On Wednesday, March 13, Gustavus Adolphus College students and financial aid supporters will travel to St. Paul to meet with state legislators to show continued support and appreciation for the Minnesota State Grant Program. The program helps make higher education affordable for 88,000 Minnesota college and university students. Approximately 30 percent of Gustavus students receive need-based aid through the program each year.
Day at the Capitol allows students to learn how to become effective advocates while urging state legislators to support Minnesota students. Participants will speak with key lawmakers about the importance of the Minnesota State Grant program, hear from Gustavus alumni who work in the legislature, tour the Capitol building, and enjoy dinner together.
The day is free of charge for Gustavus students and includes lunch, dinner, and transportation to the Capitol. To sign up to participate in Day at the Capitol events, go online to gustavus.edu/events/capitol.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
- 8 a.m. / Board bus at Three Flags
- 9:30 a.m. / Arrive at State Office Building
- 10 a.m. / Check in and training
- 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. / Meetings with legislators and lunch
- 1 p.m. / MPCC wrap-up
- 2 p.m. / Tour of the Capitol and free time
- 3 p.m. / Panel discussion with Gustavus alumni in government/public service careers
- 4 p.m. / Bus departs Capitol
- 4:30 – 6 p.m. / Dinner
- 7 p.m. / Return to Gustavus
If you have questions about Day at the Capitol, contact student coordinator Jessye Flannery at firstname.lastname@example.org or Vice President for Marketing and Communication Tim Kennedy at email@example.com.
Here is a short video explaining why you should attend this year’s Day at the Capitol:
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