Gustie Greeters and Orientation Groups

Gustie Greeters


Gustie Greeters are a group of fifty upperclass student leaders who plan, organize, and lead incoming students through New Student Orientation. Each Gustie Greeter leads activities, discussions, and events during the four day Orientation program, and continuing throughout the entire year. Gustie Greeters are resources, friends, mentors, and leaders on campus for incoming students. The Orientation program is designed to offer incoming students an easier transition to their new life at Gustavus. Gustie Greeters answer questions, provide support, organize activities to meet other new students, and generally help incoming students through the "bumps" college life can present.

Orientation Groups


Incoming students are divided into small groups of ten to fifteen students, and assigned to a Gustie Greeter. This group of students is also paired with a faculty member, administrator, or staff member to assist the Orientation group with discussions and activities all year long. Orientation groups are a wonderful way for incoming students to meet other new students.

Watch for a letter from your Gustie Greeter in your mailbox in August!

2015–2016 Greeter Staff

First name Last name Year Major Hometown
John Baron Senior Communication Studies and Political Science Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Karrin Becker Junior Spanish and Sociology and Anthropology Lakeville, MN, United States of America
Lily Benge Briggs Senior Art Education Grantsburg, WI
Tyler Bishop Senior Computer Science Plymouth, MN
Emma Breitenstein Senior Elementary Education Decorah, IA
Rachel Bruch-Andersen Sophomore Communication Studies and Sociology and Anthropology Hastings, MN, United States of America
Kirstin Buck Junior Nursing Northfield, MN
Mia Cannon Senior Art Studio
Cara Christiansen Senior Computer Science and Statistics North Mankato, MN, United States
Haley Coller Senior Political Science and Public Accounting Burnsville
Alexis Cowley Senior Biology West Fargo, ND
Meg Crosby Senior Biology Eden Prairie, MN
Nick Dale Senior Psychological Science Minnetonka, MN
Carolyn Del Vecchio Junior Biology and Political Science Bismarck, ND, United States
Hanna Engebretson Senior Biology Eagan, MN, USA
Luke Fanning Senior Communication Studies Hastings, NE
Michael Greenberg Sophomore Physical Education mora, mn
Emily Gustafson Senior Nursing Esko, MN, United States of America
Rachel Hain Junior Communication Studies and Sociology and Anthropology Roseville, MN
Courtney Harbeck Senior Management Big Lake, MN
Meghan Heldt Senior Public Accounting Excelsior, MN
Laura Isdahl Senior English Plymouth, MN
Callie Jae-Johnson Senior Biology Detroit Lakes, MN, United States of America
Jake Jahnke Senior Physics Alden, MN
Patrick Kelliher Senior Political Science Minneapolis, MN, United States of America
Zakariya Khan Sophomore No Declared Major Rochester, MN
Mara Klipfel Junior Health Fitness and Athletic Training Shakopee, Minnesota, United States of America
Amanda Koep Senior Communication Studies Saint Michael, MN
Daniel Lee Senior History Canyon Country, CA
Hannah Markquart Junior Chemistry and Biochem and Molecular Biology Oregon
Max Mlinar Senior Sociology and Anthropology Maple Grove, MN
Scott Mulder Senior Biochem and Molecular Biology and Biology Sioux Falls, SD
Tanner Olson Junior Psychological Science Horace, ND
Basra Osman Senior Biology
Sam Panzer Senior History Honors
Sam Paripovich Senior Athletic Training Buffalo, MN
Katie Pearson Senior Biology Eden Prairie, MN
Adam Peters Junior Biochem and Molecular Biology Montevideo, MN, United States of America
Christine Peterson Senior Communication Studies and Political Science Duluth, MN, United States of America
Kristin Podratz Junior Statistics MN
Cameron Reischauer Senior Social Studies Teaching Zearing, IA, United States
Kalyna Rieland Senior French and Psychological Science Edina, MN
Kristine Rogers Junior Nursing Rogers, MN
Herchran Singh Senior Biology Rochester, MN
Delaney Sweet Senior English Omaha, NE
Christina Swenson Health Fitness Alexandria, MN
Laura Swenson Senior Public Accounting Eagan, MN
Emily Syverud Junior Biology and Spanish Saint Paul, MN, United States of America
Lindsey Taylor unknown
Janelle Thienes Senior Communication Studies and Spanish Sartell, MN
Isaak Tjaden Sophomore No Declared Major Eagan, MN
James Urquhart Senior Political Science and Management Marshfield, WI