Founders Day

Founders Day - The 137th Anniversary

Founders Day is the annual celebration of our history as an institution and a time to recognize the outstanding service of our employees. Retirees with 15 years or more of service, employees with 25 years of service, outstanding faculty, departments, advisors, and researchers are honored at a banquet dinner on the last Thursday in February to commemorate the founding of the University in 1883.

The 2020 UND Founders Day Banquet will be held at the Alerus Center on Thursday, February 27. The evening's festivities will begin with a social at 5:15 p.m. The banquet will begin at 6:00 p.m. All individuals planning to attend the banquet must purchase/reserve seats in advance.

Retirees and 25-year honorees will receive two complimentary reserved seats to the banquet. Please use the coupon code included in the correspondence you received via email regarding Founders Day. Additional seats are available to purchase for other guests you may have.

Faculty and departmental award winners should claim their complimentary reserved seats through the Chester Fritz Auditorium Box Office. Please contact 701.777.4090.

For general Founders Day questions, please contact Ceremonies & University Events at 701.777.2314 or UND.foundersday@UND.edu.

Registration Instructions: Please read through the following registration information below.

Step 1: Under Session Detail, select your price option. If you are an honoree or award winner, please enter the Coupon Code that was provided to you in the email you received from the president.

Step 2: Under Choose Additional Options, check the small box next to the applicable option(s). Each registrant must check one or more of the following boxes:

  • Retiree (Attending):
    • Banquet Meal Choice
    • Retirement Gift Choice
    • Banquet Meal Choice for Guest (if applicable)
  • Retiree (Not Attending):
    • Retirement Gift Choice
  • 25-year Employee:
    • Banquet Meal Choice
    • Banquet Meal Choice for Guest (if applicable)
  • General Banquet Seats ($25):
    • Banquet Meal Choice

Step 3: Once your selections have been made, click the green 'Add to Cart' button at the bottom of the page.

Available Sessions