University of Mary Homecoming

Dear University of Mary Alumni, Parents & Friends:

On behalf of the University of Mary community, I wish to extend a warm welcome to join us in celebrating Homecoming 2016, Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 25. Come experience an exciting and vibrant weekend of sport and fellowship as you reconnect with former classmates and enjoy the company of your University of Mary family. Get into the Marauders spirit and discover the amazing growth happening on our campus and in our classrooms!

This year’s homecoming events are stacked with a Coaches Luncheon, a football game against Winona State University on Saturday, the University of Mary Alumni Association Homecoming Dance on Saturday Night, a volleyball game against SW Minnesota State and the University of Sioux Falls, a men’s soccer game against Ft. Hays State, and women’s soccer versus the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

In another homecoming tradition, two outstanding alumni -- Clarence Sitter, '02 and '04, and Dr. Donald Kosiak, '96 and '10 -- will be honored with Alumni Recognition Awards. Karla (Fandrich) Wagner, '05, '11; Kristen (Schwehr) Herman, '05; Brandon Ralph, '04; Sara (McNulty) Cook, '05, '15; Esperanza "Hope" Ruiz and Brad Walsh will be inducted into the Marauders Hall of Fame. Enjoy this weekend with us as we all "come home" in celebration of this univerisity's ongoing life of learning, faith and service. Go Marauders!

In Mary,

Monsignor James P Shea

Monsignor James P. Shea

2016 Schedule of Events 

Coaches’ Luncheon

Apple Creek Country Club
8921 County Rd 10 , 11:45 am – 1 pm
Admission: $7 each

Volleyball vs. Southwest Minnesota State

McDowell Activity Center, 7 pm
Admission: $10 adults, $5 ages 6–18, free ages 5 & under


Pre-Game Gathering

MDU Resources Community Bowl, 9 am – 1 pm
Sponsored by the Athletic Department and the Alumni Association

Bring the whole family for lunch, tailgating, inflatables, and shopping for U-Mary logo items. Get there early…the first 200 alumni, parents and friends to visit the Alumni Association table will get a FREE game ticket!
Admission: free
Lunch: free

Football vs. Winona State

MDU Resources Community Bowl, 1 pm
Admission: $10 adults, $5 ages 6–18, free ages 5 & under

Volleyball vs. Sioux Falls 

McDowell Activity Center, 6 pm
Admission: $10 adults, $5 ages 6–18, free ages 5 & under

Homecoming Dance

Bismarck Events Center, Hall C, 5 pm – 9 pm
Featuring Music from Trip Wire
Sponsored by the Alumni Association

Kick up your heels to the music of a local variety band, drinks and appetizers.
Admission: Free

Eucharistic Liturgy & Complimentary Brunch

Liturgy: Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel, 9:30 am;
Brunch: Benedictine Dining Hall, following Mass
Sponsored by the Alumni Association

Come celebrate Mass with current students, parents, alumni, and friends of the University of Mary as we conclude our celebration of Homecoming 2016.

Men's Soccer vs. Fort Hays State

MDU Resources Community Bowl, 3:30 pm
Admission: $8 adults, $4 ages 6-18, free ages 5 & under

Women's Soccer vs. Minnesota Crookston

MDU Resources Community Bowl, 5 pm
Admission: $8 adults, $4 ages 6-18, free ages 5 & under

Congratulations 2016 Inductees!

The following individuals will be recognized at a special event on Friday, Sept. 23.

Clarence Sitter

’02, Accounting; ’04, Master of Business Administration; University of Mary Bell Banner Award

Dr. Donald Kosiak

’96, Biology; '10 Master of Business Administration, University of Mary Presidential Leadership Award


Sarah (McNulty) Cook

’05, '15, Women’s Soccer

Brandon Ralph

’04, Men's Track & Field

Kristen (Schwehr) Herman

’05, Women's Track & Field

Karla (Fandrich) Wagner

’05, '11, Women's Track & Field

Esperanza "Hope" Ruiz


Brad Walsh


Need hotel accommodations?

A special rate is available for Homecoming participants at the Expressway Inn, Fairfield Inn and Comfort Inn. Reservations must be made before Sept. 15 to qualify. Please refer to the University of Mary Homecoming for special rate when reserving.

RSVP to Homecoming 2016 Events!