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October 10, 2019

Due to an impending snow storm and with safety considerations as a priority, it has been decided that this year's Alumni Association-sponsored Homecoming festivities will not be held Oct. 11 and 12. Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Service Award recipients and Athletic Hall of Fame, Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame, and Performing Arts Hall of Fame honorees will be recognized at a later date to be determined. Those who have purchased banquet tickets will be reimbursed. If you have questions, please call 701-788-4864. Thank you!

Come "home" to Mayville for Homecoming 2019!

Join in the fun as we celebrate all the great things happening at Mayville State University and give a salute to our military veterans. A special invitation is extended to all former Comets female athletes and all former employees of long-time custodian Jim Lyng.

We'll be honoring Rich Dean, Cassie Leraas, and Jeremy Strand as they are inducted into the MSU Athletic Hall of Fame, and Richard Saxlund, Todd Olson, Curt Herman, Mark Frost, and Earl Larson as they are inducted into the Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame. Festivities are planned for the evening of Oct. 11.

New this year! The Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Service Award recipients will be honored along with the Performing Arts Hall of Fame inductees at a brunch planned for the morning of Oct. 12. Receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award this year are Jane Bjornstad and Dr. John Lyng. Former Mayville State employees Jim Lyng and Becky Gunderson will receive the Distinguished Service Award. Performing Arts Hall of Fame inductees are Laurie White Nielson and Michael Lien

Click here to see Homecoming 2019 honoree biographies.

Were you an employee of Jim Lyng at the fieldhouse during your time as a Mayville State student? Come and honor Jim as he receives his Distinguished Service Award and plan for socializing at the Larson Alumni Center following the brunch.

Friday, October 11

Social to Honor Athletic Hall of Fame & Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame Inductees

4 to 5:30 p.m., Edson and Margaret Larson Alumni and Leadership Center

Comets Volleyball vs. Briar Cliff

5:30 p.m., Lewy Lee Fieldhouse

Athletic Hall of Fame & Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame Dinner

6 p.m., MSU Campus Center Luckasen Room

 Join in honoring the 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame and Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame members.  

 This year's Athletic Hall of Fame inductees are Rich Dean, Cassie Leraas, and Jeremy Strand. Richard Saxlund, Todd Olson, Curt Herman, Mark Frost, and Earl Larson will be inducted into the Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame. Click here to see Homecoming 2019 honoree biographies.

The awards dinner is open to the public. Tickets sell for $20.00 each and must be purchased in advance.

Click here to purchase Hall of Fame Dinner tickets online.

 For more information, contact the MSU Foundation at 701-788-4864 or stacy.buchl@mayvillestate.edu.

Alumni and Friends Social & Reunion of Former Comets Female Athletes

8:30 to 11 p.m., Mayville Golf Club

Socialize with your Mayville State friends! Cash bar will be available.

Saturday, October 12

All-Alumni Homecoming Brunch

9 a.m., MSU Campus Center Luckasen Room

All alumni are invited to start the day right with a delicious brunch and an opportunity to honor several distinguished Mayville State graduates and friends. The Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Jane Bjornstad and Dr. John Lyng. The Distinguished Service Award will be bestowed upon former long-time Mayville State employees Becky Gunderson and Jim Lyng. Performing Arts Hall of Fame inductees who will be honored this year are Laurie White Nielson and Michael Lien. Click here to see Homecoming 2019 honoree biographies.

The brunch is open to the public. Tickets sell for $15.00 each and must be purchased in advance.

Click here to purchase All-Alumni Homecoming Brunch tickets online.

 For more information, contact the MSU Foundation at 701-788-4864 or stacy.buchl@mayvillestate.edu.

Alumni Volleyball Game

10 a.m., Lewy Lee Fieldhouse

Ceremony of Remembrance at the Military Honor Garden - POSTPONED TO A DATE TBD

Noon, Edson and Margaret Larson Alumni and Leadership Center

Come and honor our alumni and friends who have served their country that we may live in freedom and that again there may be "peace on earth, good will toward men." The names of all who have been honored with plaques in the Military Honor Garden will be read. .

MSU Bookstore Open

Times TBD, MSU Campus Center

The MSU Bookstore will be open for business! Stop by and pick up a new sweatshirt or T-shirt! Show your Comet Pride!

Lunch

12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Edson and Margaret Larson Alumni and Leadership Center

Enjoy a bowl of chili and a beverage while socializing with your Mayville State friends. Free-will donations to help defray expenses will be accepted.

This will also be the gathering spot for all former employees of long-time Lewy Lee Fieldhouse custodian Jim Lyng. 

Homecoming Football Game

2 p.m., Jerome Berg Field

Mayville State University vs. Waldorf University

Come out and cheer the Comets to victory! The homecoming honorees will be recognized during half-time.

 Sunday, October 13

Homecoming Concert 

2 p.m., MSU Classroom Building Auditorium

Top off the weekend with a concert featuring the MSU Concert Choir and Band. 

More Information

Keep checking back. This page will be updated with more information as it becomes available. Feel free to call 701-788-4750 or e-mail alumni.mail@mayvillestate.edu if you have questions.

Overnight Accommodations

Contact the Mayville Hometown Inn at 701-786-9081.