Lodging & DiningCommencement


We offer housing in Norelius Hall for the immediate family of our graduates at the cost of $18 per person per night. Reservations must be made in advance and can be done at gustavustickets.com.

  • You may reserve a room for Friday and/or Saturday evening.
  • Sheets, blankets, pillows, cases, and towels will be provided.
  • Norelius rooms sleep two people in twin beds.
  • Keys will be issued.
  • Norelius is not air conditioned.

All keys must be returned to the Student Information Desk in the lower level of the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center. Check out must be before 6 p.m. on Saturday evening.

A list of local hotels.


The Gustavus Marketplace has limited hours during Commencement Weekend. It is open on Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m to 9 a.m. to purchase meals ala carte. The Commencement Buffet requires a purchased ticket. The last time Gustavus students can use their Gustavus Three Crowns Meal Plan is Saturday at 9 a.m.

Commencement Buffet

A Commencement Buffet will be held in the Evelyn Young Dining Room in the Campus Center on Commencement from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $19 each for adults ages 11 and older and $8 for children 10 and under. Tickets are required for each guest, including Gustavus students. They should be pre-ordered at gustavustickets.com. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Students may not use their Three Crowns Meal Plan for this event.

A list of local restaurants.