Gustavus Services:
An alphabetical listing

Academic Support Center / ASC

Gustavus Adolphus College strives to instill in students a capacity and passion for lifelong learning and encourages them to take an active role in their own education. To assist students in this intellectual and personal growth, each student is assigned a faculty academic adviser.

In the Liberal Arts Perspective Curriculum, the First Term Seminar professor serves as a student's first academic adviser, while in the Three Crowns Curriculum, a professor who teaches in the program serves as a student's first adviser.

Some students are certain about their majors, while many are undecided. If students are certain and do not have an adviser from the department of their major, or if they have a pre-professional interest, they still have access to faculty from that department or a pre-profession adviser to talk with, in addition to their assigned adviser. Anytime after their first semester, students may declare their major and arrange for an adviser from their major department. If students are uncertain, they may continue with their original adviser. (Also see the "Declaring a Major" policy in the Academic Bulletin.)

Transfer students will complete their initial advising and registration in coordination with staff in the ASC and faculty in their area of major interest. After they begin classes, they will choose an adviser in that department.

The mission of faculty-based advising goes beyond simply prescribing courses. Faculty and students talk about course choices, the integration of coursework and co-curricular responsibilities, possible majors, and developing an academic program that will be finished in a timely fashion and will lead to further study or interesting careers.

Advisers supply students with accurate information about the curriculum and on- and off-campus resources, guide students in the decision-making process, and are available to answer additional questions and process information.

Conversations with advisers often introduce students to new, intriguing, and possibly unfamiliar academic opportunities available in the Gustavus community. Equipped with such information, students are in the position to ultimately become their own best adviser, in charge of their decisions, and prepared to shape their particular college academic career according to their skills, values, and interests.

This faculty-based advising is supported by the Academic Support Center, and by Career Development staff and the Pre-Health Adviser in the Center for Servant Leadership, where full-time advisers are available to discuss options and opportunities.

Academic Support

The Academic Support Center coordinates the faculty-based academic advising program and offers supplemental advising and support services and workshops in organization and time management, as well as study and test-taking strategies. The ASC also coordinates the online and posted listings for all departmental tutorial schedules. Students with disabilities can receive reasonable accommodations by making an appointment with the Disability Services staff. English Learning Support is provided for those whose first-language is not English through the EL Specialist. The staff offer 4-Year Planning workshops to help students determine major and minor pathways and to plan for study away, internships and enrichment activities. For more details access our website at: https://gustavus.edu/advising/

Disability Services

Disability Services believes that students with disabilities contribute to the diversity of our campus and acknowledges that a student’s educational experience may be impacted by an environment that is incompatible with their disability. Therefore, the staff engages with students to provide accommodations that diminish these barriers. Students meet with staff and determine reasonable accommodations on an individual basis

Dedicated to providing equal access to the college’s curriculum, programs, services, and facilities, the staff partners with students to empower ongoing development, teach strategies for academic success, educate the campus community about disability as diversity, and encourage a welcoming climate.

There is no comprehensive list of disabilities that are eligible for services. Students with a variety of conditions including, but not limited to are served:

Learning disabilities (dyslexia, dyscalculia)

Mental health conditions (depression, anxiety)

Chronic health conditions (gastrointestinal, migraines, diabetes)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Blind or low vision

Asperger’s and autism spectrum disorders

Deaf or hard of hearing

Physical disabilities and mobility limitations (cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis)

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

Temporary injuries and health conditions (concussion, broken arm)

Documentation is not needed to start the accommodation process.

If you have a disability or suspect you that have a disability and would like our assistance, please stop by or call the Academic Support Center to make an appointment.

Location:Johnson Student Union 204. Phone:507-933-7027

English Learning Support

The EL Specialistassists both English learners who are relatively new to the language and multilingual learners, those who have grown up speaking English alongside one or more other languages. The EL Specialist works with some students who are regularly on the Dean's list, as well as many who are working to get there!

Some students may be eligible for a letter to professors that supports test-taking extended time at the professor's discretion. Competency in English will develop as students work more with college-level expectations and appropriate support. Some students end up assisting their peers once they reach junior or senior year and their own skills are improved.

Contact the ASC for more information or an appointment: 507 933-7027.

