Countdown to Commencement

Posted on May 5th, 2014 by

American-Swedish-Institute-300x21410.) The American Swedish Institute (ASI)’s Cocktails at the Castle returns on Friday, May 9, with an epic house party to celebrate Europe Day – the annual celebration of peace and unity—across the pond! ASI’s galleries will be open with exhibits that showcase some great transcontinental flare. The Gustavus Lindell Office Suite will be open and transformed into a “Tattoo Parlor” with Nordic face painting done by Gustie alumni. Tickets are available online at


Timeflies9.) The Campus Activities Board is hosting Timeflies for this year’s Big Concert on May 9 at 8 p.m. in Lund Arena. Timeflies uses elements of pop, hip-hop, dub step, and rock, and aims to escape genre limitations to create their expressive music. Opening for Timeflies is Mike Stud. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. The Big Concert is currently sold out, but any questions about the Big Concert can be directed to the Campus Activities Board at or the Gustavus Campus Activities Office at 507-933-7590.

8.) The Gustavus Wind Orchestra Spring Concert with the Gustavus Choir and the Choir of Christ Chapel will be on May 10 at 1:30 p.m. at Christ Chapel under the direction of Conductor Douglas Nimmo. The Spring Concert includes the premiere of Steve Wright’s “Cinema” for trumpet and wind ensemble, the “Symphonia Resurrectus” from The Easter Symphony, David Holsinger, composer; and “Antiphon,” Ralph Vaughan Williams, composer. This concert is free and open to the public.

danwork7.) The St. Peter and Twin Cities Gustie Breakfasts will feature Dan Mollner, professor and academic librarian in Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library. Dan will be speaking on the library at Gustavus, and who they are, what they do, and what they hope to be!

St. Peter Gustie Breakfast on May 14 will be held in a banquet room in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center on the Gustavus campus at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $8 for an individual or $15 per couple. RSVP to 507-933-6664 or

Twin Cities Gustie Breakfast on May 21 will be held at the American Swedish Institute (2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis). Sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m., with breakfast starting around 7:45 a.m. Cost is $10 per person. Please register and pay online, or register with the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement at 800-487-8437 or

6.) On May 15–18, the Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Linnaeus Arboretum on campus. There is lawn seating only, so please bring your own blanket or lawn chair. No tickets are required. The event is free and open to the general public.

5.) The final day of classes for students is May 21, and final exams are May 23–27.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA4.) The Faculty and Administrator Service and Retirement Dinner will be held on May 21 with a social hour at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The College and the Gustavus Alumni Association will recognize this year’s retirees and the commitment of faculty and administrators who have served the College 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years. The full list of service honorees and retirees can be viewed online at All are welcome to attend. Cost for the dinner is $15 per person. For more information, email

3.) Class of 2014 Alumni Association Picnic will be held for all graduating students on May 27.

2.) Spring Reunion Weekend for the 45th, 50th and 50-Year Club classes is May 30–31. Register online at

Gustavus Adolphus 2013 Commencement1.) Baccalaureate and Commencement for the Class of 2014 is June 1. Share your Congrats and best Commencement photos of your favorite graduates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using these hashtags: #GustieGrad #Gusties2014


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