Campus Safety

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Gustavus Adolphus College Community.

Because of the serenity and size of Gustavus Adolphus College, some tend to get the impression that the college community is immune to crime. Unfortunately, crime does not stop at the borders of our campus. People find this out all too well when they become victims of crime.

The responsibility of crime prevention does not rest solely with the campus security department. We need everybody's assistance in making Gustavus Adolphus College a safe and secure place where the community can go about its endeavors in a safe manner. YOU are the most important piece of the crime prevention plan. The success of it depends mainly on you.

The potential for crime does exist at Gustavus Adolphus College, but by practicing good crime prevention habits, the possibility of your becoming a victim substantially reduces.

Have a safe and productive school year.

Parking and Traffic Information

Online Vehicle and Bike Permit Registration (available July 26 - Aug 30)

Thanksgiving Recess – regular parking enforcement

3 months ago

Regular parking will be enforced Tuesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 26. Please park according to permit color and always assume that parking and traffic regulations are enforced, even if classes are not in session.

Green permit parking lots are always No parking 2 a.m.-7 a.m., 7 days a week. Green permit holders needing to park overnight must park in the designated overnight employee parking spots in the Motor Pool lot. Note that both rows of red permit parking in the Stadium (Beck) parking lot are also always no parking 2 a.m.-7 a.m., 7 days a week and will be enforced over break.

Parking in campus fire lanes is prohibited. A 15-minute grace period is allowed when loading and unloading heavy items but you must have your flashers on as an indication of your imminent return, and be parked on the side of the street closest to the Residential Hall only. The exception to this rule is the Three Flags Circle, where parking is prohibited at all times without exception.

Visitor parking is closed to students and employees at all times. Those arriving after break with a different vehicle must register at the Campus Safety office and display a valid parking permit before parking on campus (red permit vehicle changes: original sticker must be turned in for a replacement sticker, $10 charge).

Contact the Campus Safety department with any questions.

Parking and Permit Enforcement

5 months ago

Online permit registration is now closed (permits were delivered to campus mailboxes by August 28th).  Registration is available in person in the Campus Safety office.  Register and display a valid permit BEFORE parking your vehicle.

2017-2018 Parking Permits

  • A parking permit is required to park on campus.  Students who wish to park a vehicle on campus must purchase a student parking permit to display on the vehicle (right-rear bumper).
  • Student parking stickers are $270 and are valid for the entire school year.
  • If a student changes vehicles during the year, they will need to turn in their old parking sticker to register their new vehicle and get a replacement sticker for $10.  Temporary permits are available for short-term use of alternate vehicles at no charge to sticker owners.
  • Students who purchase a year-long parking permit will be issued red permit decals and will park in parking lot sections with Red Permit parking signs.
  • Students should make themselves familiar with ALL designated Red Permit parking areas, as space nearest their residence hall may not always be available.
  • Temporary permits are also available throughout the year for a daily fee to those who have not purchased a parking sticker.
  • Visitor Parking Lots are closed to student use at all times. A visitor permit is required for any guests parked 2am-7am and is available at no charge in the Campus Safety office.
  • Bicycles parked on campus need to be registered with the Department of Campus Safety and display a parking permit (no charge).  Select bicycle registration through the permit registration page (you’ll need to know your bicycle’s serial number!).

Permit Registration – in person starting August 28th

6 months ago