On Tuesday, March 18, 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 directly supports more than 30 percent of Gustavus students. All Gustavus students benefit from the Minnesota State Grant Program because State Grant money frees up financial aid to be used for other students. 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 out together.
New to the Day at the Capitol event this year is a networking event which will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Lilydale Pool and Yacht Club. This event will give students attending Day at the Capitol an opportunity to network with Gustavus alumni who work in a variety of different career fields.
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. / Meetings with legislators and lunch
- 1 p.m. / MPCC wrap-up
- 2 p.m. / Tour of the Capitol, free time, sit in on Senate committee meetings
- 4 p.m. / Networking event at Lilydale Pool and Yacht Club
- 7 p.m. / Arrive at Gustavus
If you have questions about Day at the Capitol, contact student coordinator Paget Pengelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or Vice President for Marketing and Communication Tim Kennedy at email@example.com.
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