Archive for June, 2010


593 seniors became college graduates on Sunday, May 30 at 2 p.m.  Graduates received their diplomas from the faculty chair in their respective major, a tradition that began in 1973. Also at the ceremony, Leila Brammer, associate professor of communications studies, was awarded the Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching.  Mary Cunningham ’10 gave […]

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Will you have access to your student’s grades?

Gustavus encourages parents to discuss mutual expectations with regard to academic achievement – including how and when grades will be discussed and shared – with their students. Students can easily provide their WebAdvisor user names and PIN codes, permitting parents to view grades and degree audits at any time. The College may also release selected […]

Refer a Gustie

While most seniors have made their college plans by now, some just haven’t been able to decide or started the process late.  Other students may be second-guessing their initial college choice—perhaps their expectations for housing or course registration aren’t being met.  Whatever the reason, we want these students to consider Gustavus.  Now’s the time; a […]

New Academic Building at Gustavus

On April 16, ground was broken for the “New Academic Building” at Gustavus, which will house the three largest majors at the College, economics/management, communication studies, and psychology.. You can watch as this building takes shape, both via a live web cam and updated photos.  All news, pictures, and information about the new building will […]

Looking for a Summer Read?

Each summer, incoming Gustavus students are asked to read a “Reading in Common” book that will be discussed during New Student Orientation and, for some students, during their First Term Seminar course. The Reading in Common selection for 2010 is Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. This novel explores the […]

Nobel Conference Tickets Available

Tickets for the 46th annual Nobel Conference are currently on sale. The 2010 Nobel Conference is titled “Making Food Good” and is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 5, and Wednesday, Oct.  6, 2010. Seven distinguished presenters will offer thought-provoking looks into what makes food good—from the scientific and ethical aspects to esthetic, ecological, and economic considerations. […]

Summer in the Garden

A benefit for the Linnaeus Arboretum will be held on Sunday, June 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. Enjoy a late afternoon in the spectacular setting of Linnaeus Arboretum while sampling wines, cheeses, coffees and desserts, Music and other entertainment,  a silent auction,  tours, and more are planned.  This event is sponsored by the Friends […]

Gustavus Choir Companion Tour of Italy

The Gustavus Choir invites you to participate in a Cultures and Creativity companion Concert Tour of Italy January 13-28, 2011.  The group will include students, family, alumni and friends of Gustavus on a 16-day opportunity to immerse in the rich musical, historical and religious culture of Italy.  Choir performances include Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica […]

Upcoming Events & Important Dates at Gustavus

First-year student move-in – September 3 Transfer student move-in – September 5 Returning student move-in – September 6 Fall Semester Classes begin – September 7 Homecoming – September 25 Family Weekend – October 8-10 For more information on additional college events, go to the Gustavus College Calendar or visit our website for parents for information […]