Archive for October, 2010

The College Rhythm in October

Following are some typical experiences and emotions for students during October:  The academic course load is in full gear; roommate problems begin to arise; students question: “Do I fit in here?”; first tests/papers returned; midterm exams; love relationships from home remain strong; seniors are starting the job interview or graduate school process; and positive or […]

Getting Involved at Gustavus

Numerous opportunities are available for students to get involved on campus. If students say they are bored or not feeling connected, they may need to take more initiative to engage in the many events and the more than 100 recognized organizations, more than 30 theatre, arts, and music organizations, and 40 intramural and club sports […]

Choosing a Major

One of the first steps toward graduation for students is choosing a major.  With 60 majors and 15 pre-professional programs to choose from, it is very common for students to switch majors or add a minor.  Approximately 25% of students have more than one major, although this is not necessary.  For more information on the […]

Gustavus Student Academic Success

October is a busy academic time for students.  Gustavus provides many resources to help students succeed, including personal meetings with academic advisers, tips for studying, and a writing center for assistance with papers.  Find more information online on visit the Academic Advising Center, study tips or the Writing Center.

October Gustavus Twin Cities Breakfast

Engage with other alumni and learn something new about your alma mater at the monthly Twin Cities Gustavus breakfasts. This month our speaker is Jim Dontje, Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation, who will give a recap of the 46th Nobel Conference, Making Food Good. The event is Wednesday, Oct. 20, 8-9:30 a.m., at the Doubletree […]

Health Service Insurance Billing Information

If a student has visited Health Service the family will receive an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) from their medical insurance company.  Staff members in Health Service recommend that you do not pay the amount listed on the EOB, but instead wait until you receive a bill from Student Accounts at Gustavus. This will ensure that […]

Theatre and Dance Presents Shakespeare’s R&J

Gustavus’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present Shakespeare’s R&J on Oct. 28-30 at 8 p.m. and on Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. in Anderson Theatre. In this electrifying adaptation, four men embody the characters of Shakespeare’s timeless love story. Tickets are available online at

Gustavus Choir Featured at Luther Seminary “Singing the Faith”

The Gustavus Choir and President Jack R. Ohle will be featured in a 7 p.m. “Singing the Faith” program on Reformation Sunday, Oct. 31, at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. The program is free and open to the public and will be immediately followed by a Gustavus reception, including hot cider and ginger snaps. No […]

Gustavus Admission Office is Traveling

The Admission Office is busy every fall with college fairs, high school visits, church visits, and weekend visit events.  This year Gustavus will be represented at more than 135 college fairs throughout the U.S. between Aug. 29 and Nov. 23.  Want to help in the recruitment efforts? Refer a high school student online, or take […]

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