Dakota Days

Dakota Days

The University of South Dakota's annual homecoming celebration.

Read about Dakota Days history.

Dakota Days 2016: The Life. The Legacy.

Arguably the most highly anticipated campus tradition, Dakota Days devotes an entire week to showcasing the pride and school spirit that define life at USD. This year's homecoming festivities take place from Oct. 2-8 and boast plenty of events for students, alumni and individuals of all ages.

Live the life. Be the legacy. Go Yotes!

Alumni Events Registration

The USD Alumni Association is hosting events for our alumni during Dakota Days weekend. To register for these events, including the D-Days marching band reunion, please visit USD Alumni Association.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, Oct. 2
- 2 p.m., Dakota Days Kick Off @ Muenster University Center Ballroom

Tuesday, Oct. 4
- 7 p.m., Yotes Got Talent! @ Aalfs Auditorium

Wednesday, Oct. 5
- 5 p.m., Vermtown Bash @ Downtown Vermillion (corner of Market and Main Street)

Thursday, Oct. 6
- 5 p.m., Dakota Days Fun Run 5k @ Wellness Center

Friday, Oct. 7
- 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Alumni Welcome Table @ MUC Faculty Lounge
- 3 p.m., USD Coyote Soccer vs. North Dakota State @ Sanford Coyotes Sports Center
- 4:30 p.m., Marching Band Reunion @ Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts
- 5 p.m., Pep Rally @ DakotaDome
- 5:30 p.m., Women's Volleyball Game: USD vs. IUPIU @ Sanford Coyote Sports Center
- 6:30 p.m., Alumni Association University Celebration @ Sanford Coyote Sports Center
- 6:30 p.m., Zumba Party @ Wellness Center

Saturday, Oct. 8
- 9 a.m., Dakota Days Parade @ Main Street
- 2 p.m., USD Coyote Football vs. UNI Panthers @ DakotaDome
- 6 p.m., Women's Volleyball Game: USD vs. Fort Wayne @ Sanford Coyote Sports Center

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Dakota Days 2016: The Life. The Legacy.

Arguably the most highly anticipated campus tradition, Dakota Days devotes an entire week to showcasing the pride and school spirit that define life at USD. This year's homecoming festivities take place from Oct. 2-8 and boast plenty of events for students, alumni and individuals of all ages.

Live the life. Be the legacy. Go Yotes!

Alumni Events Registration

The USD Alumni Association is hosting events for our alumni during Dakota Days weekend. To register for these events, including the D-Days marching band reunion, please visit USD Alumni Association.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, Oct. 2
- 2 p.m., Dakota Days Kick Off @ Muenster University Center Ballroom

Tuesday, Oct. 4
- 7 p.m., Yotes Got Talent! @ Aalfs Auditorium

Wednesday, Oct. 5
- 5 p.m., Vermtown Bash @ Downtown Vermillion (corner of Market and Main Street)

Thursday, Oct. 6
- 5 p.m., Dakota Days Fun Run 5k @ Wellness Center

Friday, Oct. 7
- 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Alumni Welcome Table @ MUC Faculty Lounge
- 3 p.m., USD Coyote Soccer vs. North Dakota State @ Sanford Coyotes Sports Center
- 4:30 p.m., Marching Band Reunion @ Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts
- 5 p.m., Pep Rally @ DakotaDome
- 5:30 p.m., Women's Volleyball Game: USD vs. IUPIU @ Sanford Coyote Sports Center
- 6:30 p.m., Alumni Association University Celebration @ Sanford Coyote Sports Center
- 6:30 p.m., Zumba Party @ Wellness Center

Saturday, Oct. 8
- 9 a.m., Dakota Days Parade @ Main Street
- 2 p.m., USD Coyote Football vs. UNI Panthers @ DakotaDome
- 6 p.m., Women's Volleyball Game: USD vs. Fort Wayne @ Sanford Coyote Sports Center

View More Alumni Events