First-Year Student Registration 2016

Academic Support Center


Gustie Gear-Up! Registration and Summer Orientation

June 14, 15, 16, or 17, 2016

Congratulations on becoming a member of the Gustavus Community!  The next step in the process is to attend our one-day Gustie Gear-Up! Registration and Summer Orientation on campus in June.  You will register for classes, meet other new Gusties and learn about the people and programs available to help you become a successful student.  Parents or guardians are encouraged to join you.  Complete the Gustie Gear-Up! Sign-up Form today. 

            Alternative registration:   If you live more than 350 miles from Gustavus, or if you will be on a school or church-related trip,
            or if you will be working at a summer camp on these days, you may register by phone.  Choose, "I am unable to attend,"
            on the Gustie Gear-Up! Sign-up Form, then call 507-933-7027 by June 10, to schedule an appointment to register for classes
            by phone on a different day.

Plan for the day!

Gustie Gear-Up! check-in will begin at 8:30 am. Your day will be filled with activities, information sessions, and of course registration for fall semester courses, all ending by 4:00 pm. A detailed schedule will be available at check-in.

8:30 a.m.     Check-in
9:00 a.m.     Welcome to Gustie Gear-Up! and Registration Overview from the Office of the Provost

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.     Individual Schedules will vary.  Your detailed schedule will be available when you check in.  All students will have time to attend the Resource Fair and Information Sessions, register for classes, turn in forms, have ID photos taken, ask questions, and have lunch on us.

2:15 p.m.     Becoming a Gustie! - students
                    Navigating the First Year - parents and families
3:15 p.m.     Prizes
3:45 p.m.     Residential Hall tours

Highlights of the day:

  • Students will meet with a faculty member to choose classes and learn about the Gustavus liberal arts curriculum.
  • Parents will hear from the Dean of Students.
  • Attend sessions about student life, athletics, textbooks, and living on campus.
  • Turn in all those forms, inquire about finances and student employment, have your photo taken for your student ID, activate your Gustavus e-mail if you have not already done so, and purchase the Reading in Common book, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
  • Enjoy lunch from the award-winning #7 in the nation, Gustavus Dining Service.
  • Meet and ask questions of staff from various campus departments during the Resource Fair.

Parking: Vehicles may be parked in any red or green parking space without regard to permit color. Specially marked parking spaces (handicap, 30-minute, maintenance, residential life, etc.) are always enforced. The circle drive near Christ Chapel is available for drop-off and for handicap parking with valid permit.

Students with disabilities who need accommodations should connect with Disability Services staff.  Kelly Karstad will be available at the Academic Support Center table at the Resource Fair.  Details regarding services are available at

Summer Institute for Academic Success/SIAS is especially for students whose family speaks another language at home, and who are multi-lingual.  SIAS is limited to the first 25 students who apply and meet the criteria.  Students will arrive on campus Sunday, August 28 and will join their peers at New Student Orientation on Friday, September 2, 2016.  Contact Margo W. Druschel for more information.  There is no additional fee for this program. 

Overnight accommodations:

If you are coming from a distance and would like to stay on campus the night before or after, please review the Gustie Gear-Up! Overnight Accommodations and mail your reservation as soon as possible.  A list of Saint Peter area lodging options is also available at

Registering for Classes:

In early May, watch your mail for a packet containing information on how to choose classes, take placement exams, and prepare for your registration appointment during Gustie Gear-Up! or your phone registration appointment.  Copies of these documents can be found on the Enrollment Forms page.

Gustie Gear-Up! Invitation (3)
First-Year Student Registration Process (4a)
General Education Prefernce (4b)
   IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  The General Education Preference form is now closed.  If you have not yet declared a preference for the Liberal Arts Perspective or Three Crowns Curriculum, you will have an opportunity to do this at Gustie Gear up in June or during your phone appointment with Professor Cha.  Please review the information and prepare your list of FTS class choices or preference for Three Crowns Curriculum.
Gustie Gear-Up! Schedule: How to Plan Your Time on Campus (4c)

Advising & Registration Manual (4d)
3 Crowns Curriculum
First Year Course Schedule Fall 2016
Weekly Planning Sheet


Please remember to do the following before you register for classes:

Final transcripts:
Final high school transcripts and PSEO, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and College in the Schools coursework must be sent to the Admission Office.  This will enable you and your faculty advisor to make appropriate choices at registration.

Activate your Gustavus email account:
Use your email username and password to log in and save time on several of the online forms! Activate your Gustavus email and start using it to communicate with us:  Please contact the Technology Helpline (507-933-6111 or if you need help or have questions about activating your email account.

General Education Preference Form:
Be sure to complete the Genereal Education Preference Form by May 31. Then check WebAdvisor after June 6 to view the course(s) you are registered for.

Placement Exams:
Language placement exam: Most students will need to take a language placement exam before registering for a non-English language course, especially if you plan to take a course this fall. See ARM for details.
Calculus placement exam: If your major requires calculus and you might take it this fall, you will likely need to take the calculus placement exam. See ARM for details.

Music majors, music scholarship recipients and students wishing to audition for music lessons, ensembles, or choirs should complete Music Profile Form before registration.

Gustavus ID#:
Did you know that you can find your Gustavus student ID# located in your Admission Packet or on your Financial Aid Award Letter?  This is a great number for you to memorize!  You will have your photo taken during Gustie Gear-Up! in June and receive your ID card on move-in day.

Helpful Links:

Your Next Steps

2016 Enrollment Checklist

Enrollment Forms

Academic Catalog

Gustavus Academic Calendar




Disability Accommodations: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments, (ADAAA) we will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you or a family member requires accommodations for Gustie Gear-Up! Registration and Summer Orientation, please call 507 933-7027 at least 2 weeks in advance. All buildings used during Gustie Gear-Up! are wheelchair accessible.