Archive for February, 2012

Study Away – A Rich Tradition Thrives

Half of all Gusties will have spent a semester or January interim abroad during their time at Gustavus, and Gustavus regularly ranks in the top 20 nationally for total number of students that study away each year. These are impressive stats! Students planning to spend next fall or spring abroad apply for Gustavus approval by […]

The College Rhythm in February

February is the beginning of spring semester. Many students are optimistic about a new start and enjoy reuniting with friends who were away for January Term or fall. Later in the month, students may feel sad or depressed due to the winter weather or as the academic work starts to accumulate. In the spring, sophomores […]

Dates and Deadlines: The Next 60 Days

February 6: Spring semester classes begin February 17: Late Registration deadline March 10: Building Bridges Conference March 23: Final exams for half semester classes March 24: President’s Ball, St. Paul March 25: Music Showcase, Minneapolis March 31: Easter Recess/Spring Break begins

Question of the Month

Has your student talked to you about their favorite Gustie tradition?  What is it and what do they like most about it?  Click directly on the header of this post to be brought right to the post for commenting.  One winning parent will be chosen at random to receive new “G” pin and package of […]

2012 – 2013 Financial Aid Renewal Process

In January you and your student received information regarding the 2012-2013 Financial Aid renewal application process. Detailed explanatory information is also available from the Financial Aid web site. Just a reminder–award letters are not mailed to current students. An email will be sent to students at their Gustavus email account instructing them to go to […]

Room Draw…New Name and Updated Housing Process

Below you will find a brief excerpt from the Residential Life web page. Talk to your student and remind them to start reviewing the details for the Room Draw process (formerly known as housing selection). Further details will follow as we get closer to the time for Room Draw. Step by Step Guide to Room […]

Off Campus Living

Gustavus Adolphus College is a residential institution. This mean ALL students are required to live on-campus all four years. As the college does not have enough beds to house all students, each year a limited number of students are granted permission to live off-campus, with the remaining students residing in College-owned residence halls, apartments, or […]

Getting Involved at Gustavus

Did you know that Gustavus has over 125 student organizations, from the Accounting Club to the Zeta Chi Phi sorority? There are many opportunities for your student to get involved. Not only will they meet lifelong friends; they will enhance their leadership skills, increase their awareness of the society and world in which they live, […]

Student Leadership Opportunities Now Available

February is the month when most significant leadership groups at the College recruit new members. Check out the following websites for more information and please encourage your student to apply to whatever looks most interesting! Collegiate Fellow (CF) selection, Residential Life (due 2/22) “Gustie Greeter” Orientation Leaders, Student Activities (due 2/22) Peer Assistants (PA), Alcohol […]

Gustavus Music Showcase in the Twin Cities

Tickets are now on sale for the Music Showcase! The Music Showcase will be taking place on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Ted Mann Concert Hall in Minneapolis. The Showcase will feature the Gustavus Choir, Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, Gustavus Wind Orchestra and the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band. This is a great opportunity […]