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Upcoming Events

Last day of fall semester classes — Dec. 15 Finals — Dec. 15-21 Spring bills sent to parents — Dec. 20 January Term begins — Jan. 3 Financial aid information sent to returning student families — Jan. 1 January Term ends — Jan. 28 Touring Week Break — Jan. 29-Feb. 6 Spring tuition/fees due — […]

Residence Halls Closed During Break

The halls are closed during the Christmas and Spring break periods. Students who are not able to leave campus for the breaks due to distance may be housed on campus with permission from the Residential Life Office. Students should check with their CF. Halls close for semester break — December 21 at 6:00 p.m. Halls […]

Discover Your Career

During the month of January, the Career Center has created an independent, self-paced program designed to help students generate career ideas and take action on their career plans called Discover Your Career. Activities include having students take a career interest inventory; create a list of their best qualities; create a list of possible majors, college […]

Center for Vocational Reflection

What am I supposed to do with my life? Who am I? What’s my place in the world, how can I make a difference? These are some of the questions that your son or daughter may be asking himself or herself. The Center for Vocational Reflection provides opportunities and resources for the entire Gustavus community […]

Celebrate Studying?

Each semester on the eve of final exams, about 1,000 students take a break from studying for free food and socializing in the Evelyn Young Dining Room. The tradition is called “Midnight Express” and is a time for relaxing and refueling. It started in the 1980s with late night pancakes served by the student affairs […]

The Angel Tree

Each December since 1998 a Christmas tree filled with ornaments of gift requests from local children in need has appeared in the Campus Center. Each ornament contains the age, gender, and wish for one of about 150 children and is taken by a Gustavus student or employee and then returned with a gift. This Angel […]

St. Lucia Celebration

Since 1941 Gustavus has formally celebrated the Swedish tradition of St. Lucia. Swedish legend says that Lucia appeared in Sweden during a famine and provided food. Each year the campus chooses five sophomore women who represent the qualities of Lucia: leadership, service, charity, kindness, and thoughtfulness. Part of the Gustavus tradition has the Lucia court […]

Fall Semester Grades

Gustavus accords its students all rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and related state laws, so the privacy and confidentiality of all student records are preserved. This means that parents will NOT receive a copy of their student’s grades from Gustavus. Gustavus does encourage parents, however, to create a relationship with […]

Money Talks

College students are faced with many issues surrounding money, and many students have yet to master the skills to understand or manage these financial questions. Issues include financial aid and student loans, credit spending, or buying too many late-night pizzas. It is helpful for students if there is an understanding of the financial boundaries and […]

The College Rhythm

In December the campus is focused on celebrating the holiday season and finishing the semester. The first week of December brings together more than 300 musicians and 6,000 guests for Christmas in Christ Chapel performances. During this time there is also anxiety over preparations for finals and final papers, excitement and anxiety regarding going home […]