North Dakota State University is enhancing Homecoming, starting in October 2013, to connect with traditions of the past and strengthen connections for the future.

The schedule of key events is shifting to allow broader participation. First, the Blue Key Homecoming show will be on Thursday night. The parade will be returned to downtown Broadway, as it was from 1922 to 1982, and a student and community wide Pep Fest will follow the parade, both on Friday.

Expanding participation in Homecoming allows us to fully celebrate the breadth of a Top 100 research university as well as enjoy successful athletics in a great community.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Details and events will continually be added – visit often!

Friday, Oct. 11
5:30 p.m.

Parade, Downtown Fargo on Broadway
Downtown Fargo Community Partnership
Downtown Fargo Parking Map
Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau
Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Guide
Fargo City Map
Fargo-Moorhead Area Food Guide

7:00 p.m. Pep Fest to follow parade, Fargo Civic Center (outside), 207 4th St N, Fargo
NDSU alumni, family and friends are invited to celebrate NDSU Homecoming 2013. Family-friendly event – wear your Bison colors.
Saturday, Oct. 12 – Many more events are being planned for Saturday morning – check back often!
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Bison Tailgate, West of the FargoDome
Join Bison fans in the Bison Corral on the south end of the FargoDome West Parking Lot (called Thunder Alley). Food and beverages available for purchase.

1:00 p.m.

Kick-off: NDSU Bison vs. Missouri State Bears, Fargo
Single-game tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 888-231-6378.
Have tickets for sale? Need tickets? Post on the Football Ticket Exchange Blog.

If you are not able to be at the game, join a Bison Watch Party in Fargo and other establishments across the U.S. Watch parties are events hosted by local NDSU friends from that area. Fans can gather to watch the football game and order food and beverages from the menu as they choose. All our welcome to these complimentary events. Find a Bison Watch Party near you!