Archive for March, 2010

Information about Commencement

Parents of graduating seniors will soon receive a letter containing information on campus housing options as well as meal options and the schedule for commencement weekend.   Visit our commencement website or contact Lorie Siebels at or 507-933-7520 for more information.

Concern about High-Risk Drinking

Earlier today each student received the following message from the Dean of Students: March 10, 2010 To: Gustavus students From: Jeff Stocco, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Gustavus is a caring community. I write today with serious concerns regarding the problem of high-risk drinking on campus. Recent and other campus incidents […]

The Gustavus Student Rhythm in March

Housing selection starts.  Students feel the pressure of mid-term exams.  Many students start to think of summer employment and seniors continue to work on plans for post-graduation. Some students are concerned with winter weight gain and are making plans for spring break. In the spring, sophomores begin to declare majors; students should start looking for […]

Graduation is Around the Corner

It is time to think about Commencement.  In March, junior students are each sent a form to complete to apply for graduation.  This tells the College if a student plans to graduate in 2011.  ALL students must apply for graduation with the Office of the Registrar in their junior or senior year.  On April 7, […]

Academic Assistance Available

Mid-term exams typically occur just before and just after 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.  Look here for a complete list.  Also, the Writing Center on campus (located in Confer Hall 232) provides help because […]

2010-2011 Financial Aid Renewal Process

In late February students received information for the 2010-2011 Financial Aid renewal application process.  Detail explanatory information is available from Financial Aid.  Award letters are not mailed to current students.  An email was sent to students at their Gustavus email account instructing them to go to WebAdvisor to view their award letter.  Any subsequent revisions […]

Residence Halls Closing for Spring Break

The halls are closed during Spring break. Students who are not able to leave campus for the break due to distance from home may be housed on campus with permission from the Residential Life Office.  Information about and applications for break housing can be found online.  Halls will close at from 9:00 AM on Saturday, […]

15th Annual Building Bridges Conference March 13

Building Bridges is a student-initiated, student-led diversity conference dedicated to addressing today’s pressing global and social issues. This year’s conference, “Immigration: Surviving the Land of Opportunity,” will focus on the two sides of immigration: the struggles immigrants face and the strength required to survive these struggles every day.  For more information and to download a […]

2010 Gustavian Yearbook Orders

Orders are now being accepted for the 2010 Gustavian Yearbook.  The all-color book will cover the 2009-2010 academic year with highlights including sports, academics, music, theatre, clubs, Greek organizations, residence halls, faculty and staff, and of course, graduate portraits of the Class of 2010. A mailing with order forms have been mailed to students on […]

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?  Definitions of many common Gustavus terms and a quick guide to describing the offices and services frequently used by parents and students may be found online.