The Great Gustie Gathering
October 1, 2016
The Great Gustie Gathering, otherwise 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 breakfast and lunch, Alumni College, the Family Fun Zone, a football game ticket, Gustavus swag item, and entrance into the "5th Quarter" entertainment. Children under the age of 18 eat and celebrate with us for free. Reunion admission prices vary depending on the class activities.
2016 Tentative Schedule of Events
|9:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Registration||Information Desk, Jackson Campus Center|
|10:00 - 11:00 AM||Alumni Choir Rehearsal||Bjorling Recital Hall|
|10:00 AM||Reunion Class Photos||Evelyn Young Dining Room, JCC|
|10:30 AM||Alumni College and Kids' Corner||Banquet Rooms, JCC|
|11:15 AM||Celebration of Life & Remembrance Service and Alumni Choir Performance||Christ Chapel|
|11:15 AM||"Fresh Off the Hill" Celebration with the Classes of '15 and '16||Complex Fire Pit|
|11:30 AM||Family Fun Zone: Inflatables, Petting Zoo and Auntie Wendy's Kettle Corn||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|
|2:30 PM||I Am, We Are Social Justice Theatre Performance||Bjorling Recital Hall|
|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, JCC|
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 Evelyn Young Dining Room 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 Gustie-owned 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, petting zoo 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 and award-winning wine from the local Chankaska Winery.