Gypsy Days

Go Maroon and Gold during homecoming week!
When the leaves turn, something magical happens at Northern. A feeling of excitement and energy overtakes the campus and spreads throughout the community. It’s called Gypsy Days – a weeklong celebration during each fall.

Some say it’s the highlight of the whole year as a queen and marshal are crowned and all around Aberdeen, people display their pride in the NSU Wolves. It’s a week of football, swimming and soccer games that culminates in the annual Gypsy Day Parade – the largest parade in South Dakota.


We look forward to hosting our students, alumni, families and the community for homecoming. Go Wolves!


Gypsy Day

Saturday, Oct. 2


Homecoming week

Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2021



“Wolves of the Galaxy” 

Parade Float Registration

2021 parade float registration is open!


Register Here


For more information about parade registration, contact Megan Frewaldt, director of student involvement and leadership, at 605-626-3007 or

Parade Band Registration

2021 parade band registration is open!


Register Here


For parade band registration information, contact

Homecoming parade float
Distinguished Alumni


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Alumni Award Nomination Forms

Distinguished Alumni Award Nomination Form

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Athletics Hall of Fame Award

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