Schedule of Events

FarmHouse Fraternity at South Dakota State University
Celebrating 50 Years!

Friday, April 15
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Wine and Cheese Social – South Dakota Art Museum

Kick off a great weekend of celebration enjoying wine and cheese with your fellow brothers and guests.  Attire – Business Casual.  Hosts Rusty (SDSU ’80) & Sheri Antonen.

Saturday, April 16
9:00 a.m. House Tours 

Tours of the new chapter house will be given all day.  Stop by the house to see the all of the hard work put into making the dream of a new house reality.  

10:00 a.m. Founding Fathers Brunch – Pheasant Room, University Student Union – ($15)

A brunch will be held to honor the Founding Fathers of SDSU FarmHouse Fraternity.  This group of men deserve this special time to reminisce about the early days, as well as pass on their memories to the new generation.  Attire – Business Casual.  The cost of the brunch will be complimentary to founding fathers and their guest.  

10:00 a.m. Little Sisters and Housemothers Brunch – Crest Room, University Student Union – ($15)

Past Little Sisters and Housemothers will gather in a relaxed atmosphere to catch up with their fellow sisters.  Attire – Business Casual.  

10:00 a.m. Walking Tours of Campus

Meet at the information desk of the University Student Union to see all of the changes that have been made to the campus in recent years.  

11:00 a.m. Bum Mobile Rides

Meet at the information desk of the University Student Union to get a ride in this great piece of SDSU history.  

1:30 p.m. Ribbon Cutting & Dedication – Chapter House 729 20th Avenue 

Crescent Ceremony

Founding Fathers & New Member Panel

Join us for the culmination of the building project for the Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of the new chapter house.  Following the ribbon cutting, the Crescent Ceremony will be held to recognize the conclusion of the new member education program.  Finally, a panel consisting of both the Founding Fathers and new member of FarmHouse will compare and contrast the past, present, and future of FarmHouse at South Dakota State University.  Attire – Business Casual/Formal.  

3:00 p.m. Decade Gatherings

Remain at the chapter house or gather at a venue of your choosing to gather with alumni from your decade.  These events are to be planned on your own!!

5:30 p.m. Social and Silent Auction – Swiftel Center

The celebration of 50 years of FarmHouse at SDSU has begun!  Many items will be set out for a silent auction.  (Click for more info on the Silent Auction) Attire – Formal.  

6:00 p.m. Group Photo – Swiftel Center

A photo of all Alumni in attendance will be taken.  Attire – Formal.  

6:30 p.m. Founder’s Day Banquet – Swiftel Center – $50

The celebration of 50 years of FarmHouse at SDSU continues.  Tables will be marked with the different decades to allow alumni to sit next to men from their generation.  Jim Tobin (IA ’76) will provide the keynote address for the evening.  Mr. Tobin is the Chairman of the FarmHouse Foundation and a retired Vice President of the Monsanto Company.  After the meal and program, a dance will be held.  Don’t worry, the dance will be held in an adjoining room so conversations can be had late into the night as well.  Attire – Formal.  

Please RSVP by March 25th, 2016.  RSVP Here

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