Gustavus Looks Forward to New Academic Year

Posted on August 22nd, 2007 by

First-year students will partake in small group discussions during orientation.

First-year students will partake in small group discussions during orientation.


The Gustie Greeters will energetically welcome first-year students to campus

The Gustie Greeters will energetically welcome first-year students to campus

Gustavus Adolphus College will begin its 146th academic year Tuesday, Sept. 4 when classes commence for the college’s 2,500 full-time students. Approximately 680 first-year students are enrolled at Gustavus this fall.

Move-in day for first-year students is Friday, Aug. 31 and first-year orientation will run Aug. 31-Sept. 3 with activities including:

– An opening convocation for students and families at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31;

– The annual President’s Banquet at 5 p.m. followed by the traditional square dance at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1;

– The annual “E Pluribus Gustavus” diversity presentation to discuss transition and difference in lifestyles, social issues, and environmental changes at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2;

– Academic success sessions in the afternoon on Monday, Sept. 3;

– A back-to-school bash featuring live music and picnic-style dinner at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3.

For more information on first-year orientation, go online to www.gustavus.edu/orientation.

President Jim Peterson will welcome all students and staff back to campus with an opening convocation at 10 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 4 in Christ Chapel. The public is invited.

The first week of the 2007-08 academic year will conclude with the opening and dedication of the College’s new football stadium on Saturday, Sept. 8. For more information on the day’s events, go online to www.gustavus.edu/news/3180.

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Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin
jakin@gustavus.edu
507-933-7510

 

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