Schedule

Commencement

Friday, May 30, 2014

Time Event
1 - 7 p.m.

Information Desk Open

C. Charles Jackson Campus Center (lower level)

2:30 p.m.

Commencement/Reunion Seminar

The Gustavus Return on Education
Jackson Campus Center Banquet Rooms

Gustavus graduates are well prepared to go out and “Make Their Lives Count” and statistics show that they are receiving a strong return on their investment. But, we are also aware that the true return on an investment like Gustavus is impossible to capture in financial terms alone. We’ll discuss the College’s new initiative COLLEGE R.O.E. (Return On Education), a multi-year plan to capture the holistic return on a Gustavus education, spanning and measuring “returns” on dimensions of finance to faith and everything that counts in between.
Preseted by - Tim Kennedy ’82, Vice President for Marketing & Communication

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Time Event
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Food a la Carte

Market Place, C. Charles Jackson Campus Center

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Information Desk Open

C. Charles Jackson Campus Center, Lower Level

9 & 10:30 a.m.

Commencement/Reunion Seminars

Faith, Spirituality, Life and Learning
Beck Hall
Who are the Chaplains? What is a Chaplain? Why does Gustavus Adolphus College employ Chaplains? How do the Chaplains of the College serve at a Swedish-Lutheran institution that is inclusive of diverse religious and cultural views? Chaplains Siri Erickson and Brian Konkol will explore these various questions about the future of faith and learning at Gustavus, and in doing so, they will share thoughts about their vision to accompany the entire Gustavus community in a solidarity that celebrates diversity and embraces connectedness. We invite you to attend, meet these new additions to Gustavus, and engage in conversation about faith, spirituality, learning, and life.
Presented by - The Revs. Siri Erickson & Brian Konkol, College Chaplains

Gusting through the Past: The History of Gustavus Adolphus College
Beck Hall
Presented by - Glenn Kranking ’98, assistant professor of history and Scandinavian studies

Sculptures at Gustavus: A Walking Seminar
Meet at Christ Chapel
The Gustavus campus boasts 20 outdoor sculptures, representing the work of several artists, most notable of whom was Paul T. Granland ’52. This guided tour will introduce you to many of the sculptures and a guide to others. You will also learn a bit about the bronze casting process used to create the pieces. Bring your walking shoes and be prepared to explore the campus from a new perspective.
Presented by - Steve Hogberg ’69

10 a.m.

Refreshments and Conversation for Parents and Alumni

Torrey Atrium, Warren & Donna Beck Academic Hall

Graduation Rehearsal for Class of 2014

Lund Center Arena

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Book Mark Open

Jackson Campus Center, Lower Level

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Richard L. Hillstrom Museum of Art Open

Senior Studio Art Majors’ Exhibition
C. Charles Jackson Campus Center, Lower Level

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Commencement/Reunion Seminars

Faith, Spirituality, Life and Learning
Beck Hall
Who are the Chaplains? What is a Chaplain? Why does Gustavus Adolphus College employ Chaplains? How do the Chaplains of the College serve at a Swedish-Lutheran institution that is inclusive of diverse religious and cultural views? Chaplains Siri Erickson and Brian Konkol will explore these various questions about the future of faith and learning at Gustavus, and in doing so, they will share thoughts about their vision to accompany the entire Gustavus community in a solidarity that celebrates diversity and embraces connectedness. We invite you to attend, meet these new additions to Gustavus, and engage in conversation about faith, spirituality, learning, and life.
Presented by - The Revs. Siri Erickson & Brian Konkol, College Chaplains

Gusting through the Past: The History of Gustavus Adolphus College
Beck Hall
Presented by - Glenn Kranking ’98, assistant professor of history and Scandinavian studies

Sculptures at Gustavus: A Walking Seminar
Meet at Christ Chapel
The Gustavus campus boasts 20 outdoor sculptures, representing the work of several artists, most notable of whom was Paul T. Granland ’52. This guided tour will introduce you to many of the sculptures and a guide to others. You will also learn a bit about the bronze casting process used to create the pieces. Bring your walking shoes and be prepared to explore the campus from a new perspective.
Presented by - Steve Hogberg ’69

2 p.m.

