Viking Days Schedule

Viking Days memories

Make plans to come home again and celebrate Viking Days with your alma mater! 

Viking Days 2021 will be held Oct. 8-10, 2021. A timeless tradition, #VikingDays is one of the best times to celebrate being an Augustana Viking!

Preliminary Schedule:

  • Student Activity: Viking Days Kickoff: 5-7 p.m., Commons Patio/Campus Green
  • Viking Feast (for the campus community): 4:30-7 p.m.
    Viking Feast, an all-campus event with fun for the whole family.
  • Coronation: 7 p.m.
    Crowning of the Viking Days Royalty
  • Student Activity: Sailing into Service
  • Student Activity:
  • Student Activity: Float Building: 4-7 p.m., Fryxell Humanities Center parking lot
  • Eide/Dalrymple Gallery Reception: 7-9 p.m., Gallery talk at 7:30 p.m.
    Augustana alumnus Kent Kapplinger ‘77 will have his work featured in the exhibit, "A Quiet Voice Heard: Retrospective of Kent Kapplinger."
  • Class of 1970 and 1971 Memorial Service: 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation
    The classes of 1970 and 1971 will gather to remember departed classmates.
  • Honor Guard Luncheon: 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (909 W. 33rd St.)

    A luncheon for alumni who are celebrating or have celebrated their 50th class reunion. Members of the classes of 1970 and 1971 will be inducted into the honor guard. Reunion photos for the classes of 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, and 1966 will be taken at the luncheon. Registration is required.

  • Rendezvous Presentation: 4 p.m., Back Alley, Morrison Commons

    Augustana international students share presentations on their home countries. Hosted by the International Program Office and Augustana International Club, this event is free and open to the public.

  • 50th Class Banquet (1971): 5 p.m., Sioux Falls Convention Center (1201 Northwest Ave.)

    Social begins at 5 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. The reunion class photo will be taken at this event. Registration is required.

  • 51st Class Banquet (1970): 5 p.m., Sioux Falls Convention Center (1201 Northwest Ave.)

    Social begins at 5 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. The reunion class photo will be taken at this event. Registration is required.

  • Volleyball vs. MSU Moorhead: 6 p.m., Elmen Center
  • Sioux Falls Downtown Gatherings: 6 p.m.

    Alumni and friends are invited to participate in Viking Days gatherings hosted at these downtown hotspots. Registration is appreciated. Each location will have a unique program ‒ more information coming soon.

    • R Wine Bar (322 E 9th St.)
    • Fernson Downtown (332 S Phillips Ave)
    • Remedy Brewing (8th & Railroad Center #102) - Hear from Head Football Coach Jerry Olszewski and Athletic Director Josh Morton, as they share excitement around athletics this year, and in years to come!
  • Student Activity:


  • 1976: Fellows Presidential Residence
  • Viking Days Parade: 10:30 a.m., University Place (formerly 28th Street) to 33rd Street on Grange Avenue

    To accommodate the parade, no parking will be allowed on the parade route effective 6 a.m. until the end of the parade.

    • 28th Street (University Place) — From Prairie to Grange avenues
    • Grange Avenue — From 26th to 33rd streets
    • Any questions, contact Campus Safety at 605.274.4014.
  • Viking Tailgate: 11 a.m., Augieville (outside Kirkeby-Over Stadium)

    All alumni, friends and family are welcome to join us before the big game. There will be games and inflatables for the kids and a fantastic lunch for everyone! $10 for adults, $5 for children (through 8th-grade). Tickets available at the event.

  • Vikings Football vs. Upper Iowa: 1 p.m., Kirkeby-Over Stadium

    Tickets will be available in mid-August at Augustana’s Marching Band will perform at halftime!

  • Alumni Choir Rehearsal: 4:30 p.m., Hamre Recital Hall, Fryxell Humanities Center

    All choir alumni are invited to sing under the direction of Dr. Paul Nesheim, director of The Augustana Choir. Alumni will sing with The Augustana Choir during Viking Days worship on Sunday in the Chapel of Reconciliation.

  • Volleyball vs. Northern State: 5 p.m., Elmen Center
  • Student Activity: Lip-Sync Battle: 7 p.m., Back Alley, Morrison Commons
  • Vikings Reunite: All Alumni Gathering: 7:30 p.m., Five Oaks (480 E 69th St)

    Join us for an Augustana alumni celebration! Student musicians will perform. The milestone reunion years ending in 1's and 6's will have their class pictures taken. Cupcakes will be served. This event is free, but registration is requested.


  • Viking Days Worship: 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation

    Join us for a meaningful worship service with Campus Pastor Rev. Ann Rosendale, featuring special music by The Augustana Choir and the Augustana Orchestra.

  • Viking Days Brunch: 11:30 a.m., Ordal Dining Room, Morrison Commons


We look forward to seeing you and welcoming you home to AU for a weekend of exciting events! #VikingDays. Questions? Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at