The Great Gustie Gathering
The Great Gustie Gathering, known as Homecoming, happens every Fall to celebrate and reminisce on everything good about Gustavus. Return to St. Peter to relive the Hill with your family, fellow alumni, current students, and the greater Gustavus community.
Register below for general admission and Class reunions. Children under the age of 18 eat free. General admission is $25 per ticket and includes all meals, kettle corn, football ticket, Gustavus apparel item, and entrance to the Rock the Hill concert. Reunion admission prices varies depending on the class activities.
Schedule of Events
|9:00-5:00 pm||Registration||Homecoming tent|
|9:00 am||Baseball Scrimmage & Meet Head Coach Baker||Baseball field|
|10:00 am||Tours of Campus, Hillstrom Museum & Linnaeus Arboretum||Meet in Beck Hall|
|10:00-2:00 pm||College & Lutheran Church Archives (open for viewing)||Folke Bernadotte Library|
|10:30 am||Alumni College||Beck Hall classrooms|
|10:30 am||Reunion Class & Family photos with Gus||Beck Hall|
|11:15 am||Celebration of Life & Remembrance Service||Christ Chapel|
|11:30 am||Family Fun Zone: Inflatables, Auntie Wendy's Kettle Corn & Photo Booth||Homecoming tent|
|12:00 pm||All-Gustie Lunch & Beer Garden||Homecoming tent|
|12:00 & 5:30 pm||Nature: A Walking Play||Linnaeus Arboretum|
|1:00 pm||Football & Men's Soccer||Misc.|
|2:00 pm||Play "A visit with Emily Dickinson"||Black Box Theater|
|3:30 pm||Women's Soccer||Soccer field|
|4:00 pm||5th Quarter: Campaign Gustavus Celebration||Homecoming tent|
|4:15 pm||Flood Plain Four||Homecoming tent|
|5:00-9:00 pm||Rock the Hill featuring: DJ Moxie, MVP Smash & The Rockin' Hollywoods||Homecoming tent|
|5:30 pm||Reunion Dinners||Banquet Rooms|
Gusties have a passion for lifelong learning, though maybe not for quizzes. We are proud to offer Alumni College, a series of presentations and lectures by current and emeritus faculty and distinguished alumni.
Campus, Linnaeus Arboretum, and Hillstrom Museum tours will take place at 10:00 a.m., please meet in the atrium of Beck Hall to begin. Speakers will start at 10:30 a.m. in the classroom of Beck Hall.
The Homecoming Tent will be open from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Saturday. Enjoy fresh Auntie Wendy's kettle corn, the All-Gustie Lunch (children under 18 eat free) and live music at Rock the Hill. For the kids and kids at heart, a photo booth and inflatables will be set up in the Family Fun Zone. New this year will be a beer garden connected to the Homecoming tent serving beer and wine.
Rock the Hill
Join us for the inaugural Rock the Hill concert featuring Flood Plain Four, DJ Moxie, MVP Smash, and The Rockin' Hollywoods! Music will run from 12:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Homecoming Tent. Admission to Rock the Hill is included in your Homecoming ticket.
Hotel rooms have been blocked off at the following locations for both Friday and Saturday night options. Reserve yours today and mention Gustavus Homecoming as space is limited!
|Best Western Mankato||$89.99+tax||507-625-9333||Make reservations by August 26|
|Mankato Days Inn||$69.99+tax||507-387-3332||Make reservation by August 26|
|Hilton Garden Inn Mankato Downtown||$119.00+tax||507-344-1111||Make reservation by September 4|
For those interested in planning your reunion, please check out the Reunion Planning Guide for additional details: