Black Hills State University’s Swarm Days will kick off Monday, Sept. 14 and run through Saturday, Sept. 19. Community events including Homecoming week highlights include a Kiddie Carnival Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. on the campus green; Coronation and Homecoming Dance Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Jacket Legacy Room; Alumni Awards Luncheon Friday, Sept. 18 at 11:30 a.m. in the Student Union Jacket Legacy Room; and Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet Friday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Jacket Legacy Room. BHSU is also hosting reunions for KBHU-FM and volleyball during this year’s Swarm Week.
Spirit Night will be held as the BHSU volleyball team takes on Dickinson State University Friday, Sept. 18.
“Starring Sting” is this year’s theme for the Swarm Day parade. Parade entries are encouraged to design floats with the Yellow Jacket (Sting, the mascot) in the lead role of favorite movies. To enter a float in the parade contact Amanda Reed at Amanda.Reed@yellowjackets.BHSU.edu.
After the parade, Kory and the Fireflies will perform at the Tailgate Social held at the Young Center parking lot. Then following the parade and tailgate, come and cheer on the BHSU football team as they host Mayville State.
Sept. 14-19 Swarm Days Schedule of Events
Monday, September 14
• Carnival on the Green - 1 p.m.
• BBQ in the Hive - 5 p.m.
Tuesday, September 15
• Flag Football - 5 p.m.
Wednesday, September 16
• Hike to the H - 3:30 p.m.
• Kiddie Carnival - 4 p.m.
• Movie on the Green - 8 p.m.
Thursday, September 17
• Coronation - 7 p.m.
Friday, September 18
• Disc Golf Tournament
• Alumni Awards Luncheon - 11:30 am - Jacket Legacy Room (tickets available by contacting Tom Wheaton at 642-6385 or Tom.Wheaton@BHSU.edu)
• Float Prep - 5 p.m. - Young Center Field House
• Hall of Fame Banquet - 6 p.m. - Jacket Legacy Room
• KBHU 35th Reunion - 6 p.m. - the Hive
• Spirit Night at the Volleyball Game - 8 p.m. - Young Center
Saturday, September 19
• Parade - 10 am
• Tailgate - 11 am - Young Center Parking Lot
• Football Game vs. Mayville State- 1 p.m. - Lyle Hare Stadium
• All Volleyball Reunion - 5:30 p.m. - Young Center Hall of Fame Room
Sunday, September 20
• Second Annual Yellow Jacket 5K & 10K Run/Walk- 7:45 a.m. registration, 8:30 race begins- Lyle Hare Stadium
For more information visit www.BHSU.edu/SwarmDays.