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Concordia Homecoming

October 13, 2023 - October 19, 2023

Homecoming is an annual event that invites alums to join in the festivities with current students, faculty, staff, and friends, celebrating the Cobber tradition.

Thursday, Oct. 12

1-2:30 p.m. Sanford Heimarck School of Health Professions Dedication
All are welcome.

1 p.m. Brief Program and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
1:30-2:30 p.m. Open House

Heimarck Center (South of Olson Forum)

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6:30-8:30 p.m.
1973 50th Reunion Gathering

No registration required and no cost. Cash bar, order off the menu. Casual setting.

Murphy’s Pub, 808 30th Ave. S., Moorhead


7 p.m.
Cobbers Got Talent

Olson Forum


8:45 p.m.
Bonfire and Fireworks

Student Event

South of Jake Christiansen Stadium

Friday, Oct. 13

9:50 a.m. Homecoming ChapelHear a message from the 2023 Homecoming Committee Chair, Brock Rossell ’23.

Centrum, Knutson Campus Center


10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Homecoming Registration

Pick up your registration materials at your first event of the weekend. Enjoy refreshments and reconnect with classmates.

Atrium Alcove, Knutson Campus Center

10:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.  Campus Tours Offered Walk around with a current student and see what’s new.

Leave from Atrium, Knutson Campus Center


12:30-2 p.m.
1973 50th Reunion Luncheon with President Colin Irvine*

Enjoy lunch with classmates and hear from President Colin Irvine. Registration required; cost $20.

Centrum, Knutson Campus Center


3 p.m.
1973 50th Reunion Tour of Sanford Heimarck School of Health Professions

Guided tour of the new building by Dr. Gwen Wagstrom Halaas ‘75, dean of the Sanford Heimarck School of Health Professions

Heimarck Center (South of Olson Forum)

5:30-6:30 p.m. Pre-Banquet Social HourEnjoy a beverage and join fellow Cobbers and friends for a social hour prior to the banquet. Cash bar available.

Atrium, Knutson Campus Center


6:30 p.m.
Homecoming Banquet*

Registration required; seating reserved. Cost is $60.

The Homecoming Banquet recognizes four distinguished graduates with the presentation of the Alumni Achievement Award. Join us as we honor Dr. Betty Malen ’68, Dr. Stephen Wonderlich ’78, Randall Boushek ’79, and The Rev. Gary Henderson ’79.

Centrum, Knutson Campus Center

6:30 p.m. | 7 p.m. |7:30 p.m. | 8 p.m. | 9 p.m. Reunion GatheringsClass of 1973 (50th Reunion)

7:30-10 p.m.

Informal Gathering, Radisson Blu, 201 5th St. N., Fargo. No registration required; no cost. Cash bar, order off the menu.

 

Class of 1978 (45th Reunion)

8-11 p.m.

Informal Gathering, Sidestreet Grille and Pub, 404 4th St. N., Fargo. No registration required; no cost. Cash bar, order off the menu.

 

Class of 1988 (35th Reunion)

7:30-10 p.m.

Informal Gathering, Sidestreet Grille and Pub, 404 4th St. N., Fargo. No registration required; no cost. Cash bar, order off the menu.

 

Class of 1993 (30th Reunion)

7:30 p.m.

Mick’s Office, 10 8th St. S., Moorhead. No registration required; no cost. Cash bar, order off the menu.

 

Class of 2003 (20th Reunion)

9 p.m.-midnight

Blarney Stone at the Hotel Donaldson. Find the Class of 2003 section. Purchase your own beverages as desired.

 

Class of 2013 (10th Reunion)

7–10:30 p.m.

Junkyard Brewing Company, 1416 1st Ave. N., Moorhead. No registration required; no cost. Cash bar.

 

Class of 2018 (5th Reunion)

6:30 p.m.

Brewhalla, Drekker Brewing Company, 1666 1st Ave. N., Fargo. No registration required; no cost. Cash bar, order off the menu.

Saturday, Oct. 14

8 a.m. | 8:30 a.m. | 9 a.m. Cobber 5K Fun Run and Kids’ Niblet 1 Mile*7-8 a.m. Registration for Cobber 5K Fun Run and Kids’ Niblet 1 Mile*, Memorial Auditorium

8:30 a.m. Homecoming Cobber 5K (all ages welcome)

9:30 a.m. Kids’ Niblet Mile (12 and under)

$15 for Niblet Kids’ Mile and $20 for Cobber 5K early registration before 11:59 p.m. Oct. 5, 2023

$25 after 11:59 p.m. Oct. 5, 2023

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8 a.m. | 8:30 a.m. | 9 a.m.
Reunion Breakfasts*

Spend time with your classmates during these special class breakfasts. You can check in and receive your registration materials at your breakfast.