Alumni & Parent Engagement

The Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement facilitates lifelong relationships by connecting alumni with Gustavus and with each other, and works to strategically engage alumni, parents and friends in mission central work of the College.

The College takes great pride in its alumni. In their professions and communities, they are witnesses to the value of their Gustavus education They are leaders and exemplify the College’s five core values of excellence, community, faith, justice and service. Gusties stay connected with other Gusties long after graduation. Alumni willingly assist others in the Gustavus network and have a strong sense of community.

The Alumni and Parent Engagement Team also works to identify, cultivate and engage alumni, parents and friends of Gustavus in programs which support current students. Shared interest groups and mentoring programs provide engagement opportunities and benefit Gustavus students.
 The Gustavus Alumni Association is the College's alumni communit, which is supported by the Alumni Board of Directors, a class officer program which includes current student class officers, regional chapters, and the Gustavus Young Alumni. The Gustavus Quarterly and also a presence on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and the Gustavus website are key connecting points for our community.

Class reunions and Homecoming activities support alumni and parent engagement. The Office promotes the Gustavus Annual Fund, and coordinates GusLink phone calling inviting gifts and soliciting news. Student philanthropy initiatives and a Senior Class Legacy program are organized to develop a culture of philanthropy.

For further information, visit gustavus.edu/alumni or contact the Alumni and Parent Engagement team via email at: alumni@gustavus.edu

Book Mark

The Book Mark is your campus convenience store “with a whole lot more.” Located in the lower level of the Jackson Campus Center, it is the only place to find Gustie gear and imprinted gifts. Shop for school supplies, pick up a leisure read, satisfy that sweet tooth or replace your toothbrush. The Book Mark has what you need to make Gustavus your home away from home. It is also the place to rent or buy textbooks – offering exactly what your professor requires for class. Visit www.bookmark.gustavus.edu to learn more or call 507-933-7587. Store hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00 pm and most Saturdays 11am-3pm. Summer store hours are Monday-Friday 10am-4pm.

 

Campus Activities Office

The Campus Activities Office serves the campus as a resource for student leadership and programming. The Director and Assistant Director assist organizations in developing high-quality programs, planning budgets, and assessing interests of organization members. In addition, the office coordinates New Student Orientation, Fraternity/Sorority Life, the Gusties in Ongoing Leadership Program, the Mascot program, Reading in Common program, Senior Week and Family Weekend. The Campus Activities Office is also responsible for the Information Desk/Ticket Center and coordinates reservations for meeting rooms in the Jackson Campus Center and Johnson Student Union.

Campus Safe Rides Service

A Campus Safety student employee will be available to give safe rides from specifically marked locations from 6:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. every night during the academic year. Students calling the Safe Ride number, will be directed to the nearest location to be picked up by the Safe Ride vehicle and transported to the closest marked drop off location. The driver will pick up and drop off at 14 designated locations designated by posted yellow and black “Safe Ride” signs.

For Safe Rides service call 507-933-7000 (or x7000 from a campus phone) to speak to a Safe Rides dispatcher. For more information, 24-hour medical escorts, or for walking escorts after 1:30 a.m., call Campus Safety at 507-933-8888 (x8888).

More information and a map of pick up locations is available on the Campus Safety web page https://gustavus.edu/safety/services.php

Campus Safety

The Department of Campus Safety is on duty 24 hours a day. Its mission is to provide the safest environment possible in which education may be pursued. Uniformed officers are responsible for residence hall, academic building, and grounds security; enforcement of parking and traffic issues; and response to health and safety concerns. Officers are in constant radio communication with the St. Peter Police Department.

Located in the basement of "A" wing of Norelius Hall, Campus Safety may be reached by calling 507-933-8888.

Campus Safety Phones

To support personal safety, the College has installed external “blue light” telephones. Located at the Norelius Visitor lot, the northwest corner of the Lund Center, immediately northwest of Bjorling Recital Hall; at the Campus Drive/Southwest parking lot, at the Stadium/Beck Hall parking lot, at Confer Hall North of the Art building, at the Sohre parking lot, East of the Chapel on Hello Walk, on the Shop Road by the Practice Fields, at the College View lot, at the Motor Pool by Physical Plant, and at practice field west by the restrooms. These blue light phones provide callers with the option of directly dialing Campus Safety (for escorts, emergencies, or information) or calling 911 emergency services. Direct-dial phones at all academic buildings also call Campus Safety for assistance.

