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COVID-19 (coronavirus) and Influenza Information

Here is the update that was sent to all Gustavus students on February 13, 2020 regarding the coronavirus and influenza. The Gustavus Health Service continues to be in regular communication with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) regarding coronavirus (now officially referred to as COVID-19). As the College continues to monitor developments of COVID-19, a […]

Annual Security Report

In accordance with The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act, Gustavus provides information and statistics to the College community. The annual security compliance document is available online at: The report (released each fall for the previous calendar year) contains information regarding campus security and personal safety […]

Family Weekend Info

Family Weekend is a favorite tradition at Gustavus and it is quickly approaching – it’s this weekend!  We have many fun activities planned for the weekend of October 4-6th, including the Arboretum Fall Festival, a family-friendly “Comic Illusionist”  and a performance from Gustavus’s own LineUs Improv Comedy Troupe.  With so much to do, we are sure […]

Message Regarding Death of Student

Dear Gustavus parents and guardians, The message pasted below was sent to all members of the Gustavus community this morning, and I wanted to be sure to share it with you as well. Never in my nearly thirty years working in higher education have I had to send two student death related communications in such […]

Important Update Regarding Missing Student

Dear Gustavus parents and guardians, The message below was recently sent to all members of the Gustavus community and I wanted to be sure to share it with you as well. We are sad to share news of the death of student Alex Sarlis. As I shared in the message, the death of a young […]

Important Upcoming Dates!

Here are a few important dates to note as you talk with your student about the start of fall semester… August 30: First year student move-in day; August 30 – September 2: New Student Orientation; September 1: Transfer student move-in day; September 1-2: Transfer Student Orientation; September 2: Returning student move-in day; September 3: Classes begin; […]

Online Prevention Programs for New Gusties!

A quick reminder to parents of new Gusties: Please encourage your student to complete the EverFi online educational programs as soon as possible! As part of our comprehensive prevention program for students, Gustavus expects all incoming students to complete both AlcoholEDU and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates. These online courses will empower them to make […]

Connect with us on social media!

Check out the “Gustie Parents” Facebook group to stay in the loop with stuff happening on campus! We post occasional updates on that page to share helpful info, news from campus, etc. And it’s a great forum for Gustie parents to connect to get answers, seek advice, etc. Find us HERE. We also maintain the […]

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. […]

Housing Process for Returning Gusties is LIVE!

If your Gustie is currently a first year, sophomore, or junior, they received an email with information about next year’s housing selection! Housing selection takes place throughout the spring as Gusties get their living arrangement situated for 2019-2020. We’ve included the information from the email below, so encourage your Gustie to follow all of the […]