- Founders Day
UND Founders Day - The 135th Anniversary
February 22, 2018
Founders Day is the annual celebration of our history as an institution, and a time to recognize the outstanding service of our employees. Retirees with 15 years or more of service, employees with 25 years of service, outstanding faculty, departments, advisors, and researchers are honored at a banquet dinner on the last Thursday in February - echoing the first gathering for Founders Day in 1904.
Retirees, 25-Year Honorees & General Admission Tickets
Use this link if you are a retiree or 25-year honoree wishing to order your complimentary Founders Day banquet tickets or to purchase additional tickets for your guests.
UND Department Table Reservations
UND Departments wishing to reserve a table for larger groups should purchase their tickets at the Chester Fritz Auditorium (CFA) box office. Please use the form below to detail attendees, meal choices and methods of payment. The deadline for department table reservations is noon on Friday, February 16th. CFA box office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
NOTE: Award winners wishing to be seated with their department should use the department reservation form and request your complimentary ticket through the Chester Fritz Auditorium Box Office.
For questions regarding table reservations contact the Chester Fritz Auditorium box office at 777-4090.
For all other questions regarding Founders Day contact Ceremonies & University Events at 777-2731 or click here for more information.
Seeking 2018 Founders Day Honorees
Employees with 25 years of service and retiring faculty and staff employees will be honored at the banquet as guests of the university. We request the assistance of all administrators, vice presidents, deans, department chairs, directors, and other supervisors in identifying eligible employees.
To prepare for Founders Day 2018, we request the following information:
1. Names of faculty and staff members who have completed 25 years of service to UND.
- To be honored, individuals must have completed 25 years of service since July 1, 2017 or will complete it by June 30, 2018. (In most cases, these people would have begun their employment at UND between July 1, 1992, and June 30, 1993.)
- Please note that individuals eligible for 25-year recognition whose service at UND has not been continuous may have begun their employment prior to July 1, 1989. In those cases, documentation of cumulative years of service is requested.
- Recognition for 25 years of service is given to all benefited employees, even though they may not be employed on a full-time basis. Please include names of benefited, part-time employees who will complete 25 years of service between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.
2. Names of retired and retiring faculty and staff. To be honored, individuals must:
- have retired since July 1, 2017 or will retire by June 30, 2018;
- have a minimum of fifteen (15) years of service to the university;
- be (or have been) full-time employees or in a benefited, part-time position at the time of retirement (or be completing an approved "phased" retirement); and,
- be making application for or receiving benefits through a UND-related retirement plan.
It is important that your list of eligible honorees include the following information:
- name of the employee
- position/faculty rank currently held
- department or unit
- initial appointment date
- mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address for the employee
- dates of any breaks in service (please identify whether these breaks in service were compensated such as a developmental leave or a leave of absence without compensation)date of retirement (if applicable)
Please submit the names of eligible individuals and supporting information to email@example.com. Please call 777-2731 with any questions about employee eligibility or about the Founders Day banquet.
Award Categories for Founders Day
For more information, contact the Office of Ceremonies & University Events, Stop 7144; Telephone 777-6393; Fax 777-4616, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.