The Class of 2016 Arrives on Campus Friday

Posted on August 29th, 2012 by

The Class of 2016 will be welcomed to campus by the Gustie Greeters.

More than 715 first-year and transfer students will arrive in St. Peter on the morning on Friday, Aug. 31 to begin their college journey at Gustavus Adolphus College.

As is tradition, families will make their way up the hill on College Avenue in their vehicles where they will be welcomed by an energetic group of Gustie Greeters. As part of another tradition, members of the Gustavus football team will help families unload their vehicles and move belongings into the students’ respective residence hall rooms.

Here are some facts and figures regarding the Class of 2016:

  • Average unweighted grade point average of incoming class is 3.66
  • Average ACT score of incoming class is 27.2
  • Students hail from 30 states and nine different countries
  • 22.5 percent of the class is from outside the state of Minnesota
  • 13.7 percent of the class represent racial minorities

Employees and students already on campus should keep the following information in mind on first-year student move-in day:

Parking & traffic: Anyone arriving on campus between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. should allow additional time for travel and parking around campus and should avoid College Avenue if possible, as more than 700 new students will be arriving via the College’s main entrance. Traffic will be directed by college personnel at each entrance; failure to obey personnel will result in citation. Also on Friday, August 31, at 11 p.m., the Lund Center Parking Lot will be closed to faculty, staff, and students and will reopen for campus parking following the First-Year Orientation square dance event that will be held Saturday, September 1, in the evening. Cars remaining in the lot on Saturday evening will be towed to a different lot at the owner’s expense.

Lunch plans: The Marketplace and Evelyn Young Dining Room will be closed for lunch on Friday. Instead, a buffet lunch will be served in Lund Center from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. New students and their family members are complimentary but must present a ticket to eat, and those tickets are available either at the Information Desk or at the event entrance. Sophomore, junior, and senior students who are early arrivals should check in by name at the appropriate cashier station as they have been doing in the Marketplace. All college employees and/or other visitors should be prepared to pay the cashier, to charge to their employee account, or to charge to their own department with supervisor’s approval. Please contact Dining Service in advance with any questions or special circumstances.


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin


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