Among the plans for Mayville State University’s annual Alumni Day festivities on Friday, June 23 is a reunion for the members of the class of 1977 and their friends. Anyone who attended or graduated from Mayville State University in 1977, along with their friends, is invited to join in all of the Alumni Day events! Alumni Day is being held in conjunction with the Mayville Portland Community Club Summerfest celebration, June 22-25. All events are open to the public.

There will be an opportunity to visit the beautiful Military Honor Garden while enjoying ice cream, courtesy of the Alumni Association, from 2 to 3 p.m. on the grounds at the Larson Center. A guided campus tour, which will begin at 2 p.m., leaves from the front of Old Main and will end at the Larson Center.

An open house at Birkelo Hall at Birkelo Hall is scheduled for 2 to 3 p.m. Updates are underway, and you’re invited to stop by and see how Mayville State is transforming the residence hall for use as a living and learning community for high-achieving students.

The Larson Center will be the site for a reception to honor the 2017 Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Service Award recipients. This will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to stop by and visit with this year’s honorees. Distinguished Alumni Award recipients will be Richard Balstad (’63) and Don Cavalier (’65). Mike Bakken will receive the Distinguished Service Award, and Jeff Braaten will be posthumously recognized as a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award.

These honorees will receive their awards at the annual Alumni Association Awards Dinner, which will be held in the MSU Campus Center Luckasen Room beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 each and can be purchased at or by calling the MSU Foundation, 701-788-4864. Please RSVP as soon as possible.

The reunion for the members of the class of 1977 and their friends will be held at the Mayville Golf Club from 8 p.m. to midnight. This is also the site for an all-alumni and friends social. Everyone is welcome to join in the festivities.

Further information regarding Mayville State Alumni Day on June 23 is available at 701-788-4750 or To purchase tickets for the Alumni Association Awards Dinner, call 701-788-4864 or go to To RSVP for the Class of 1977 and Friends Reunion, go to