Alumni Engagement

Gustavus values gathering and connecting with Gusties old and new and all who have given of their time, talent, and resources to the College. It is in this spirit that we describe the ways in which the College and alumni interact with one another.


GraduationClass Reunion


We Gather

Homecoming | Spring Reunions | Summer Gatherings

The building of relationships is a critical part of what it means to be a Gustie. From the first day on the Hill to a 60th Class Reunion, Gustavus is an integral part of maintaining relationships for alumni and friends of the College. Gustavus offers a variety of ways for alumni and friends of the College to gather together. 

We Connect

Gusties Connect | Gribly | What's Next Initiative (coming Soon) | Social Networking

A connection to Gustavus and the resources offered by the College and College Alumni is a critical part of navigating the world after time on the Hill. Gustavus is committed to connecting graduates old and new so that they may fully utilize the College and the resources it offers.

We Give

Make A Gift | Gifts of Service | Mentoring | Refer a Gustie

The gift of a Gustavus expereince is made possible through the time, talents, and resources of the Gustavus community. Financial gifts ensure student access to the finest faculty and opportunites the College can provide. Through mentoring and direct service students see first hand what it means to live a life of service after time on the Hill.

In addition to the ways to gather, connect, and give mentioned above, Gustavus also encourages alumni stay connected to the College through these events.

  • Faculty and Administrator Service Awards Dinner- The College and the Gustavus Alumni Association recognizes retirees and the commitment of faculty and administrators who have served the College 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years. The event typically is held the final day of spring semester classes.
  • Gustavus Alumni College- The Alumni Association offers alumni an opportunity to strengthen their passion for lifelong learning through innovative, intellectual and interactive seminars lead by Gustavus faculty, staff and fellow alumni. Alumni College is held in conjunction with Homecoming in the Fall and Spring Reunions.
  • Alumni BanquetThe annual Alumni Banquet is a celebration of the Gustavus Adolphus Alumni Association, the accomplishments, contributions, and profound impact of alumni to Gustavus, their communities, and greater society. During the banquet, the College recognizes the year's Alumni Association award winners, a group of outstanding Gustavus alumni and friends who each day live out our five pillars of service, community, justice, excellence and faith.
Upcoming events
Date Event
Today 46 pm Gather with President Bergman - Napleshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gather-with-president-bergman-naples-2/59685Home of Denny '72 and Jeanne Anderson Lind '74
57 pm Plant Your Philanthropy!https://gustavus.edu/calendar/plant-your-philanthropy/60259Cec Eckhoff Alumni Hall
Mar 25 68 pm Gather with President Bergman - Washington D.C.https://gustavus.edu/calendar/gather-with-president-bergman-washington-d-c/59575Home of David Magee '83
Mar 26 46 pm Greater Mankato/Gustavus Collaborativehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/greater-mankato-gustavus-collaborative/60260Mankato Area Foundation at Shared Spaces; 127 S 2nd Street, Suite 100, Mankato, MN 56001
Apr 3 Gustie Gear Dayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustie-gear-day/59370Wherever you are!
Apr 9 68 pm Gather with President Bergman - Seattlehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gather-with-president-bergman-seattle/59684Salty's on Alki Beach, 1936 Harbor Avenue SW, Seattle, WA
Apr 10 57 pm Gather with President Bergman - San Franciscohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gather-with-president-bergman-san-francisco/59852Home of Dick and Linda Johnson Blanding '62
Apr 11 69 pm Gather with President Bergman - Los Angeleshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gather-with-president-bergman-los-angeles/60166LA Stadium and Entertainment District, 12035 Waterfront Drive, 4th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90094
Apr 25 69 pm Trivia Night with the Classes of 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018https://gustavus.edu/calendar/trivia-night-with-the-classes-of-2015-2016-2017-and-2018/60261HeadFlyer Brewing, 861 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
Apr 27 610 pm Class of 1981 Birthday Partyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/class-of-1981-birthday-party/59616Home of Steve '81 and Susie Bjorling Heim '83