Gustavus Reunion Weekend

June 2-4, 2023

A Weekend to Remember

Beginning in 2017, we have welcomed back ALL reunion classes (5-year increments) to celebrate the anniversary of their graduation. Reunion Weekend is a chance to relive your college days, reminisce with friends, reconnect with the campus, and remember those classmates who have passed.

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Why You'll Love Reunion Weekend

  1. ReliveFeel like a college student all over again as you walk the halls, go to class (without tests!), grab lunch with your pals, and stay up all night in your dorm. We're giving you the run of the place!
  2. ReminisceMemories will bubble to the surface when you take your first step on the Hill. The sounds, sights, and even smells of your favorite spots on campus are a welcome backdrop as you reflect on how far you've come since graduation.
  3. ReconnectWhether or not you've stayed in touch since college, you'll have plenty of time to connect with your pals and probably make some new ones. And we're pretty sure you'll recognize plenty of faculty and staff around to welcome you back!
  4. RememberHonor the lives and memories of classmates who are no longer with us while taking comfort in the fellowship and the support of your Gustavus community. This place and the people who have shared experiences here are special, and we'll help you lift up that legacy.

What to Expect

Find Fullfillment
in Fellowship

Reunion Weekend is an activity-filled, coffee-fueled, and laughter-rich celebration. Whether you choose to participate in only class-specific programming, or you elect to get a taste of everything that's offered, we encourage you to make the weekend your own!

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Still have questions? Check out some of our most frequently asked.

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Traveling to the Hill

Looking for easy transportation back to campus? We make it easy to plan your trip with these resources for Gusties traveling to or within the Twin Cities metro and Mankato areas.

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Get Involved

Add Your Personal Touch

Are you itching to get more involved with Gustavus and your class? Serving on your Reunion Committee will allow you to meet other passionate Gusties, plug into your classmates’ lives like never before, and you’ll see the fruits of your time and effort as you bask in the glow of a successful Reunion Weekend.

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We know you'll love Reunion Weekend here on the Hill. Don't just take our word for it though. Here's what Reunion Weekend attendees are saying.

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When you come away from a class reunion at Gustavus wishing the weekend didn't have to end, you know it was a successful event. We had all wondered how it would work to have ALL reunion classes on campus at the same time; we needn't have worried. Gustavus came through with flying colors! We're already looking forward to the next reunion in five years!
I initially wasn't convinced/didn't really know what to expect of Reunion Weekend given the change of format, but after attending I see so much potential for reunions to be WAY better than they have been in the past.
The high rating of the reunion experience was a result of the camaraderie of students past and present, the ease in transportation around campus, the wonderful food, the well planned activities, and the sense of connection with Gustavus which is still very much alive and well!
I had the time of my life being with my dear friends, but also connecting with other classmates that I rarely if ever spoke to while at school. It was a very friendly, exciting weekend. Truly a Gustie welcome!
I was definitely on board with the new format and activities but I was afraid my classmates would not be but they LOVED it all, so my expectations were exceeded!!
All meals included; engagement with profs, staff, current students, and other alumni classes; numerous events on & off campus; FELT LIKE HOME AGAIN!
I almost didn't go, but am so glad I did. I loved re-connecting with old classmates and meeting new ones. Enjoyed seeing the changes to GAC and I was reminded why I chose Gustavus in the first place.
I can't remember the last weekend I have had that has been quite so fun and care-free. I feel like I spent my entire weekend laughing and smiling and not worrying about a thing other than being with the people I love at the place I love.

Staff

Meet the Team

Our passionate team of planners, gift officers, and alumni specialists look forward all year around to celebrating Reunion Weekend with you! Keep a look out for us whenever you’re on campus!

Kelsey Backer ’18
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Kelsey Backer ’18

Assistant Director of Alumni & Parent Engagement, Reunion Weekend Coordinator

Luke Hanson
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Luke Hanson

40th Reunion Gift Planner

Mike Nevergall
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Mike Nevergall

25th Reunion Gift Planner

Emily Oberto
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Emily Oberto

10th Reunion Gift Planner and Heritage Scholarships

Karla Leitzman ’13
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Karla Leitzman ’13

Special Gift Officer and Coordinator of Reunion Giving