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Happy Graduation, From the Top of Old Main

“The young people that found and shall find inexhaustible treasures here, shall exhort their friends to come, seek, and find what they need for a happy life.”—Lars Lundgren, class of 1890 Somewhere in Gustavus history, prior to 1920, it is May and it is 12:30 p.m. Commencement will begin soon. For the graduating seniors of […]

Jeff Annis Announces Retirement As Head Softball Coach

Jeff Annis, head softball coach at Gustavus Adolphus College, has announced his retirement after 11 seasons at the helm of the program.

Gender Neutral Bathrooms in the Library

The Library is pleased to announce plans to make both bathrooms on the main floor gender neutral. We are in the process of exploring construction options to remodel the bathrooms; work will be undertaken over the next several months. Bathrooms on the first and third floors will remain designated for men and women. In the […]

Technology Helpline Finals Week Hours

  The Technology Helpline will be open the following hours for Finals Week (Spring 2016).   Thursday, May 19: 8:00am – 11:00pm Friday, May 20: 8:00am – 4:45pm Saturday, May 21:  8:00am – 3:00pm Sunday, May 22:  TBD Monday, May 23 – Friday, May 27: 8:00am-4:45pm  May 28th-May 30th: CLOSED May 31st-Summer: 8:00am – 4:45pm

Shine: Siri Erickson

(Shine profiles celebrate members of the Gustavus community who are shining examples of one of the Gustavus core values.) “I was going to be a scientist.” But when Gustavus chaplain Siri Erickson took an undergraduate course at Carleton College titled “Women in Religion” with Sister Rosemary Rader, a Benedictine nun, everything changed. She ended up […]

MCS Alumni Profile: Matthew Swenson

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2012 with a double major in Mathematics and Economics.  I’ve been working as an actuary for about four years now at Securian Financial Group in St. Paul.  I recently completed the actuarial exam track and obtained my FSA (Fellow of the Society of Actuaries) designation. My […]

Library Hours for Finals

Thursday, May 19 & Friday, May 20: 8:00 am-1:00 am; Saturday, May 21:  8:00 am-10:00 pm; Sunday, May 22: 11:00 am-1:00 am; Monday, May 23: 8:00 am-1:00 am; Tuesday, May 24-Friday, May 27: 8:00 am-4:45 pm.  

Tyler Jakes And Chris Narum Invited To NCAA’s Career In Sports Forum

For the seventh year, the NCAA is inviting more than 200 current student-athletes and NCAA postgraduate scholarship recipients, with an interest in working within the sports industry, to the Career in Sports Forum in Indianapolis. A committee from within the NCAA membership selected two student-athletes from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to attend, both of which from Gustavus Adolphus College - junior football player Tyler Jakes (North Mankato, Minn.) and senior men’s basketball player Chris Narum (Eagan, Minn.).

Congratulations to Our Senior Student Employees

The library is beyond lucky to have such great student employees. They check out materials, interact with patrons, shelve books, create displays and assist with ordering and preparing new library materials. We’re pretty sure the library’s work would come to a grinding halt without them. Every year, we say goodbye to a wonderful group of […]

Safety and Personal Stuff

Do you enjoy all your electronic toys? Do you need them most for writing papers for finals and then surfing the web in a moment of down time? Please remember those gadgets cost money and for all the beauty that our campus offers there are still thieves among us. Please take extreme caution when studying […]