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|
|9:00 - 10:00 AM||Alumni Choir Rehearsal||Christ Chapel|
|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, Jackson Campus Center|
|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 & Photo Booth||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|
|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, Jackson Campus Center|
|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.
5 days ago
Jo Gjertson- Frederiksen ’81 is the director/dancer of the School for Education in Dance. She received her Ed.D. art and art education from Teachers College, Columbia University 2/10/2016. 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 6 pm||Men's Soccer at Viterbo (Exhibition)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-soccer-at-viterbo-exhibition/48482La Crosse, Wis.|
|Sep 1 4 pm||Women's Soccer at Nebraska Wesleyanhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-soccer-at-nebraska-wesleyan/48498Lincoln, Neb.|
|7 pm||Men's Soccer at Wartburghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-soccer-at-wartburg/48481Waverly, Iowa|
||New Student Orientationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-student-orientation-12/39930Gustavus Campus|
|Sep 2 2 pm||Volleyball vs. Elmhurst (Elmhurst College Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-elmhurst-elmhurst-college-tournament/48578Elmhurst, Ill.|
|3–4 pm||Convocation for New Students and Familieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/convocation-for-new-students-and-families-2/49287Christ Chapel|