Join in celebrating Mayville State University Alumni Day 2017 on Friday, June 23. Plans are also underway for Mayville-Portland's annual Summerfest June 22-25.

A special invitation is extended to the Mayville State Class of 1977 and their friends! We invite you to come "home" to Mayville State for the Alumni Day festivities and a 40-year celebration!. See more at


2017 Alumni Association Distinguished Honorees




Schedule of Events

Friday, June 23


Guided Campus Tour

2 p.m., starting from the front of Old Main

The Mayville State campus has been transformed over the last several years. Come and see all of the great facility improvements and changes! You'll have a chance to go through the recently completed Health, Physical Education, and Recreation facility, as well as other campus buildings.


Open House

2 to 3 p.m., Birkelo Hall

Updates are underway at Birkelo Hall! Stop by to see how Mayville State is transforming the residence hall for use as a living and learning community for high-achieving students. 


Ice Cream Social

2 to 3 p.m., Military Honor Garden

Come enjoy the music of the First and Farmers Filharmonic and have a tasty treat. The American Legion Avenue of Flags will be on display. Please bring your own lawn chair if you wish to sit.

Reception to Honor the 2017 Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Service Award Recipients


3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Edson and Margaret Larson Alumni and Leadership Center

You are welcome to stop by and celebrate the successes of this year's Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, Richard Balstad ('63) and Don Cavalier ('65), and Distinguished Service Award recipients, Mike Bakken and Jeff Braaten. Braaten will be recognized posthumously.

Click here to see the honoree biographies.


Alumni Association Awards Dinner

6 p.m., MSU Campus Center Luckasen Room

Recognize the accomplishments of the newest Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Service Award recipients.

Tickets for the dinner are $20.00 each, payable in advance. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $25.00 each. 

Click here to see the Alumni Association honoree biographies.

Click here to purchase your Alumni Association Awards Dinner ticket(s) now. 

For ticket information, contact the MSU Foundation at 701-788-4687 or

Alumni and Friends Social

8 p.m. to 12 a.m., Mayville Golf Club

All Mayville State alumni and friends are invited to gather for socializing and refreshments. A cash bar will be available.
A special invitation is extended to the Class of 1977 and their friends! Come out and enjoy a 40-year celebration!