New Student Orientation

September 4 - September 7, 2015

Here at Gustavus, we can't wait to welcome you to campus on move-in day! It will be here before you know it. The Gustavus Orientation program is September 2 - September 5, 2016, and is focused on helping you with the transition to Gustavus and establishing a sense of belonging in this community. We know that feeling connected as a Gustie takes a different amount of time for each person. However, we hope with the assistance of many members of our community that you will begin to see this as your home.

As soon as you arrive on campus on September 4, you will experience the unmatched enthusiasm of the "Gustie Greeter" student orientation staff. They will welcome you at the entrances and be available across campus to assist with directions or any questions you may have throughout those first four days. They will also be facilitating your Orientation Group, which is designed to help you connect more closely with fourteen other new students and a faculty or staff member, during Orientation and into the academic year. These small groups are great opportunities to discuss what you are looking forward to as well as any concerns you may have.

Below is a list of important dates to assist you in planning your move to Gustavus:

  • Registration for fall classes takes place on campus June 16th - June 19th..
  • Your residence hall and roommate assignment will be sent to you in the mail by the end of July.
  • Over the summer sometime, make sure you pick up and read a copy of the new student Reading In Common book. You'll be discussing it during Orientation and meet members of the Lacks Family in September!
  • Textbooks will be available for purchase on-line at beginning August 1. Store summer hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you have any questions regarding New Student Orientation, check out our page of Frequently Asked Questions, or do not hesitate to contact Andrea Junso, Director of Campus Activities at 507-933-7598 or We look forward to your arrival and Orientation 2015!