College Rhythm in October

Following are some typical experiences and emotions for students during October:  The academic course load is in full gear; roommate problems begin to arise; students question: “Do I fit in here?”; first tests/papers returned; midterm exams; love relationships from home remain strong; seniors are starting the job interview or graduate school process; and positive or […]

Dates & Deadlines: The Next 60 Days

October 7-9: Family Weekend; October 22-25:  Fall Break (residence halls remain open); October 26:  Mid-term grades posted; October 31-November 3:  January Interim Experience (IEX) course registration; November 11:  Fall Semester course withdrawal deadline; November 7-17:  Spring Semester class registration; November 23-27:  Thanksgiving Recess (residence halls closed); November 27:  Halls re-open from Thanksgiving Recess at noon; December […]

Resources for Academic Success

October is a busy academic time for students.  As assignments and tests pile up, so does the stress level.  Gustavus provides many resources to help students succeed, including personal meetings with academic advisers, tips for studying, and a writing center for assistance with all types of College level writing from lab reports to research to […]

Career Development Updates

Career planning is an essential component of a complete Gustavus education and a process that takes time.  Through career planning students gain self-understanding, explore careers, and have opportunity to couple academics with experience.  The Office of Career Development supports all students in their career journeys by providing resources (including career counseling, online career tools, events, […]

Voting Information

Gusties have numerous options to cast their vote either before or on election day, November 8.  The polling place for Gustavus campus residents is at the St. Peter Community Center.  Shuttles will be provided and it is also within walking distance. Any student who is new to Gustavus or residing in a different room than […]

Christmas in Christ Chapel

The African notion of “Ubuntu” affirms that a person is a person through other people, or “I am because we are”. To proclaim “Ubuntu, Jesu” links the nativity narrative to all of life, with the “Cradle of Humankind” as both the birthplace of humanity in Africa and the manger of Jesus in Bethlehem. Christmas in […]

Airport and Twin Cities Transportation

Many parents and students inquire about transportation services to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan area and the MSP Airport. Students interested in traveling from St. Peter to the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport can do so by using Land to Air.  Students do not need to be flying to use Land to Air services and once at the […]

Student Wellbeing

Beginning a new school year, switching jobs, roommates, re-locating – any of these changes can be hard. If your Gustie is feeling stressed or anxious, they are not alone. Gustavus provides an online resource for students called Learn to Live.  Learn to Live offers online programs and tools available to Gustavus students struggling with issues […]

Creative Care Packages

Gustavus students love receiving mail. It is fun for students to have something in their P.O. box, or to have an email stating they have a surprise package awaiting them. Here are some ideas of what is helpful for your student: chips ramen noodles popcorn homemade cookies tea/coffee shampoo soap pens highlighters gift card to […]

The College Rhythm in September

Excitement; first year students test new found freedom; frequent calls and visits home; homesickness; anxiety about roommates, adjustment to professors and classes; how to get involved on campus/while some get over involved; need to balance social and academic schedules; pledging and recruitment period for fraternities and sororities (sophomores and up). May face troubles with budgeting and […]