Residence Halls & Housing Rates

Gustavus has a variety of housing options. Below is information about our residence halls. If you questions about anything that's not listed here, please contact our office. Housing rates are listed HERE.

Arbor View Apartments

Purchased by the College in the summer of 1998, the Arbor View Apartments house 59 students in apartment-style living. Each apartment contains a living room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a dining room, and kitchen. The apartments are furnished with a sofa, chair, dining room table and chairs, and a bed, dresser, desk, and desk chair for each occupant. Washers and dryers are provided in each building with computer access available in each apartment. (*Note: special housing fees apply for apartment-style housing. Please visit the Returning Student Housing Selection pages for more information).

Chapel View Townhomes

The Chapel View Townhomes will be on-campus housing starting in the fall of 2012. Chapel View will house 56 upper-class students. Each of these townhomes has four individual bedrooms (two singles on each level of the townhome), a kitchen, living room, a washing machine and dryer, and two bathrooms. The apartments are furnished with beds, desks and desk chairs. There will also be kitchen counter stools in each townhome. Each room has built-in closet space and a built-in mini-refrigerator. (*Note: special housing fees apply for apartment-style housing. See rate information below). (Photos will be added soon). Beds can be bunked without the use of rented Bedloft.com pieces.

College View Apartments

The College View Apartments house 138 upper-class students. Each of these student apartments have two bedrooms, a kitchen, one or two bathrooms, and ample storage. The apartments are furnished with a sofa, chair, dining room table and chairs, and a bed, dresser, desk, and desk chair for each occupant. The building also contains laundry rooms, a computer room, several common lounges and study spaces.(*Note: special housing fees apply for apartment-style housing. Please visit the Returning Student Housing Selection pages for more information). Beds in College View can be bunked without the use of rented Bedloft.com pieces. Lofting a bed still requires renting pieces.

Carlson International Center

The Carlson International Center brings together three separate programs: the Crossroad Program, Swedish House, and the Center for International and Cultural Education. Completed in 2000 Carlson International Center houses 70 students in suite-style units with 4 people per suite plus 8 students in the Swedish House. Single and double occupancy bedrooms occur within the suite structure. Each suite contains a bathroom for the four occupants. A large community room and kitchen as well as floor lounges provide ample gathering space for the residents of the building. The building, also, contains a laundry room and computer room. (*Note: special housing fees apply for this building. Visit the Returning Student Housing Selection pages for more information). Beds in the International Center can be bunked without the use of rented Bedloft.com pieces. Lofting a bed requires rental from Bedloft.com

Gibbs Hall

Gibbs Hall was built in 1966 to link North and Sorensen. The hall was known as Link until renamed in 2003 to honor Karen Gibbs. The residence hall accommodates 80 upperclass students on four floors, in double occupancy rooms. The ground level houses the Gibbs Tennis Lounge, computer room, and kitchen.

Norelius Hall

Dedicated in 1967, Norelius Hall was the first residence hall at Gustavus opened to both male and female residents. The building houses nearly 400 men and women in 17 sections of 23 students each. Each section of 12 double-occupancy rooms has its own bathrooms and lounge facilities. The hall has a large lounge with fireplace and conversation area, an in-hall computer lab, and two large study areas. Norelius Hall is located on the north side of campus, near Lund Center and across the main parking lot from the Student Union/Campus Center complex. Various sections of Norelius Hall are reserved for "substance-free" living.

North Hall

North Hall was built in 1962 and has four floors of double-occupancy rooms arranged along corridors. A spacious lounge, kitchen, study room, and TV room are available to the residents of North. North Hall houses 190 men and women on the alternate floors. It is located on the northeast side of the campus, near the Student Union/Campus Center and overlooks the Gibbs Tennis Courts.

Pittman Hall

The southern most hall on the campus, Pittman is located near the Schaefer Fine Arts Center, language classrooms, and the Nobel Hall of Science. Its 190 first-year men and women, live in double-occupancy rooms, each of which is equipped with a vanity and sink. Residents enjoy a large lounge and television room on the lower level, and a smaller lounge on each floor. Named Valley View when it was completed in 1963, the hall was rededicated in May 1987 in honor of Delmar and Jean Pittman of Stewart, Minn., who, in 1986, provided the largest single personal gift ever given to Gustavus.

