Archive for 2018

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 & Deadlines: The Next 60 Days

Last day of classes: May 23; Reading Day: May 24; Finals: May 25-29; Residential Halls close to students not involved with graduation: May 29 at 6:00 pm; Senior Week: May 29-June 1; Commencement: June 2; Residential Halls close for Seniors: June 2 at 6:00 pm; Looking ahead to next year: Summer Registration for new students:  “Gustie Gear-Up”: […]

All Things Commencement

A detailed website has been developed with all of the information necessary to prepare for a successful and memorable commencement weekend at Gustavus.  Click here for information on tickets, times, lodging, parking, special needs assistance, FAQs, and more. Additionally, Gustavus sponsors “Senior Week,” a time of celebration and closure for the senior class in the days between […]

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 […]

Advice from the Career Development Center

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 […]

Pre-Register for 2018 Graduation Photos

During the Commencement ceremony, 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.  […]

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.  […]

College Rhythm in April

There is much excitement with the arrival of spring at Gustavus.  The students are very busy with research projects, athletic competitions, concerts, recitals, lectures, and job searches.  The time from spring break to the end of the semester creates a wide range of emotion.  The end of the semester brings looming pressures.  Seniors realize the […]

Dates & Deadlines: The Next 60 Days

April 11:  Grad Finale for seniors from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. April 16-26: Registration for fall semester 2018 April 27: Course withdrawal deadline May 2:  MAYDAY! Conference Mighty Be Our Powers: Gender, Justice and Peacebuilding May 4: Celebration of Creative Inquiry May 4-6:  Honors Weekend May 23:  Last day of spring classes May 24:  Reading Day May 25-29:  […]

2018 Grad Finale

Parents of seniors, remind your student to stop by “Grad Finale” on Wednesday, April 11th in the Heritage Banquet Room between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.. This one-stop shop provides an opportunity for your student to pick up a cap and gown, order announcements and class ring, check in with Career Development, pick up tickets […]