Homecoming

The Great Gustie Gathering
October 6, 2018

The Great Gustie Gathering, otherwise known as Homecoming, happens every fall to celebrate everything good about Gustavus. Return to St. Peter to relive your time on the Hill with your family, fellow alumni, current students, and the greater Gustavus community.

Registration includes an all-inclusive pass for breakfast and lunch, access to affinity-based events and activities for all ages throughout the day, and a Gustavus swag item. Children under the age of 18 eat and celebrate with us for free!

Check back regularly for an up-to-date schedule! 

Register here!

2018 Schedule of Events

8 a.m.

Registration Opens | Information Desk, Lower Level, Jackson Campus Center

8-10 a.m.

Breakfast | Evelyn Young Dining Room

8:45 a.m.

Alumni Choir Rehearsal | Christ Chapel
9 a.m.

Campus Tour | Depart from Lower Level, Jackson Campus Center

Tennis Gala | Swanson Tennis Center, preregistration required

Black and Gold Baseball Scrimmage | Gustavus Field, West of Lund Center, South of the Swanson Tennis Center

9:30 a.m.

Swimming and Diving Alumni/Intra-Squad Pentathalon | Natatorium, Lund Center

Must be a Swimming and Diving alum or current team member to participate. Social to follow. 

9:45 a.m.

Homecoming Worship Service | Christ Chapel

Celebrate with us as we honor our faith tradition, remembering members of the Gustavus family who have died in the past year and enjoying special music from the Alumni Choir under the direction of Dr. Greg Aune.

10 a.m.

Campus Tour | Depart from Lower Level, Jackson Campus Center

Softball Alumni Game | Softball Field, Northwest of Norelius Hall

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Gustie Faire: Marketplace featuring Gustie-owned businesses | Lower Level, Jackson Campus Center
11 a.m.

Football 50 Year Club Luncheon | Banquet Rooms, Jackson Campus Center

Epsilon Pi Alpha 90th Anniversary Celebration | Tables in the Evelyn Young Dining Room

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

All-Gustie Lunch | Evelyn Young Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center

Gustie Greeter Gathering | Gustie Den, Jackson Campus Center

Cabbie Gathering | Gustie Den, Jackson Campus Center

Residence Hall Anniversary Tours | Departing from the Saint Peter Room, Jackson Campus Center, touring College View, Gibbs, Pittman/Valley View, Prairie View, and Arbor View

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Homecoming and Family Fun Zone | Homecoming Tent near Hollingsworth Field

  • Inflatables
  • Petting Zoo
  • Gustie Pub Beer Garden
  • Craft Zone with the Gustavus Education Department
  • Photo Booth
  • Yard Games, including Kubb, cornhole, ladder golf, spikeball, and many more
11:30 a.m. Baseball Alumni Cookout | Gustavus Field, West of Lund Center, South of the Swanson Tennis Center
12 p.m.

Baseball Alumni Game and Current Player/Parent Cookout | Gustavus Field, West of Lund Center, South of the Swanson Tennis Center

1 p.m.

Gustavus Football vs. Concordia Hollingsworth Field

4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Annual Scandinavian Studies Homecoming BBQ | Home of Glenn Kranking '98, address provided at the Information Desk

5 p.m.

Athletics Hall of Fame Reception | Alumni Hall

6 p.m.

Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet | Alumni Hall

Times to be announced
  • Firethorne Throughout the Years | Jackson Campus Center
  • Fresh Off the Hill: Gustavus Young Alumni & Habitat for Humanity Shed Building | Eckman Mall
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma Alumni Gathering | Location to be announced

Alumni Choir
Homecoming
Football Game