Center for International and Cultural Education

Gustavus encourages its students to include off-campus study in their academic plans and offers a variety of international and domestic opportunities. The Center for International and Cultural Education (CICE) is located in the Carlson International Center. Students can explore the possibilities of a year, semester, or January Interim off-campus study. For a complete list of approved programs, policies related to off-campus study, and application procedures, please visit the CICE website gustavus.edu/cice/.

Center for Servant Leadership

The Center for Servant leadership welcomes you to discover how you’ll answer the Gustavus invitation to “Make Your Life Count” – pursuing a life of meaning, passion, and purpose, a life of courageous integrity and authentic connection, a life that makes a positive difference for those around you and for the communities and the planet we share. The Center’s many programs and resources help you to explore your calling to learn, live, and lead “from within” in ways that serve others and help to address the world’s deep needs. Centrally located on the main level of the Johnson Student Union, the Center is the “campus living room,” the place to gather for great conversation about things that matter and where you can turn as you discover how to make your life count.

“Vocation and Integrative Learning” focuses on discovering your calling, on discerning how best to live out your distinctive gifts, passions, and senses of faith and meaning in ways that benefit others. Vocation is everywhere in the CSL and at Gustavus: in the curriculum and classrooms; in the dining hall, post office, and library; in art studios, Christ Chapel, and labs; in residence halls, performance stages, playing fields, and the Arb; in moments of quiet solitude and energized debate, hard work and electrifying discovery, caring for friends and a passion for justice. “Community-based Service and Learning” focuses on building the necessary skills and capacities to serve and to lead, and builds upon the robust portfolio of 10 major ongoing service programs in the surrounding St. Peter community and several service-learning classes in the curriculum. It aims to build students' capacities to find meaning in service through reflection and to recognize how their gifts and talents can be used to create a more just society. ”Career Development” focuses on career planning, internships and career exploration, preparation for health professions, discernment and application processes for graduate school or service programs, and the job search process. It provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to manage career choices and discern fulfilling callings to meaningful lives of leadership, service, and work in the world. “Church Relations and Community Engagement” helps Gustavus to be both deeply rooted in our Lutheran tradition and radically inclusive of others’ deep rootedness in their traditions, nourishes our historic ties to the Lutheran church via the Association of Congregations, explores relationships with ecumenical and interreligious bodies, and extends opportunities for vocational reflection, service, career exploration, and liberal arts learning to off-campus constituents.

Chaplains' Office – Campus Worship Life

Chaplains Siri Erickson, Brian Konkol, and Grady St. Dennis are available to students for spiritual care and personal counseling; for assistance with religious, moral, and theological issues; or to discuss ideas about the integration of faith and spirituality with learning and life at Gustavus. The chaplains are also available to help students find and explore a variety of faith communities, spiritual practices, and religious traditions at Gustavus. The Office of the Chaplains is located in Old Main 102 (first floor), and appointments may be made by calling the office, emailing the chaplains, or stopping by the office.

Daily Sabbath is a scheduled service offered in Christ Chapel from 10 to 10:20 a.m. every weekday. Daily Sabbath is a chance to build community, encounter God, and integrate faith and learning on campus. People of all faith expressions and worldviews are invited to attend for a time of meditation, prayer, or quiet reflection. In addition to Daily Sabbath, worship with Holy Communion is offered on Sundays in Christ Chapel. A student-led contemporary Proclaim worship service is also offered once a month on Tuesday evenings for all students.

Students who wish to participate in the ministry and leadership of the Chaplains’ Office as musicians, scripture readers, speakers, ushers, communion servers, greeters, cross bearers, candle bearers, dancers, or service planners may complete an interest form on the Chaplains’ Web page or contact Kathy Chalhoub, administrative assistant in the Chaplains’ Office.

 

Collegiate Fellows

Collegiate Fellows (CFs) are carefully selected upperclass students assigned to assist resident students in each residence hall. CFs are trained to be familiar with the campus, faculty, resources, and campus processes and procedures, both residential and academic.

