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 p.m., Ole Stock, the all-campus picnic, kicks off Viking Days week with dinner and fun for the whole family.
  • Coronation and Fireworks: Meet the 2017 Homecoming Court and see who's crowned Viking Days King and Queen.
  • Campus Event (for students): Details coming later this summer!
  • Campus Event (for students): Details coming later this summer!
  • Campus Event (for students): Details coming later this summer!
  • Float Building (for students): Beginning at 4 p.m. under the tent, Commons Circle.
  • Campus Event (for students)
  • Honor Guard Coffee & Social Time: 9-11:30 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 1967 and earlier.
  • Chapel: 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation. Join us for this festive worship service with The Augustana Choir.
  • Honor Guard Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Falls Room, Holiday Inn City Centre (100 W. 8th St.)A festive luncheon for graduates who have celebrated their 50th class reunion, including members of the Class of 1967 (celebrating their 50th reunion this fall).
  • In Memoriam: 1:30 p.m. Class of 1967 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.
  • 50th Class Reunion Event (1967): 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn City Centre (100 W. 8th St.). 
  • 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.
  • 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 Ave.). Tickets available soon.
  • 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 available soon.
  • 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 Street) 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 Street (University Place) — From Prairie to Grange avenues
      • Grange Avenue — From 26th to 33rd streets
      • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 (1967): 11:30 a.m., Fellows' Presidential Residence, 37th Street and Grange Avenue. The Class of 1967 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. Southwest Minnesota State University: 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., Holiday Inn City Centre (100 W. 8th St.). This is a special dinner event to honor our 2017 Alumni Achievement and Horizon Award winners. Invitation only.
  • 50th Reunion Social: 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn City Centre (100 W. 8th St.). The class of 1967 is invited to a social. Additional details to come.
  • The Blast: An All-Augustana Reunion Event (recognizing the classes ending in 7 and 2): 6:30 p.m., Holiday Inn City Centre (100 W. 8th St.). 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 7 and 2 but all classes are welcome and encouraged to attend.
  • 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.

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