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Happy Holidays from UND

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Greetings, As we come to the end of another busy year, we want to extend our warmest wishes to you all. We are grateful for the meaningful connections we share with you and hope you enjoy this special time with family and friends. In the spirit of gratitude, we want to thank Ella Nelson and […]

Dec. 12 video message from President Armacost

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President Andrew Armacost hosts Shane Schellpfeffer, director of institutional effectiveness and accreditation, for an update on UND’s reaffirmation of accreditation in this week’s video message to campus. Armacost asks Schellpfeffer, who has been on the job since July, several questions about the process. This comprehensive, campuswide evaluation occurs every 10 years on behalf of the […]

Winter Commencement ceremonies are Dec. 14, 15

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Nearly 900 students will be eligible to cross the stage during 2023’s Winter Commencement ceremonies at the University of North Dakota, with UND President Andy Armacost presiding. Ceremonies on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 14 and 15, will take place at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. The Professional & Graduate Degrees Ceremony is Thursday at 3 p.m., […]

Merie Kirby named director of Honors Program

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Merie Kirby has been appointed to the position of director of the Honors Program at UND. The appointment was made by Karyn Plumm, UND’s vice provost of undergraduate studies and student success. Kirby has been with the UND Honors Program since 2012, most recently as a teaching associate professor. In that capacity, she has taught […]

Veterans Day

Veterans Day Ceremony is Saturday, Nov. 11

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Veterans Day

Join the University of North Dakota, UND ROTC, and the UND Alumni Association & Foundation for a Veterans Day Ceremony starting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, as we come together to honor those who have served our country in war or peacetime. This event is free and open to all ages. The ceremony […]

Oct. 31 video message from President Armacost

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In today’s video message to campus, UND President Andrew Armacost talks with Angie Carpenter, director of Special Student Populations. Carpenter’s office takes care of “all things military” for UND, including veterans’ services, services for active-duty and reserve servicemembers, and UND’s Army and Air Force ROTC programs. The Veteran & Military Services Office is in McCannel […]

VandeWalle Courtroom remodeled, rededicated, reopened at UND

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The iconic courtroom found on the third floor of the UND School of Law is now open for business – meaning moot court, actual hearings and other law student-centered activities – following a ribbon cutting ceremony held on Oct. 23, 2023. The ceremony was held two years and a day after the courtroom was first dedicated to […]

Oct. 17 video message from President Armacost

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UND President Andrew Armacost welcomes special guest DeAnna Carlson Zink, CEO of the UND Alumni Association & Foundation, for his latest presidential video update to the campus. In this installment, the president and CEO talk about the recently unveiled “UND Forever” capital campaign for the University. Even before the campaign went public on Homecoming Friday, […]

UND Homecoming Week 2023 is Oct. 2-7

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A tradition at the University of North Dakota since 1916, Homecoming Week 2023 is Oct. 2-7. This year’s celebration of all things UND includes a Tuesday groundbreaking for Memorial Village II and Albrecht Field, a Wednesday pep rally in downtown Grand Forks, the annual Alumni Honors Banquet on Thursday, and a cavalcade of Friday gatherings, […]

UND to honor Constitution Day by welcoming new citizens

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UND is set to hold a number of on-campus events in celebration of Constitution Day: Sunday, Sept. 17. Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, commemorates the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia. The celebration also recognizes those who have become naturalized U.S. citizens. The 2004 law establishing the combined holiday […]

Sept. 5 President Message

Sept. 5 video message from President Armacost

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Sept. 5 President Message

President Armacost chats with UND Student Government leaders Ella Nelson, president, and Connor Ferguson, vice president, for this week’s video message. Nelson, a biology major and pre-dentistry student from Stillwater, Minn., and Ferguson, an information systems major from Maple Grove, Minn., answer questions from Armacost about choosing UND, what students should look forward to this […]