UND is gearing up for a busy Homecoming week, with events back in person for the first time since 2019.

Homecoming runs from Oct. 17-23, and kicks off on Sunday with a 5K race that begins and ends at the UND Wellness Center. Homecoming culminates on Saturday with a number of events, including the Homecoming parade, which will start at 10 a.m.

“We are excited to have alumni back on campus for Homecoming next week,” said DeAnna Carlson Zink, CEO of the UNDAAF and a 1986 UND graduate. “There are so many exciting renovations and construction projects to show off in addition to the traditional events like the parade and Sioux Awards Banquet.”

The full calendar of events can be found on the UND Alumni Association & Foundation’s website. Events running throughout the week include:

  • Tuesday: Blood drive at the Gorecki Alumni Center, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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  • Wednesday: Hawks Hour, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Bonzer's Sandwich Pub.

  • Thursday: The grand opening of the Drilling & Completion Lab/Research Facility, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and the Sioux Awards Banquet at 5:30 p.m. at the Alerus Center. The UND Alumni Association & Foundation will honor six UND alumni at the 2021 banquet.

  • Friday: Morning tours of the Gershman Graduate Center and Nistler College of Business and Public Administration. Afternoon dedication of the new Memorial Union and a grand reopening of the Chester Fritz Library.

  • Saturday: Homecoming Parade at 10 a.m. The parade will run along University Avenue from the Gorecki Alumni Center to University Park. Spectators are asked to view from the north side of University Avenue, as the parade will go down the northern lane of the street.