Entries tagged with ‘parents’


Midterm Grades

Midterm grades were posted on WebAdvisor on October 28. These grades are viewable by your student. 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 each […]


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 […]


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 […]


Your Student’s 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 […]


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 […]


Advice from the Gustavus Center for Servant Leadership

There’s no doubt about it – regardless if your student is looking to fill their summer months or seeking a permanent position after graduation – it’s a difficult time to nail down a job or internship.  Without a job on the horizon, many students may spend their hours staring at a computer screen trolling for […]


Gustie Lingo

Do you ever find yourself confused by terms or acronyms that your student uses when talking about campus? Did they have great stories to share from “P-ball,” held last weekend?  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 […]


Travel With Gustavus – Exploring Luther’s Reformation

Journey on an educational tour focused on Luther’s Reformation with prominent Lutheran scholar, Gustavus professor emeritus of Religion Rev. Dr. Darrell Jodock.   Travel to Germany and Poland from October 4 – 16, 2014 to learn about the life and teachings of Martin Luther, along with the ongoing significance of his theology.   The trip […]


Travel with Gustavus – Exploring Luther’s Reformation and the Nazi Holocaust

Journey on an educational tour of Germany and Poland with Gustavus professor emeritus of Religion Rev. Dr. Darrell Jodock from October 4 to 16, 2014.    The first focus of the trip is on the life and teachings of Martin Luther, along with the ongoing significance of his theology. The second focus is on the tragedy of the Nazi […]