Class of 1981
35-Year Reunion, September 30 - October 2, 2016
When we had our 30th reunion 5 years ago, we thought we'd never be able to top that. With some planning, though, we're poised to have a weekend every bit as fun as the last time around! Here's a schedule for the weekend; we hope you'll join us for the entire weekend but welcome you throughout as you're able.
|Friday, September 30|
|6:00 PM||Registration||Beck Hall Atrium|
|6:30 PM||Class of '81 Reception and Dinner||Beck Hall Atrium|
|7:00 PM||Performance by G-Sharp, Gustavus' a capella group||Beck Hall Atrium|
|7:30 PM||Program and Presentation||Beck Hall Atrium|
|Following Dinner||Afterglow||Hilton Garden Inn, Mankato|
|Saturday, October 1|
|9:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Registration||Information Desk, Jackson Campus Center|
|10:00 - 11:00 AM||Alumni Choir Rehearsal||Bjorling Recital Hall|
|10:30 AM||Class of '81 "Easy Ryder Cup" Mini-Golf, Tailgaiting and Reunion Class Photo||Parking Lot near Hollingsworth Field|
|10:30 AM||Alumni College and Kids' Corner||Banquet Rooms, JCC|
|11:15 AM||Celebration of Life & Remembrance Service and Alumni Choir Performance||Christ Chapel|
|11:30 AM||Family Fun Zone: Inflatables, Auntie Wendy's Kettle Corn and Petting Zoo||Homecoming Tent|
|11:30 AM - 1:30 PM||All-Gustie Lunch & Beer Garden||Homecoming Tent|
|1:00 PM||Football Game vs. Concordia Moorhead||Hollingsworth Field|
|2:30 PM||I Am, We Are Social Justice Theatre Performance||Bjorling Recital Hall|
|4:00 - 6:00 PM||5th Quarter Celebration: 80s Cover Band "Retrofit"||Homecoming Tent|
|4:30 - 6:00 PM||100th Football Season Celebration (Program @ 5:00 pm)||Alumni Hall|
|6:30 PM||Class of '81 Reunion Dinner||Banquet Rooms, JCC|
|Sunday, October 2|
|Time TBD||Class of '81 Brunch||Hilton Garden Inn, Mankato|
Friday evening only (dinner + "Cooking With Class of '81" cookbook): $40
Saturday only (breakfast, lunch, dinner, homecoming festvities and cookbook): $50
Friday + Saturday all-inclusive (all festivities and cookbook): $81 (see what we did there?!?)
Sunday brunch: $17
Each registered classmate will receive a copy of the "Cooking with Class of '81" cookbook. If you would like to purchase additional cookbooks to pick up at the reunion, please do so on the registration form ($15/each). If you are unable to attend the reunion but would like to order a cookbook and have it shipped to you ($20/each), please fill out the cookbook order form.
Our class has rooms blocked at two Mankato hotels. Please contact them directly and ask for the Gustavus reunion block.
20 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, Minnesota, 56001
TEL: +1-507-344-1111 FAX: +1-507-344-2129
Mankato City Center Hotel
101 East Main Street • Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: (507) 345-1234 • Fax: (507) 345-1248
Toll Free: (877) 345-5577
Map, Parking and Additional Information
Friday night's festivities will take place in the atrium of Beck Academic Hall, just south of Lund Center and east of the President's Residence. Registration on Saturday will take place on the lower level of the Jackson Campus Center. Please consult the campus map for additional information; parking is open that weekend and will only be ticketed in unauthorized 20-minute or handicapped parking areas.
Did you know...
The Class of 1981 established its legacy when we created the 1981 Class Endowed Scholarship! Our class is paying it forward to the next generation of Gusties. Each year we are helping to support a student to attend the place we love. Thank you for your support, your generosity, and your involvement.
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Barbara Nelson Hutson ’81 tood a new job in September as prospect development and campaign manager at Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, MN. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!
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|Today 10:30–11:30 am||Sunday Worshiping Communityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worshiping-community-20/48979Christ Chapel|
|1–2:30 pm||Theatre Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-gallery/50331The Black Box - Fine Arts Center|
|1:30–3 pm||The Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra Fall Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-gustavus-philharmonic-orchestra-fall-concert-4/49243Bjorling Recital Hall|
|2–3 pm||SCWABBLE w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/scwabble-w-gabe-hwc/49806Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|4–5:30 pm||Shared Spacehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/shared-space-3/49830Kresge Studio - Fine Arts Center|
|Nov 21, 2016 to Jan 27, 2017 All day||ACTION! The Anatomy of Leroy Neiman's Champions, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art November 21, 2016 through January 27, 2017https://gustavus.edu/calendar/action-the-anatomy-of-leroy-neiman-s-champions-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art-november-21-2016-through-january-27-2017/50619Hillstrom Museum of Art|