Visiting Overnight


Whether you live a half-hour away from Gustavus or halfway around the world, an overnight visit in our residence halls can allow you to experience much more of Gustavus life than just a regular daytime visit. Our overnight coordinators will match you with a host who will show you around campus, introduce you to other Gusties, bring you to activities, and allow you to participate in regular campus life (this may include a late-night run to the caf for pizza or ice cream).

  • Overnight visits are available Sunday through Thursday nights from October through April.
  • Please request your visit at least two weeks in advance.
  • Overnight visits are arranged around our college calendar. We may be unable to accommodate a request due to breaks, holidays, finals, or other busy times.
  • Overnights stays are for high school seniors only.

To arrange your overnight visit:

  1. Using our online visit scheduler, fill out your biographical information, contact information, and desired date and visit time.
  2. In the Comments box, add any special requests (such as appointments or classes).
  3. After receiving your request and adding you to our visit calendar, we'll e-mail you a confirmation.

In preparation for your visit, please bring a pillow, sleeping bag, and any other necessities you may have. In addition, since you'll be visiting during a time when your host may need to study, bring along your homework, too. Maybe you can help each other out!

Off-campus accommodations for families:

We are unable to arrange overnight housing during the summer, college breaks, or during large open house events hosted by the Admission Office. During those times or for family members accompanying a prospective student, there are many hotel and restaurant options in St. Peter and the surrounding area.

Do you need a ride to campus?

Land to Air is a shuttle that runs directly to our campus from various locations including Minneapolis and St. Paul stops, MSP airport, and greater Minnesota. For your convenience, there are a variety of departure times from each location. Please see their website for more details and cost information.