Archive for 2014

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 12:  Last day of classes December 13: Reading Day December 15 – 18:  Final Exams December 19: 9:00 am residence halls close for semester break Early January: Financial aid information sent to returning students January 4: 12:00 noon residence halls re-open from semester break January 5 – 30:  January Term (IEX) classes January 31- […]

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 19 Halls re-open at 12 noon on Sunday, January 4 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). The break parking area is marked with signs, which state “Break Parking”. Any vehicle not moved to the Bjorling lot will be subject to towing at the owner’s expense. […]

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 you work past […]

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 9-20: Spring Semester class registration November 26-30:  Thanksgiving Recess November 26:  9:00 am Residence halls close for the break November 30: 12:00 noon Residence halls re-open from Thanksgiving Recess December 5-7 :  Christmas in Christ Chapel: “Tender Rose, Starry Night” December 12:  Last day of classes December 13: Reading Day December 15-18:  Final Exams December 19: […]

Midterm Grades

Midterm grades were posted on WebAdvisor on October 22. 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 […]

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 […]