OCTOBER 1-7, 2023

Schedule of Events

Sunday, October 1

  • 5-8 p.m. | Blue Hawk Night at Phat Fish with Student Senate! | Phat Fish | DSU Students Only
    • Kick-off Homecoming week at Phat Fish with FREE pizza and axe throwing! DSU students must present DSU ID.

Monday, October 2

  • 7:30 – 10 a.m. | Coffee and Donuts | May Hall, Student Center, Wienbergen Gym | DSU Students, Faculty, and Staff Only
    • Come unwind and have some coffee and donuts with fellow Blue Hawks!


  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Pop-Up Programs | Student Center | DSU Students Only
    • Enjoy making your own airbrushed trucker hat for the big game or check out the Henna artist!


  • 7 p.m. | Homecoming Concert | Stickney Auditorium | Free and open to the public
    • Wind down your Monday night and enjoy music by DSU students, faculty, and staff!

Tuesday, October 3

  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Buster’s Tie-Dye and Backyard Fun! | King Pavilion | DSU Students Only
    • Take a break in-between classes and make your own tie-dye t-shirt and play some yard games!


  • 7 p.m. | Dodgeball Tournament Madness | Wienbergen Gym | DSU Students, Faculty, and Staff
    • Grab your friends and form a team for the dodgeball tournament! Prizes will be awarded!

Wednesday, October 4

  • 7:30 p.m. | Hypnotist – Chris Jones | Student Center Ballroom | Free and open to the Public
    • Chris Jones is a hypnotist, comedian and the host of upcoming prank series Double Take on Facebook Watch. In each episode of the new series, Jones conspires with a different celebrity (from John Cena to Pamela Anderson and NeNe Leakes) to give one adoring fan the surprise of a lifetime: meeting and interacting with their idol in a range of crazy circumstances, though – under hypnosis – unable to recognize them. Chris Jones (yes, it’s one word) learned hypnosis in his free time in grad school. A Chicago native, he has performed in all 50 states as well as Canada, Asia and South America. In 2015, he made headlines by being the ONLY hypnotist ever to appear on America’s Got Talent when he successfully hypnotized judge Howie Mandel into doing the impossible. Since jumping into the national spotlight, he starred in his own series DOUBLE TAKE on Facebook Watch filming with celebrities John Cena, Lilly Singh, Steve-O and Gabriel Iglesias. In his free time he enjoys running marathons and watching Hulu with his wife.


Thursday, October 5

  • 3-6 p.m. | Empty Bowls Project | Ceramics Studio – May Hall 303 | Free and open to the Public 
    • Once again this year the Art Program will host The Empty Bowls Charity event, where volunteers participate in making handcrafted clay bowls which will be donated to the United Way.  Another charitable organization will be making soup and bread, which will then be sold along with the bowls with the proceeds going to the United Way’s fight against hunger. 

      We will have an open studio on Thursday, Oct 5, 3-6pm, in May Hall 303. 

      Our work space is limited, so If you would like to be a part of this event, please RSVP, so that I may have enough clay supplies prepared and enough space for everyone who wants to work.  This event is open to the entire DSU community, and is free of charge.

    • To sign up for this event, please click here.


  • 7 p.m. | Alumni Social | Dickinson Eagles Club


  • 7:30 p.m. | Blue Hawk Pep Rally | Scott Gym | DSU Students, Faculty, and Staff
    • Come support your DSU football team and show your Blue Hawk spirit!


  • 9:30 p.m. | Buster’s Bowling Bonanza! | Paragon Bowling Alley | DSU Students Only
    • Enjoy FREE bowling with your fellow Blue Hawks!  


Friday, October 6

  • 11 a.m. | Alumni Honors Luncheon | Roosevelt Grand Dakota



  • 5 p.m. | Hall of Fame Banquet | Roosevelt Grand Dakota


  • 8 p.m. | Movie and S’mores! | Student Center | DSU Students Only
    • Movie TBD – please check back closer to the event for more information.

Saturday, October 7

  • 9 a.m. | Homecoming Parade | DSU Campus | Free and open to the public
    • Come enjoy a morning full of Blue Hawk spirit before the big game!
    • For those interested in having a float, please contact Mackenzie Hicks at Mackenzie.b.hicks@dickinsonstate.edu.
    • Deadline to register is Sept. 29.  


  • 10 a.m. | DSU Football Tailgate | BAC Parking Lot | Free and open to the public
    • Enjoy snacks and beverages at one of the many booths in the tailgating area as you wait to cheer on your Blue Hawks to victory!


  • 1 p.m. | Homecoming Football Game | BAC Football Field | Open to the public
    • Cheer on your Blue Hawks as they battle Dakota State in a NSAA showdown