The community is invited to join North Dakota State College of Science as the College celebrates Homecoming during the week of October 2-7, 2017 in Wahpeton, N.D. The public can show their Wildcat spirit and enjoy a full line-up of events for students, alumni and community members. The full schedule of events can be found online at ndscsalumni.com/homecoming.
Homecoming coronation will take place on Wednesday, October 4 at 8:00 p.m. in the Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center.
A bonfire for NDSCS students will be held on Thursday, October 5 from 9:00-11:00 p.m. in the Earl “Skip” Bute Alumni Stadium parking lot. This event will include outdoor music played by a disc jockey.
A variety of events will take place on Friday, October 6, including the Catbacker Luncheon at 11:00 a.m., followed by the Homecoming Pep Rally from 12:00-1:00 p.m., Culinary Arts foods shows and campus tours.
Distinguished alumni and friends will be recognized as Homecoming Honorees during the Alumni and Friends Awards Recognition on Friday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hektner Student Center. A social will precede the awards ceremony, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are available online at ndscsalumni.com. This year’s honorees are: Gary Marquardt, Alumnus of the Year; the Wayne and Janet Baker family, Family Tradition Award; Maria Kaduc, Wildcat of the Year; Bell Bank and Bell Bank Wealth Management, Friend of the College award; Margaret Wall, Parade Grand Marshal; and Kevin Bauer, Commitment to Excellence award.
On Saturday, October 7, the Homecoming Parade will begin at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Tailgate Party from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Earl “Skip” Bute Alumni Stadium.
Athletic events during Homecoming include Wildcat Volleyball at home against Concordia JV at 7:00 p.m. on October 2 and vs. Lake Region State College at 6:00 p.m. on October 4. The Wildcats football team will face the Dakota College at Bottineau Lumberjacks at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7 at the Earl “Skip” Bute Alumni Stadium.
Four individuals and one team will be inducted into the Letterwinners Hall of Fame on Saturday, October 7 in The Alley in the Hektner Student Center. A social will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the recognition banquet to follow at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are available online at ndscsalumni.com. This year’s inductees are: Orlando Patrick, Scott Roehm, Andre Smith, Willie Wilson and the 1977 Men’s Football Team.
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