Homecoming

The Great Gustie Gathering
September 28, 2019

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!

Affinity gatherings and the Football 50 Year Club Luncheon registration will appear once you have added your ticket quantity to the registration form. 

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

Register here!

2019 Schedule of Events

8 a.m.
Registration Opens | Information Desk, Lower Level, Jackson Campus Center
8 - 10 a.m.
Breakfast | Evelyn Young Dining Room
8:30 a.m.
Alumni Choir Fellowship and Rehearsal | Christ Chapel
9 a.m.
Campus Tours | Depart from Lower Level, Jackson Campus Center
 
Specialty Tours I Depart from Lower Level, Jackson Campus Center
  • Uhler Hall - celebrating the 80th anniversary of its opening
  • Rundstrom Hall - celebrating the 70th anniversary of its opening
  • Self-Guided Linnaeus Arboretum Kiosk Tour (available all day)
  • Nobel Hall of Science Renovation Tour- explore the renovations to Nobel Hall** (Meet in the STEAMery Cafe I Nobel Hall)
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Baseball Alumni BBQ and Scrimmage I Baseball Field
9 - 12 p.m.
Softball Alumni Breakfast and Scrimmage: breakfast provided by the current team, alumni scrimmage, home run derby and more | Gustavus Softball Field 
9:45 a.m.
Homecoming Service of Remembrance | 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. Brandon Dean.
10 a.m.
Campus Tours | Depart from Lower Level, Jackson Campus Center
 
Specialty Tours I Depart from Lower Level, Jackson Campus Center
  • Uhler Hall - celebrating the 80th anniversary of its opening
  • Rundstrom Hall - celebrating the 70th anniversary of its opening
  • Self-Guided Linnaeus Arboretum Kiosk Tour (available all day)
  • Nobel Hall of Science Renovation Tour- explore the renovations to Nobel Hall** (Meet in the STEAMery Cafe I Nobel Hall)
Alumni College: Lifelong Learning Opportunities I Beck Academic Hall 
  • "Slavery and The Constitution 1788-2018" I Dr. Greg Kaster, Professor of History and African Studies and 2018 Edgar M. Carlson Award Winner for Distinguished Teaching | Beck 321
  • "The Gladiators of Pompeii" I Dr. Matt Panciera, Associate Professor of Classics and 2014 Edgar M. Carlson Award Winner for Distinguished Teaching | Beck 119
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Affinity Gatherings
  • Theta 100th Anniversary Reunion I Heritage Room, Campus Center
  • Delta 90th Anniversary Reunion I Courtyard Cafe, Campus Center
  • REDs Pregame I Patrick's on 3rd
  • Political Science 50th Anniversary I Old Main Political Science Lobby 
  • Campus Activities Board I Gustie Den, Campus Center
11 a.m.
Nobel Conference Response: Sustainability at Gustavus and Climate Change | Beck Academic Hall Room 301
 
Football 50 Year Club Luncheon: Welcome to the Class of 1973, celebration of the MIAC Championship teams of 1954 and 1959, and Willie Lindquist Day Celebration | Banquet Rooms, Jackson Campus Center  
 
Volleyball vs. Northwestern | Lund Center Forum
 
Campus Tours | Depart from Lower Level, Jackson Campus Center
 
Specialty Tours I Depart from Lower Level, Jackson Campus Center
  • Self-Guided Linnaeus Arboretum Kiosk Tour (available all day)
  • Nobel Hall of Science Renovation Tour- explore the renovations to Nobel Hall** (Meet in the STEAMery Cafe I Nobel Hall)
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Tour and Discussion of New Collection I Hillstrom Museum of Art, Lower Level, Campus Center 
 
Join museum director Donald Meyers '83 (with a potential appearance from Collector/Owner Dan Shogren) to explore Industry, Work, Society, and Travails of the Depression Era: American Paintings and Photographs from the Shogren-Meyer Collection
11 - 1 p.m.
All-Gustie Lunch | Evelyn Young Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center
 
Gustie Faire: Marketplace Featuring Local and Gustie-Owned Businesses | Jackson Campus Center outside of the Evelyn Young Dining Room
 
This year the Gustie Faire will be featuring: Core Health Chiropractic - Darin Wagner '12, Midsommar - Stephan Quie '16, Sam Endres '16, and Tyler Bishop '16, School Shark - Weston Lombard '21 and John Campisi '21.
 
Gustavus Recent Alumni Happy Hour/Pen Pal Event I Homecoming Tent Near Hollingsworth Field
11:30 - 1 p.m.
Gustavus Sign Celebration with the Gustie Greeters I The Gustavus Sign at the College Avenue Entrance
 
Take pictures at the Gustavus sign for the 60th year of it's existence with the Gustie Greeters!
 
Alumni Wine and Canvas | The Dive (limited to the first 25 Alumni guests to check-in at the door) 
 
Gustavus Alumni can enjoy a glass of wine while creating a Gustavus-themed masterpiece!
 
Alumni Board Reunion | Banquet Room TBD, Campus Center
 
Current and former Alumni Board Members come socialize, connect, and enjoy refreshments. 
11 - 5 p.m.
Homecoming and Family Fun Zone I Homecoming Tent outside Hollingsworth Field
  • Face Painting/Guided Crafts with the Gustavus Art/Education Department (11-1 p.m.)
  • Petting Zoo (11-2 p.m.)
  • Inflatables (11-4:30 p.m.)
  • Gustie Pub Beer Garden (11-5 p.m.)
  • Photo Booth (11-5 p.m.)
  • Yard Games, including Kubb, Cornhole, Ladder Golf, Spikeball, and more (11-5 p.m.)
This year the Beer Garden will feature Gustie Owned: Bent Paddle Brewing, Castle Danger Brewery, Spiral Brewery, and Bet Vodka (used in our bloody mary recipe). Alongside, Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery - which will be featured at a number of events on campus during Homecoming weekend.
1 p.m.
Gustavus Football vs. Bethel | Hollingsworth Field
 
Willie Lindquist Day celebrated starting at halftime of the football game | Black and Gold Tent North of the Stadium
4 - 5 p.m.
5th Quarter Celebration: Yard Games and Last Call | Homecoming Tent Outside Hollingsworth Field
4 - 7 p.m.
Scandinavian Studies Homecoming BBQ I Residence of Dr. Glenn Kranking '98 (address given at the info desk in the Lower Level of the Campus Center)
8 - 11 p.m.
IV Play at St. Peter's Oktoberfest I Minnesota Square Park or Block Party (location to be determined by the city)

Alumni Choir
Homecoming
Football Game