Archive for September, 2010

Family Weekend Registration – Last Call

Registration is open until this Friday for Family Weekend 2010.  Please join us Friday, October 8th, for open class visits and an evening of Swing Dance hosted by the Gustavus Swing Club.  Saturday, October 9th is a day full of Breakfast in the Halls, Parent Seminars, Gustavus Football, and a Family Dinner followed by an […]

Flu Shot Clinic for Students

Please remind your student to get their flu shot! Flu Shot Clinic for Students When:  Tuesday, Oct 12th, 2010 from 9:30am-4:00pm Where:  Alumni Hall, Johnson Student Union Cost:  $25 Cash/Check or Bill to Insurance If your student would like the vaccine billed to insurance, they will need to bring their insurance card to the Flu […]

2010 Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets Available

Christmas in Christ Chapel worship service and buffet tickets are available online this year.  Tickets are $17.50 each and will go on sale to the Gustavus campus community on Tuesday, September 21, at 8:00 a.m. To order, go to, choose “Login” from the top menu, and then click on “Gustavus Students/Employee login” on the […]

Welcoming the Class of 2014!

The Class of 2014 moved to campus on Friday, Sept. 3. More than 605 new first-year students and over 40 transfer students were welcomed by President Ohle at convocation, and they completed orientation on Sept. 6. This year’s theme was “I am a Gustie!” Tuesday, Sept. 7, marks the first day of classes and President […]

Reading In Common Author Visit: Jamie Ford

The Reading-in-Common program, designed to give new students a taste of college academic life, is now in its 11th year. This year’s book is Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, which explores the age-old conflicts between father and son set against the beauty and sadness of what happened to Japanese […]

Life After Graduation

Graduation may seem far away for seniors, but now is the time they should focus their career objectives, prepare their resumes, and begin the application process for graduate school.  The majority of on-campus employer visits occur in September, October, and November. However, some big Spring Semester recruiting events include Minnesota Private Colleges Job and Internship […]

College Breaks

Before you schedule flights or make vacation plans for College breaks, please make sure your student knows details regarding class expectations, final exam schedules, residence hall closing information, transportation, and travel time to the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport.  To allow students to travel, Gustavus does not hold classes the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Residence halls are closed […]

Greek Pledging

The pledge period for campus fraternities and sororities occurs in September. There are five fraternities and five sororities on campus, three of which are national affiliates. The Greek tradition at Gustavus dates back more than 100 years. Students and advisers have worked hard during this past year to develop the pledge period and activities to […]

Food… Glorious Food!

What should we eat? Whether we are walking down the aisles of a supermarket, scanning the menu in a restaurant, peering into our refrigerators…we find ourselves asking of our choices, “Is it nutritious? Affordable? Ecologically sustainable? And will it taste good?” Nobel Conference 46, “Making Food Good,” welcomes seven distinguished researchers who will offer thought-provoking […]

Friends of Music

If you’ve ever spent time in a practice room in Schaefer, went to a rehearsal in the Art Barn, or simply enjoyed a performance by a Gustavus ensemble, you have been part of the wonderful tradition of music at the college.  Friends of Music, a new group of alumni, parents and friends, Is a way […]