CFs have a variety of responsibilities: peer counseling, facilitating activities and programs that encourage community in the residential facilities, acting as general resources and referral agents, and working with the faculty to create learning opportunities. CFs work closely with Area Coordinators, and the Office of Residential Life, and Faculty/Administrators in Residence.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center works with Gustavus students to enhance their academic achievement and personal development. At times, students experience personal, relational, social, or academic difficulties they cannot fully resolve on their own, and find it helpful to talk to a licensed professional counselor about their concerns. In order to help students with such difficulties, the Counseling Center provides a variety of confidential services, including:

Individual Counseling – Students can meet individually with a counselor to discuss any personal problem they may have. Often students' concerns involve issues related to relationships, identity development, sexuality, family, depression, anxiety, violence, discrimination, grief and loss, socialization and isolation, food and body image, or chemical abuse. Content is not limited to these subjects.

Group Counseling – Therapy groups are offered in response to student need and interest. Some of the groups offered in the past have focused on topics such as developing healthy relationships, coping with grief, depression, food and body image concerns, surviving sexual assault and abuse, and sexuality and identity concerns. Content is not limited to these subjects.

Consultation – While maintaining confidentiality, counselors are available to consult with students, faculty, administrators, residence hall staff, and parents regarding student concerns.

Programs and Workshops – Throughout the year, the Counseling Center offers a variety of educational programs and workshop. Additionally, individuals or groups of students can request a specific program or topic to meet their particular needs.

Referrals – Students are referred to other campus offices for specific help in various areas. The Counseling Center also provides referrals to off-campus professionals or agencies for services not available at the College, and as appropriate depending on the nature of the concern.

How to Make Appointments – The Counseling Center is located in Room 204 of the Johnson Student Union and is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. If you wish to make an appointment, please drop by the office or call 507-933-7027.

Dean of Students Office

The staff in the Office of the Dean of Students is responsible for overall coordination of services to students, including counseling, residential life, campus activities, health services, multicultural programs, and Campus safety. Because campus life outside the classroom is their particular responsibility, they are pleased to talk to students, and also to parents when they have questions regarding the College environment and student life. The Dean's responsibilities also include emergency response and assistance with personal matters - available 24 hours a day by calling 507-933-8888. The Office of the Dean of Students is located in the Jackson Campus Center.

Dining Service – Evelyn Young Dining Room

The Evelyn Young Dining Room is located on the upper level of the north end of the Jackson Campus Center. The dining room is served by the Gustavus Adolphus Market Place, which offers a wide selection of food and beverage choices to the entire Gustavus community.

Meal Plans – Students who reside in traditional residence halls are required to purchase a declining balance meal plan. Food and beverage items purchased in the Gustavus Adolphus Market Place will be deducted from this declining balance meal plan. All other students may elect to enroll in a declining balance meal plan or may make purchases with cash or check.
Complete meal plan information is available in the Student Accounts Office in the Carlson Administration Building or in the Dining Service Director's Office.

ID Cards – The Three Crowns ID Card will serve to access the student declining balance account. This card must be presented to the Market Place cashier each time purchases are made. ID cards are not transferable; only the card holder may use it to purchase items from Dining Service locations. Meal plan holders may, however, use their declining balance account to purchase items for visiting family members or guests as long as they accompany them.
For security reasons, accurate account access, and to expedite service through the cashiers, the Three Crowns Card must be presented to access declining balance accounts. Verbal ID numbers cannot be used in lieu of the Three Crown Card.

Send-Out and Catering Services – The award-winning Catering Department at Gustavus Adolphus College can help you with arrangements for special meals and banquets. Contact the Catering Manager at 507-933-6245.

A food send-out request packet is available in the Dining Service Office. Briefly, food send-outs are available to all students, groups, and departments. Meals can be ordered for groups as few as 5 and as many as 500! A charge will be deducted from students who possess a declining balance account or will be billed to the group organizing the send-out. Please contact the Dining Service Office at 507-933-7608 for more details, and be sure to place orders at least seven days in advance.

Birthday Celebrations – Surprise a friend or treat yourself to a birthday cake from the Gustavus Bakery. The cost of the cake is determined by its type and size and may be charged to the student's declining balance account. To order, call 507-933-7608 or stop by the Dining Service Office.

