Archive for March, 2012

The College Rhythm in March

Housing selection starts.  Students feel the pressure of mid-term exams.  Many students start to think of summer employment and seniors continue to work on plans for post-graduation. Some students are concerned with winter weight gain and are making plans for spring break. In the spring, sophomores begin to declare majors; students should start looking for […]

Dates and Deadlines: The Next 60 Days

March 10: Building Bridges Conference on campus March 14: Off-campus living applications due for 2012 – 2013 March 23: Final Exams for half semester courses March 24: President’s Ball at Landmark Center, St. Paul March 31: Deposit due to be eligible for room draw March 31 – April 9: Easter Recess/Spring Break April:  Room Draw […]

Question of the Month

As plans shape up for spring break and summer, what will your child be doing that’s out of the ordinary?  Is your student using the time to “Make Your Life Count?”  Post a comment here and one will be chosen to receive a copy of this month’s featured parenting book, The Happiest Kid on Campus.  […]

Book of the Month

March’s featured book is The Happiest Kid on Campus: A Parent’s Guide to the Very Best College Experience (for You and Your Child) by Harlan Cohen, the author of the #1 Bestselling going-to-college book The Naked Roommate.  The back cover describes the book as “a witty and wise guide to everything you need to know […]

January 2013 Study Away Information

Is your son or daughter looking to study away for a short term, with choices in all parts of the world?  January Interim 2013 may be the perfect time!  Check out out Initial information for January 2013 off-campus courses at: and click on January Interim Programs.  Cost ranges will be available before Spring Break.  Applications […]

A Royal Visit for Gustavus

Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden will visit Gustavus Adolphus College and the American Swedish Institute (ASI) in October 2012. For more information on this exciting event, stayed tuned to our home page.    

Gustie Lingo

Do you ever find yourself confused by terms or acronyms that your student uses when talking about campus? Will they be attending “P-ball” later this month?  If they asked you to meet them at “3-flags” or “the rock” would you know what they mean? If not, you can find out more about these three staples […]

What is the Center for Servant Leadership?

The Center for Servant Leadership (CSL) is a place on campus where students can explore the big questions such as how will you “Make Your Life Count” and the everyday questions about how to become more involved in the Gustavus Community. The CSL focuses on the “whole” person including mind, body and spirit and includes […]