BHSU Swarm Days

Get ready for 2018 Swarm Week! The celebration will take place Sept. 23-29

Swarm Week 2018: Sting Goes Worldwide

Get ready for 2018 Swarm Week! The celebration will take place Sept. 23 - 29.

Black Hills State University's annual Swarm Week will kick off Sunday, September 23 and run through Saturday, September 29. Events will be held throughout the week.

The parade theme is "Sting Goes Worldwide". We encourage you to design your parade entry that includes this theme. Submit your parade entry form today!

After the parade, be sure to join the Tailgate Social held on the Joy Center Patio.

Then following the parade and tailgate, come and cheer on the BHSU football team!

Schedule of Events


Hypnotist- Lizzy the Dream Girl (Sponsored by CAB) | JLR @ 10:30pm

Balloon Drop | Student Union Atrium @ Midnight


Banner Competition Judging

Department/Office Decorating Competition Judging

World Fair | Campus Green @ 5pm-7pm

Dinner will be served


Pep Rally (Sponsored by Jacket Pack) | Lyle Hare Stadium @ 6pm

Step Afrika (Sponsored by CAB) | Meier Recital Hall @ 8pm


*Voting for King and Queen* | 8am-7pm Student Union & 8am-1pm Library

Kiddie Carnival (Sponsored by Reading Council) | Underneath Jonas Skywalk @ 4-6pm

Outdoor Moving Showing: Jumanji- Welcome to the Jungle | Campus Green @ 8pm


Rec Sports Field Day | Campus Green @ 1:00-3:00pm

Coronation | Meier Hall @ 7:00pm

Burning of the BH | Meier Circle- Directly following Coronation

Bonfire | Crow Peak Recreation Area @ 9pm


*Alumni Awards Luncheon | Joy Center @ 12:00pm

Hike to the H co-sponsor COLP | Meet in Student Union Atrium @ 3:00pm

Float Prep | Young Center Field House @ 5:00pm-9:00pm

*Hall of Fame Banquet | Jacket Legacy Room @ 6:00pm

Homecoming Dance | Besler’s Cadillac Ranch @ 8:00pm-11:00pm


Swarm Days Parade | Jackson Blvd. and Main Street @ 10:00am

Tailgate (Sponsored by Jacket Pack) | Campus Hillside @ 11:15am

BHSU Football Game | Lyle Hare Stadium @ 1pm


Snack Shack | Student Union Atrium @ 11:00am-1:00pm

Helpful Links

Are you coming to BHSU Swarm Days and need a place to stay? This website offers a list of hotels in the surrounding area.