Archive for 2012

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 […]

Dates and Deadlines: The Next 60 Days

December 14:  Last day of classes December 15: Reading Day December 17 – 20:  Final Exams December 21: 9:00 am residence halls close for semester break Early January: Financial aid information sent to returning students January 6: 12:00 noon residence halls re-open from semester break January 7 – February 1:  January Term (IEX) classes February […]

Holiday Survival Guide for College Students and Parents

  Is this your child’s first long break home since arriving at Gustavus?  Have you thought about things like household chores, curfews, use of the car, and family time?  Check out this article from U.S. News and World Report Education writer Kelci Lynn Lucier. Are you a seasoned parent with advice to share?  How did […]

Residence Halls Closed During Christmas Break

The halls are closed during Christmas break according to the following schedule: Halls close for semester break at 9 a.m. on Friday, December 21 Halls re-open at 12 noon on Sunday, January 6 Each student is required to depart for the break within 24 hours of the completion of their last final or by 9 […]

Christmas break parking

PLEASE REMIND YOUR STUDENT: All vehicles remaining on campus over Christmas break must be parked in the gravel lot next to the music building (Bjorling lot). This year the break parking area is marked with signs, which state “Break Parking”. Students may not leave their cars in the Southwest parking lot as in previous years. […]

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

Gustavus Adolphus College is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will host a visit April 22-24, 2013, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Gustavus Adolphus College has been accredited by the Commission since […]

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. […]

Dates and Deadlines: the next 60 days

November 4 – 15:  Spring Semester class registration November 9:  Fall Semester course withdrawal deadline November 21 – 25:  Thanksgiving Recess November 21:  9:00 am residence halls close for the break November 25: 12:00 noon residence halls  re-open from Thanksgiving Recess November 30  – December 2:  Christmas in Christ Chapel December 14:  Last day of […]

Residential Halls Closing Information

The halls are closed during the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break periods. Students who are not able to leave campus for the breaks due to the distance to their homes (more than 350 miles) may be housed in the on-campus hostel with permission from the Residential Life Office. Students will need to apply to stay […]

Travel Plans for the End of the Semester

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 […]