Blue & White Days 2020 Update
BLUE & WHITE DAYS ACTIVITIES FOR ALUMNI ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2021
Due to COVID-19, and out of care and concern for the health and safety of the entire Dakota Wesleyan University community, all reunion activities for alumni, including the Legacy Banquet, Blue & White Unite and the Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet, will not happen as originally scheduled in September 2020.
These events and the milestone reunions that would have been celebrated in 2020 will be rescheduled to coincide with Blue & White Days 2021. Those dates are Sept. 23-26, 2021.
Tickets already purchased for Blue & White Days 2020 will be refunded in full.
Sept. 21 – 26
Schedule of Events
Rescheduled to Blue & White Days 2021
- Legacy Banquet
- Alumni Registration
- Opperman Lecture
- Campus Tours
- Blue & White Unite
- Parade Alumni Gathering
- DWU Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet
Spirit Cruise Sept. 21-26
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and following guidance from local and state officials, Dakota Wesleyan University has decided to cancel this year’s Blue & White Days homecoming parade.
Instead DWU will be offering something different for community members as an alternative to the traditional homecoming parade. Members of the Mitchell community are encouraged to participate in what will be referred to as a ‘Spirit Cruise.’
Patrons are encouraged to drive by the DWU campus during the week of Blue & White Days, Monday-Saturday, Sept. 21 – Sept. 26, 2020. The university will be widely decorated during homecoming week, and the spirit cruise is an opportunity to participate in a Wesleyan pride ride.
The route will make a loop around campus utilizing the following streets: McCabe Street, W. University Avenue, Norway Avenue, S. Duff Street, Andrews Street and circling the cul-de-sac back on to McGovern Avenue.
DWU clubs, organizations, departments and athletic teams will decorate sections of campus along the route – similar to decorating a float for the parade.
Members of the Mitchell community are also encouraged to decorate their home or business. Whether it is a business front, driveway or sidewalk at home, or neighborhood, Mitchell residents and business owners are invited to join in the fun. A prize will be awarded for ‘best spirit’ to one residential community member or family, as well as one local business. To participate, take a photo of your decorations at your business or home and post to social media using the hashtag #DWUCruise2020. Winners will be selected following the Sunday of Blue & White Days.
Additionally, the DWU CHAOS student science club will be going around the community again this year offering to paint Tiger head logos on sidewalks, driveways and business fronts. Visit https://store.dwu.edu/Chaos/ for more information.
“We’re excited that we can offer the community something different this year and still keep the Wesleyan spirit alive despite the cancelation of the traditional parade,” said Jan Larson, director of marketing and communications at DWU. “The ‘spirit cruise’ is a safe alternative and something a little fun for area families to do while still celebrating DWU’s annual Blue & White Days.”
Friday, Sept. 25
JV & V Volleyball
6 and 7:30 p.m., Christen Family Wellness Center
Saturday, Sept. 26
Homecoming Football Game
DWU Football vs. Dordt University
1 p.m., Joe Quintal Field