You are here: Home / Blogs at Gustavus / Gustavus Sesquicentennial / View from the Hill Posted on August 9th, 2012 by Maggie Hedlund Pictured is the first freshman class that entered Gustavus Adolphus College for the 1882-83 school term. The introduction of the “class system” (freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior) began some 20 years after the school was instituted. Tweet Categories: Daily Factoid, GAC150, ThursdayTags: 1882, archives\, class system, first, freshman class, GAC150, gustie firsts, historical, portrait Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Comments Name (required) E-mail (required, will not be published) Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.