Commencement/Reunion Seminars

Arboretum Tour
Meet at Melva Lind Interpretative Center
Where else can you learn about famed Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, enjoy a tranquil waterfall, view a living fossil, walk a mystical labyrinth, learn how to make maple syrup, set your watch by the sun, learn how to make soap and sewing thread from a plant, and stroll through beautiful gardens of annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs – all in a 45 minute tour?  Only at the Linnaeus Arboretum.

3:30 p.m.

Vespers Service

Christ Chapel

8 p.m.

Commencement Concert

Christ Chapel
The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra with the 2014 Concerto/Aria Winners

8 p.m.

Celebration of Light

Bjorling Recital Hall

 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Time Event
7 - 9 a.m.

Breakfast a la Carte

Market Place, C. Charles Jackson Campus Center

9 a.m. - Noon

Information Desk Open

C. Charles Jackson Campus Center, Lower Level

9 and 10:30 a.m.

Baccalaureate Services

Christ Chapel*

(Go to gustavustickets.com to reserve complimentary tickets for a Baccalaureate Service)

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Book Mark Open

C. Charles Jackson Campus Center, Lower Level

10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Commencement Buffet

Evelyn Young Dining Room*
(*Advance ticket purchase required at gustavustickets.com. Limited tickets are available at the door.)

Noon - 6 p.m.

Richard L. Hillstrom Museum of Art Open

Senior Studio Art Majors’ Exhibition
C. Charles Jackson Campus Center, Lower Level

12:45 p.m.

Graduates Line Up

Christ Chapel (in case of inclement weather line up in Lund Center)

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Music Prelude

Gustavus Wind Orchestra,Dr. Douglas Nimmo, conductor
Hollingsworth Field

1:45 p.m.

Commencement Procession

Hollingsworth Field

2 p.m.

Commencement Exercises

Hollingsworth Field
In case of inclement weather, Commencement will be held in Lund Center Arena (ticket required), with overflow seating in Lund Forum—broadcast on large screen (no ticket required).

4 p.m.

Formal Department Receptions

Eckman Mall
(C. Charles Jackson Campus Center and Alumni Hall in the O.J. Johnson Student Union, if inclement weather)

Free, no ticket or RSVP required

Reception Details

Post-Commencement Reception

Following Commencement exercises, all in attendance are invited to a complimentary reception on Eckman Mall, weather permitting. Look for signs with directions to the appropriate divisional areas on the mall. No reservations are necessary and there is no cost to attend.

If weather conditions preclude an outdoor reception, divisional gatherings will be held at sites in the Johnson Student Union and the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center:

  • Education – The Dive, O.J.Johnson Student Union
    Departments of Education; Nursing; and Health and Exercise Science; and The Library. (The Nursing Department reception will be held in Linner Lounge.)
  • Fine Arts – Evelyn Young Dining Room, C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
    Departments of Art and Art History; Communication Studies; Music; and Theatre and Dance
  • Humanities – C. Charles Jackson Campus Center Banquet Rooms
    Departments of Classics; English; History; Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Philosophy; Religion; and Scandinavian Studies; and the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Program
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics – Alumni Hall, O.J. Johnson Student Union
    Departments of Biology; Chemistry; Geology; Mathematics and Computer Science; and Physics; and the Environmental Studies Program
  • Social Sciences – Evelyn Young Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center
    Departments of Economics and Management; Geography; Political Science; Psychology; and Sociology and Anthropology; and the Peace Studies Program

6 p.m.

Residence Halls Close

All students are required to be moved out of their campus residence hall room by 6 p.m. This includes signing up for a time to formally check out with a Collegiate Fellow.