Program Overviews

Campus Activities

Gustie Greeters

The Gustie Greeter is an experienced Gustavus student who serves as a student member of the orientation staff within the Campus Activities Office. As a staff member of the Division of Student Life, Gustie Greeters have the responsibility of acclimating new students and their families to Gustavus Adolphus College.

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

The Campus Activities Board was designed with the fundamental goals to enrich the educational, cultural, social and recreational needs for the entire Gustavus community. CAB plans and executes a variety of programs and activities. With student input, CAB aims to provide the community with a vast array of entertainment opportunities.

Senior Week

Senior Week begins on the final day of classes for all graduating seniors and continues until commencement. The week serves as a capstone to every Gusties’ undergraduate experience. The week is funded by Student Senate and is planned and implemented by members of the Junior Class.

Orientation

New Student Orientation is dedicated to facilitating the students’ transition to life at Gustavus Adolphus College. The program is designed to provide incoming students and their families with a set of common shared experiences and information that will establish the foundation for continued student academic success, personal growth and meaningful connections. The program is designed to reflect the College’s five core values of Excellence, Community, Justice, Service, and Faith.

Greek Life

The Gustavus Greek community embodies fourteen local and nationally-based organizations, all with a dedication to service, campus involvement, and the growth and development of individual chapter members. Existing on campus for more than one-hundred years, Greek organizations serve as a way to develop leadership skills, grow a social and professional network, and build lifelong relationships. The Inter-Greek Senate (IGS) acts as the primary governing body and a source of unity and structure for the community and is represented by Greek leaders throughout several chapters.

Family Weekend

Each fall, Gustavus celebrates the parents, families, and friends of the College during Family Weekend. Guests are welcomed to experience campus through class visits, meet-and-greet events, and fun activities. It’s a great time to connect with the College and witness students’ overwhelming Gustie pride.

Student Organizations

Student organizations at Gustavus provide the campus community with activities, programs and resources that enhance the quality of student life. Organizations allow students to explore leadership opportunities, connect with one another, and pursue passions and interests. Currently more than one-hundred organizations exist, and the Recognition Committee meets biannually to admit new groups.

Gus, the Mascot

Gus the Mascot represents Gustie spirit, pride, and support of campus programs and events. Catch him at sporting events, Move-in Day, Homecoming, etc. Gus loves to be out-and-about throughout campus! Appearances may be requested on the Campus Activities home page.

Peer Education

The Peer Education Office serves the community to promote awareness of issues relating to healthy lifestyles and active bystander intervention. Through a variety of resources, students have the opportunity to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing.

Be U Coaching Groups

Be U groups provide positive, confidential settings in a small group of peers to help students become more self-aware about their own identity and personal challenges. In these small groups, students have the opportunity to identify strengths and address challenges to enhance their wellbeing.

Gusties After Dark (Friday night programming)

Gusties After Dark is the Friday night programming series, which includes Dive dances, crafting, bingo, trivia, and more. Every Friday night is an opportunity for fun. This programming is hosted by a variety of student organizations, Campus Activities, and Peer Education.

Mentoring Program

The Mentoring Program is open to all declared juniors and seniors of various majors and is an opportunity for students to be paired with an alum for a year-long mentoring relationship. This program provides students with professional and personal guidance in discerning a future path.

Peer Assistants (PAs)

The Peer Assistants (PAs) create change concerning lifestyle and chemical health issues by acting as friends, educators, activists, role models, and team members to our student body. Through regular programming and special events, the PAs address issues important to students’ wellbeing.