University Letter

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Founders Day is Feb. 15, tickets on sale

The 2024 Founders Day banquet will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Memorial Union Ballroom, and tickets are now available.

Founders Day marks the anniversary of the signing of the Dakota Territory legislation establishing the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. The official birthday of UND was first celebrated in 1904.

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

Tickets for the banquet are $35 each and must be purchased by 12 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2.

Individual tickets can be purchased by contacting Nicole Massie, events and projects coordinator, at or 701.777.2314.

Tables may be reserved for departments or colleges by contacting the Chester Fritz Auditorium Box Office at 701.777.4090 or by filling out the Founders Day table reservation form available online. 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 table reservations is also 12 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2.

Further questions about Founders Day can be directed to Nicole Massie at or 701.777.2314.