Prairie View Hall

Built in 1998, Prairie View Hall is the smallest residence hall on campus and is reserved for students pledging to live in a "substance-free" environment. Its 54 occupants reside in double occupancy rooms arranged along common corridors. The hall contains a computer room, lounge with a TV and small kitchen. Located close to the Chapel, Schaefer Fine Arts Building and Olin Hall, Prairie View is one the most centrally located residence halls in terms of access to academic halls.

Rundstrom Hall

Dedicated in 1938, Rundstrom Hall is a college landmark due to its unique architecture and its location near the main entrance to the campus. The two-story building, named for a former professor at the college, houses 90 men and women in double-occupancy rooms on alternate floors. Residents from sophomore to senior enjoy a large lounge television room, computer room, kitchenette, and a small chapel, the only one located in a residence hall.

Sohre Hall

Completed in 1961, Sohre Hall has a floor plan nearly identical to Pittman's, featuring double-occupancy rooms arranged along corridors. It is located on the south side of the campus, near Pittman hall, the Schaefer Fine Arts Center, language classrooms, and the Nobel Hall of Science. It houses 190 men and women on alternating floors and, also contains a large lounge, television room, kitchen, computer room, and study room. Sohre houses first-year students on the top two floors with double rooms on the first two floors occupied by upperclass students.

Sorensen Hall

Sorensen was built in 1955 and houses 190 men and women, sophomore to senior. The four floors have double occupancy rooms arranged along corridors. The hall contains a large recreational lounge in the basement, a television room, and a kitchen. Beds in Sorensen may be bunked without renting Bedloft.com pieces. Sorensen is located on the northeastern edge of the campus overlooking the Gibbs Tennis Courts and is a popular choice of students.

Southwest Hall

Southwest Hall houses 190 students and also provides a hostel space for off-campus groups and summer programs. The hall is configured with four person, two bedroom apartments, complete with kitchenette and bath, on three levels of its south wing and suites comprising either four or six individual student bedrooms, a lounge space, and one or two baths on each of the three levels of its west wing. (*Note: special housing fees apply for suite-style housing. Please visit the Returning Student Housing Selection pages for more information). Beds in Southwest can be bunked without renting items from Bedloft.com. Beds can only be lofted with rented pieces from Bedloft.com.

Uhler Hall

Uhler Hall was dedicated in 1929 and named for a longtime professor. It was originally designed on the Harvard plan, with six stairwell/entrances (one serving each "house") opening to a common interior courtyard. In the early 1980s, it was remodeled, and now its 185 upper class men and women live in suites accessed from corridors on each of the three floors in both wings. Three different sizes of suites are available, accommodating between two and six students. The lower level houses a kitchen, study room, computer room, television room, laundry and lounge. Currently, Uhler Hall is an upper class residence, with priority given to juniors and seniors. (*Note: special housing fees apply for tripes and quads in Uhler. Visit the Returning Student Housing Selection pages for more information)


Housing Rates

All room rates are annual rates and are per person. Rates are for 2014-2015 academic year.

First-Year Housing

Hall Name Rate
Norelius Hall
$5820
Pittman Hall
$5820
Sohre Hall
$5820

Upperclass Student Housing

Hall Name Rate
Arbor View Apartments
$7740

Carlson International Center

$6730
Chapel View Townhomes
$7740
College View Apartments
$7740
Gibbs Hall (part of the Complex)
$5820
North Hall (part of the Complex)
$5820
Prairie View (Substance Free)
$5820
Rundstrom Hall (all rooms)
$5820
Sohre Hall double
$5820
Sorensen Hall (part of the Complex)
$5820
Southwest Hall 4-person suites
$6820
Southwest Hall apartment
$7740
Southwest Hall single
$6820
Uhler Hall double
$5820
Uhler Hall triple
$6420
Uhler Hall quad
$6420
ILS Houses
$7740

 

All students living on campus in singles, doubles, triples or quads/suites are required to have a college meal plan. Those living in on-campus apartments or houses may choose a meal plan if they would like. More info about meal plans can be found on the Dining Services page - click HERE.