Words of Wisdom

Posted on October 12th, 2011 by

“In front of Old Main, on the grass across from Hello Walk, lies a mysterious rock that changes color every week or so. This colorful tradition has been splashed in the moonlight with hundreds of colors, mottos, and Greek letters. The noble bust in the mall, that of Gustavus Adolphus (commonly “Old Gus”), has also witnessed with an imperious eye many similar night raids. He has worn watermelon and pumpkin helmets, been painted, muffled in scarves, worn beanies, smoked cigarettes, sucked pacifiers — in short, lived a well – rounded life.”

                                                                                                                – Gustavian Weekly, October 15, 1965



  1. Matthew Wasson says:

    This made me laugh, it is proof that Gusties have always been, and forever will be, the heartbeat of the college!

  2. Anna Swenson says:

    I need to figure out a great way to decorate Gus!

  3. Megan Myhre says:

    Love it!!

  4. Anna, we need to deck out Gus in 150 themed items! 🙂 STAY TUNED!