Archive for May, 2015

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 20 Reading Day – May 21 Finals- May 22-26 Residential Halls close- May 26th at 6:00 pm for students not involved with graduation Senior Week– May 26-30 Commencement – May 31 Residential Halls close for Seniors- May 31 at 6:00 pm   Looking ahead to next year: Summer Registration for […]

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.  […]

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 the Alumni Kickoff, Johnny Holm concert,  Twins baseball game, Wine and Cheese Social, President’s Banquet, and Mall of America/Nickelodeon […]

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 […]

Order the 2015 Gustavian yearbook

Are you interested in purchasing a 2015 Gustavian Yearbook for your son or daughter? Yearbooks will be completed over the summer and shipped as soon as they’re printed. You may order a yearbook through our yearbook vendor site, (choose the ‘Shop Your School’ to get started). This year, yearbooks will cost $52, which includes both the […]

Advice from the Gustavus Career Development Office

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.  […]


The Federal Government has updated the security requirements for all their sites which includes and  The sign on using your SSN, DOB, name and PIN has been replaced with a FSA ID–user name and password.  The next time you log onto one of these sites you will be required to create a FSA […]