Lodging & Dining



We offer housing in Norelius Hall for the immediate family of our graduates at the cost of $15 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.

A list of local hotels.


The Gustavus Marketplace has limited hours during Commencement Weekend. It is open on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 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 Sunday at 9 a.m.

Commencement Buffet

A Commencement Buffet will be held in the Evelyn Young Dining Room in the Campus Center on Commnecement Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $16 each ($7 for children under 6 years of age). 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.