Entries tagged with ‘parents’

College 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 […]

Dates and Deadlines: The Next 60 Days

April 13:  Grad Finale for seniors April 11-21: Registration for fall semester 2016 April 22: Course withdrawal deadline April 27:  MAYDAY! Conference Divestment & Reinvestment: Making Money Count May 6: Celebration of Creative Inquiry May 7:  Honors Day May 8:  Night of Distinction May 18:  Last day of spring classes May 19:  Reading Day May 20 […]

The College Rhythm in December

In December the campus is focused on celebrating the holiday season and finishing the semester. The first week of December brings together more than 300 musicians and 6,000 guests for Christmas in Christ Chapel performances. During this time there is also stress over preparations for finals and final papers, excitement and anxiety regarding going home […]

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 […]