Archive for 2017

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Airport and Twin Cities Transportation

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 airport, […]

Student Wellbeing

Beginning a new school year, switching jobs, roommates, re-locating – any of these changes can be hard. If your Gustie is feeling stressed or anxious, they are not alone. Gustavus provides an online resource for students called Learn to Live. Learn to Live offers online programs and tools available to Gustavus students struggling with issues related to […]

Creative Care Packages

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 […]

The College Rhythm in September

Excitement; first year students test new found freedom; frequent calls and visits home; homesickness; anxiety about roommates, adjustment to professors and classes; how to get involved on campus/while some get over involved; need to balance social and academic schedules; new member education and recruitment period for fraternities and sororities (sophomores and up). May face troubles with […]

Dates and Deadlines: The Next 60 Days

September 12: Involvement Fair, Eckman Mall; September 18: Registration deadline (last day to add full credit courses); September 23: Homecoming; October 3 – 4: Nobel Conference 53: Reproductive Technology: How Far Do We Go?; October 6 – 8: Family Weekend; October 20: Finals for first half of the semester classes; October 21 – 24:  Fall Break […]

Family Weekend 2017

Family Weekend is a tradition at Gustavus and is quickly approaching!  We have many fun activities planned for the weekend of October 6-8 including a pancake breakfast, a carnival luncheon, “Six Appeal” A Capella concert, and a performance from Gustavus’s own LineUs Improv Comedy Troupe.  With so much to do, we are sure everyone in […]

Flu Shot Clinics

Gustavus Health Service is hosting flu shot clinics on campus on Thursday, October 5 and Wednesday, October 11, in the Heritage Banquet Room from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. These clinics are available for current students and employees. Payment Methods: Billing Insurance Bring your insurance card or a copy of the front and back to […]

The First 100 Days Calendar

Staff members in the Office of Residential Life invite parents of first-year students to review the 2017-2018 “Your First 100 Days” calendar.  This publication represents a compilation of events and activities for a student’s first 100 days at Gustavus. Each item has been selected to provide first-year students with the opportunity to make connections and […]

“Going Greek”

The New Member Education period for the Gustavus Greek system occurs in September and October. There are four fraternities and three sororities on campus, three of which are national affiliates. The Greek tradition at Gustavus dates back more than 100 years. Students and advisers have worked hard during this past year to develop the New Member Education […]

Promoting a Healthy and Safe Culture of Involvement

As the fall semester gets underway, Gusties have many opportunities to get involved on campus.  Whether it be a student organization, athletic team, or fine arts program, participation in these organizations represents a great opportunity for students to explore new interests, connect with peers and develop leadership skills.  Gustavus is committed to maintaining an environment […]