Archive for May, 2014

College Rhythm in May

The last few weeks of school are here.  Students have anxiety about final exams and papers.  Students who do not have other plans for the summer are busy finding summer employment.  The reality of graduation brings mixed emotions for most seniors, sadness over leaving friends or relationships, anxiety about finding a job or starting graduate […]

Dates and Deadlines: The Next 60 Days

  Last day of classes- May 21 Reading Day – May 22 Finals- May 23-27 Residential Halls close- May 27th at 6:00 pm for students not involved with graduation Senior Week– May 27-June 1 Commencement – June 1 Residential Halls close for Seniors- June 1 at 6:00 pm   Looking ahead to next year: Summer […]

Order a Finals Care Package!

Final exams will be here soon. The Gustavus track and field team is offering you a chance to let your son or daughter know that you support them during the stressful finals time. For the 28th consecutive year, we will deliver “Survival Kits” during finals week. The proceeds from this fundraiser help finance the team’s […]

Parents of Graduating Seniors

A request from the Financial Aid Office: Graduating seniors who have taken out a Federal Direct Stafford Loan any year while in attendance at Gustavus are required by law to complete exit counseling prior to leaving Gustavus.  We have been in contact with those students to complete this on-line exit interview. It is our office’s […]

Senior Week

Gustavus sponsors a time of celebration and closure for the senior class in the days between the end of finals and Commencement.  Senior Week events are planned by interested members of the junior class.  Activities include a Senior Class Fiesta Dinner, Johnny Holm concert,  Twins baseball game, President’s Banquet, and bowling night. Registration for events is […]

Pre-Register for Graduation Photos

During the Commencement Service, staff from Grad Images will be taking a photo of each graduating senior as they cross the stage and receive their diploma.  These photos are then available for purchase direct from Grad Images.  Family members may pre-register so they receive an e-mail when the photos are ready to download and order.  […]

Order the 2014 Gustavian yearbook

Are you interested in purchasing a 2014 Gustavian yearbook? Follow the link below to order your yearbook before they’re gone! Enter your name and a permanent mailing address as books will be shipped after the end of the school year. If you have any questions, email If you have trouble opening the link, go to and search Gustavus Adolphus […]

Advice from the Gustavus Center for Servant Leadership

There’s no doubt about it – regardless if your student is looking to fill their summer months or seeking a permanent position after graduation – it’s a difficult time to nail down a job or internship.  Without a job on the horizon, many students may spend their hours staring at a computer screen trolling for […]

Summer with your Gustie

Most students and parents find it to be an interesting transition if your college student is returning to live at home this summer.  Students are accustomed to different freedoms while at college and many families have also adjusted to a routine without their college student.  Talk with your student about expectations, both yours and theirs.  […]