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!
Registration is now closed for Viking Days 2013.
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Here's what's in store each day. To view a full listing of all events happening throughout the weekend, choose "All":
Coronation and Ole Stock at the Elmen Center: Picnic and Ole Stock begins at 5 p.m. in the Elmen Center; Coronation begins at 7 p.m. UPDATE: Due to rain, Coronation will also be held inside the Elmen Center and the Fireworks are postponed to Wednesday at 8 p.m. It's your chance to meet the 2013 Homecoming Court and find out who's been named Viking Days King and Queen!
Bonfire (for students) and Fireworks: 8 p.m. on the Campus Green, featuring treats and the burning of the "A."
U.S. Marine Band Concert: A performance by "The President's Own."
IMPORTANT UPDATE: This concert has been canceled.
All Day – Gallery Exhibits:
- Carl Grupp ’61, A Retrospective, Center for Western Studies
- Audrey Stommes ’10, Wrapped Up, Center for Visual Arts
All Day – Augustana Career Symposium: The Career Symposium provides a unique opportunity for alumni to share their career experiences with current students through panel and classroom discussions. Interested in participating? Contact us at email@example.com.
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 1962 and earlier.
Chapel: 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation, Rev. Dr. Paul Rohde, Campus Pastor, will deliver the message; featuring music provided by The Augustana Choir.
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.
Viewing of "Skol! Augustana at 150": 10:30 a.m., Back Alley, Morrison Commons. Watch the 30-minute documentary of the history of the College.
Honor Guard Luncheon: 11:30 a.m., Gallery, Center for Western Studies. Dr. Lindsay Twa from the Art department will share a director’s talk on Carl Grupp’s exhibit: "Why Are We?: A Carl Grupp Retrospective," showing in the Center for Western Studies Gallery during Viking Days. Honor Guard alumni are graduates from 1962 and earlier.
50th Class Reunion Luncheon: 11:30 a.m., 3-in-1 rooms, Morrison Commons. The Class of 1963 will celebrate the start of the weekend at this luncheon featuring entertainment and a program by classmates. President Oliver will induct the class into the Honor Guard. Registration required. Registration is now closed for Viking Days 2013.
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.
“Nostalgic Nickels”: 2 p.m., Back Alley, Morrison Commons. A reunion talent show featuring members of the class of 1958, who are celebrating their 55th class reunion.
Viewing of "Skol! Augustana at 150": 3:30 p.m., Back Alley, Morrison Commons. Watch the 30-minute documentary of the history of the College.
Cirque du Ole (Carnival-themed block party for students): 4 p.m., Campus Green. Sodexo will provide dinner from 5-7 p.m.
Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet: 6 p.m. Social Hour; 7 p.m. Dinner, Starlite Room, Holiday Inn City Centre. Celebrate this year's Athletic Hall of Fame honorees at this annual banquet. Registration required. Registration is now closed for Viking Days 2013.
Blue and Gold Gala: 6 p.m. Social Hour, 6:30 p.m. Dinner, Falls Room, Holiday Inn City Centre. Recognizing the Alumni Achievement Award recipients and featuring Dr. Jennifer Gubbels, Biology department, speaking on her “Call to Research.” Special music by The Hegg Brothers Band. Registration required. Registration is now closed for Viking Days 2013.
Gallery Reception and Artist's Talk: 7 p.m., Atrium, Center for Visual Arts. A homecoming celebration of alumna Audrey Stommes' recent works from her MFA thesis exhibition.
Illusionist (for students): See the magic of Reza the Illusionist, 8 p.m., Kresge Recital Hall
Viking Days Kickoff Party: 9 p.m., Falls Room, Holiday Inn City Centre. Just coming into town? Meet your classmates here for snacks, drinks and music! Music by The Hegg Brothers, featuring Jeremy Hegg '94 and Jon Hegg '99.
Student Dance: 10 p.m., Back Alley.
The homecoming parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. To accommodate the parade, no parking will be allowed on the parade route effective 6 a.m. until the end of the parade.
Any questions, contact Campus Safety at 605.274.4014.
- 28th St. (College Drive) — From Prairie Ave. to Grange Ave.
- Grange Ave. — From 26th St. to 33rd St.
Augustana Album tutorial ("Saturdays at CWS" workshop): 9-10 a.m. in the Center for Western Studies' Fantle Building Seminar Room. This free workshop will be taught by CWS Collections Assistant Liz Thrond and covers how to access the Augustana Album digital archives with content from the EDDA, the Mirror, and The Augustana Today.
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 department. This is a fundraiser to benefit the PVA. Tickets are $7 and will be available at the event.
Homecoming Parade: 10:30 a.m., College Drive (formerly 28th St.) to 33rd Street on Grange Avenue.
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: 11:30 a.m. outside Kirkeby-Over Stadium. Bring your family for lunch and games for the kids before the Vikings kickoff. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the event.
50th Class Reunion Tailgate: 11:30 a.m., Fellows' Presidential Residence, 37th Street and Grange Avenue. The Class of 1963 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 is now closed for Viking Days 2013.
Viking Days Football Game vs. Upper Iowa: 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.
All Class Reunion: 6 p.m., Washington Pavilion. All alumni are invited to catch up with friends from their years at Augie and celebrate with reunion classes ending in 3 and 8. Enjoy great food and drinks and take in the 60th anniversary show of Viking Varieties! Registration required. Registration is now closed for Viking Days 2013. This event is sold out.
Viking Varieties: 8 p.m., Mary Sommervold Hall, Washington Pavilion. Viking Varieties will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its first show with a one-night-only performance featuring talent from across campus and our largest cast ever. Don't miss it! Registration required. Registration is now closed for Viking Days 2013. This event is sold out.
What's Up, Doc: Reception celebrating Dr. Harry "Doc" Krueger, founder of the Brass Choir. Stop by and greet Doc in Leonardo's Cafe on the first floor of the Washington Pavilion following Varieties.
The Augustana Afterglow: 9:30 p.m., Washington Pavilion Lobbies. The party continues following Varieties at the Afterglow! Enjoy desserts, fun and dancing on all levels of the Washington Pavilion.
Viking Days Worship: 10:30 a.m., Elmen Center. Bishop of the Greater Milwaukee Synod Rev. Jeff Barrow '73 will preach. Dancers, led by Jackie Pederson-Kriens '89, will share liturgical dance with music provided 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!