Old Main

Academic building

Completed in 1876 (renovated 1926 and 2005), Old Main houses the humanities (classics, philosophy, religion, and political science departments). As the College’s only building in 1876, it served as library, dormitory for men, dining hall, science hall, classroom building, and offices, as well as home for the president, some faculty members, and the cook. In 1887, when the College erected Commerce Hall, which contained a new dining hall, a chemical laboratory and two additional classrooms filled the vacated space in the basement level. Old Main housed the sciences until 1963, when Nobel Hall was completed. As late as 1920, graduating seniors maintained a tradition of gathering on Old Main’s roof for a sunrise breakfast prior to commencement exercises.

Date Event
Mar 12 1:302:30 pm GLBTQA Support Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/glbtqa-support-group-2/44112Chaplains Resource Room, Old Main 103
Mar 19 1:302:30 pm GLBTQA Support Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/glbtqa-support-group-2/44113Chaplains Resource Room, Old Main 103
Mar 26 1:302:30 pm GLBTQA Support Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/glbtqa-support-group-2/44114Chaplains Resource Room, Old Main 103
Apr 2 1:302:30 pm GLBTQA Support Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/glbtqa-support-group-2/44115Chaplains Resource Room, Old Main 103
Apr 9 1:302:30 pm GLBTQA Support Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/glbtqa-support-group-2/44116Chaplains Resource Room, Old Main 103
Apr 11 Minnesota Undergraduate Philosophy Conferencehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/minnesota-undergraduate-philosophy-conference/44104Old Main
Apr 16 1:302:30 pm GLBTQA Support Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/glbtqa-support-group-2/44117Chaplains Resource Room, Old Main 103
Apr 23 1:302:30 pm GLBTQA Support Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/glbtqa-support-group-2/44118Chaplains Resource Room, Old Main 103
Apr 30 1:302:30 pm GLBTQA Support Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/glbtqa-support-group-2/44119Chaplains Resource Room, Old Main 103
May 7 1:302:30 pm GLBTQA Support Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/glbtqa-support-group-2/44120Chaplains Resource Room, Old Main 103
May 14 1:302:30 pm GLBTQA Support Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/glbtqa-support-group-2/44121Chaplains Resource Room, Old Main 103
May 21 1:302:30 pm GLBTQA Support Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/glbtqa-support-group-2/44122Chaplains Resource Room, Old Main 103