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Hobo Day: October 31, 2020

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What one thing unites campus, community, and over 100 years of Jackrabbits? Say it loud: Hobo Day! The 2020 Hobo Day Committee invites you to help us celebrate our homecoming tradition on October 31st. 

Update on Hobo Day 2020

Through many conversations and planning meetings with university officials and other stakeholders, the committee recognized not having a fall football season at SDSU was a distinct possibility. As plans and information progressed, the Hobo Day Committee understood hosting the annual Hobo Day parade would create logistical challenges and significant health and safety concerns for attendees in the midst of a global pandemic. As people are paramount to the celebration of Hobo Day, the decision was made not to hold the annual Hobo Day parade this fall. These are challenging times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the lives of everyone. The spirit of Hobo Day, however, is one thing that will remain intact. The committee will continue to foster celebration around this beloved tradition in new ways.

Link to official press release from South Dakota State University: https://www.sdstate.edu/news/2020/08/south-dakota-state-university-hobo-day-statement 

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South Dakota State University Hobo Day Statement

South Dakota State University officials and the 2020 Hobo Day Committee continued to meet over the summer and explore options as pertaining to this year’s Hobo Day celebration.