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Factoid Friday!

Did you know… in the 1890s, Monday was observed as the weekly holiday on campus (instead of Saturday). The goal was to discourage studying on Sundays, which was reserved for for religious observation. This changed during the OJ Johnson Administration in first part of the 20th century.

View from the Hill

This is one of the oldest pictures of Old Main. Taken in 1877, this was before there were any other buildings on the campus had been built. Can you imagine what students, faculty, and St. Peter residents thought of this grandiose building that overlooked the town?

Tuesday Trivia

This week’s Tuesday Trivia question: The Nobel Conference was founded in 1965 and occurred in the month of January.  In what year was the Nobel Conference moved from January to October? A. 1966 B.1975 C.1980 D. 1989 The answer will be posted at 6:00P.M. CST

Factoid Friday!

In Gustavus history, many sororities started as literary or debating societies. The Greek community at Gustavus is now involved with philanthropic fundraising events, community service, and peer support. In total, Gustavus has been home to 12 sororities over time, with two being nationally recognized. Alpha Phi Ro―founded in 1915; inactive after 1995; nicknamed “The Fleas.” […]

Words of Wisdom

“It is easy to get acquainted at Gustavus Adolphus College. We hope that those of you who are new members of the College family have found that to be the case. Student and faculty counselors, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, a host of informal get-togethers, and more formal occasions have been designed to make you […]

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

In what year did Gustavus cheerleader Milton Gabrielson ’34 write the “Gustie Rouser”? Was it: C. 1933  

Blast from the Past!

  This is a photograph looking up the hill of the Gustavus campus from 1890-1900.  What has changed in over 110 years?

View from the Hill

Harvest Time at Big Hill Farm! Big Hill Farm is a student-run farm located just by the Swanson Tennis Complex (a.k.a. The Tennis Bubble). The farm grows organic vegetables and fruits that are used by Dining Services.Student workers have the opportunity to learn community, sustainability and the power of a few locally-grown veggies. Students take […]

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

Name this Building! How many of you recognize this building torn down in 1961? It was once home to the library and classrooms. In the 19th century, it was home to the business school.                 D. Commerce Hall  

Sunday-Funday Gustie Thoughts

Tell us what you think by posting your comments below! Remember to include your class year!   What was your first impression of being a student at Gustavus as you moved your things into your residence hall room?