Class of 1986

August 2011

25-Year Reunion ― September 30 – October 1, 2011

Hi to the class of 1986!

You should have recently received an invitation to our 25-year reunion.  It is being held on October 1 on the Gustavus campus.  The reunion team has put a lot of thought and effort into the reunion.  The 20-year reunion was terrific and the team has worked to make the 25th even better!

The college has homecoming, reunion and sesquicentennial events scheduled throughout the weekend, starting at 5:00 p.m. on Friday (Alumni Reunions Reception) and ending with a Homecoming Worship Service at 10:30 on Sunday morning.  Check out the schedule at:!

Our class event begins with a gathering in the Dive from 11 to noon.  We are so excited to have the Dive as our landing spot.  It provides easy access to the patio behind Alumni Hall in the hopes the weather is going to be beautiful that day.

Gustavus has a large hospitality tent by the football field and we are all invited to move to the tent at noon and enjoy the football game against Concordia at 1:30.  This is also an excellent location to connect with people from other classes.

After the game, our class gathers again in the Dive for a BBQ.  It’s guaranteed to be a terrific two hours of reconnecting with friends.

Hopefully you have reserved a room (or a camper) for some post-BBQ fun!  Rumor has it there may be a post-BBQ gathering at the Flame.

In honor of our 25th reunion, please consider a donation to Gustavus as a tribute to our class.  Gustavus has made it amazingly simple−just go to  In the comments section, please indicate that this is a Class Gift for the Class of 1986.

Pull out your old Grib, check in with your freshman roommate, talk to your lab partner, call the person you sang next to in choir or played next to in band, email your teammates−encourage them to join you at the reunion.

To register, you can either mail the form that you received in the mail (we’ve enclosed another for your convenience) or register online at

I hope to see you at our 25th reunion celebration on October 1 at Gustavus.  It will be amazing!

Sara Freeman Rekow

1986 Reunion Committee Member