Archive for Megan B. Ruble

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. […]

Dates & Deadlines: The Next 60 Days

November 11:  Fall Semester course withdrawal deadline; November 7-17:  Spring Semester class registration; November 23-27:  Thanksgiving Recess (residence halls closed beginning at 9:00 AM on Nov. 23); November 27:  Halls re-open from Thanksgiving Recess at noon; December 2-4: Christmas in Christ Chapel; December 8:  Festival of St. Lucia; December 14: Final Class Day December 16-20: Final […]

Choosing Classes

November is the time students select classes for January Term and Spring Semester.  Students prepare in advance for their meetings with their advisors by reviewing their degree audits which show them their progress toward their degrees, major and general education requirements yet to be met, and total number of courses completed so far.  This review also […]

Midterm Grades

Midterm grades were posted on WebAdvisor on October 26. These grades are viewable by your student and you should speak with your student about whether or not he or she is willing to share them with you. Midterm grades are a way for your student to have a general understanding of where they are in […]

Travel Plans for the End of the Semester

Before you schedule flights or make vacation plans for College breaks, please make sure your student knows details regarding class expectations, final exam schedules, residence hall closing information, transportation, and travel time to the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. To allow students to travel, Gustavus does not hold classes the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Residence halls are closed […]

Christmas in Christ Chapel

Tickets are still available for Christmas in Christ Chapel, taking place December 2, 3, & 4. Christmas in Christ Chapel 2016: Ubuntu, Jesu: From the Cradle of Humankind to the Ends of the Earth, celebrates unity by connecting the incarnation of Christ with the creation of humankind in Africa. The Saturday evening performance will also be available […]

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 […]

Dates & Deadlines: The Next 60 Days

October 7-9: Family Weekend; October 22-25:  Fall Break (residence halls remain open); October 26:  Mid-term grades posted; October 31-November 3:  January Interim Experience (IEX) course registration; November 11:  Fall Semester course withdrawal deadline; November 7-17:  Spring Semester class registration; November 23-27:  Thanksgiving Recess (residence halls closed); November 27:  Halls re-open from Thanksgiving Recess at noon; December […]

Resources for Academic Success

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 […]

Career Development Updates

Career planning is an essential component of a complete Gustavus education and a process that takes time.  Through career planning students gain self-understanding, explore careers, and have opportunity to couple academics with experience.  The Office of Career Development supports all students in their career journeys by providing resources (including career counseling, online career tools, events, […]