North Dakota State College of Science students, faculty and staff will celebrate Agawasie Day on Thursday, May 3. Events on the College’s Wahpeton campus will begin at 1:00 p.m., with competitions, inflatables, music, food and numerous attractions taking place throughout the afternoon and evening. The day-long celebration will close with an outdoor street dance for students from 9:00 p.m. until midnight in the parking lot north of Old Main, with music provided by a disc jockey.
The public is invited to participate in the Agawasie Day Car Show, which will take place from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Registration for the car show is free for all participants, including students, faculty, staff and the public. Trophies will be awarded for Best in Show and President’s Choice, as well as 1st and 2nd place Car, Truck and Motorcycle. Additional information and registration is available online at ndscs.edu/agawasie or by calling 701-671-2401.
In 1914, the College published its first yearbook called the Agawasie. The arrival of the annual became a day for celebration, hence the start of the annual Agawasie Day Picnic. While publishing an annual yearbook was discontinued in 2004, the day for celebration still lives on as Agawasie Day and is celebrated every year right before the start of finals.