Archive for 2010

The College Rhythm in December

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 stress over preparations for finals and final papers, excitement and anxiety regarding going home […]

Money Talks

College students are faced with many issues relating to 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 […]

Living Off Campus at Gustavus

Gustavus Adolphus College is a residential institution. This mean ALL students are required to live on-campus all four years. As the college does not have enough beds to house all student, each year a limited number of students are granted permission to live off-campus, with the remaining students residing in College-owned residence halls, apartments, or […]

Gustavus Residence Halls Closed During Break

The halls are closed during Christmas break. Students who are not able to leave campus for the break due to distance may be housed in the on-campus hostel with permission from the Residential Life Office.  Students needing to stay should notify the Residential Life Office by December 15 at 4:00 p.m. Halls close for semester […]

Gustavus Announces the Lucia Court

Gustavus Adolphus College celebrated its 70th annual Festival of St. Lucia at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 in Christ Chapel. As part of this seasonal tradition, five sophomore women have been chosen to serve on the Lucia court. This year’s court consists of Katie Batz of Bloomington, Minn.; Dawn Comstock of Roseau, Minn.; Claire Curran […]

End of Calendar Year

As we approach the end of 2010, the Gustavus Annual Fund staff extends its sincerest thank you to all who have contributed to enriching and enhancing the College. Gustavus would be a far different place without continued support on the part of so many in this great community. If you haven’t yet shown your financial […]

Important Dates/Events at Gustavus

Reading Day (no classes) – Dec. 15 Final Exams – Dec. 16-20 Halls close for semester break at 9 a.m. – Dec. 21 Financial aid information sent to returning students via email – early January Halls re-open from semester break at noon – Jan. 2, 2011 For more information on other college events, go to […]

The College Rhythm in November

Staying healthy can be a challenge for college students, especially during November. The first 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 be due before Thanksgiving. […]

Meal Plans at Gustavus

Most students are on one of the meal plans offered by the Dining Service. Although students at times perceive meal costs to be high, Gustavus has the lowest-cost food prices among Minnesota private colleges and is also ranked as one of the top programs for food quality and selection in the country. The Dining Service […]

Choosing Classes at Gustavus

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 […]