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.
Registration includes an all-inclusive pass for all meals, kettle corn, a football ticket, Gustavus swag item, and entrance into the Rock the Hill concert. Children under the age of 18 eat free. Reunion admission prices varies depending on the class activities.
2015 Schedule of Events
|9:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Registration||Information Desk, Jackson Campus Center|
|10:00 AM||Reunion Class Photos||Christ Chapel|
|10:30 AM||Alumni College||Banquet Rooms, Jackson Campus Center|
|11:15 AM||Celebration of Life & Remembrance Service: Alumni Choir||Christ Chapel|
|11:30 AM||Family Fun Zone: Inflatables, Auntie Wendy's Kettle Corn & Photo Booth||Homecoming Tent|
|11:30 AM - 1:30 PM||All-Gustie Lunch & Beer Garden||Homecoming Tent|
|1:00 PM||Football Game vs. Concordia Moorhead||Hollingsworth Field|
|4:00 - 6:00 PM||5th Quarter Celebration: 80s Cover Band "Retrofit"||Homecoming Tent|
|4:30 - 6:00 PM||100th Football Season Celebration (Program @ 5:00 pm)||Alumni Hall|
|6:30 PM||Reunion Dinners||Banquet Rooms, Jackson Campus Center|
Whether you were recently on campus or haven't been back in years, feel free to take advantage of a campus tour. Current Gusties serve as our knowledgeable tour guides; while out on tour you'll be sure to feel that nostalgia for years gone by while learning more about what it means to be a Gustie today.
Reunion Class Photos
Classes of '11, '06, '01, '96, '91, '86, '81 and '76 are invited to gather in Christ Chapel for an official photo; it's a great way to start the day connecting with your former classmates and catching up before the rest of the day's events get underway!
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. Stay tuned for more details about this year's presenters.
The Homecoming Tent will be open from 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM on Saturday. Enjoy fresh Auntie Wendy's kettle corn, the All-Gustie Lunch (children under 18 eat free) and live music during our 5th Quarter Celebration. For the kids and kids at heart, a photo booth and inflatables will be set up in the Family Fun Zone. We will once again offer a beer garden connected to the Homecoming Tent serving beer from Gustie-owned Bent Paddle Brewing Company and award-winning wine from the local Chankaska Winery.
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|
If you are interested or have offered to help plan your reunion, please check out the Reunion Planning Guide for tips to get things rolling!