir Room (Humanities Rm. 173). 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.
  • 50th Reunion Social: after the football game, home of Bruce and Mary Boyd, 2025 S. Austin Drive, Sioux Falls.
  • The Blast: An All-Augustana Reunion Event (recognizing the classes ending in 6 and 1): 6:30 p.m. at The District (located near the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls). Don't miss this! This is the ultimate Augustana party featuring food, dancing, games, door prizes, interactive photo galleries and more! We'll recognize the reunion classes ending in 6 and 1 but all classes are welcome and encouraged to attend. Tickets are $30 at the door.
  • Valleyhill Concert (for students): 8 p.m., Morrison Commons patio.
  • 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.
  • Viking Days Brunch: 11:30 a.m., Ordal Dining Room, Morrison Commons. Tickets available at the door.
  • Augustana Soccer vs. Minnesota Crookston: 1 p.m., Morstad Field.

We look forward to seeing you and hope you'll join us for a weekend of exciting events!