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Homecoming 2023 events round-up 

MOORHEAD – This year’s Homecoming will take place from Oct. 12 to 15. With a packed schedule of events for current students and alumni, Homecoming is a celebration of everything it means to be a cobber.  

Thursday, Oct. 12: 

Student Events 

  • 1 p.m.  – Dedication of Sanford Heimarck School of Health Professions  

All are welcome at the dedication of the new School of Health Professions. There will be a brief program and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m., followed by an open house until 2:30 p.m.  

  • 7 p.m. – Cobbers Got Talent 

The annual talent showcase will take place in Olsen Forum and feature a variety of student acts.  

  • 8:45 p.m. – Bonfire  

This student event will take place on the south side of Jake Christianson Stadium. There will be music and fireworks.  

Alumni Events 

  • 6:30 p.m. – 1973 50th Reunion Gathering 

This event will take place at Murphy’s Pub, 808 30th Ave S, and will last until 8:30 p.m. The setting is casual and no preregistration is required.  

Friday, Oct. 13: 

Student Events 

  • 9:50 a.m. –  Homecoming Chapel  

Gather in the Centrum to hear a message from the 2023 Homecoming committee chair, Brock Russel. 

Alumni Events 

  • 10:30 a.m. – Registration  

Registration materials can be picked up in the Atrium. This is also the meeting point for the campus tours, available until 2:45 p.m. Registration will be open until 6:30 p.m. 

  • 12:30 p.m.  – 1973 50th Reunion Luncheon with President Irvine 

This event will take place in the Centrum. Registration is required and the cost is $20. Following the lunch, a guided tour of the new Heimarck building will begin at 3 p.m. 

  • 5:30 – Alumni Soccer game  

This event will take place at the Jake Christianson Stadium soccer field.  

  • 5:30 p.m. – Pre-banquet social hour  

Come to the Atrium to socialize with friends and fellow cobbers before the banquet at 6:30 p.m. 

  • 6:30 p.m. – Homecoming Banquet 

Registration for the banquet is required, as seating is reserved. The cost is $60. The banquet is a time to present the Alumni Achievement Award to four Concordia graduates. The Honorees are Dr. Betty Malen ’68, Dr. Stephen Wonderlich ’78, Randall Boushek ’79, and The Rev. Gary Henderson ’79. The event will take place in the Centrum. 

  • 6:30 to 9 p.m. –  Reunion Gatherings 

Multiple class reunion events will be taking place around the Fargo-Moorhead Area, beginning at various times between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. For more specific information, visit  

Saturday, October 14th 2023: 

Student Events 

  • 7 a.m. –  Cobber 5k Fun Run and Kids’ Niblet 1 mile 

Registration is open starting at 7 a.m. until 8 a.m. in Memorial Auditorium and costs $25. The all-ages Cobber 5k will begin at 8:30 a.m. The Niblet 1 mile for kids 12 and under will take place at 9:30 a.m. 

  • 11 a.m. – Homecoming Parade 

The annual Homecoming parade will take place on 8th Street. The parade will start from Townsite Center near Mcdonald’s and end at Jake Christianson Stadium 

  • 1 p.m. – Football Game vs. Hamline (Jake Christianson Stadium) 

Students get in free! Tickets for alumni or other attendees will be available at the gate. The 2023 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized during halftime.  

  • 1 p.m. – Men’s Soccer vs. Gustavus Adolphus (soccer field, Jake Christianson Stadium) 

Tickets for the game will be available at the gate.  

  • 3:30 p.m. – Women’s Soccer vs. Gustavus Adolphus (soccer field, Jake Christianson) 

Tickets for the game will be available at the gate.  

  • 6:30 p.m. – Homecoming Concert 

The concert will be in Memorial Auditorium and admission is free. 

  • 9:30 p.m. – Johnny Holm Band Dance  

This student event will take place on the lower level of Olsen Forum. Entry is not permitted after 11 p.m. The dance will end at 11:30 p.m. 

Alumni Events 

  • 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. –  Reunion Breakfasts  

Special class breakfasts will take place in various locations around campus. visit to access specific times and locations or contact Alumni Relations at (218) 299-3734 with questions. 

  • 3 p.m. – Class of  2013 10th Reunion 

This event will take place at Camp Lonetree, 7th Ave N, until 5:30 p.m. and no registration is required. 

  • 5 p.m. – Athletic Hall of Fame Reception 

This event will honor the 2023 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. It will take place in the Centrum and registration is required.  

  • 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Evening Reunion Gatherings 

Class and activity reunion events will be taking place in Knutson Campus Center and various locations around Fargo-Moorhead. Visit to access specific times and locations 

Sunday, Oct. 15 2023: 

  • 10:30 a.m. – Inauguration service of President Colin Irvine 

The service will take place in Memorial Auditorium. Everyone is welcome to attend as Concordia formally welcomes Dr. Colin Irvine as the college’s 12th President. There will be a reception in the Atrium immediately following the inauguration. The event will end at noon.  


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