Learn more about your new “home state” with a three-day tour aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned motor coach.
This tour of the southern half of the state will offer glimpses of our geography, economy, culture, and heritage. You will see some of North Dakota’s most scenic areas, learn about the challenges and opportunities that are shaping the state, and meet a lot of fine people. Best of all, it’s free! The costs of this trip are underwritten through the generosity of the UND Alumni Association & Foundation and the Office of the President.
From the sprawling farmland of the Red River Valley to the dynamic economic growth
across the state, you will discover what makes North Dakota great! Along the way,
you will meet alumni and friends of the University and residents of our state who
have strong, positive feelings about UND and North Dakota. We hope you will make plans
to join us for this memorable and enlightening event.
Monday, August 15, 2022
Arrive and load luggage
Chester Fritz Auditorium Parking Lot
|7-7:30 a.m.||Check-in||Chester Fritz Auditorium Lobby|
|7:30 a.m.||Orientation||Chester Fritz Auditorium Lobby|
|8 a.m.||Board Bus | Refreshments Available|
|8:15 a.m.||Depart UND/Grand Forks|
|10:45 a.m.||Arrive in Carrington Area||Carrington, ND|
|11 a.m.||Cows & Co. Briefing & Tour|
|11:45 a.m.||“A Taste of Carrington” Lunch - Cows & Co. Creamery|
|12:45 p.m.||Depart Carrington Area|
Tour - Falkirk Coal Mine
|4 p.m.||Depart Falkirk Coal Mine|
|5 p.m.||Arrive in Bismarck - Check into Hotel
Holiday Inn of Bismarck, 3903 State St., 701.680.2663
|5:45 p.m.||Depart Hotel|
|6 p.m.||Social at Heritage Center for tour participants and guests|
|6: 30 p.m.||
Dinner with State Leaders, Legislators, UND Alumni and Friends (Dress Business Casual)
Self-Guided Tours of Museum Galleries Following Dinner
Return to hotel
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Breakfast on your own at the hotel.
GROUP PHOTO DAY | Dress in the new UND Polo given to you at orientation or a UND shirt for group photo.
|7 a.m. (CT)||
Depart hotel and on to Medora
|8:15 a.m. (MT)||Arrive in Medora - Driving Tour||Theodore Roosevelt National Park|
|10:30 a.m.||Free time in Medora|
|11:30 a.m.||Lunch - Badlands Pizza Parlor||Downtown Medora|
|12:30 p.m.||Depart Medora|
|3:45 p.m. (CT)||Arrive Bismarck/Mandan|
|4 p.m.||Briefing and tour||United Tribes Technical College|
|5 p.m.||Depart United Tribes Technical College|
|5:30 p.m.||Arrive Ft. Lincoln State Park||Mandan, ND|
|6 p.m.||Picnic with incoming/current UND Presidential Scholars from Bismarck/Mandan area and their families.||Ft. Lincoln Commissary|
|7:30 p.m.||Return to hotel||Bismarck, ND|
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Breakfast on your own at the hotel.
Dress requirements listed below at the 1:30 p.m. stop.
Check out and load bus
|7:30 a.m.||Depart hotel|
|7:45 a.m.||Security Screening at State Capitol|
|8 a.m.||Tour - North Dakota state Capitol Building|
|9 a.m.||Depart State Capitol Building / Bismarck Area|
|11:45 a.m.||Lunch in Nome at the Nome Schoolhouse||Nome, ND|
|12:45 p.m.||Depart Nome|
|1:30 p.m.||Arrive in Gwinner - Tour Bobcat Manufacturing Plant
1. Tops with at least 1-inch sleeves, no tank tops
2. Full length pants, no capris
3. Closed toe and back shoes, no sandals, or flip flops
4. No photos
5. Tour length - walking 2 miles, no stairs
6. Watch Bobcat Safey Video (13 Min.) REQUIRED
|3:30 p.m.||Depart Gwinner|
|5:30 p.m.||Social and Gathering with UND Alumni and Friends, Legislators and Community Leaders||Fargo, ND Air Museum|
|7 p.m.||Depart Fargo|
|8:15 p.m.||Arrive in Grand Forks/UND||Chester Fritz Auditorium Parking Lot|
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