North Dakota State University Traditions
North Dakota State University is dedicated to supporting all students whether attending classes on campus or online. Core values include community, inclusivity, innovation, and excellence, among others.
The 1919 head football coach encouraged the nickname “Bison” for a strong, fierce mascot. Vast numbers of bison once roamed the prairie of North Dakota. Students and residents of the Fargo community pronounce the mascot with a "z" sound, rather than an "s" sound.
The Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center has a grand entrance known as the NDSU Walk of Pride. It includes floor tiles with the names of NDSU alumni, students, faculty, staff, and fans to show their pride and commitment to NDSU.
NDSU Homecoming is a campus and community celebration that exceeds the expectations of a top research university and successful community. The Homecoming parade, which is held in downtown Fargo, draws thousands of alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community members.
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