Archive for 2017

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Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets and Livestream

Tickets are now on sale for Christmas in Christ Chapel happening December 1, 2, & 3. The theme this year is Life Abundant: A Celebration of Christmas during the 500th year of the Reformation. The Saturday evening performance will also be available via live stream. Tickets are going fast with some services already close to […]

Travel Plans for the End of the Semester

Before you schedule flights or make vacation plans for College breaks, please make sure your student knows details regarding class expectations, final exam schedules, residence hall closing information, transportation, and travel time to the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. To allow students to travel, Gustavus does not hold classes the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Residence halls are closed […]

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 & Deadlines: The Next 60 Days

October 6-8: Family Weekend; October 21-24:  Fall Break (residence halls remain open); October 25:  Mid-term grades posted; October 30-November 2:  January Interim Experience (IEX) course registration; November 10:  Fall Semester course withdrawal deadline; November 6-16:  Spring Semester class registration; November 22-26:  Thanksgiving Recess (residence halls closed); November 26:  Halls re-open from Thanksgiving Recess at noon; December […]

Resources for 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 […]

Christmas in Christ Chapel

In the 500th year since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church, we rejoice that the Incarnation continues to spark reformation today for the sake of abundant life.  By the grace revealed in the humble birth of Jesus Christ and continually made known through God’s Word, we are made […]

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 […]