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MSU cancels 2020 Homecoming week

Due to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference’s decision to suspend all athletic competition through Dec. 31, the Minot State Alumni Association will not hold any in-person events for Homecoming 2020, according to information provided by MSU.

Minot State’s Homecoming 2020 was scheduled for Oct. 5-11.

The decision is based on guidance from public health officials regarding large gatherings. Minot State’s Homecoming celebration traditionally brings thousands of alumni and fans together for its Block Party, President’s Club luncheon, Golden Award dinner, reunions, tailgate, Athletics Hall of Fame induction, and annual football game.

“This was an extremely difficult decision to make, but in light of the suspension of the fall sports season and to protect the health and well-being of both our alumni and fans and the students, faculty, and staff on campus, it was a decision we had to make,” said Janna McKechnie, Minot State director of alumni relations and annual giving. “We are working on celebrating with our alumni with virtual events during the week.”

The Minot State Alumni Association will release events for a virtual Homecoming Week at a later date. For more information and updates on MSU’s Fall 2020 Beavers Restart plan, see their website at MinotStateU.edu/covid.

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