Archive for May, 2008

Upcoming Events/Important Dates

Last day of classes — May 21 Finals — May 23-27 Commencement — June 1 Returning student move-in — September 1 Fall Semester Classes begin — September 2 Homecoming/Family Weekend — October 3-5 For a complete listing of events on campus, go to the College Calendar. Click here for information on other Important Dates and […]

Celebrating 25 Years of Phi Beta Kappa at Gustavus

In April, Gustavus celebrated its 25th anniversary as a Phi Beta Kappa institution. Phi Beta Kappa began during colonial times, in 1776, when its members secretly met to discuss revolution against the British throne. It was the first Greek society founded in the United States and today remains the most prestigious of scholarly organizations. Out […]

Grant Received for Science Education

Gustavus has recently been awarded $1 million for science education over the next four years from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in Chevy Chase, Md. The award will support a variety of programs that seek to transform the first-year student experience in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines — particularly through collaboration […]

Summer with your college student

Most students and parents find it to be an interesting transition if your college student is returning to live at home this summer. Students are accustomed to different freedoms while at college and many families have also adjusted to a routine without their college student. Talk with your student about expectations, both yours and theirs. […]

Senior Week

Gustavus sponsors a time of celebration and closure for the senior class in the days between the end of finals and Commencement. Senior Week events are planned by interested members of the senior class. Activities include a fiesta dinner, Johnny Holm concert, Twins baseball game, Valleyfair, President’s Banquet, spa day, and boat cruise. Registration for […]

Baccalaureate/Commencement Tickets

Baccalaureate and Commencement are Sunday, June 1. Each graduate received four tickets for one of the Baccalaureate services (at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.) at the Grad Finale in April. Seniors NEED a ticket. Commencement will be held on Hollingsworth Football Field at 2 p.m. No tickets are necessary if Commencement is held outdoors, and […]

Pre-Register For Graduation Photos

During the Commencement Service, staff from Chappell Studios will be taking a photo of each graduating senior as they shake hands with the president. These photos are then available for purchase direct from Chappell Studios. Family members may pre-register so they receive an e-mail when the photos are ready to download and order. To take […]

The College Rhythm in May

The last few weeks of school are here. Students have anxiety about final exams and papers. Students who do not have other plans for the summer are busy finding summer employment. The reality of graduation brings mixed emotions for most seniors, sadness over leaving friends or relationships, anxiety about finding a job or starting graduate […]

New Gustavus President Announced

The Board of Trustees of Gustavus has elected Jack R. Ohle to be the College’s 15th president. Ohle, currently the president of Wartburg College in Waverly, IA, will succeed Jim Peterson, who is retiring after serving as president of the College since July 2003. Ohle will take office July 1, 2008. For more information, go […]