Honor Guard Reunion

Members of the Augustana Honor Guard include all Augustana alumni who have celebrated their 50th class reunion event. This year’s Honor Guard will have several chances to gather and reminisce about their days at Augustana.

Recommended Honor Guard Reunion Activities

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Friday, Oct. 18

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Honor Guard Coffee Reception, Siverson Lounge, Morrison Commons

Honor Guard alumni are invited to begin their reunion weekend on campus in the Commons building where coffee and conversation will abound.

10 a.m. Worship, Chapel of Reconciliation

Rev. Dr. Paul Rohde, campus pastor, will preach and special music will be provided by the Augustana Music Department.

10:30 a.m. Campus Tours depart from the Commons building

11:30 a.m. Honor Guard Luncheon, Gallery, Center for Western Studies

Dr. Lindsay Twa from the Art department will share a director’s talk on Carl Grupp’s exhibit: Why Are We?: A Carl Grupp Retrospective, showing in the Center for Western Studies Gallery during Viking Days.

1:30 p.m. Class of 1958 Gathering, Back Alley, Morrison Commons

The Class of 1958 is invited to gather in the Commons building for conversation. A special presentation of the “Nostalgic Nickels” Talent Show, featuring talent from class of ’58 alumni will begin at 2 p.m.

1:30 p.m. Campus Tours depart from the Commons building

6 p.m. Blue and Gold Gala, Falls Room, Holiday Inn City Centre

Honor Guard alumni are invited to attend this signature event of homecoming, at which the Alumni Achievement Award recipients will be recognized. Dr. Jennifer Gubbels of the Biology Department will talk about her “Call to Research.”

9 p.m. Viking Days Kickoff Party, Falls Room, Holiday Inn City Centre

Enjoy visiting with more alumni as the evening progresses. The Chris Borchardt ’12 Band will provide music.


Saturday, Oct. 19

9:30 a.m. Viking Days Pancake Feed, to benefit the Performing and Visual Arts Department. In the large white tent near the Commons Circle entrance on Grange Ave.

10:30 a.m. Homecoming Parade, 28th to 33rd Street on Grange Avenue.

11:30 a.m. Viking Days Tailgate, outside Kirkeby-Over Stadium

1 p.m. Viking Days Football Game vs. Upper Iowa, Kirkeby- Over Stadium.

5:30 p.m. All-Class Reunion, Washington Pavilion.

Honor Guard alumni will meet in the Belbas Theatre area of the Washington Pavilion for food, drinks and conversation before the Viking Varieties performance at 8 p.m.

8 p.m. Viking Varieties Special Anniversary Show, Mary Sommervold Hall, Washington Pavilion.

9:30 p.m. The Augustana Afterglow, Washington Pavilion Lobbies.

Join us for desserts and coffee after the show.

Sunday, Oct. 20

10:30 a.m. Viking Days Worship, Elmen Center

Bishop of the Greater Milwaukee Synod Jeff Barrow ‘73 will deliver the message. Dancers led by Jackie Pederson-Kriens ‘89 will share liturgical dance and the Augustana Orchestra and The Augustana Choir will provide music.

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