Lancer Days

join us for a family-friendly weekend of fun!

Lancer Days 2023 will begin in Yankton on Monday, September 25th with alumni celebrations running from Friday, September 29th through Sunday, October 1st. We can’t wait to see you and celebrate with you! Schedule and registration information coming soon.

Lancer Days Schedule

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All Week

lancer locker

Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Sunday, September 24th

student mass

Time & Location: 9:15 p.m. in Bishop Marty Chapel


Monday, September 25th


Time & Location: 11:30a.m. - 1 p.m. in MMU Welcome Center

Do you have a blue ribbon chili recipe? Find out by competing in the employee chili cook-off! Contact Cindy Sohler or Arielle Kniefl with questions or to sign up. 


Time & Location: 3-3:30 p.m. on the Benny's Lawn

Help us kick off the week with a Lancer Days pep rally! Go Lancers!


Time & Location: 7 p.m. in Marian Auditorium

All are welcome to belt their favorite tune with a live band! Student, staff, and faculty invited. 


Tuesday, September 26th

door decoration competition 

Time & Location: All day on campus

Join the campus-wide door decorating competition for Lancer Days 2023! All door decorations need to be finalized on the evening of Monday, September 25th. Judges will make their rounds on Tuesday, September 26th to judge entries based on school spirit or connection to the homecoming theme, "Tame the Tigers." Prizes will be announced on Friday at noon at Mount Marty Trivia.  

Sign up here!


Time & Location: 8 p.m. in Benny’s

Mount Marty students can play bingo to win swag!


Wednesday, September 27th

lancer soccer games vs. northwestern college

Time & Location: 5 & 7:15 p.m. at Crane-Youngworth Stadium in Yankton, SD

Join us for a soccer tailgate starting at 6 p.m. inside the stadium!

lancer volleyball game vs. morningside university 

Time & Location: 7:30 p.m. in Sioux City, IA


Thursday, September 28th


Time & Location: 8-11 a.m. in The Raven  

Join us in The Raven for coffee and conversation.


Time & Location: 7:30 p.m. in Marian Auditorium

Find out who will be crowned this year’s Lord and Lady Marben! If you were once Mount Marty royalty, make plans to attend – past Lord and Lady Marbens will be recognized during Coronation. (Note: Originally, coronation was scheduled for Friday, but three volleyball players who have an away game on Friday are on homecoming court. Coronation will now be on Thursday!) 

Lancer Days Alumni Open house

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. in MMU Welcome Center

When you arrive in Yankton, stop by campus anytime between 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. to register for your weekend events, pick up your reunion packet, sign the “Alumni Wall,” or look through old photos, archives, and newspaper clippings. Campus tours will be available at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

mount marty trivia

Time & Location: 12 p.m. in MMU South Dining Room

Assemble your classmates or join a table when you arrive! Your team can be all alumni or you can partner with current Mount Marty students, faculty, or staff. Lunch will be available for purchase.

Night with the Lancers

Time & Location: Social begins at 5:30 p.m., event begins at 6 p.m. in Ruth Donohoe & First Dakota Fieldhouse on MMU's campus

Join the Mount Marty community for the Lancer Athletic Hall of Fame and Lancer Club Fundraiser. Heavy appetizers served with a cash bar. 

Register here!


Time & Location: 7 p.m. in Benny’s

Students and prospective students complete challenges and games to win money!


Time & Location: 7:30 p.m. in Sioux Center, IA

lancer days parade

Time & Location: 9:30 a.m. in Meridian District, Downtown Yankton

Join us downtown Yankton for the annual Lancer Days Parade! Consider getting your classmates together to have your own parade entry--a float, vintage cars, or as parade-walkers. If you’d rather enjoy the parade from the sidewalk, meet us along the parade route on 3rd Street. Be sure to wear your Lancer blue and gold!

specials & shopping in meridian district

Time & Location: All Day in Meridian District, Downtown Yankton

After the parade, stay downtown to enjoy Lancer Days specials in the Meridian District!

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alumni honors luncheon

Time & Location: Doors open at 10:30 a.m., program begins at 11:30 a.m. at Meridian Venue, 109 E 3rd St., Yankton, SD

New this year, we’re excited to announce the Alumni Honors Luncheon! At this event, we will honor classes celebrating milestone anniversaries, including anyone in the esteemed Honor Guard, which is reserved for those who are celebrating 50+ year-anniversaries. Members of the Honor Guard will be recognized with the official Honor Guard pin. We will also honor the 2023 alumni award recipients, and class photos will be taken during this event. Lunch will be provided. Registration fee of $20 required. 

Register Here

LANCER MEN's basketball scrimmage

Time & Location: 1:30 p.m. in Cimpl Arena

Come check out the Lancer Men's Basketball Team in an intrasquad scrimmage!

lancer volleyball game vs. northwestern college

Time & Location: 3:00 p.m. in Orange City, IA

lancer tailgate

Time & Location: 3 p.m. at Memorial Park

Are you ready for some football? Us too! Bring your lawn chairs, coolers, and favorite tailgating snacks to Memorial Park for a pre-game tailgate. We’ll meet you there with music, koozies, and plenty of school spirit.

lancers football game vs. dakota wesleyan university

Time & Location: 6 p.m. at Crane-Youngworth Stadium

Cheer on the Mount Marty University Lancers football team as they take on the DWU Tigers under the lights!

Alumni Mass 

Time & Location: 10 a.m. in Bishop Marty Chapel

Return to campus for Sunday morning mass celebrated by Fr. Grant Lacey in the beautiful Bishop Marty Chapel.

fine arts hall of fame

Time & Location: Reception at 11:15 a.m., program at 12 p.m. in Marian Auditorium

Our jam-packed weekend will end with the annual Fine Arts Hall of Fame. Attendees will experience Fine Arts performances intermixed with the Hall of Fame inductions in Marian Auditorium. Join us as we recognize and celebrate the success of the 2023 Fine Arts Hall of Fame Inductees!

Register Here

homerun derby honoring 1st responders 

Time & Location: 2-6 p.m. at Sertoma Turf Fields in Yankton, SD

Join the Lancer Women’s Softball Team and Men's Soccer Team in honoring our community’s 1st responders with a Home Run Derby! Stop by anytime between 2-6 p.m. for community events including activities for kids. 

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