News Release

Homecoming 2017 coming to the U of M Crookston

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Homecoming festivities will be held at the University of Minnesota Crookston the weekend of September 29-30, 2017, and this year’s activities feature something for everyone. The theme for Homecoming 2017 is “Bleed Maroon, Finish Gold.”

Recognition of the Outstanding Alumni, recipient of the Abbey Award, and induction ceremony for the Athletic Hall of Fame will be held during the annual Alumni Awards Celebration on Friday, September 29. The social begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 followed by the program in the Sargeant Student Center Bede Ballroom. Contact Rose Ulseth at 218-281-8439 ( to make a reservation.

The 2017 honorees include Brittani (Boehlke) Fiecke 2006, the recipient of the Abbey Award, which recognizes outstanding young alumni and this year’s Outstanding Alumni Award recipients: Jeff Stauffenecker 1990 and Carl Wittenburg 1985. Inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame are Scott Oliver, coach, 1987-2002; Joe Hasz 2006, men’s basketball; and the 2002 Men’s Golf Team.

Following the Alumni Awards Celebration, an alumni social will be held at Draft’s Sports Bar & Grill, 925 Fisher Ave, Crookston.

On Saturday, activities include the following:

9:30 a.m. “Run Maroon, Finish Gold” 1-mile Color Run/Walk. The run is free for all participants young and old. Registration begins at 9 a.m. in order for participants to complete the waiver form. Wearing a white t-shirt is recommended. Starting line begins near Parking Lot E

10:30 a.m. Tailgating, catered by Erickson Smokehouse with music by Four Wheel Drive. No cash bar available. Bring your own canned beverage.

1 p.m. Golden Eagle Football vs. Bemidji State University, Ed Widseth Field

4 p.m. Post-game Social, I. C. Muggs, 1500 University Ave, Crookston

Visit for an entire schedule of homecoming activities.

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 34 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 40 areas of emphasis on campus as well as 14 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit


Elizabeth Tollefson

University Relations