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Video, photos show highlights of UND’s Homecoming 2021

‘I couldn’t be prouder of UND,’ said President Andy Armacost as he took part in one of many Homecoming Week celebrations

Editor’s note: For their first Homecoming celebration featuring in-person events since 2019 , UND and the UND Alumni Association & Foundation planned an especially busy week, one that featured a 5-K run, a blood drive, the UND Sioux Awards Banquet and the grand opening of a new and unique oil-drilling simulator.

Other events included a Drive-In Movie (in the Alerus Center parking lot) hosted by UND Greek Life, a Continuing Medical Education Symposium on aging and an open house at the new Gershman Graduate Center.

Highlights of several events from the week are shown in the video above and the photos below.

UND’s Fighting Hawk mascot helped lead the annual Homecoming Parade on Oct. 23. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.


At UND’s Homecoming 2021, a time capsule (shown here) signifying the past, present, and future of the Nistler College was put in a special place at the College and will be opened in 50 years. Photo by Hannah Casey/UND Today.


As part of UND Homecoming 2021, the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration invited students, alumni, and other guests to a beam signing in connection with the new NCoBPA building, which is now under construction. Participants had the chance to sign a magnet (shown here) that will be placed on the beam in the new building. Photo by Hannah Casey/UND Today.


The annual UND Homecoming Parade took place on University Avenue on Oct. 23, 2021. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.


Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.


After Tailgating festivities finished up at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, UND beat Western Illinois in the Homecoming football game, 34-10. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.