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The Alumni Association

The Alumni Association is the collective body of Gustavus graduates and former students, counting nearly 29,000 members. Each alumnus/a is a lifetime member of the Association due to their time on “the Hill” and is encouraged to be a Gustie for Life - connected with the College, its mission, and its legacy. Read more about the history of the Alumni Association.

Alumni Board of Directors

Leaders in Strategic Planning and Implementation

The Alumni Board of Directors is the strategic planning group who serves on behalf of the Alumni Association and its members to advise and support the central mission of Gustavus - preparing students through a liberal arts undergraduate education for lives of leadership and service in society. The Board’s Strategic Committees include: Communication, Recognition, Philanthropy, and Programming.

Current Alumni Board Members 

Class Officers

Ambassadors Connecting Classmates with One Another and the College

One way to give back to Gustavus is serving your fellow classmates as a class officer. Alumni volunteers are needed to help write class letters, plan class events, and more. Alumni who are interested in serving as a class officer may email or complete the form above.

Class Officer Roster | Class Officer Guide 

Reunion Committees

Ambassadors Helping Plan and Promote Reunion Weekend

Every five years, each class celebrates their time and experiences at Gustavus through an in-person reunion. Planning and executing these events are led by a committee of volunteers comprised of your classmates, with support from the College. Individuals who would like to express interest in serving on their reunion committee may email or complete the form above.

Chapter Officers

Ambassadors Connecting Gusties by Geographical Area

Chapter officers are central to the the Association’s work of deepening affinity for Gustavus and engaging alumni across the globe. Each chapter officer is an important ally in supporting alumni networking and social connections both nationally and internationally, and also serves as a liaison for connecting work of the campus community with the local area (admission, advancement, student travel, etc.). Successful chapters have an active and engaged committee that organizes events regularly and maintains consistent contact with the College.

Learn More - Read the Chapter Officer Guide

Gustavus Recent Alumni Steering Committee

Strategic Engagement for Gusties in Their First Five Years

Gustavus Recent Alumni may be the most important constituency in the growth of the Association. GRA comprises those who have graduated within the last five years. Through GRA, the Association engages our most recent graduates through professional, social, educational and community-service events. Individuals who would like to express interest in serving on their reunion committee may email

Be a Mentor

Offer Advice and Support to Students

Gusties always like to help other Gusties. To facilitate meaningful connections between alumni and students, Gustavus has a robust student mentorship program. The program runs November through April each year, during which mentoring pairs are expected to make contact at least once per month. Conversation starters are provided to offer guidance on discussion topics. Mentors help students prepare for the transition to professional life after graduation, provide coaching, assist in building a professional network, and more. Click here to learn more and register as a mentor.

Host a Student Intern

Help Students on Their Path to Career

Internships provide students hands-on opportunities to learn and apply their educations in real-world situations. This experiential learning is critical in helping them develop as individuals and professionals. If your organization is looking for highly-motivated student interns, or offer internships for college students, be sure to flag those opportunities for the Gustavus Career Development office by emailing

Refer a Gustie

Share the Good News of Gustavus with High Schoolers You Know

If you know a high school student who is interested in learning more about Gustavus, encourage them to consider learning more and submit their names to the Gustavus Office of Admission. Students referred by alumni, parents, friends, and current students are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship per year throughout their time at Gustavus. Complete this form to learn more and refer students to Gustavus.