Gustavus Looks Forward to New Academic Year

Posted on August 26th, 2008 by

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

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


The Gustavus football team traditionally helps families of first-year students move in to the residence halls as a fundraiser.

The Gustavus football team traditionally helps families of first-year students move in to the residence halls as a fundraiser.

Gustavus Adolphus College will begin its 147th academic year Tuesday, Sept. 2 when classes commence for the college’s 2,600 full-time students. Approximately 635 first-year students are enrolled at Gustavus this fall.

Move-in day for first-year students is Friday, Aug. 29 and new student orientation will run Aug. 29-Sept. 1 with activities including:

  • A convocation for new students and families at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29 in Christ Chapel;

  • The annual President’s Banquet at 5 p.m. followed by the traditional square dance at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30;

  • The annual “E Pluribus Gustavus” diversity presentation to discuss transition and differences in lifestyles, social issues, and environmental changes at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31;

  • Academic success sessions in the morning and afternoon on Monday, Sept. 1;

  • A back-to-school bash featuring live entertainment and a picnic-style dinner at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1; and

  • Small group meetings led by upperclass Gustie Greeters throughout orientation.

President Jack R. Ohle will welcome all students and staff back to campus with an Opening Convocation at 10 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 2 in Christ Chapel. The public is invited.

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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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