Entries tagged with ‘parent blog’

Dining Service: Celebrate your student’s birthday

Birthdays are special occasions and we realize families cannot always be together at that time. An easy and thoughtful way to bring a piece of home to your student is with a bakery fresh personalized cake or beautiful fruit basket from the Gustavus Dining Service. An order for a cake or fruit basket can be placed any time. We […]

Dates and Deadlines: The Next 60 Days

March 9: Off-campus living applications due for 2016 – 2017 March 12: President’s Ball at Verizon Wireless Center, Mankato, MN March 24: Final Exams for half semester courses March 31: Deposit due to be eligible for room draw March 24 – April 3: Spring Break/Easter Recess April:  Room Draw process (see Residential Life website for more information) […]

Gustie Lingo

Do you ever find yourself confused by terms or acronyms that your student uses when talking about campus? do they keep talking about buying “P-ball,” tickets?  If they asked you to meet them at “3-flags” or “the rock” would you know what they mean? If not, you can find out more about these three staples of student […]

Res Halls Closing for Spring Break

The halls are closed during Spring break. Students who are not able to leave campus for the break due to distance from home may be housed on campus with permission from the Residential Life Office.  Information about and applications for break housing can be found online. Applications are due to the Residential Life office by […]

Endowed Scholarship Thank-You

  Remind your Gustie to Say Thanks! If your student was the recipient of an endowed scholarship, please encourage them to say thank you by filling out the Thank You online form. It is quick and easy. They have received multiple emails, and their thank yous are due by March 25, 2016. Your Gustie’s questions can be […]

College Rhythm in February

February is the beginning of spring semester (though the campus and the state hardly look it!). 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 […]

Dates and Deadlines: The Next 60 Days

December 15:  Last day of classes December 16: Reading Day December 17 – 21:  Final Exams December 22: 9:00 am residence halls close for semester break Early January: Financial aid information sent to returning students January 3: 12:00 noon residence halls re-open from semester break January 4 – 29:  January Term (IEX) classes January 30- […]

Academic Success for Students

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 […]

Transportation to the MSP Airport Twin Cities from Gustavus

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 […]

Blog distribution changing

Beginning in August, we will be changing the way you receive the Parent Blog. All parents of current students will be automatically subscribed and will receive an e-mail when blog posts are made (usually once monthly during the first full week of the month). This e-mail will list blog topics. You can click on only […]