Created By: North Dakota State University
Pride. Tradition. Family. These are just some of the words that students and alumni have described North Dakota State University. Since 1890, NDSU has impacted Fargo, North Dakota, United States, and the world with its academics and research. Not only are its academics rich, but the university’s history as well. This walking tour was created to honor NDSU’s history and tell its story that not many people know about. Many of NDSU’s building were named after people who impacted the campus and made improvements for future generations of students. Professors like Minard, Putnam, Ladd, and Stevens believed in NDSU in the early years and knew its potential before anyone else.
We also wanted to tell the story of the different aspects of our school like how our school song came to be created as well as our mascot that we still use today. We even tell the story about some of our new buildings on campus such as the SHAC. Much has changed since NDSU open its doors for the first time, but our tradition, pride, and family like qualities will only grow with time.