Entries tagged with ‘College Rhythm’

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 […]

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 […]

College Rhythm in March

Housing selection starts.  Students feel the pressure of mid-term exams.  Many students start to think of summer employment and seniors continue to work on plans for post-graduation. Some students are concerned with winter weight gain and are making plans for spring break. In the spring, sophomores begin to declare majors; students should start looking for […]

College Rhythm in February

February is the beginning of spring semester. Many students are optimistic about a new start and enjoy reuniting with friends who were away for January Term or fall. Later in the month, students may feel sad or depressed due to the winter weather or as the academic work starts to accumulate. In the spring, sophomores […]

College Rhythm in January

Many students are away from campus for student-teaching, studying abroad, or internships. This may create a sense of loss for students remaining on campus. There is satisfaction and/or disappointment with first-semester grades. Students may feel loneliness for relationships at home or relief to be back at school. Because students take one class during January, some […]

The College Rhythm in December

In December the campus is focused on celebrating the holiday season and finishing the semester. The first week of December brings together more than 300 musicians and 6,000 guests for Christmas in Christ Chapel performances. During this time there is also stress over preparations for finals and final papers, excitement and anxiety regarding going home for […]

College Rhythm in November

Staying healthy can be a challenge for college students, especially during November. The first round of colds and flu hitting campus, the emotional stress of mid-term exams/grades, and irregular sleep and eating schedules all converge. Student schedules are full with academic and extra-curricular activities, including many exams and papers that will be due before Thanksgiving. […]

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 […]

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; pledging and recruitment period for fraternities and sororities (sophomores and up). May face troubles with budgeting and […]

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 […]