Entries tagged with ‘parenting’

Holiday Survival Guide for College Students and Parents

Is this your child’s first long break home since arriving at Gustavus?  Have you thought about things like household chores, curfews, use of the car, and family time?  Check out this article from U.S. News and World Report Education writer Kelci Lynn Lucier. Are you a seasoned parent with advice to share?  How did you work past […]

Tips for navigating your student’s summer at home

  You’re a few weeks into summer vacation, and you may find yourself pulling your hair out while you re-negotiate EVERYTHING with your Gustie.  Here are a few articles which might be helpful…if for nothing else, so you know you aren’t alone! When College Students Come Home for the Summer from Today.com The other nine […]

Book of the Month

March’s featured book is The Happiest Kid on Campus: A Parent’s Guide to the Very Best College Experience (for You and Your Child) by Harlan Cohen, the author of the #1 Bestselling going-to-college book The Naked Roommate.  The back cover describes the book as “a witty and wise guide to everything you need to know […]

Book of the Month

Each month we’ll be featuring a book or resource that you might be interested in checking out. We have not personally read all of the books so cannot provide a guarantee of quality – but if they look interesting to you, feel free to check them out and leave a comment for others! This month’s […]

The Gustavus 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 […]

Staying Safe

Although Gustavus and St. Peter are generally very safe, precautions and good judgment should always be used to protect one’s self and belongings. Many students are outside in April enjoying the spring weather, taking late-night walks for example.  Here are some reminders for your student about staying safe: http://gustavus.edu/security/tips/crime.php.

Keeping Your Gustie Healthy

The next six weeks for students feels like a race to finals.  It is wise to include health issues as part of the regular conversation with your student. College students often do not live a balanced life, with too little sleep and many pressures.  Visit our Health Information webpage for parents to help you talk […]

The Gustavus 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 […]

Academic Assistance Available for Gustavus Students

Mid-term exams typically occur just before and just after Spring Break.  Therefore, now is a good time for students to be seeking assistance with any academic challenges.  Tutors are available for many departments and programs.  Look here for a complete list.  Also, the Writing Center on campus (located in Confer Hall 232) provides help because […]

Residence Halls Closing for 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.  Halls will close at from 9:00 AM on Saturday, […]