Signature Events

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Performing for your family at Christmas in Christ Chapel. Listening to a world-renowned speaker at the Nobel Conference. Experiences like these are highlights for many Gustavus students. These annual events are also important for the entire community, as they bring thousands of parents, friends, alumni, and guests to campus.

Gustavus’ signature events are top-notch productions. Ensuring that they remain part of the life of College requires generous underwriting.

Nobel Conference Named Endowment Fund
The Nobel Conference brings students, educators, and members of the general public together with the leading thinkers of our time, to explore pressing scientific and ethical questions. Founded in 1965, the conference was the first formal lecture program in the world to be given the official authorization of The Nobel Foundation. Dozens of Nobel laureates have presented at the conference over the years, along with internationally known researchers, authors, and policymakers.
Christmas in Christ Chapel Named Endowment Fund
A tradition since 1973, Christmas in Christ Chapel is a time for the Gustavus Adolphus College community to celebrate the holidays with one another. Each year, more than 300 students, faculty, and staff bring the program to life through music, dance, spoken word, and the visual arts. Over 5000 audience members watch the performances each winter, with thousands more watching via livestream.