Archive for August, 2008

Important Dates/Events

Gustavus booth at the Minnesota State Fair — Aug. 21-Sept. 1 First-year student move-in — August 29 New student orientation — August 29-September 1 Waiver of health insurance premium due — August 31 Fall tuition/fees due — August 31 Returning student move-in — September 1 Fall Semester Classes begin — September 2 Inauguration of President […]

Correct Date for Spring Break

The Handbook for Families for 2008-2009 incorrectly listed the dates for Spring Break/Easter Recess. The correct dates are March 21-30, 2009.

Academic Calendar

The academic calendar for the year is available online . This includes dates of mid-term tests, finals, and college breaks. Please schedule travel home for breaks either after all tests are to be complete or after your student knows their test schedule or discusses their travel plans with their professors.

Residential Life Calendar

For a calendar of residence hall break opening and closing times and housing selection, visit the Residential Life website. Please note these dates and time for travel plans for this academic year.

2008- 09 Student Parking Permit Information

Students who wish to park a vehicle on campus must obtain a parking permit by registering their motor vehicle with the Department of Safety & Security. New this year – bicycles brought to campus will also need to be registered. See the complete bicycle rules. The online registration process will require the student’s e-mail username […]

Gustavus at the Minnesota State Fair

Gustavus will again have a booth at the Minnesota State Fair in the Education Building. The booth will have friendly faces, information, and those popular Gustie Grams. Wear your Gustavus apparel to the fair to show off your Gustie pride! The fair runs Aug. 21—Sept. 1.

Immunization Recommendations

As a result of the outbreaks of mumps and pertussis (whooping cough) in the United States over the past few years, several national organizations have made changes in their recommendations regarding mumps and pertussis immunizations for college students. Transmission of these two diseases has been widespread in college-age students (18-24 year olds) for many reasons. […]

Health Insurance Billing

The Gustavus Health Services Office provides on campus appointments, laboratory test, and immunization costs are reasonably priced. The Gustavus Health Service will bill your student’s health insurance company directly. Any remaining charges will be the student’s responsibility and billed to their college account. If the student does not want their insurance billed for a particular […]

College Students and Access to Alcohol

A recent study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration found “that parents and other adults can play an important role in helping influence young people’s behavior with regard to underage drinking.” For parent resources visit Stop Underage Drinking.


The Gustavus Orientation program is August 29-September 1 and is focused on helping new students with the transition to Gustavus and establishing a sense of belonging in this community. Check the Orientation website for more information.