Blue & White Days

Blue & White Days 2021

Sept. 20 – 26

We look forward to having alumni and friends on campus for Blue & White Days. Out of concern for the health and safety of our visitors, we want to assure you of our efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Safety precautions for Blue & White Days include: 

  • Catering staff will wear masks for all Blue & White Days events
  • We will limit table seating capacity when possible
  • Blue & White Unite, the all-alumni reunion, will be outside under a tent (weather permitting). 

Please email if you have any questions. If you plan to come and haven’t registered yet, register under the “Quick link” section.


Quick links: 

Click here to register for homecoming events.

Click here to register for the Class of 1970’s 50th reunion.
Registration for the class of 1970, including several special events.

Click here to register for the parade.

Click here to order your 2021 Blue & White Days t-shirt!
Orders are due by Sept. 3. 

To view last year's homecoming gallery, click here.
For questions, please email the alumni office or call us at 605-995-2603.

Schedule of Events:

Monday, Sept. 20

7 p.m., DWU Sherman Center
Attend in person or watch the livestream

Thursday, Sept. 23

School of Business, Innovation and Leadership Dedication
11 a.m., Southeast side of campus
Watch it live on our Facebook.

Legacy Banquet
Honoring donors and distinguished alumni
Registration is required

6 p.m., DWU Sherman Center
Watch the livestream here.

  • Dave ’70 and Deanell Quiett ’70 Backlund
    Ron and Sheilah Gates College of Business, Education and Social Science
  • Jim McQuiston ’71
    Donna Starr Christen College of Healthcare, Fitness and Sciences
  • Peary ’66 and Eileen De Vries ’68 Wilson
    College of Arts and Humanities

Friday, Sept. 24

Alumni Registration
9 a.m. - 3 p.m., McGovern Library

Opperman Lecture
Dave ’70 and Deanell Quiett ’70 Backlund
10 a.m., Tiger Café
Watch the livestream here.

Campus Tours
11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Begins at McGovern Library

DWU Volleyball Game
DWU vs. Briar Cliff 
7:30 p.m., Christen Family Athletic Center

Blue & White Unite (**Location Change)
All-alumni reunion
7 p.m., Southeast corner of campus, next to the new School of Business Innovation and Leadership

Saturday, Sept. 25

Parade Alumni Gathering
9:30 a.m., CorTrust Bank parking lot

Homecoming Parade
10 a.m., Mitchell Main Street

Tiger Tailgate
11:30 a.m., Joe Quintal Field

Homecoming Football Game
DWU vs. Hastings College
1 p.m., Joe Quintal Field

Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet
Registration is required
6 p.m., DWU Sherman Center

Sunday, Sept. 26

Mitchell First United Methodist Traditional Worship Service
9:30 a.m., 310 N. Rowley St.

Fusion Contemporary Worship Service
10 a.m., DWU Sherman Center

Homecoming Concert
Wesleyan Choir, Wesleyan Bells, Highlanders, Wesleyan Band
2 p.m., DWU Sherman Center

For Alumni:

Top Song Playlists for Reunion Years

Take it back to your senior year at Dakota Wesleyan University by listening to these top song playlists. Click the links to listen in Spotify!



If you can’t join us during this year’s Blue & White Days, enjoy a few videos to take you back to your time on campus.

The Scotchman by the DWU Highlanders

2020 Blue & White Days Virtual Parade

A Trip Down Memory Lane – Class of 1965

A Trip Down Memory Lane – Class of 1970