Archive for November, 2013

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 – 7:  Interim Experience Registration November 8:  Fall Semester course withdrawal deadline November 10-21: Spring Semester class registration November 27-December 1:  Thanksgiving Recess November 27:  9:00 am residence halls close for the break December 1: 12:00 noon residence halls  re-open from Thanksgiving Recess December 6  – December 8:  Christmas in Christ Chapel December 13:  Last […]

Choosing Classes

November is the time students select classes for January Term and Spring Semester.  Students prepare in advance for their meetings with their advisors by reviewing their degree audits which show them their progress toward their degrees, major and general education requirements yet to be met, and total number of courses completed so far.  This review […]

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 […]

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 […]

Midterm Grades

Midterm grades were posted on WebAdvisor on October 23. These grades are viewable by your student. You should speak with your student about whether or not he or she is willing to share them with you. Midterm grades are a way for your student to have a general understanding of where they are in each […]

Gustavus Library Association Gala: A Royal Affair

A preview of the auction items for the Gustavus Library Associates gala fundraising event, A Royal Affair, is now available. The event is on November 16 and online bidding is still available.  To view the auction items, donate, purchase tickets, and find out more information about the event, visit

Gustavus Named a Top 50 Liberal Arts College Value by Kiplinger’s

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has included Gustavus Adolphus College on its list of the country’s best values in private colleges. Kiplinger’s annual list, which was released Thursday, Oct. 17, ranks the top 100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges. Gustavus was named the 47th best value in the country among liberal arts colleges. The news comes just one week […]