Archive for January, 2012

Question of the Month

Leave a comment with your answer to the following question: “What neat class or wonderful off-campus opportunity is your child participating in during January, that you wish you had the chance to take advantage of and why?” One lucky winner will be chosen at random from all comments posted to receive a copy of our […]

Book of the Month

Each month we’ll be featuring a book or resource that you might be interested in checking out. We have not personally read all of the books so cannot provide a guarantee of quality – but if they look interesting to you, feel free to check them out and leave a comment for others!  If you […]

National Sesquicentennial Events…

…have been scheduled throughout the year to bring the celebration to Gustavus alumni, parents, and friends living throughout the United States! These events will include updates from College officials and a Sesquicentennial presentation by President Jack Ohle. This month we’ll be in the great state of Texas. Events in January include: Dallas on 1/17 and […]

Parents of Seniors – Applying for Graduation

A reminder from the Registrar’s Office: check with your senior student to make sure he/she has applied for graduation! The deadline was October 1, but last week 180 seniors received reminders because they have not yet taken care of this necessary step. Is your student one of these 180?

Care Packages and Mail from Home are Important

A letter or care package from home can make your student’s day a little brighter! Finding a letter or package in their post office box is something all students look forward to. If you’re looking for ideas, consider family photos, articles from the local paper, CDs, books, favorite candy, stamps, and envelopes. Don’t forget the […]

January 2012 Dates and Deadlines: The Next 60 Days

January 3: January term begins Early January: Financial aid information sent to returning students via e-mail January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events on campus January 27: January term ends January 28 – February 5: Touring and Activity Period January 31: Spring tuition/fees due February 6: Spring semester begins February 17: Late registration deadline […]

Alcohol Education

Students take only one focused class while they are on campus during January, and many organizations do not meet during this month as a number of their members are away from campus. This combination may lead to more free time, and some students will choose to consume alcohol at a greater rate. As a College, […]

The College Rhythm in January

Many students are away from campus for student-teaching, studying abroad, or internships. This may create a sense of loss for students remaining on campus. There is satisfaction and/or disappointment with first-semester grades. Students may feel loneliness for relationships at home or relief to be back at school. Because students take one class during January, some […]