Archive for March, 2006

Housing Selection

For more information about the housing selection process, go to Housing Selection. Triples, flexible triples in Uhler, singles in Southwest, substance-free housing selection — March 14-15 Room clusters housing selection — April 23-25 Two-person housing selection — May 4-7

Financial Aid Information

For more information about student financial assistance, go to Financial Assistance. Student Financial Assistance special evening and weekend hours to call with FAFSA and Supplement questions: March 14-16 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. March 18-19 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Call toll-free at 866/933-6189 Regular office hours are 8:00-4:45 Monday-Friday

Career and Internship Search Workshops

Job Search Strategies Workshop — March 14 Gustavus Internship Fair — March 15 Interviewing Workshop — March 21

Residence Halls Closing for Break

The halls are closed during Spring break. 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 CFs. Halls will be closed 6:00 p.m. Friday, March 24 and reopen at noon on Sunday, April […]

Important Dates/Events

“Building Bridges” Diversity Conference — March 11 Gustavus Music Showcase at Orchestra Hall — March 12 President’s Ball — March 18 Mid-term Exams — March 20-24 Deadline for returning students to complete student-employment contracts — March 24 Fall registration deposit of $500 is due — March 31 “Grad Finale” (seniors pick up cap and gowns) […]

Change in 529 Plans Better for Families

The 529 college savings plan and 529 college prepaid tuition plan are vehicles many families are using to save for college tuition. The Budget Reconciliation Act that was signed into law February 8 contains a change that now allows the prepaid 529 plan to be treated the same as the savings 529 plan. This means […]

Explaining the Lingo

Does your student use Gustavus terms or abbreviations that you do not understand? Do you ever wonder which office handles a certain service? Here are definitions of many common Gustavus terms and a quick guide to describing the offices and services frequently used by parents and students. Go to Lingo.


Sixty percent of students undertake an internship at some point in their Gustavus career, during either the school year or the summer. This is an opportunity for students to explore career interests. Some take internships for credit, some are paid, some are full-time, and some are part-time in addition to other classes. An Internship Fair […]

Academic Assistance Available

Mid-term exams typically occur before Spring Break. Therefore, now is a good time for students to be seeking assistance with any academic challenges. Tutors are available for many departments and programs. Click on Tutors for a complete list. Also, the Writing Center on campus (located in Confer Hall 232) provides help because Gustavus expects all […]

Building Bridges Diversity Conference

The 11th annual student-led “Building Bridges” Diversity Conference is scheduled for March 11, 2006. The conference, titled “The Unspoken Voice,” will feature a keynote address by author and Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher. There will also be workshops and discussions, and the events will conclude with a Native American pow wow. For more information, go to […]