Entries tagged with ‘homecoming’

Factoid Friday

In the early years, Homecoming was celebrated during the winter months in conjunction with a basketball game. The first Gustavus Homecoming linked to a football game was in 1926.  The homecoming slogan was “Beat St. Olaf,” which the Gusties did: 7 to 0.

Blast from the Past

Homecoming is a tradition that began in 1922 during the basketball season (as opposed to football). The first Homecoming Queen was elected in 1935. Homecoming Queen coronation was disbanded in 1971 by the student body. The tradition was reintroduced in 1986, but changed to elect both a Queen and a King.   Pictured are the […]