ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Wolves are ready for an adventure with their annual homecoming celebration this month.
“Wolves Go Adventuring” is the theme of the 102nd annual Gypsy Day Parade, which will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, on Main Street in Aberdeen. Participants will create a float full of adventurous ideas of their choice.
Individuals and groups who wish to participate must register online using the Parade Registration Form by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15. A panel of six judges comprised of NSU and community leaders will present awards in the following categories:
- Best Overall Float
- President’s Award (best Northern State University entry)
- Mayor’s Award (best Aberdeen Area community entry)
- Chamber Award (best Aberdeen Area business entry)
- Northern Pride Award (best representation of theme)
- Northern Spirit Award (best group participation and spirit)
- Thunder’s Award (best entry featuring live animals)
- Gypsy Award (best vehicle entry)
For information about the parade and registration process, contact Sarah Botkin, director of Student Involvement and Leadership, by calling 605-626-3007 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
NSU homecoming activities begin on Monday, Sept. 25, and include royalty coronation; distinguished alumni banquet; and football, soccer and volleyball games. For more information, visit the Gypsy Days Web page.
Gypsy Week Events:
Sept. 25, 2017
Royalty Trivia Night – 7 to 10 p.m., Centennial Rooms
Sept. 26, 2017
Root Beer Pong Tournament – 6 p.m., NSU Campus Green (weather permitting)
Sept. 27, 2017
Lunch for a Buck – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Campus Green
A Party Tie Dye For (Sponsored by AwareWolves) – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Campus Green
Capture the Flag – 6:30 p.m., Campus Green
Sept. 28, 2017
Community Luncheon - 11:30 a.m., Northern State University Student Center
Coronation – 7 p.m., Johnson Fine Arts Center Main Theater
Burning of the N (food sponsored by Residence Life) – 8 p.m., Barnett Center Parking Lot
Sept. 29, 2017
Bob Courtney Conference Room Dedication - 11 a.m., Northern State University Student Center
50 Year Club Luncheon - 11:30 a.m., Northern State University Student Center
Wolves Memorial Suites Ribbon Cutting - 1:30 p.m.
Wolves Soccer Game – 3:30 p.m., Jerde Field
Hall of Fame Banquet - 5 p.m., Dakota Event Center
Fine Arts Alumni Reunion – 5 p.m., JFAC
Wolves Volleyball game (White Out Theme) – 6 p.m., Barnett Center
Swimming Reunion – 7 p.m., Dakota Event Center
Paint Dance (Sponsored by CAB and AwareWolves) – 9 p.m.-midnight,, Jerde Music Room
Sept. 30, 2017 (Gypsy Day)
President’s Breakfast - 7:15 a.m., Barnett Center
Steps for Shep – 8 a.m., Barnett Center
Gypsy Day Parade - 9 a.m., Aberdeen Main Street
Alumni Tailgating - Noon, Clark Swisher Activities Complex
Football game - 2:30 p.m., Clark Swisher Activities Complex
Volleyball game - 6 p.m., Barnett Center
Oct. 1, 2017
Wolves Soccer game – 1 p.m., Jerde Field
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