Celebrate St. Peter Day

September 17, 2011


Gustavus Adolphus College is celebrating its 150th academic year. In honor of the town that has been the home of the College since 1876, Gustavus welcomes all St. Peter residents to a special day on campus.

Events are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

No cost to attend.

All ages are welcome.

Fall Fest in the Linnaeus Arboretum

10 a.m. " 4 p.m.

  • Master Gardeners discussing how to care for perennials, shrubs, trees, annuals, and garden soil in the fall
  • Book signings: Herb Chilstrom, Bob Douglas, Dennis Johnson
  • Guided tours of the arboretum " include introduction of the new Coneflower Prairie
  • Hay rides in the arboretum
  • Pottery making demonstration and other artisans
  • Greet the alpacas
  • Paint mini pumpkins
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Face painting
  • St. Peter High School Marching Band concession stand fundraiser all day

10:15 -10:45 a.m.

Flood Plain Four band at Fall Fest

11 " 11:20 a.m.

Theater in the Arboretum, by St. Peter High School students

11:30 a.m. " 12:15 p.m.

Flood Plain Four band at Fall Fest

12:30 " 12:50 p.m.

Theater in the Arboretum, by St. Peter High School students

12:00 p.m. " 12:20p.m.

Theater in the Arboretum, by St. Peter High School students

3 p.m.

Border Collies: Herding Demonstration at Fall Fest

Olin Astronomy Observatory

10 a.m. " 4 p.m.

Olin Observatory Open House

Go on the roof of Olin Hall to learn more about astronomy and use the telescopes.

Geology Museum

10 a.m. " 4 p.m.

View the permanent collection of rocks and fossils, gems and including rocks that glow in the dark. Also view the new exhibit on the geology of the Minnesota River Valley and listen to a session on the geology of Nicollet County and Ask-a Geologist.

New Academic Building Tours

10 a.m. " 4 p.m.

Tour the new academic building located close to the football field.

The building is home to the departments of Communication Studies, Economic and Management, History, Psychology, and Sociology and Anthropology

Football Game

1 p.m.

Gustavus Football Game vs. Mayville State at Hollingsworth Football Field

No entrance admission charged

Hillstrom Museum of Art

1:30 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Hillstrom Museum of Art Tour by Gustavus art professor Kris Lowe

Soccer Game

2 p.m.

Men's Soccer vs. Concordia College at the Soccer Field

Shopping Specials

$1.50 specials in the Book Mark, dining room and concession stands

Come explore what's new on campus!

Signs will direct you to parking and Gustavus hosts will be available around campus

PostedApr 17, 2019