Class of 1977 – 40th Reunion

Dear ’77 Oles,

Greetings from southern Minnesota! We are enjoying a very mild winter so far. There is currently no snow on the ground and temperatures are forecasted to be near 60 next week. It has made ice-fishing tenuous! We’ve swapped snow shoes for water skis! Uff da!

We’re writing to invite you to register for our 40th year class reunion on June 2-4, 2017. We hope you’ll join us at the reunion to reconnect with St. Olaf friends, to share stories of your experiences since we graduated, to take an Alumni class, to sing and hear singing again with and by the best, and to end each night with live music and dancing with Oles from other classes in the Pause.

The college has set forth a myriad of activities for us during our reunion. We’d like to highlight a few special events:

Friday, June 2, 2:30 p.m.: Interested in taking classes in the Alumni College? Enjoy presentations by faculty members from 2:30-5:30 p.m.! We’ll have heavy hors d’oeuvres and adult beverages and casual conversation at 6 p.m. followed by entertainment in the Pause from 9 p.m.-midnight. There will also be a bonfire on Mellby lawn at 10 p.m. A special treat, Garrison Keillor will be leading a sing-along in Boe Chapel from 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 3, 4:30 a.m.: Bring flashlights and hard hats as we sneak through the tunnels and emerge in the Power Plant then we will sneak into the Caves and liberate the ceramic toilets that have been stored there for 50 years! Ok … just kidding!

Saturday, June 3, 11 a.m.: Join in on the fun of the reunion class parade, celebrating eight decades of St. Olaf Alumni. At 11:30 a.m. in Boe Chapel is the All-Alumni Celebration when President David Anderson will give his State of the College address and representatives from each class will present their class gift to the college. Immediately following is an all-reunion luncheon on the Campus Green.

Saturday, June 3, 6 p.m.: We will have our Class Dinner at 6 p.m. Evening entertainment is the Johnny Holm Band in the Pause.

Be sure to complete the enclosed Memory Survey (if you can remember) and return it to the Alumni Office. The surveys will be put together into a St. Olaf Class of 1977 Memory Book that will be sent electronically to everyone.

We look forward to seeing you June 2-4 back on Manitou Heights! Between now and reunion weekend, please make sure to do the following:

Fram! Fram!

The Class of ’77 Reunion Committee
Paul Christianson, Bill Green, Betsy Tudor Nelson, Prudy McWaters Busch, Chris Engstrom


Class of 1977 Reunion Highlights

Friday, June 2

Alumni College
Attend classes with faculty members and alumni speakers who will present on a wide variety of topics.

Class of 1977 Reunion Dinner

Entertainment in the Pause
End your day at the Pause mixing and mingling with alumni and old friends while enjoying entertainment, dancing and refreshments.

Saturday, June 3

All-Class Parade
Join in on the fun of the reunion Class Parade, celebrating eight decades of St. Olaf Alumni.

All-Alumni Celebration
This premier celebration is a must-attend! President David R. Anderson ’74 will give his State of the College address and representatives from each class will present their class gift to the college. The celebration will be held in Boe Memorial Chapel.

All-Reunion Lunch
All reunion classes and guests are welcome to enjoy lunch together on the Campus Green.

Class of 1977 Reunion Dinner and Program

The Johnny Holm Band in the Pause
The music of the Johnny Holm Band spans eras and genres in a show that moves at the speed of lightning.


Online pre-registration has ended. If you have not yet registered for Reunion Weekend, we welcome and encourage you to attend the weekend festivities. We will offer on-site registration in Buntrock Commons

Thursday 3–9 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sunday 8–11 a.m.

EventA la carteAll Weekend
Thursday Residence Hall Housing $38Included
Friday Breakfast in Stav Hall$9Included
Friday Lunch in Stav Hall $13Included
Friday Class Dinner$38Included
Friday Residence Hall Housing$38Included
Saturday Breakfast in Stav Hall$9Included
Saturday 5K Ole Walk/Run$25$25 (optional)
Saturday All-Reunion Lunch$20Included
Saturday Class Dinner$38Included
Saturday Residence Hall Housing$38Included
Sunday Breakfast in Stav Hall $9Included
Sunday Lunch in Stav Hall$13Included

On-Campus Housing

Each room includes two twin beds, bed linens, and towels. Bathrooms are shared facilities, designated as women’s or men’s. The Class of 1977 will all be housed together in Thorson Hall.

Look Who’s Coming

See a list of classmates who have registered for Reunion Weekend.




Space cannot be guaranteed after May 12, 2017.