General Guidelines

  • Please present your Three Crowns ID card to the cashier to make declining balance meal plan purchases.
  • Shirts and shoes are required in all Dining Service locations.
  • All customers bus their own dishes in the Evelyn Young Dining Room.
  • Theft of food items, silverware, glasses, dishes, etc., from any Dining Service location is not allowed. Violators will be referred to the College Security Office and will face disciplinary action.
  • Throwing items in any Dining Service location is not permitted.

Comments and Suggestions

  • Please direct all Dining Service related questions, comments, and suggestions to the Dining Service Director's Office or any of the Dining Service Supervisors in the Gustavus Adolphus Market Place.
  • Comments may be made electronically by sending an email to chef_jake@gustavus.edu.

 

Diversity Center and Multicultural Student Programs

The Diversity Center staff fosters a learning environment that seeks to improve relationships with the campus community and collaborate with faculty and campus departments to offer cultural, educational, and mentoring programs to students. They also partner with faculty and staff to effectively support the academic, cultural, and social adjustment of students from various racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.

It is the mission of the Diversity Center and Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services to provide leadership for positive and equitable change that creates a welcoming and supportive environment for historically underserved students, staff, and faculty and to design activities that infuse into college life an acceptance and appreciation for difference that is morally and socially just.

 

Event Services

Event Services is a function of the Campus Activities Office which provides two major kinds of support to all campus events happening outside of the classroom: technical expertise, equipment, and support as well as set up and tear down services. The main office is located in the back of the Gustie Den on the lower level of the Jackson Campus Center and has regular business hours. In addition, student staff are scheduled/on call evenings and weekends.

To obtain event services for a program or presentation, make sure to indicate your anticipated needs when making a room reservation in the Jackson Campus Center, Johnson Student Union, Lund Center, Christ Chapel, or Bjorling Recital Hall. If your event is in another space, you should submit your request via an event request form at https://eventservices.gac.edu. In addition to Event Services, the Audio Visual area on the first floor of the Folke Bernadotte Library serves as the distributing agency for AV materials including video cameras, webcams, videos, DVDs, films, slides and audiocassettes.

 

Faculty/Administrators in Residence and Area Coordinators

Faculty/Administrators in Residence are live-in faculty members, administrators or staff members who promote community and facilitate the development of activities and programs aimed at specific audiences of students on campus.

Area Coordinators are Residential Life professional staff members who supervise Collegiate Fellows and Faculty/Administrators in Residence and monitor the environment in multiple residence halls. Contact the Area Coordinator in the Office of Residential Life (507-933-7529) if you have a roommate or maintenance problem, need emergency assistance, or have questions about living in your hall.

Faculty/Administrators in Residence
Name Focus Hall
Kate Knutson First-Years Sohre Hall
Jeff La Frenierre Sophomores Sorensen Hall
Jocelyn Crist Junior/Seniors Arbor View
Area Coordinator Name Area
Erik Heller Sorensen, North, Gibbs, International Center, Prairie View
Danielle Paris College View, Arbor View, Chapel View, Southwes, Sohre
Jordan Zahrte Norelius, ILS Core Value Houses
Caitlyn Herby Uhler, Pittman, Rundstrom

 

Financial Aid

Gustavus admits students on the basis of academic and personal promise and without regard to their ability to pay. Once a student is admitted, Gustavus is committed to helping students and their families finance their education through grants, scholarships, loans, and student employment. Gustavus awards both need-based and merit-based assistance. This policy helps to ensure that Gustavus will always be accessible to talented students from the widest possible range of backgrounds. Applicants from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds may be eligible for need-based aid. We understand that each family has unique circumstances that may warrant financial assistance.

Most financial assistance is awarded on the basis of documented financial need as determined by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The amount of aid a student can expect to receive is based on five major factors: 1) parents' income; 2) parents' net assets; 3) number of household members; 4) number of household members enrolled in undergraduate, post-secondary education; and 5) student summer earnings and savings. The Financial Aid Office does not guarantee that the demonstrated financial need will be 100 percent met through aid offered. However, every attempt will be made to ensure an aid offer will be made to families to help close the gap as much as possible. Financing options such as a monthly payment plan or private alternative loans may be necessary to make Gustavus affordable for some families.

Students who have any questions or concerns about financial aid are encouraged to visit with Dean of Financial Aid Doug Minter or Associate Dean Kirk Carlson. For more information, please refer to the Financial Aid Policy.

Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library

The library is a place to study, work on research projects, read just for fun, and explore “life, the universe and everything.” Some areas in the library are places to socialize and do projects, including reservable rooms with large computer screens for groups to work together. If you’re looking for a quiet place, the third floor is the place to go. There are over 300,000 books on the shelves – and every book published in English between 1473 and 1700 in electronic form. With databases, scholarly journal collections, government documents and audio visual materials to choose from, you may need some help. Research assistance from experienced and friendly reference librarians is available during most of the hours that the library is open, online or in person.

Students may borrow books for six weeks, with another six week renewal possible – or you can check books out for the entire summer. Books in the browsing collection (a small collection of popular titles) can be checked out for four weeks. Journals and magazines can be checked out for a week and videos overnight. If we don’t have a book or article that you need we can borrow it from another library with a little advanced warning.

Hours can be found on the library’s website (http://gustavus.edu/library), along with resources for courses and majors, information on how to cite sources, reserve rooms, and more.

Health Service

The College maintains a Health Service, which provides care and/or referral for acute medical needs, including acute illness and injury, physical exams, sexual health, mental health, minor procedures, prescription medications, immunizations, etc. The Health Service promotes and provides quality health care and education, while enhancing healthy lifestyles. Certified mid-level providers, nurses, and office staff are available Monday through Friday at the Health Service, which is located on the lower level of the Jackson Campus Center. A registered dietitian is also available for consultations. Appointments for all services are encouraged. During evenings and weekends, River’s Edge Hospital (located in St. Peter) has an Urgent Care and Emergency Room for urgent/emergent needs.

Office visits with a provider will be billed to the student’s health insurance. Any remaining balance owed will be billed to the student account. Each student is required to carry a current insurance card to present to the Health Service at the time of an office visit. Students are encouraged to check with their insurance carrier regarding coverage in the St. Peter area. Visits with a nurse or the dietitian are free of charge.

The Health Service aims to meet all student medical needs. Please call 507-933-7630 with questions or to set up an appointment. Further information about the Health Service and health education links may be found on the Gustavus website at gustavus.edu/healthservice.

Institutional Review Board

Gustavus Adolphus College acknowledges the value of conducting research using human subjects for the purpose of advancing basic knowledge and furthering undergraduate education. The College also accepts its responsibility to ensure adherence to all state and federal regulations governing human subject research as well as to applicable standards of professional ethical codes. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is authorized to review and approve all research involving human subjects conducted under the auspices of the College and is responsible for overseeing the rights and welfare of all subjects. Contact David Menk, Director of Institutional Research, or gustavus.edu/instresearch/irbinstructions.cfm for additional information.

Lund Center

Lund Center is the largest building on campus. Its four major activity areas include Lund Arena, featuring the Don Roberts Ice Rink, home to Gustavus hockey and other recreational ice activities and a general activity area when the ice is removed; the Aquatic Center, featuring a 25-yard by 25-meter pool; the Sponberg Gymnastics Studio; and the Forum, which includes a 3,000-seat performance area for basketball and volleyball (Gus Young Court), a 200-meter competition track, and ample space for classes and intramural and recreational activities. Racquetball courts, strength training and aerobics areas, dance classrooms, and support service areas are located throughout Lund Center to provide optimum use for students and staff.

Maintenance/Cleaning

Warren Wunderlich, Director of the Physical Plant, supervises all repairs, maintenance, and capital improvements at Gustavus. To request or alert staff to needed cleaning or repair, 507-933-7504 or follow the Web page link, gustavus.edu/physicalplant, and click on "Request a Repair." This link can also be found on the Residential Life Web page at gustavus.edu/reslife/. Urgent or emergency requests should be phoned to 507-933-7504 Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and after hours to Campus Safety at 507-933-8888.

Marketing and Communication

The Office of Marketing and Communication is responsible for shaping and telling the College’s story to its many constituencies. Its goals are tied to the Institution’s mission and strategic goals. The office takes the lead in identifying and articulating the core messages and images that the College clearly and consistently uses to spotlight the value of the Gustavus experience.

The Marketing teamoffice works closely with Admission and Institutional Advancement, as well as all areas of the College to advance the mission and reach out to people who can be meaningfully touched by the College and who, in turn, can contribute to the life of the College.

