First-Year Students Receive Warm Welcome to Campus

Posted on September 3rd, 2010 by

The Gustie Greeters and Gus the Lion welcome a first-year student to campus.

Approximately 640 first-year and transfer students arrived in St. Peter on the morning of Friday, Sept. 3 to begin their college journey at Gustavus Adolphus College.

As is tradition, families made their way up the hill on College Avenue in their vehicles to an energetic group of Gustie Greeters who were eager to welcome their new fellow students to campus.

President Jack and Kris Ohle, along with other members of the Gustavus community were also present on Friday morning to help usher in the class of 2014.

As part of another tradition, members of the Gustavus football team helped families unload their vehicles and move belongings into the students’ respective residence hall rooms.

Click here to view a photo gallery from first-year student move-in day.

Gus and Gustina have a little fun on first-year student move-in day.

New Student Orientation events are scheduled for Sept. 3-6 including:

  • A convocation for new students and families at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3 in Christ Chapel
  • The annual President’s Banquet at 5 p.m. followed by the traditional square dance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4
  • 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, Sept. 5
  • Academic success sessions in the morning and afternoon Monday, Sept. 6 in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
  • A back-to-school bash featuring live entertainment and a picnic-style dinner at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6 in Lund Center
  • Small group meetings led by upper class Gustie Greeters throughout orientation.

Here is a short video clip from first-year student move-in day:


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