Northern State will keep Gypsy Days name for homecoming

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release)- Upon further review, Northern State University will not pursue changing the name of Gypsy Days. After hearing from a substantial number of stakeholders, the university has elected to withdraw its plans to rename the homecoming celebration.

The university was not looking to address this in the middle of a pandemic, but due to several circumstances, we announced our intention to change the event’s name. We simply are not looking to create more strife during this stressful time.

Now, following a two-year parade hiatus, due to weather and COVID-19, we look forward to celebrating this year’s Gypsy Days events (Sept. 27 – Oct. 2, 2021), and all of the ongoing successes at Northern.

Go Wolves!

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