In 1962, Gustavus Adolphus College graduated its 100th class of students.  Founded in 1862, the college has become nationally recognized for its superior academics, athletics, and many other aspects of the institution.  

In 2012, the 150th graduating class will proceed into their desired futures.  From 1962 to 2012, Gustavus has seen many changes.  A number of new organizations and athletic teams have developed, dorms have been added, and yet some traditions and aspects of everyday life have stayed the same. 

This site is devoted to comparing the past with the present, specifically concentrating on the similarities and differences between the graduating classes of 1962 and 2012. 


Gustie Facts

  • Gustavus Adolphus College is a small private liberal arts college located on 340 acres in the scenic Minnesota River Valley in St. Peter, Minnesota.

  • Facts  1962 2010 1862Established 1862Private liberal arts Type  Private liberal arts Edgar M. CarlsonPresident Jack R. Ohle 1,237 Students2,456 14:1 student:faculty Student/Faculty ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2010, 4:51 PM by Digital History
  • The 100th Class The 100th class will always be remembered in the history of Gustavus as an important mile marker for the college.  Graduating the class of 1962 deemed Gustavus Adolphus College a ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2010, 4:51 PM by Digital History
  • Calender of Historical Events Events that happened during the four years of Gustavus' Class of '62 1958- January 8th, 14 year old Bobby Fischer wins United States Chess Championship  May 30th, the bodies of ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2010, 7:36 AM by Digital History
  • A Comparison of the Times The times certainly have changed in the last 50 years.  To give you some idea of how much things have changed we gathered a few facts about then and now ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2010, 4:50 PM by Digital History
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