Moving in

Gustavus Adolphus College

Move-in plans for Fall 2021 have not yet been finalized. We will update this page when we have more information about guidelines and process.

All information below is the process from Fall 2020.

Returning student move-in is tentatively scheduled for September 25-27, 2020 please sign up a for a time slot here
If you are arriving Monday, September 28 or later, please just notify our office of your arrival plans. Any changes to the move-in timeline will be announced at the institutional level, a final determination is currently set to be confirmed September 18, 2020.
 
Please email reslife@gustavus.edu if you have any questions.

Please review the following guidelines:

  • Students will be limited to two helpers from their household for moving in and dropping off items.
  • Students and helpers will be required to wear facial coverings during move-in.
  • There will not be a move crew to assist upon arrival, so the student and their helpers will have to move all of their belongings.
  • We discourage bringing large furniture or more belongings than can be moved by self should they have to leave campus again, and to limit the number of trips/helpers needed.
  • Communal vacuums will not be available during this academic year - consider bringing your own personal cleaning supplies for your room (public areas will receive regular cleaning services).
  • Bedloft.com orders will be available for pick up on Saturday, September 26 from 8am-2pm.
  • If you have storage you need to retrieve, a duty number will be posted for on-call access 8am-8pm 9/25-9/27. Your storage will be at your Spring residence hall (Arbor View belongings will be at College View). 

Non-housing related COVID questions can be sent to: g-covidresponse@gustavus.edu


New/Incoming Student Move-In Fall 2020

Note: Please order your textbooks from the Book Mark BEFORE you come to campus and pick them up when you drop off your belongings. Textbooks will be available to purchase (rent or buy) online via the link at the bottom of your class schedule in WebAdvisor or www.bookmark.gustavus.edu

The Book Mark is open for all back to school needs 8am-5pm everyday, including weekends August 15-August 28. 

First-year Student Move-in Options

Incoming first-year students can choose one of the following options for belongings move-in and arrival. Bookings are 'closed' 72 hours in advance of each arrival date/time.

  • You may schedule an early belongings drop-off time slot to move in your belongings (and we encourage this if you are able, it is not required) into your Fall room assignment between August 15-28, 2020 and then arrive on Sunday, August 30 for Orientation.
    • You will pick up your room key and ID at check-in tabling in the lower level of the Jackson Campus Center.
    • Move in your belongings and lock your door before departing campus. (These bookings do not allow for overnight stay in your room).
    • Return to campus on Sunday, August 30 8am-12:30pm for Orientation.
  • OR - Schedule a first-year student move-in time slot for Saturday, August 29 to move in belongings and remain on campus for Orientation.
    • Check-in at your scheduled time on Saturday, August 29 at your Fall Residence Hall (Norelius, Pittman, or Sohre; any other arrivals check in at the Residential Life office in the Jackson Campus Center).
    • Sack lunches will be available, please submit this form so the correct quantity can be ordered.
    • First-year Orientation planning is in progress, check back here for more information: gustavus.edu/orientation/
Transfer Student Move-in and Orientation:
  • Monday, August 31, 2020 9am-4pm.
  • Check-in at the Information Desk in the lower level of the Jackson Campus Center, 9am-4pm and move-in to your fall residence hall. 
Returning Student Move-in:
  • Those returning students approved to be on campus September 2 - 25 should have applied via the form that went out in the President's email announcement and received response/approval from the Dean of Students office.
  • The move-in timeline for returning students will be updated on September 18 to confirm the move-in plan for the remainder of arrivals.
Early-arrival requests:
  • Make sure you review the early arrival information/requirements online and have advance approval if you are required to be on campus early (i.e., athletics, student employment, leadership role, etc. - you will receive an email if/when a supervisor has approval for you to request early return).
  • Any arrival prior to 8/30, are considered 'early arrival' and our subject to early arrival charges. Classes begin on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.
  • Those who violate the early return approval process arriving earlier than approved (i.e., not receiving approval for early return, allowing roommates or friends to move-in without approval, etc) are subject to a $150/night charge to their student account for all parties involved. 
For all move-in options, please review the following guidelines:
  • Students will be limited to two helpers from their household for moving in and dropping off items.
  • Students and helpers will be required to wear facial coverings during move-in.
  • There will not be a move crew to assist upon arrival, so the student and their helpers will have to move all of their belongings.
  • We discourage bringing large furniture or more belongings than can be moved by self should they have to leave campus again, and to limit the number of trips/helpers needed.
  • Please check out this information (or search 'What to Bring' on any Gustavus web page) to help you. Residence Hall rooms all contain the following furniture (which cannot be removed): Bed (frame & mattress), Desk & Desk Chair, Closet/Wardrobe & Dresser, Window Covering (Drapes or Blinds). As a reminder, no candles, hot plates, or lofts other than those purchased through Bedloft.com. Review our policies page for a full list of policies.
  • Communal vacuums will not be available during this academic year - consider bringing your own personal cleaning supplies for your room (public areas will receive regular cleaning services).
  • Order from Bedloft.com (the only lofts approved for use in Residence Halls, but they also offer microwave/fridge rentals and futon purchases). Orders need to be placed by August 27 for pick up during move-in (August 30 8am-2pm). A second date to be determined in late September when the new move-in timeline for returning students is finalized). 
  • Linen and decor packages are available from OCM - order by August 19 for home delivery before move-in!

Non-housing related COVID questions can be sent to: g-covidresponse@gustavus.edu