NDSU kicked off its Homecoming Week with a student BBQ.

Starting at 11 this morning, students met the royal court as they gathered around for the BBQ.

The event was sponsored by Campus Attractions and NDSU Dining.

A medallion hunt also took place for the kickoff of Homecoming Week, which included clues on where to find the NDSU medallion.

Students say they are excited for the continuation of homecoming events all week long.

"Events for homecoming are very important for students to be involved and to see what's going on on campus," said student Kalley Norr. "We have multiple groups that are planning events and we think it's really important for us to as a Bison community to be involved on campus."

Homecoming events will run all week through the big game on Saturday.