News Release

There’s No Place like Homecoming

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Homecoming festivities will be held at the University of Minnesota Crookston the weekend of September 28-30, 2018, and this year’s activities feature something for everyone. The theme for Homecoming 2018 is “There’s No Place Like Homecoming.” homecoming shoes

Recognition of the Outstanding Alumni, and the induction ceremony for the Athletic Hall of Fame will be held during the annual Alumni Awards Celebration on Friday, September 28. The social begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the program in the Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center. Contact Rose Ulseth at 218-281-8439 ( to make a reservation.

 The 2018 honorees include this year’s Outstanding Alumni Award recipients: Nancy Capistran ’71, ’92, ’01; Wayne Freimund ’81 and Peggy Lee Hilton ’68. Inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame are Ken Bond ’96, football and Chancellor Emeritus Charles H. Casey.

Following the Alumni Awards Celebration, an alumni social will be held at 9 p.m at Draft’s Sports Bar & Grill, 925 Fisher Ave, Crookston.

At 9 a.m. on Saturday, the baseball pressbox will be dedicated on the Baseball Field followed at 10:30 a.m. by Teambacker Tailgating at the north end of the football field. Food will be catered by Erickson Smokehouse with music by Four Wheel Drive.

Golden Eagle Football kicks off against Augustana at 1 p.m. on Ed Widseth Field, and at 4 p.m., Golden Eagle Women’s Volleyball takes on Sioux Falls in Lysaker Gymnasium.

From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., alumni and friends are welcome to gather for a social at the Crookston Inn and the Class of 1968/69 will hold their 50th reunion party at the Irishman’s Shanty.

Sunday concludes the week of homecoming activities with an alumni softball game at 9 a.m. and a Golden Eagle Women’s Soccer game vs. Sioux Falls at 1 p.m. on the Soccer Field.

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The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 35 bachelor's degree programs, 25 minors, and 40 areas of emphasis on campus as well as 16 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