65th (‘58) 9 a.m. Frida Nilsen Lounge, Fjelstad Hall* ($10)

60th (’63) 8 a.m. Barry Auditorium, Grant Center* ($18)

55th (’68) 9 a.m. Knutson Campus Center* ($18)

50th (’73) 8 a.m. Centrum, Knutson Campus Center* ($22)

45th (’78) 8 a.m. Knutson Campus Center* ($18)

40th (’83) 8 a.m. Knutson Campus Center* ($18)

35th (’88) 9 a.m. Knutson Campus Center* ($18)

30th (’93) 8:30 a.m. Knutson Campus Center* ($18)

25th (’98) 8:30 a.m. Knutson Campus Center* ($18)

20th (’03) 9 a.m. Knutson Campus Center* ($18)

15th (’08) 9 a.m. Knutson Campus Center* ($18)

10th (’13) 8:30 a.m. Knutson Campus Center* ($18)

5th (’18) 9 a.m. Mick’s Office, Moorhead. Registration not required. Pancakes and beverages available for purchase.

Contact Alumni Relations with questions: 218.299.3734.


9:30-11 a.m.
Young Alumni Breakfast (classes 2018-2022)

Registration not required. Pancakes and beverages available for purchase. Contact Alumni Relations with questions at 218.299.3734.

Mick’s Office, Moorhead

9:30 and 11 a.m. Admission Presentation and Tours
Available for prospective students and their families. For registration information, contact the Admission Office at 218.299.3004.
10 a.m.
Academic Open House 
Meet with current faculty and students to find out what’s going on in your former department.Atrium, Knutson Campus Center

10-10:45 a.m.
Education Department Alumni Reception 

The Education Club invites current and former education majors to gather for refreshments and conversation.

Second Floor, Old Main


10-11 a.m.
Library Reunion*

RSVP by contacting Colleen Egan at cegan@cord.edu or 218.299.4640, indicating your class year and what years you worked in the library, if applicable.

 

First Floor Reference Room, Carl B. Ylvisaker Library


11 a.m.
Homecoming Parade

Route starts from the Townsite Center near McDonald’s and ends at Jake Christiansen Stadium

Eighth Street, Moorhead


11:30 a.m.
 Cobber Wrestling Tailgate

All wrestling alumni, family, and friends are invited. Food is available for purchase at the concession stand. No RSVP required.

 

Behind the third baseline dugout, Bucky Burgau Baseball Field

1 p.m. Football Game vs. HamlineTickets are available at the gate. During halftime, the 2023 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized.

Jake Christiansen Stadium


1 p.m.  
Men’s Soccer vs. Gustavus Adolphus

Tickets are available at the gate.

 

Soccer Field, Jake Christiansen Stadium


3:30 p.m.  
Women’s Soccer vs. Gustavus Adolphus

Tickets are available at the gate.

Soccer Field, Jake Christiansen Stadium


3-5:30 p.m.
Afternoon Reunion Gatherings 

Class of 2013 (10th Reunion)

No registration required; no cost. Cash bar, order off the menu.

Camp Lone Tree, 701 Eateries, 701 N. University, Fargo

5 p.m. Athletic Hall of Fame Reception*The 2023 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees will be honored. Registration is required. Cost is $20.

Centrum, Knutson Campus Center

6:30 p.m. Homecoming ConcertFree; arrive early to get a good seat

Memorial Auditorium


8 p.m. | 8:30 p.m.
Evening Reunion Gatherings

60th (’63) 8:30 p.m. Centrum, Knutson Campus Center* ($18)

55th (’68) 8:30 p.m. Centrum, Knutson Campus Center* ($18)

50th (’73) 8:30 p.m. Centrum, Knutson Campus Center* ($18)

45th (’78) 8:30 p.m. Knutson Campus Center* ($18)

40th (’83) 7:30 p.m. Jasper Hotel, 215 N. Broadway, Fargo (Cash bar and hors d’ oeuvres; no charge, donations welcome)

35th (’88) 8:30 p.m. Knutson Campus Center* ($18)

30th (’93) 7-9 p.m. Murphy’s Pub, 808 30th Ave. S., Moorhead

25th (’98) 8:30 p.m. Knutson Campus Center* ($18)

20th (’03) 8:30 p.m. Knutson Campus Center* ($18)

15th (’08)  TBD


8:30 p.m.
Band/Orchestra/Choir All-Reunion Gathering (for all class years)

8:30 p.m. Knutson Campus Center ($18)

 

Track and Field Ed Langsdorf 1970s Reunion

8:30 p.m. Knutson Campus Center ($18)

 

Soccer All-Reunion Gathering (for all class years)

8:30 p.m. Knutson Campus Center ($18)


9:30-11:30 p.m.
Johnny Holm Band Dance

Student event. Entry is not permitted after 11 p.m.

Lower Level, Olson Forum

Sunday, Oct. 15

10:30 a.m.-noon Inauguration Service of President Colin IrvineAll are welcome for this worship service as Concordia formally welcomes Dr. Colin Irvine as the 12th president.

Inauguration Service — Memorial Auditorium

Immediately following the inauguration, please join us for a reception in the Atrium, Knutson Campus Center.

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October 13, 2023
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October 19, 2023
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Concordia College
901 8th St. S.
Moorhead, MN 56560 United States
Phone
218-299-4000
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