Entries tagged with ‘tradition’

Tuesday Trivia

You read it in the New Student Orientation schedule and could not believe it, yet you showed up that night with your roommate and it was true: the Gustie Greeters were hosting a square dance. The Square Dance during New Student Orientation is supposedly were you meet your significant other (did you?). Do you know […]

Blast from the Past

This is a picture of Commencement in 1905 in the old Auditorium. Though the location of commencement exercises has changed, and graduating class size has changed,the feeling of elation is still there!

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

In what year did graduating seniors wear cap and gowns for the first time at a Gustavus commencement ceremony? A. 1903 Seniors pose in front of Uhler Hall (undated photograph).

Blast from the Past

The graduates and the Gustavus faculty walking to the Commencement ceremony in 1900. Before the Auditorium or a football stadium was built, Commencement was held at First Lutheran Church in its former location just west of Fourth Street in St. Peter.

View from the Hill

It is Saint Lucia Day at Gustavus Adolphus College! This is the St. Lucia Court of 1972.

Blast from the Past!

Celebrating the Festival of St. Lucia is a 71-year old tradition here at Gustavus. This is the 1956 Lucia Court.