The office comprises staff and functions that include design, photography, media relations, editorial services, special events/public affairs, sports information, strategic communication, integrated marketing, and crisis communication.

The Marketing and Communication Office is located in the Lundgren House on the north side of campus. Visit our website at gustavus.edu/marketing to view the College’s brand or style guidelines, to enter a request for a design project, to fill out an online photography request form, and more. The general office phone number is 507-933-7520.

For communications assistance or advice, including but not limited to storytelling, publications, image, messaging, advertising, and promotions, call 507-933-7520 or email marketing@gustavus.edu.

Notary Public

Notary services are available to students in the Financial Aid, Student Account, and Registrar's offices. You must present a valid picture ID.

Print and Mail Services

Print and Mail Services is a place of service to Gustavus students, faculty, staff and administrators and the off-campus community. The department includes Print Services, the College Post Office and Mailroom. We are located on the lower level of the Jackson Campus Center and are open daily Monday-Friday. We are closed on weekends and College holidays.

Print Services
Print Services offers black/white and high resolution copies, digital color, and wide format printing. Print Services offers photo prints on Kodak photo paper. Templates are also available for greeting cards, thank you cards, and calendars. Complete finishing services are available. Self-serve copying is available during business hours. Visit the website to submit your print requests.

Paper stock, transparencies and mailing labels are available for purchase. SIngle reams of paper are available in Print Services

Post Office
Stamps, packing materials and mailing supplies are available for purchase. Stamps may be ordered online through the website (gustavus.edu/printandmail) and charged to your campus account. The Post Office also recycles packing materials. When available, recycled materials are available at no charge.

The College Post Office offers United States Post Office and FedEx as shipping options.

Mailroom
A full range of mailing services are available including metering, presorting, addressing, CASS certification, NCOA certification, folding, stuffing, stamping, tabbing and variable data printing. Please contact the Mailroom at 507-933-6062 to discuss your mailing request.

Registrar

Any questions students have about registration can be directed to the Registrar, Kristi R. Westphal, or the Assistant Registrar, Mary Gunderson. The Office of the Registrar serves as the official organizer of all classes, class schedules, and class locations. In addition, all student records (i.e., grades, enrollment, and statistical data) are maintained by the Registrar. The Registrar's Office is located in the Carlson Administration Building.

Residential Computing

Residence Hall spaces and most campus spaces are covered by a wireless network. All Residence Hall rooms are also networked with Ethernet ports (cables provided by the Technology Helpline). Students may connect computers, smartphones, tablets, game consoles or any other internet capable device to the network. All devices must go through a simple registration process to connect to the internet. For help connecting to the network, contact the Technology Helpline 507-933-6111 or helpline@gustavus.edu.

Most Residence Halls have computer labs with state of the art computers and printers. Printers are also located throughout campus, including the library and the Student Union. The Print Accounting system allows 600 free prints per year, additional printing can be added if needed.

Residential Life Office

The Residential Life Office (located in the lower level of Jackson Campus Center) provides information on and coordination of residential services including housing assignments, room changes, selection and training of all residence hall staff, personal counseling, activities and programs, and policy development and enforcement for the residential living system. The Director of Residential Life is responsible for all aspects of on-campus living.

The Residential Life Office administers the Collegiate Fellow program. For further information or assistance in solving your housing problems, contact the Residential Life Office online online (http://gustavus.edu/reslife/), by phone at (507) 933-7529 or in person. (See also “Faculty/Administrators in Residence” and “Collegiate Fellows.”)

 

Student Accounts

Student Accounts is located on the upper floor of the Carlson Administration Building.

Students pay tuition, room, and meal plan fees at this office. Students may also make deposits of $50 or more into their declining balance campus account. The office will also cash checks up to $50 per day. Personal checks must be made to "Cash," and a current student ID must be presented. A $10 service fee will be added to each returned check and charged to the student account. Payments can be made and checks cashed Monday–Friday, 8a.m. to 4:30p.m.

Cash machines are available for use by students who have cash cards or credit cards. Two machines are located in the lower level of the Jackson Campus Center near the Book Mark.

