New Student Orientation

September 4-7, 2020

Here at Gustavus, we can't wait to welcome you to campus on Move-in day! It will be here before you know it. The Gustavus Orientation program is September 4 - September 7, 2020, and is focused on helping you with the transition to Gustavus and establishing a sense of belonging in this community. We know that feeling connected as a Gustie takes a different amount of time for each person.

We are currently working hard on updating the New Student Orientation schedule to reflect the social distancing guidelines. We are doing our best to incorporate all aspects of our past year orientations as well as additional new programs but do not anticipate having a full schedule until at least the second week of August. 

As soon as you arrive on campus on September 4, you will experience the unmatched enthusiasm of the "Gustie Greeter" student orientation staff. They will welcome you at the entrances and be available across campus to assist with directions or any questions you may have throughout those first four days. They will also be facilitating your Orientation Group which is designed to help you connect more closely other new students and a faculty member during Orientation and into the academic year. These small groups are great opportunities to discuss what you are looking forward to as well as any concerns you may have. 

Below is a list of important dates to assist you in planning your move to Gustavus:

  • You will receive your Fall 2020 class schedule in July. Be sure to complete the Registration Preference form on your online Gustavus Enrollment Checklist by June 5.
  • Your residence hall and roommate assignment will be posted in the housing portal by August 3, 2020.
  • The Book Mark's physical location is closed for the summer. Staff are available via phone and email Monday - Thursday from 10am -2pm. Textbooks will be available to purchase (rent or buy) online at beginning August 1st.

If you have any questions regarding New Student Orientation, check out our page of Frequently Asked Questions or do not hesitate to contact Andrea Junso, Director of Campus Activities at 507-933-6282 or We look forward to your arrival and Orientation 2020!