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

 9:00-5:00 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 Class Reunion & Family photos with Gus Beck Hall
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
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

Alumni College

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.

Homecoming Tent

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

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

Fall Reunion Classes

Class of 2010 Class of 2005 Class of 2000 Class of 1999

Class of 1995 Class of 1990 Class of 1985 Class of 1980

Class of 1975

 For those interested in planning your reunion, please check out the Reunion Planning Guide for additional details:

 Reunion Planning Guide