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NSU Gypsy Days begin Monday

​ABERDEEN, S.D. –The Northern State University Wolf pack is going on safari next week for Gypsy Days.

Gypsy Days, Northern’s annual homecoming celebration, is Monday, Oct. 1-Sunday, Oct. 7. The theme is "Gypsies on Safari." Events include the 97th annual Gypsy Day Parade, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Other events during the week include:

Monday, Oct. 1

• 1 p.m.: Office decorating contest judging
Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 2-3
• Royalty voting (online)

Wednesday, Oct. 3
• Points of Pride Day (all day)
• 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Lunch for a Buck, Campus Green

Thursday, Oct. 4
• 7 p.m.: NSU Royalty Coronation, Johnson Fine Arts Center
• 9 p.m.-1 a.m.: Gypsy Days Dance, Alonzo Ward Hotel (closed event; NSU students only)

Friday, Oct. 5
• 11:30 a.m.: NSU 50-Year Club Luncheon, Student Center
• 1-3 p.m.: NSU campus tours, meet at Student Center
• 3 p.m.: Powder Puff Football Tournament, Manor Park
• 4 p.m.: NSU Baseball Reunion Game, Fossum Field
• 5 p.m.: NSU Distinguished Alumni & Hall of Fame Banquet, Dakota Event Center
• 7 p.m.: All-decades women’s basketball reunion, Dakota Event Center
• 7 p.m.: Baseball reunion, Dakota Event Center
• 7 p.m.: Wrestling reunion, Dakota Event Center
• 8 p.m.: Pep rally, Campus Green (Graham Hall Steps)

Saturday, Oct. 6
• Steps for Shep, registration 7-7:30 a.m., race and walk begin at 8 a.m. Registration and start at Northern State University Barnett Center; for information:
• 9 a.m.: Gypsy Day Parade, Main Street
• Noon: Alumni tailgate party, south end of Clark Swisher Activities Complex
• 2:30 p.m.: NSU Football vs. Minot State – Clark Swisher Activities Complex

Sunday, Oct. 7
• Noon: Softball alumni game, Moccasin Creek Softball Complex


To read about royalty candidates, see a slideshow of Gypsy Days past, and more, visit