Your guide to UND Homecoming Week, Sept. 26 through Oct. 1
A long-standing fall tradition, this year’s Homecoming celebrates all things UND
The UND Alumni Association & Foundation will host Homecoming 2022 from Sept. 26 through Oct. 1.
As a fall tradition that’s been part of UND for more than 100 years, Homecoming is a special time on campus every year, said DeAnna Carlson Zink, CEO of the UND Alumni Association & Foundation.
“Current students get a chance to see what this University means to its alumni, and the two groups join to show their support for the University and its athletic teams,” she said. “It makes me so proud to be part of the UND alumni family.
“While certain aspects of Homecoming are expected, such as the Alumni Awards banquet, the parade and football game, one thing I love about this community is the willingness to try new things and plan events that coincide with Homecoming Week.”
This year, there will be a new downtown pep rally on Wednesday night, Carlson Zink said, and a grand opening is scheduled on Friday for the new Nistler College of Business & Public Administration.
“There is so much momentum right now, and I’m excited for our alumni to come back and experience the positive energy on campus,” she remarked.
Tuesday, Sept. 27
- UND Blood Drive | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | UND Wellness Center
- Homecoming Carnival | 5-7 p.m. | University Park
- UND Volleyball vs. South Dakota State University | 7 p.m. | Betty Engelstad Sioux Center
Wednesday, Sept. 28
- Social Work Continuing Education and Alumni Appreciation Event | 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Community Room at Choice Health & Fitness
- Hawks Hour at Bonzer’s Sandwich Pub | 4:30-6:30 p.m.
- Pep Rally hosted by the Downtown Development Association | 5:30 p.m. | Grand Forks Town Square
Thursday, Sept. 29
- College of Education & Human Development Scholarship Ceremony | Noon to 2 p.m. | Memorial Union, Small Ballroom
- Banquet honoring the 2022 recipients of the Sioux Award for Distinguished Achievement & Leadership and the Young Alumni Achievement Award | 5:30-9 p.m. | Alerus Center Ballrooms (Use Door 5)
- UND Volleyball vs. Kansas City | 7 p.m. | Betty Engelstad Sioux Center
Friday, Sept. 30
- UND Spirit Day
- Continuing Education Symposium | 8:30-11:30 a.m. | School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Room W202, and online via Zoom
- UND School of Law Annual Homecoming CLE | 9:10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | School of Law, Central Commons
- Nistler College of Business & Public Administration Grand Opening + Ribbon Cutting | 11 a.m. to noon
- UND Fan Luncheon | 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Ralph Engelstad Arena
- UND Soccer vs. Western Illinois | 3 p.m. | Bronson Field
- 2022 Homecoming Lecture by UND Department of Chemistry | 4-5 p.m. | Abbott Hall, Room 101
- Merrifield Open House: Celebrating the First 93 years | 4-5:30 p.m. | Merrifield Hall
- UND Law Alumni & Friends Social | 4-6 p.m. | School of Law, Central Commons
- UND College of Engineering & Mines Homecoming Social | 5-7 p.m. | Archives Coffeehouse
- School of Medicine & Health Sciences Banquet | 5-8 p.m. | Alerus Center Junior Ballroom (Use Door 6)
- UND Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet | 5-9 p.m. | Alerus Center Ballrooms
Saturday, Oct. 1
- UND Homecoming Parade | 9 a.m. | University Avenue
- UND Homecoming Parade Law School Watch Party | 9 a.m. | School of Law, North Lawn
- College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines Homecoming Parade Watch Party | 9 a.m. | 430 Oxford Street
- Law School Brunch & Open House | 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | School of Law, Central Commons
- UND Volleyball vs. Oral Roberts | 10 a.m. | Betty Engelstad Sioux Center
- Football Tailgate Village | Alerus Center
- UND Football vs. Missouri State | Noon | Alerus Center
- UND Hockey vs. Manitoba (exhibition game) | 6:07 p.m. | Ralph Engelstad Arena