New Student Orientation

September 3 - 6, 2021

We are looking forward to your arrival on campus! The Gustavus Orientation program is September 3 - 6. On Friday, September 3, first-year students will have an opportunity to move to campus, connect with their Orientation Group, meet their floor-mates and participate in an evening of events. The Gustavus New Student Orientation program is focused on helping you with the transition to Gustavus and establishing a sense of belonging in this community.

As soon as you arrive on campus, 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. 

This year our Orientation schedule is available via the Guidebook app. Scan this QR code with your mobile device to download the app and check out all the fun activities you will get to experience during orientation!


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

  • You will receive your Fall 2021 class schedule in July. Be sure to complete the Registration Preference form on your online Gustavus Enrollment Checklist by June 4.
  • Your residence hall and roommate assignment will be posted in the housing portal by August 2, 2021.
  • The Book Mark will be open Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. daily through August. Textbooks will be available to purchase (rent or buy) online via the link at the bottom of your class schedule in WebAdvisor or beginning August 2nd. Book Mark hours at the beginning of the academic year are as follows: August 30 - September 2 from 10 am - 4 pm; September 3 from 10 am - 6pm; September 4 - 5 from 12 pm - 4 pm; September 6 - 7 from 8:30 am - 5 pm. 

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 2021!