Homecoming truly is a special time of year – a time when alumni, students, staff, faculty and community members all come together to celebrate their Bulldog pride!

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Game Schedules

Gold Champ

Bulldog Ticket Information | Tailgating Information | UMD Athletics

Friday, October 15 @ 12:00 PM (UMD Women’s Hockey vs. Wisconsin)
Friday, October 15 @ 4:07 PM (Ice Breaker: Providence vs. Minnesota State)
Friday, October 15 @ 6:00 PM (UMD Volleyball vs. Minot State)
Friday, October 15 @ 7:37 PM (Ice Breaker: UMD Men’s Hockey vs. Michigan)
Saturday, October 16 @ 12:05 PM (UMD Football vs. Concordia St. Paul) 
Saturday, October 16 @ 4:00 PM (UMD Volleyball vs. Mary) 
Saturday, October 16 @ 4:07 PM (Ice Breaker: TBD vs. TBD)
Saturday, October 16 @ 7:37 PM (Ice Breaker: TBD vs. TBD)
Sunday, October 17 @ 1:00 PM (UMD Women’s Hockey vs. Wisconsin)

Alumni & Friends

In-Person and Virtual Events

Virtual Bulldogs Behind the Scenes


Wednesday, October 13

Join Matthew Jahnke, UMD Greenhouse Manager, for an exclusive look at the UMD Greenhouse and conservatory! Guests will be guided through the tropical plant collection housed at UMD, with a focus on unique, unusual, and rare plants.

The recorded version will be posted on our YouTube channel next week. Check it out at UMDAlumni

Homecoming Beer & Cider Sampler

Beer Tent

Saturday, October 16 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Lot M-2 | $10 per person

You're invited to enjoy local craft beverages at the Homecoming Beer & Cider Sampler. Registered guests will receive a complimentary Bulldog sampler glass with the purchase of their $10 ticket. Tickets for the sampler event are limited. All guests must be 21 and older. 

Learn more & RSVP

Student Association Alumni Homecoming Tailgate

Student Association Tailgate

Saturday, October 16 | 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Lot C | $15 per person

Everyone who was involved with SA at any level is invited to attend. We will gather in Lot C before the Bulldogs football game, and will have a nice spread of food for all in attendance. Current SA members will also be in attendance, so you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about what we are up to for the 2021-22 academic year.

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Student Homecoming Days

Service Sunday

  • Date: 10/10/21
  • Time: 10am-2pm
  • Description: Perform a random act of kindness and help make our community a better place! If you're involved with a Student Club/Organization, make sure to help pick up trash in Duluth!

Merch Monday

  • Date: 10/11/21
  • Time: 10am-2pm
  • Location: Kirby Garage
  • Description: FREE MERCH! Stop by the Kirby Garage to receive a free bag of homecoming merch. The first 150 students to arrive will receive a bag filled with a t-shirt, fanny pack or bucket hat, custom homecoming cups, and more! Supplies are limited. 

Top the Tater Tuesday

Top the Tater Tuesday (Homecoming 2019)
Top the Tater Tuesday (Homecoming 2019)
  • Date: 10/12/21
  • Time: 11am-2pm
  • Location: Kirby Garage and Terrace 
  • Description: Top the Tater is coming back to UMD! Join the Kirby Program Board and Top the Tater for free snacks and games for a chance to win merchandise. To be entered in a Top the Tater giveaway, follow @kpbumd, @topthetater and tag three friends in our TTT post for a Top the Tater cooler and more!

Waffle and Wing Wednesday 

  • Date: 10/13/21
  • Time: 8:00am-11am
  • Location: Kirby Garage 
  • Description: Start your day off right by having a yummy breakfast made up of Waffles and Chicken Tenders! Be on the lookout for a strange surprise at the event!

Loco for Local Businesses 

  • Date: 10/14//21
  • Time: 10am-2pm
  • Description: Go out and explore the wonderful local businesses Duluth has to offer! Visit the businesses listed below for homecoming week deals. See posters for discounts and  all discounts require a valid UMD Student ID :)

Bulldog Country Fair Friday

Students as Homecoming Fair
Bulldog County Fair (Homecoming 2018)
  • Date: 10/15/21
  • Time: 11am-3pm
  • Location: Kirby Terrace 
  • Description: Fair food for a DOLLAR!! Yes, $1! Play some lawn games to get a chance to win homecoming merchandise or buy it for $5.

Homecoming Game/Tailgating!

football game 2018
Bulldog Football game (Homecoming 2018)
  • Date: 10/16/21
  • Time: 9am-11pm
  • Location:  Tailgate area in Lot C
  • Description: Stop by our text to get coffee and hot chocolate! Pick up any last minute homecoming shirts for $5 and everything else for $1!