Archive for October, 2014

College Rhythm in October

Following are some typical experiences and emotions for students during October:  The academic course load is in full gear; roommate problems begin to arise; students question: “Do I fit in here?”; first tests/papers returned; midterm exams; love relationships from home remain strong; seniors are starting the job interview or graduate school process; and positive or […]

Dates and Deadlines: The Next 60 Days

October 10-12: Family Weekend October 18-21:  Fall Break (residence halls remain open) October 22:  Mid-term grades posted November 3-6:  January Interim Experience (IEX) course registration November 7:  Fall Semester course withdrawal deadline November 9-20:  Spring Semester class registration November 26-30:  Thanksgiving Recess (residence halls closed) November 30:  Halls re-open from Thanksgiving Recess at noon December […]

Family Weekend 2014

Family Weekend is a tradition at Gustavus and it is quickly approaching!  We have lots of fun activities planned for THIS weekend: October 10-12 including trivia night, bingo, a scavenger hunt, a murder mystery dinner, and workshops on how you can support your student.  Show your support of the Golden Gusties at the soccer game […]

Voting Information for Gusties

This year, Minnesota voters will head to the polls to decide a U.S. Senate seat, all of Minnesota’s eight U.S. House seats, as well as governor, attorney general, secretary of state, state auditor, and all Minnesota State House seats. The 2014 election will also include many county commissioners, county sheriffs, county attorneys, auditors, treasurers and recorders. […]

Academic Success for Students

October is a busy academic time for students.  As assignments and tests pile up, so does the stress level.  Gustavus provides many resources to help students succeed, including personal meetings with academic advisers, tips for studying, and a writing center for assistance with all types of College level writing from lab reports to research to […]

Transportation to the MSP Airport Twin Cities from Gustavus

Many parents and students inquire about transportation services to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan area and the MSP Airport. Students interested in traveling from St. Peter to the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport can do so by using Land to Air.  Students do not need to be flying to use Land to Air services and once at the […]

Christmas in Christ Chapel 2014

Christmas in Christ Chapel, the annual celebration of the Christmas holiday involving the Gustavus Choir, Choir of Christ Chapel, Lucia Singers, Symphony Orchestra, Brass Choir, dancers, and readers, will take place December 5 – 7, 2014. Christmas in Christ Chapel worship service ($30) and buffet tickets ($25) are available online.  Gustavus students are allowed one […]

Care Packages for Students

Gustavus students love receiving mail. It is fun for students to have something in their P.O. box, or to have an email stating they have a surprise package awaiting them. Here are some ideas of what is helpful for your student: chips ramen noodles popcorn homemade cookies tea/coffee shampoo soap pens highlighters gift card to […]