Family Weekend

October 8-10, 2021

On October 8th-10th, we invite all Gusties and their family members to join us on campus to celebrate!

Friday, October 8th

All Day - Class Visits
Families are invited to attend classes throughout the day and experience firsthand the academic programs with your student. 
7pm - 8:30 pm - Movie
Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall of Science 
Raya and the Last Dragon
8pm - Lineus Improv
Alumni Hall
Join Gustavus' improv comedy troupe for an hour of fun and games. Note: this show may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Saturday, October 9th
8am-9:30am - Wake Up With Res Life 
Residential Life Office
8:30am-9:30am - City Tour 
Meet at 3 flags
9:30am/10:30 - Panels/workshops 
Career Development: Escape Room
Career Development Office,
Steve Hogberg: History of Gustavus Presentation 
St. Peter Room, Jackson Campus Center
Planning ahead for semester abroad
President’s Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center
10:30am-12:00pm - Admissions presentation and tour 
Heritage Room, Jackson Campus Center
11am-4:00pm - FallFest 
Linnaeus Arboretum
Enjoy games, activities, music, food and fall foliage at the Linnaeus Arboretum Fall Fest. Have a fun-filled day on the beautiful grounds of Linnaeus Arboretum with lots of activities for all ages: Pet real alpacas, go for a hayride, hunt for treasure, play games, explore the Arb, learn from nature discovery activities, and much more. 
11:30 am - Carnival Lunch (A la Carte)
Evelyn Young Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center
1pm - Trivia with The Savants of Trivia
Courtyard Café, Jackson Campus Center
1pm - Walking Sculpture Tour 
Meet at the info desk in the Campus Center
2pm - Wilkinson Tennis Complex Dedication
Swanson Tennis Center
3pm - Central Park Bubbles and Tie Dye 
Eckman Mall
This event is fun for all ages! Join us in creating GIANT bubbles, and tie-dying shirts (free shirts provided)..
5pm - Bingo and pizza 
Alumni Hall, Johnson Student Union
7pm - 8:30 PM - Movie
Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall of Science
Raya and the Last Dragon
8pm - Marcus Monroe Comedian/Juggler
Bjorling Recital Hall
Sunday, October 10th
9:00am-12:30pm - Brunch (A la carte)
Evelyn Young Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center
11:00am - Musical Showcase
Christ Chapel
Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra, Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, Gustavus Wind Symphony, Gustavus Wind Orchestra
1:30pm Jazz Ensembles Performance
Bjorling Recital Hall
Adolphus Jazz, Gustavus Jazz
3pm - Musical showcase
Christ Chapel
Gustavus Choir, Choir of Christ Chapel, Lucia Singers

Bookmark Hours
Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-2pm.


If you can't be in person...

Virtual Tour

The Admission Office does outstanding work showcasing our beautiful campus and showing you a bit more of what makes Gustavus special. 

Career Development: First Term Seminar
History of Gustavus
Walking Sculpture Tour


Social Media

We'd love to see how your family is participating in Virtual Family Weekend, so share your photos and videos on Instagram, and tag and follow @Gustavuscao

Last Year's Family Weekend Events
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