The Great Gustie Gathering
September 25, 2021

Gustavus Homecoming makes a come-back on September 25th, 2021!

The Alumni & Parent Engagement Office invites our fabulous alumni community, parents, and families back to campus to celebrate Homecoming 2021! 

Our office is carefully planning events that will be offered in various formats, locations, and times in order to reach as many members of our community as possible, while focusing on the health and safety of our community. Come as you are and enjoy all that Homecoming has to offer!

 Watch your email, Gustavus Alumni social media, and this page to get the details and register for this epic Great Gustie Gathering. 



 Christ Chapel with flowers
Football game
Nobel Expansion

Homecoming day event schedule
8 a.m.

Registration opens

Information Desk, Lower lever of the Jackson Campus Center

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

9:45 a.m.

Lund expansion preview with Athletics Director, Tom Brown

Beck Hall, Room 101

10 a.m.

Homecoming Service of Remembrance 

Christ Chapel

10:30 a.m.

50 Year Club Football AND 1971 Baseball & Football MIAC Champions 50th Anniversary Reunion Reception

Lunch served at 11:00 a.m.

Banquet Room -- Jackson Campus Center

10:30 a.m.

Class of 1960 Coffee and Fellowship hour

Lunch served at 11:30 a.m.

Banquet Room -- Jackson Campus Center

10:30 a.m.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion alumni and student roundtable discussion with VP Doug Thompson

Center for Inclusive Excellence -- Jackson Campus Center (DIVE)

10:45 a.m.

60th Anniversary Celebration of Christ Chapel

Chad Winterfeldt will lead a tour of the pipe organ at 11 a.m. and 12 noon

Memory Walk featuring memorabilia, photos from the archives, St. John's Bibles, and interactive stations will be open for guests from 10:45 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.

Christ Chapel

11 a.m.

 Alumni College Lectures

Dr. Richard Leitch -- The Korean Peninsula: Diplomacy or Denial?

Dr. Nissa Parmar -- Recovering Our Grandmother's Bones: Female Agency in Folk and Fairy Tales

Beck Hall classrooms

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

Enjoy locally sourced beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks in the Homecoming tent and patio. Experience activities for all ages as you play lawn games, jump in the bounce house or race through the inflatable obstacle course, show off your skills in arts and crafts, and interact with llamas at the Llovable Llama Experience.

Homecoming tent - grassy field next to College View Apartments

11:30 a.m.

Gustavian Weekly 100th Anniversary Gathering

Anderson Atrium

11:30 a.m.

Classes of 1990 and 1991 30th Reunion Mixer

STEAMery Lobby -- Nobel Hall

11:45 a.m.

Class of 1986 35th Reunion Mixer

Party Tent -- President's House Lawn

11:45 a.m.

Courtyard Jazz Celebration

Johns Family Courtyard

12 noon

Alumni College Lectures

Dr. Carlos Mejia Suarez -- Fishing in a Lunar Crater: Writing and Translating Chapter Zero into English

Dr. Charles Niederriter -- Sustainability at Gustavus and the Science Behind It

Beck Hall Classrooms

1:00 p.m.

Gustavus Football v. Concordia

Hollingsworth Field

2:30 p.m.

The Synergy of Arts and Sciences: Exploring the Rob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre

FIKA served in STEAMery lobby at 3:30 p.m.

Rob and Jody Gardner Laboratory Theatre -- Nobel Hall

We at Gustavus are closely monitoring the local and national status of the Delta variant 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.

Visitors to campus need to follow the current campus COVID-19 protocols, which may change throughout the year based on transmission rates in the county, state, and on campus. Daily visitors do not need to be vaccinated, show proof of vaccination, or take a COVID-19 test before coming to campus.

Currently, all Gustavus employees, students, and visitors are required to wear masks indoors. 

If you're interested in learning more about Gustavus's overall response to COVID-19, please visit the website https://gustavus.edu/covid/.