Black Hills State University is preparing for the annual homecoming celebration, which will take place Monday, Sept. 17 through Saturday, Sept. 22. This year’s homecoming theme is “Operation: Swarm Days” to show support for the deployed 842nd National Guard Unit.

The homecoming parade will take place Saturday morning, and all entries are encouraged to follow a military theme. Members of the community are welcome to take part in the parade. Entry forms are available at www.BHSU.edu/SwarmDays.

Other homecoming events include coronation, hike to the H, disc golf tournament, tailgate social, and the homecoming football game versus the Colorado Mesa University Mavericks. BHSU will also host an All-Athletic Reunion immediately following the football game.

All alumni are invited back to campus to celebrate Swarm Week and take part in the various events, including the Alumni Awards Luncheon and the Hall of Fame Banquet. Please note that, for these two events, tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 605.642.6385 to purchase tickets or for more information.

A complete Swarm Days schedule is available at www.BHSU.edu/SwarmDays. For additional information regarding the Swarm Days celebration, call the Student Union Information Center at 605.642.6062.