Parents

College Rhythm in November

Staying healthy can be a challenge for college students, especially during November. The first (or second, or third!) round of colds and flu hitting campus, the emotional stress of mid-term exams/grades, and irregular sleep and eating schedules all converge. Student schedules are full with academic and extra-curricular activities, including many exams and papers that will […]

Dates & Deadlines: The Next 60 Days

October 30-November 2: January Term Registration November 10:  Fall Semester course withdrawal deadline; November 6-16:  Spring Semester class registration; November 22-26:  Thanksgiving Recess (residence halls closed beginning at 9:00 AM on Nov. 22); November 26:  Halls re-open from Thanksgiving Recess at noon; December 1-3: Christmas in Christ Chapel; December 7:  Festival of St. Lucia; December 13: […]

Midterm Grades

Midterm grades were posted to WebAdvisor in late October. These grades are viewable by your student and you should speak with your student about whether or not he or she is willing to share them with you. Midterm grades are a way for your student to have a general understanding of where they are in […]

Choosing Classes

November is the time students select classes for January Term and Spring Semester.  Students prepare in advance for their meetings with their advisors by reviewing their degree audits which show them their progress toward their degrees, major and general education requirements yet to be met, and total number of courses completed so far.  This review also […]

Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets and Livestream

Tickets are now on sale for Christmas in Christ Chapel happening December 1, 2, & 3. The theme this year is Life Abundant: A Celebration of Christmas during the 500th year of the Reformation. The Saturday evening performance will also be available via live stream. Tickets are going fast with some services already close to […]

Travel Plans for the End of the Semester

Before you schedule flights or make vacation plans for College breaks, please make sure your student knows details regarding class expectations, final exam schedules, residence hall closing information, transportation, and travel time to the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. To allow students to travel, Gustavus does not hold classes the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Residence halls are closed […]

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 6-8: Family Weekend; October 21-24:  Fall Break (residence halls remain open); October 25:  Mid-term grades posted; October 30-November 2:  January Interim Experience (IEX) course registration; November 10:  Fall Semester course withdrawal deadline; November 6-16:  Spring Semester class registration; November 22-26:  Thanksgiving Recess (residence halls closed); November 26:  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 […]

Christmas in Christ Chapel

In the 500th year since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church, we rejoice that the Incarnation continues to spark reformation today for the sake of abundant life.  By the grace revealed in the humble birth of Jesus Christ and continually made known through God’s Word, we are made […]