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Sesquicentennial Events

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Explore the many events planned to celebrate the University's founding.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Sesquicentennial


September 29 - October 6, 2018

Saturday, Sept. 29
  • 7:30 a.m. President's Pancake Breakfast (Downtown)
  • 10 a.m. Stompin' Through the Decades Homecoming Parade (Downtown)
  • 2 p.m. Mavericks Homecoming Game (Blakeslee Stadium)
Sunday, Sept. 30
  • 3 p.m. Sesquicentennial Concert (Earley Center for Performing Arts)
Monday, Oct. 1
  • 12 p.m. Founders Day Celebration (The Mall)
  • 2 p.m. Presentation and signing of Bill Lass’s book, “Minnesota State University, Mankato, 1868-2018: A Sesquicentennial History” (Ostrander Auditorium)
Tuesday, Oct. 2
  • 7 p.m. “Two Weeks in May” showing and discussion (Ostrander Auditorium)
Wednesday, October 3
  • 2 p.m. Re-dedication of Wigley Administration Center plaque
  • 3 p.m. Dedication of “Toward Tomorrow” by Thomas Riefe, (Clinical Sciences Building)
  • 6:30 p.m. Ted Paul Theatre Renovation Dedication followed by The Music Man (by invitation only) Earley Center for Performing Arts)
Thursday, October 4
  • 2 p.m. Maverick Icons: Leaders with Big Ideas (ticketed event; Verizon Center)
Friday, October 5
  • 6 p.m. Purple & Gold Gala (by invitation only; Centennial Student Union Ballroom)
Saturday, October 6
  • 7 p.m. The Birthday Bash (Centennial Student Union)
Sunday, October 7
THE ACTUAL BIRTHDAY — and our day of rest!

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