The Great Gustie Gathering
October 8th, 2022

Gustavus Homecoming hoopla is for families and alumni alike!

The Alumni & Parent Engagement Office invites our fabulous alumni community, parents, and families back to campus to celebrate Homecoming 2022! 

Our Gustavus Homecoming celebration offers fun and engagement for each and every member of our Gustavus community. Families make memories together while playing and learning on the Hill, recent grads visit their home away from home, alumni receive updates on what’s buzzing on campus, and someone new is exposed to our incomparable Gustie spirit.

CLICK HERE to visit the livestream for the 10 a.m. Service of Remembrance. 
View the Gustavus Homecoming Schedule of Events HERE

A family lays on the grass watching the Gustavus football game

Homecoming day event schedule 2022
8 a.m.

Registration opens

Scavenger Hunt Opens

Information Desk, Lower lever of the Jackson Campus Center

GooseChase mobile app - Game code: KKM18QP

8-10 a.m. 


Evelyn Young Dining Room

8:45 a.m.

Alumni Choir food and fellowship time

Warm-up and rehearsal begins at 9 a.m.

Christ Chapel

9 a.m.

Campus Tours

Guided Arboretum Tour

Depart from lower level of Jackson Campus Center

Depart from Interpretive Center at the Gustavus Arboretum

9 a.m. - 12 noon

Baseball Alumni BBQ and Scrimmage

Gustavus Baseball Field

9:30 a.m.

Arboretum Fun Run and Walk for Gusties of All Ages

Start and Finish line at Arb entrance near the President's House

Snacks available for participants!

10 a.m.

Homecoming Service of Remembrance 

Campus Tours

Guided Arboretum Tour

Our Gustavus Experience Panel with current students and Alumni Board members

Christ Chapel

Depart from lower level of Jackson Campus Center

Depart from Interpretive Center at the Gustavus Arboretum

Beck 101

10 a.m. - 12 noon

Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library 50th Birthday Open House

Almond bars and refreshments available

Remarks at 11:15 a.m.

Children's Story hour with Gustie authors at 11:30 a.m.

Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Annual Swimming and Diving Alumni/Intrasquad Pentathlon

Vic Gustavus Pool
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Softball Alumni Breakfast and Scrimmage

Gustavus Softball Field
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Celebration of Women in Athletics in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Title IX Open House

Frost Your Own Cookies available

Lund Center Third Floor Student Lounge

*pick up your Title IX t-shirt here!

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Celebration of 145 years of History at Gustavus - Affinity Gathering

Student Senate 80th Aniversary Gathering

Beck 301

Featuring research update from Kate Aguilar: “A Lab of their Own: Sport History, the Black Athlete, and Gustavus' Inaugural Humanities Lab” and Greg Kaster: “Podcasting Gustavus and the Liberal Arts”

Beck 201

11 a.m.

Campus Tours

Alumni College Lectures: Lifelong Learning

Dr. Matthew Panciera: The Most Remarkable Epitaph of the Ancient Roman Freedwoman, Allia Potestas (mature content included)

Dr. Lai Sze Tso: Social Media Platforms to Improve Global Sexualities, Rights, and Policies--Applications, Successes, and Lessons for R&D Efforts for Vulnerable Groups

Depart from lower level of Jackson Campus Center

Beck Hall Classrooms

11 a.m.

50 Year Club Football AND MIAC Championship teams of 1952, 1972 and 1987 Reunion Reception 

Three Crowns Banquet Room -- Jackson Campus Center

11 a.m. - 12 noon

Instrument Show and Tell with current student musicians

Simply Science! Family-friendly hands-on science experiements with current Gusties

Station 1 - Geology - Water table experiments and fossil dig (Nobel 1140, Nobel 1345)

 Station 2 - Chemistry - Make your own slime, Color changing solutions, Liquid nitrogen marshmallows (Nobel North Atrium, STEAMery Lobby)

Station 3 - Physics - Potential Energy Poppers, jumping rings, and angular acceleration spinner (STEAMery lobby)

Bjorling Concert Hall Lobby

Nobel Hall of Science

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

All Gustie Lunch

Evelyn Young Dining Room

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Homecoming Gustie Pub and Family Fun Zone

Petting zoo, Inflatables, Mini golf, crafts, and much more! Enjoy beer from Gustie-owned breweries, Chankaska wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks in the Homecoming tent and patio. 

Homecoming tent - grassy field next to College View Apartments

11:15 a.m.

Gustavus Choir 90th Anniversary Lunch

Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch served at 11:15 a.m., remarks at 11:40 a.m.

Alumni Hall

11:30 a.m.

55th Anniversary of Founding of Black Student Organization

Heavy hors d'oeuvres available

Update on campus Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging given at 12:15 p.m.

Center for Inclusive Excellence

11:30 a.m.

Story Hour at the Library with Gustie Authors

Spike Carlsen ‘74 - A Splintered History of Wood

 Kristin F Johnson ‘92 - Fearless

Kathryn Sonsteby ‘05 - Fetch!: Pugs

Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library

12 p.m. 

LineUs Performance

Sustainability Tour with Kari Wallin

Evelyn Young Dining Room

Departs from lobby of Olin Hall

12:45 p.m.

Title IX Anniversary Awards Presentation and Group Photo

Soccer Field

1:00 p.m.

Gustavus Football v. St. Scholastica

Hollingsworth Field

1:45 p.m.

Gathering of female athletes for Half Time show

Hollingsworth Field

We at Gustavus are closely monitoring the local and national status of the COVID-19 virus. We are currently planning for a fully in-person Homecoming celebration while following guidance from the CDC, MN Department of Health, and the Gustavus COVID Response Team. In the event we must dramatically change our plans and cancel this event, refunds will be issued.

Homecoming Service of Remembrance Livestream- 10 a.m. CDT

Saturday, October 8th, 2022

View the bulletin for the Homecoming Service of Remembrance.