Swanson Tennis Center

The Swanson Tennis Center provides opportunities for year-round tennis in a 65-foot-high air structure. The center features natural and indirect lighting, six championship courts, and ample spectator viewing. The Swanson Tennis Center is home to the Gustavus men's and women's varsity tennis teams and also serves the recreational tennis needs of Gustavus students, faculty, and staff, and the regional community. Faculty and staff receive a 50 percent discount for regular court use (excludes permanent court time), and Gustavus students can play for free. The Aasen Classroom and Ylinen Lounge serve as classroom and meeting space. Call 507-933-6185 for a current schedule of open tennis hours.

Switchboard

The Campus Switchboard, (507) 933–8000, is located in an adjacent office, Rm 026, of the Telecommunications Department in the lower level of Olin Hall. The Switchboard Office is open to provide fax and call assistance Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is closed on Sunday.

Technology Services / Technology Helpline

Gustavus Technology Services is the central organization responsible for most of the technology delivery and support at Gustavus. The Technology Helpline is the primary point of contact for all technology related questions, problems and concerns. The Helpline consists of a phone support center (507-933-6111 or helpline@gustavus.edu) and web based help center (gustavus.edu/gts) available 7 days and over 70 hours a week.

Resources available to all Gusties include email, internet access (wired and wireless), network storage, Google Calendar and Drive, Office365, Moodle, WebAdvisor, computer lab access, printing and technical support.

How to Contact Us:

We are located on the first floor of Olin Hall, in the computer lab.

Telecommunications

The Telecommunications Department provides telephone, voice mail, and fax service for the College. Students should contact the department for any questions on telephone use, including service and repair, authorization codes, voice mail, payments, and rates for long-distance calling and fax service. Office hours are 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Monday –Friday. The Telecommunications Office is in the lower level of Olin Hall (Rm. 027).

Ticket Center

Tickets for many campus events are sold at the Information Desk in the Jackson Campus Center. Tickets may be purchased in-person or by calling the Information Desk at 507-933-7590. Most tickets are also available on-line at gustavustickets.com.

Gustavus employees and current students are required to create an account at gustavustickets.com in order to receive complimentary or reduced priced tickets where applicable. See the Student Activities Office listing for additional information.

Wellbeing Center

As the campus hub for the Wellbeing Initiative, the Wellbeing Center (located in the lower level of Jackson Campus Center) promotes optimal living through education, research, and engagement programs. We empower students to navigate positive, meaningful lifestyle choices that support academic achievement, holistic health, personal discovery, and lifelong excellence. Well-being is a critical part of the "Gustie" experience, and the Wellbeing Center iscommitted to providing programs, services, and resources that uphold individual and community well-being.

The Wellbeing Center administers the Wellbeing Peer Assistants program. For more information or assistance in supporting your own well-being, please stop into the office, visitgustavus.edu/wellbeing/, or call 507-933-7607.

Wellbeing Peer Assistants

TheWellbeing Peer Assistants (PAs)are a diverse group of select students who promote healthy, positive choices and lifestyles for the College. Their purpose is to create a campus environment in which students feel empowered to make responsible choices for themselves that contribute to their overall personal and academic success.

The PAteam provides educational workshops, awareness activities, and referral to on- and off-campus resources for their peers on a range of topics: chemical health, sexual health, stressmanagement,and healthy relationships, to name a few. They also offer important perspectives on wellbeing-related issues with various campus stakeholders. For more information about the Wellbeing Peer Assistants, please stop into the Wellbeing Center(located in the lower level of Jackson Campus Center), visit gustavus.edu/wellbeing/ or call 507-933-7607.

Writing Center

Not all students are prepared equally well for the various academic writing tasks they might encounter at Gustavus. The Writing Center, located in 232 Confer Hall (507-933-6027), recognizes that differences of preparation, proficiency, and linguistic and cultural background need to be taken into account in helping students to become more effective writers. We believe that writers benefit from conversation about writing at all stages—planning, drafting, revising, and editing—and the Writing Center staff, undergraduate peer tutors from across the curriculum, understands that writers encounter these stages with differing degrees of strength and comfort. The Writing Center provides individualized tutoring sessions on-site, either by appointment or on a walk-in basis, to students from across the college. We also provide workshops and educational opportunities via the Diversity Center, first-year student residence halls, and other locations.

Students can make appointments directly via WCOnline, our online scheduling service. Simply visit our Web page at gustavus.edu/writingcenter to find out when we're open, who's on staff this year, and how to schedule an appointment.