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 2018, Friday, Oct. 12 through Sunday, Oct. 14. 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 Marauders' Luncheon, a football game against Concordia-St. Paul on Saturday, and the UMary Alumni Committee's Marauders on Main Pub Crawl in downtown Bismarck.

In another homecoming tradition, four outstanding alumni - Pat Heinert, '01 and '04; William "Bill" Marion, '84 and '94; Annie (Long) Gerhardt, '97 and '03; and Stacy Schaffer, '10 - will be honored with Alumni Recognition Awards. The 1999 Marauders Football Team, Myron Schulz, 1999-2013, Head Football Coach; Levi Evans, '02, '07 and '08; Danelle Murphy, '02 and '06; Wayne Harvison, '98, and Kotchi Prosper, '97, will be inducted into the Marauders Hall of Fame. Enjoy this weekend with us as we all "come home" in celebration of this university's ongoing life of learning, faith and service. Go Marauders!

In Mary,

Monsignor James P Shea

Monsignor James P. Shea
President

2018 Schedule of Events 

Marauders’ Luncheon

Chick's Place, 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Admission: $5 each

Pre-Game Gathering

MDU Resources Community Bowl, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sponsored by the Athletic Department and the Alumni Committee

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

Football vs. University of Minnesota Crookston

MDU Resources Community Bowl, 2:00 pm
Admission: $10 adults, Free ages 18 and under

Marauders on Main Pub Crawl

Bismarck Depot Parking Lot, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sponsored by the Alumni Committee

All are welcome to join fellow UMary Alumni at the Marauders on Main Pub Crawl through downtown Bismarck. The pub crawl will kick off at The Depot at 4:30 pm, and then continue to five bars in downtown Bismarck. We’ll wrap up at Borrowed Buck’s where you can win some great prizes including a kayak and more! You’re encouraged to bring your school spirit and dress like a Marauder!
Admission (21+): Free, open to public

Eucharistic Liturgy & Complimentary Brunch

Liturgy: Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel, 9:30 am;
Brunch: Crow's Nest Campus Restaurant, Lumen Vitae University Center, following Mass
Sponsored by the Alumni Committee

Come celebrate Mass with current students, parents, alumni, and friends of the University of Mary as we conclude our celebration of Homecoming 2018.

Congratulations 2018 Inductees!

The following distinguished individuals will be recognized at a special event on Friday, Oct. 12 and at halftime of the Homecoming Game on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Stacy Schaffer, '10, Social and Behavioral Science; (also an MA in Public Policy from Hamline University); University of Mary Bell Banner Award

Pat Heinert, '01, Management; '04, Master in Management;University of Mary Harold Schafer Alumni Leadership Award

William "Bill" Marion, '84, Radiologic Technology; '94, Master in Management; University of Mary Harold Schafer Alumni Leadership Award

Annie (Long) Gerhardt, '97, Nursing; '03, Doctorate of Nursing Practice; University of Mary Presidential Leadership Award

The following distinguished individuals will be recognized at a special event on Friday, Oct. 12 and at halftime of the Homecoming Game on Saturday, Oct. 13.

1999 Marauders Football Team

Myron Schulz, 1999-2013, Head Football Coach

Levi Evans, ’02, Computer Information Systems; ’07, Master of Management; ’08, Master of Business Administration, Men’s Soccer

Danelle Murphy, ’02, Computer Information Systems and Business Administration; ’06, Master of Business Administration, Softball

Wayne Harvison, ’98, Business Administration, Wrestling

Kotchi Prosper, ’97, Social and Behavioral Science, Men’s Track and Field

Full Events Schedule

  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm: Day of Service
  • 8:00 am: Day of Service Convocation, McDowell Activity Center
  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm: FREE Lunch, Sponsored by Dakota Community Bank, outside of McDowell Activity Center
  • 4:30 pm: MassOur Lady of the Annunciation Chapel
  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Homecoming Feast, Crow's Nest Restuarant, LVUC
  • 7:00 pm: Day of Service Wrap-Up and Coronation Celebration, Lumen Vitae University Center, Founders Hall
  • Dessert Social and Student Band Performance following Coronation.
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Grounds for Belief Guest Speaker: Leah Darrow, Arno Gustin Hall
  • 11:45 am - 1:30 pm: Homecoming Marauders' LuncheonChick's Place
  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: MAC Give-a-Away, Lumen Vitae University Center Starion Bank Living Room
  • 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Hall of Fame & Alumni Recognition Banquet Social, Chick's Place
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Hall of Fame & Alumni Recognition Banquet Dinner, Founders Hall
  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Alumni Association Post Dinner Social, Chick's Place
  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm: Homecoming Pre-Game Tailgating, MDU Resources Community Bowl Parking Lot
  • 11:00 am: Home Volleyball Game vs. Southwest Minnesota State University, McDowell Activity Center
  • 2:00 pm: Homecoming Football Game vs. University of Minnesota - Crookston, MDU Resources Community Bowl
  • 5:00 pm: Marauders on Main Homecoming Pub Crawl, Sponsored by UMary Alumni Committee, Downtown Bismarck (must be 21+ to participate)
  • 7:00 pm: Home Marauders Hockey Game vs. Montana State, Starion Sports Complex
  • 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Homecoming Dance featuring the Johnny Holm's Band(student activity) Founders Hall
  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am: Homecoming/Alumni Mass, Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Complimentary Homecoming Brunch, Sponsored by UMary Alumni Committee, Crow's Nest Restaurant
  • 1:00 pm: Home Women's Swimming Meet vs. Minnesota State University Moorhead, BSC Aquatic and Fitness Center
  • 2:00 pm: Home Marauders Hockey Game vs. Montana State, Starion Sports Complex