Family Weekend Activities

Oct 10, 2003 at midnight to Oct 12, 2003 at 11:59 p.m.Calendar Icon

TimeOct 10, 2003 at midnight to Oct 12, 2003 at 11:59 p.m.
LocationCampuswide
DescriptionClick here to download the registration form for Family Weekend

Friday, October 10

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Check-in
Information Desk, Campus Center
Pick up your event tickets, nametags, and any schedule updates for the weekend and get all of your questions answered. Don't miss this important step!

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Class Visits
You are invited to attend various classes throughout the day and experience firsthand the academic programs offered by Gustavus. Check the Family Weekend web site for a list of open classes, pick up a list when you check-in, or request attendance in a specific class by having your student make arrangements in advance with the professor.

8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Movie: Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Johnny Depp battles a band of cursed pirates in this great action adventure on the sea. The movie is free for Gustavus students and their families. Seats fill up fast! Rated PG-13.

Saturday, October 11

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Check-in
Information Desk, Campus Center

8:30 a.m. - Noon Pictures with Gus
Jackson Campus Center Courtyard Café
A huge hit every year, Gus is back! Get a family photo with the campus mascot and take it home in a photo button.

9:45 a.m. Refreshments
Jackson Campus Center Banquet Room B
Take a quick snack break during your morning activities.

10 am. Parent Session 1 - Academics
Jackson Campus Center Banquet Room B
Talk with Gustavus Adolphus faculty and staff about your student's academic development, including questions related to the First Year Experience program. Refreshments will be served starting at 9:45 a.m..

11 a.m. Parent Session 2 - Student Life
Jackson Campus Center Banquet Room B
Talk with members of the Division of Student Affairs about your child's development during this time of growth and about the College's relationship with you as a parent.

1-3 p.m. Diversity Center Open House
Jackson Campus Center - Lower level
Stop by for some snacks and learn how the Diversity Center serves your student and the College.

1:30 p.m. Prairie Dedication and Arboretum Tour
Begins at Lind Interpretive Center
Be part of the official Prairie Dedication and stay for a historical tour of the 1866-built Borgeson Family Log Cabin,. Linneas Arboretum tour by Jim Gilbert.

5:30 p.m. Family Weekend Banquet
Evelyn Young Dining Room
Advanced tickets are needed for this limited-seating event. Prices will be listed in your brochure or reservation card. Dress is casual and serving begins promptly at 5:30.

6:30 - 7 p.m. State of the College Address
Evelyn Young Dining Room
President and Mrs. Peterson will formally welcome you to campus. Find out the latest happenings and current state of affairs at Gustavus Adolphus College. You do not need to attend the banquet to attend the address.

7:30 p.m. Kevin Kling - One Man Show
Björling Recital Hall
Alumnus, playwright, actor and humorist. Prices will be listed in your brochure or reservation card.

8 p.m. Chicago Comedy Company
Alumni Hall
This ensemble of talented improvisers and actors promises clean, inclusive material and audience participation to get you laughing.

7:30 and 10 p.m. Movie: Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall

9 -11 p.m. Sky Watch
Olin Hall, 4th Floor
Stop in any time during these 2 hours to gaze into the starry sky from the Olin Observatory with Gustavus physics professors and students.

Sunday, October 12

8 a.m. - Noon Check-in
Information Desk, Campus Center

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Morning Coffee
Faculty/Staff Center, Campus Center
Enjoy complimentary coffee, juice, and pastries to start off your day right.

9 a.m.* and 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion and special music by the Choir of Christ Chapel
Hear words for your heart and music for your ears in beautiful Christ Chapel.
* Consider attending the 9 AM service that traditionally has been less crowded.

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Family Weekend Brunch
The Adolphus Jazz Ensemble
The Gustavus Jazz Lab Band
Evelyn Young Dining Room
Please indicate on the reservation form if you plan to attend. Advanced tickets are not necessary; you will pay cash for your meal selections.

1:30 p.m. Gustavus Choir
Gustavus Symphony Orchestra
Gustavus Philharmonic Orch.
Gustavus Wind Orchestra
Luicia Singers
Vasa Wind Orchestra
Christ Chapel

4:30 p.m. Diversity Center Dinner
Location to be announced
A program to celebrate and honor students of color and host families for their hard work and love. Dinner will be provided; please indicate your interest on the attached form.



In addition to the formal schedule, we invite you to visit our other campus resources, including:

Book Mark (Bookstore)
Friday 8:30-5, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Hillstrom Museum of Art
Hours TBA

Linnaeus Arboretum
Stop by the Visitor's Center for a map to your self-guided tour of this beautiful preserve.

Lund Center

Friday, October 10

Piano Recital, 7:30 p.m. - Bjorling
Students of John McKay

Saturday, October 11
Soccer vs Augsburg
Soccer Complex
Women at noon; Men at 2:30 p.m.

Football vs St. Thomas
1 p.m. - Hollingsworth Field

Community Service
In support of the College's commitment to service, all are encourage to bring new or gently used baby board books through pre-kindergarten story books for the St. Peter Family Literacy Program.

Please refer to other parts of our website for information on hotels/motels and restaurants.

Parking Information On Friday, prior to 5 p.m., please park in the Visitor's Parking area by the 3 flags. For the remainder of the weekend you may park in any color zone on campus.

Attendancenone
Cost$0.00
TicketsIn flyers sent to families of Gustavus students.
AudienceCampus
CategoryGeneral
PostedApr 17, 2019