ABERDEEN, S.D. – After two years with festivities either reduced or canceled due to a winter storm and COVID-19, Northern State University is excited to once again celebrate its homecoming this fall.
Gypsy Day 2021 is Saturday, Oct. 2, with the 105th annual parade that morning in downtown Aberdeen. Parade registration is now open, as of 8 a.m. June 1, at this link. Entrants will decorate their float based on the theme, and a panel of judges comprised of Northern and community leaders will present awards in various categories.
Homecoming week takes place Sept. 27-Oct. 2, with the theme of “Wolves of the Galaxy.”
The week’s festivities will also include coronation of a queen and marshal. Candidates are:
- Queen: Ashley Bruzek, Zoe Hardwick, Tyra Steinwand, Jordyn Sterud and Hattie Weismantel.
- Marshal: Matej Cip, James Heisinger, Jacob Swanson, Garret Thompson and Thomas Undlin.
This year, the annual Gypsy Day football game will be played in the brand new Dacotah Bank Stadium, part of the Regional Sports Complex opening this fall on the NSU campus. For ticket information, visit nsuwolves.com. For more information, visit the NSU homecoming webpage or contact the NSU Student Affairs office at 605-626-3007.
About Northern State University
Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and, soon, an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $120 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.