Founders Day is Feb. 27; tickets on sale now

The 2020 Founders Day banquet will take place Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Alerus Center. A social will begin at 5:15 p.m. with music provided by the UND Red River Trio. The banquet will begin at 6 p.m.

Founders Day marks the anniversary of the signing of the Dakota Territory legislation, establishing the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. It is the official birthday of UND!  The first celebration of Founders Day was held in 1904.

UND Founders Day is a time to honor members of our campus community. Retirees with at least 15 years of service, faculty and staff with 25-years of service, and department and faculty award winners are recognized at the banquet.

Tickets for the Founders Day banquet are only $25 each and must be purchased by noon Friday, Feb. 7. Individual tickets can be purchased online by visiting the following link: Founders Day Tickets

Tables may be reserved for departments or colleges by contacting the Chester Fritz Auditorium Box Office at 701.777.4090 or Founders Day Departmental Table for a table reservation form.  All table reservation forms must be completed with names, menu choices, and method of payment specified before tickets can be purchased. Departments can request a check from their Alumni account and submit payment directly to the Chester Fritz Auditorium Box Office. The deadline for department table reservations is noon on Friday, Feb. 7.

Questions about Founders Day can be directed to Beth Moe at 701.777.2314.