Archive for October, 2015

Residential Halls Closing

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 […]

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 6-7: Nobel Conference October 9-11: Family Weekend October 24-27:  Fall Break (residence halls remain open) October 28:  Mid-term grades posted November 2-5:  January Interim Experience (IEX) course registration November 13:  Fall Semester course withdrawal deadline November 8-19:  Spring Semester class registration November 25-29:  Thanksgiving Recess (residence halls closed) November 29:  Halls re-open from Thanksgiving Recess […]

Flu Shot Clinic on October 13

A flu shot clinic was held on campus on campus last week. There is be another opportunity for students and employees to get their flu shot on October 13, in Alumni Hall from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Payment Methods: Billing Insurance Bring your insurance card for faster check-in. Know who the policyholder is – name, address, […]

Family Weekend 2015

Family Weekend represents a great opportunity for parents, family members and other guests to come visit Gustavus.  This year we have a full weekend of activities that are fun for all.  Full details and schedule can be found at  Some highlights this year include workshops on the history of Gustavus and studying abroad Saturday […]

Care Package Ideas

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 […]

Christmas in Christ Chapel 2015

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 4-6, 2015. Every year, thousands of people from around the world make the pilgrimage to Palestine to celebrate Christmas in the town of […]

Your Student’s Academic Success

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 […]

Gustavus Library Association: A Royal Affair

Gustavus Library Associates invites you to join friends, family, and alumni to celebrate A Royal Affair on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 5 p.m. at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bloomington, MN. This evening of merriment, wonderful food, creative auctions, music, and dancing raises funds for the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library at Gustavus. When you […]