Visiting OvernightAdmission

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 on select nights from November to mid May.
  • Please request your visit at least 7 days 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 admitted students only.
To arrange your overnight visit:
  1. Using our online visit scheduler, please choose your desired arrival date and complete the associated form in its entirety. 
  2. Be sure to let us know if you can come early or stay the next day for a class visit or faculty/conductor/coach appointment.
  3. Keep an eye out for a confirmation email with additional information.

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.

Travel Assistance Program

Gustavus is committed to providing a visit opportunity for everyone. If you have obstacles in the way of your visit to Gustavus, we're here to help. Complete the Travel Assistance Request form to learn more and start planning your visit!