Alumni Days 2014


Join in celebrating Mayville State University's 125th anniversary during Alumni Days 2014! A number of extra-special activities are planned in conjunction with Mayville-Portland's annual Summerfest June 19-22.

Schedule of Events

summerfest_schedule.jpgThursday, June 19


Sanford Mayville 5K/10K Run *

7:00 p.m., Begins at Mayville Sanford Hospital.
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Friday, June 20


Official Grand Opening of the Edson & Margaret Larson Alumni and Leadership Center at Mayville State

11:00 a.m., Larson Alumni Center

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Alumni Days Kickoff Celebration & Picnic

12:00 noon, on the Lawn at the MSU Larson Alumni Center
Thank you to our hosts for the picnic, the First and Farmers Bank of Mayville and Portland! Everyone is welcome!. There is no charge for this event.

Homecoming 2014 Art Show Preview

2:00 to 3:30 p.m., Levon West Gallery, MSU Classroom Building
Take some time to stop by and preview the work of Doug Anderson ('74), which will be featured in the Homecoming 2014 show. The show will be on display throughout the weekend.

Campus and Departmental Open Houses and Tours

2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Mayville State University Campus
Tours begin at the front of Old Main at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Social to Honor Distinguished Alumni & Distinguished Service Award Recipients

3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Larson Alumni Center

Alumni Association Awards Dinner, followed by music featuring Mayville State's national award-winning jazz musicians from the 60s & 70s

5:30 p.m., MSU Campus Center Luckasen Room
This year's recipients of the Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Service Awards will be honored at this banquet. Distinguished Alumni Award recipients will be Joe Dunn, Richard Davison, Ronald Gibbens, Michelle Worner Kommer, and Jackie Puppe Wotipka. Distinguished Service Award recipients are Cindy Petersen, Kim Lauf, and Shireen Grinager. As an added bonus for all who attend, there will be a "Gathering of the Greats," a reunion of all previous recipients of the Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Service Awards. Tickets sell for $20 each. RSVPs are due Monday, June 9.

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Very few seats remain for the dinner. There will likely be no seats available at the door. Please contact the MSU Foundation at 701-788-4687 or if you are interested in attending the dinner.  


Musical Enterainment by Fran Colby's Former Jazz Band Students

Appoximately 8:00 p.m., MSU Campus Center Luckasen Room
Come and enjoy the music of Mayville State's award-winning former jazz band students. These Mayville State alumni are some of the best musicians in the country. Don't miss your opportunity to hear this talented group! Click here to read more.
If you're attending the Alumni Association Awards Dinner, plan to stay for the music. Even if you don't plan to attend the dinner, feel free to stop by and enjoy the music entertainment which will begin at about 8:00 p.m. Guest: former director, Francis Colby. Cash bar.

Alumni & Friends Socials

9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., Top Hat in Downtown Mayville

Saturday, June 21


Masons Breakfast *

8:00 to 11:00 a.m., Masonic Lodge (formerly Sons of Norway building), next to Polar Communications in downtown Mayville

Summerfest Parade *

10:30 a.m., downtown Mayville
The staging area for the parade is near Mayville's Whistle Stop restaurant. See the Alumni Association honorees and others in this parade which will run through downtown Mayville.

Food, Fun, and Games *

12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m., Island Park

Red Caps Baseball Reunion

12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m., MSU Larson Center
All former Red Caps are invited to join in celebrating wonderful baseball, lasting friendships, and great memories! RSVP is required. Contact the MSU Foundation at 701-788-4867 or on or before May 15, 2014.

Friends of Terry Kemmer Reception

2:00 to 4:00 p.m., MSU Larson Center
Have you been "Kemmerized?" All friends and former students of Terry Kemmer are invited to stop by the Larson Center to enjoy refreshments and "catch up" with Mr. Kemmer and each other. Celebrate the establishment of the Terry Kemmer Business Administration Scholarship at Mayville State University. Click here to read more.

Former MSU Employees of Bob Brown Reunion

2:00 to 4:00 p.m., MSU Campus Center Heritage Room
A special invitation is extended to all of Bob's former employees at the Bookstore, in athletic training and the athletic department, and in the financial aid office, and everyone is invited to stop by and enjoy refreshments while visiting with Bob and his family. RSVP to Laurie at by June 1.

Mayville State All-Class Reunion

4:00 to 8:00 p.m., MSU Larson Center
All Mayville State alumni and friends are invited to join in the fun! A catered meal of pulled pork sandwiches and all the fixin's of a great picnic will be available. Reservations are required. Tickets for the dinner sell for $15 each and must be purchased in advance. RSVP deadline is Monday, June 9. Click here to read more.

Click here to purchase your Mayville State All-Class Reunion tickets today!

If you prefer, you may send a check for $15 for each ticket and mail it to the MSU Foundation, 330 Third Street NE, Mayville, ND  58257. For more information, call 701-788-4687 or e-mail

Firemen's Street Dance *

9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the street outside of Heros & Legends in downtown Mayville

Sunday, June 22


All Faiths Worship Service *

11:00 a.m., Island Park 

* Mayville-Portland Summerfest Activity
This preliminary listing is subject to change. Check back often. The schedule will be updated as new details become available.

Need a place to stay?

Mayville State University is offering a limited number of residence hall suites for Alumni Days guests. Cost is $25 per person per night. Linens will be made available upon check-in. Guests will need to bring their own pillows and towels. For more information, contact Beth at or 701-788-4750.