Campus Safety

The mission of the Gustavus Adolphus College's Division of Campus Safety is to cultivate the quality of life, safety and security of our community. 

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Campus Safety provides a student-run Safe Rides program, operating nightly from 7pm-1am (November 1-April 1 from 6pm-1am). Please call 507-933-7000 from one of the marked Safe Rides stops for an on-campus escort. For more information, 24-hour medical escorts, or for walking escorts after 1am, call Campus Safety at 507-933-8888.


Vehicle Parking Permits:

Online registration for 2024-2025 will open soon and is available until August 18, 2024. Parking enforcement begins 7am on Tuesday, September 3, 2024 and vehicles not displaying a valid parking sticker or parked in an incorrect lot will be ticketed. Visitor parking is closed to students and employees at all times and is always enforced (permit required for Visitors, 2am-7am).

Three Crowns Card - Gustavus ID 

Please come down to the Campus Safety office from 9am - 3pm Monday - Friday to obtain a new Gustavus ID (a picture will be taken at this time) or to get a replacement card. Cards are meant to last the entire duration of your college career. A $40 replacement fee will be charged to the student’s account. You will not be asked to have a new picture taken each year as your initial photo is stored in the card system.

*All students and employees are issued and required to have a Gustavus ID card and to produce it for College officials upon request. 

Frequently requested forms and links: 

Forms to fill out after calling our office to request an officers assistance:

For immediate assistance contact Campus Safety 24-hours a day at 507-933-8888.

2024 - 2025 Parking Permits

Online Parking Permit registration is not available at this time as we prepare for the new Academic year. All students and staff can come to the Campus Safety office to apply for a parking permit. Please have your ID number, campus login information, and vehicle information ready. First year students will be issued BLUE permits, returning students SILVER, Reduced Fee lot PURPLE, and staff GOLD.

All student parking permits for ‘24-’25 cost $310. Charges will be sent to Student Accounts at the end of August and appear on September statements. Permits are sold on a first-come, first served basis until they are gone.

Permits are as follows

  • First-Year Students: Blue Permits
  • Returning Students: Silver Permits
  • Reduced Price Lot: Purple Permits - Only 100 permit stickers are available for this lot, Drenttel Golf Lot (W), on a first come first serve basis to students. This lot is a good choice if you don't use your vehicle regularly but still need to park on campus. However, Campus Safety recommends that you regularly check your vehicle while it is parked here.
  • Staff: Gold Permits

Please note that first-year students will be able to park in specific BLUE lots only, and these lots will not be adjacent to their residence hall. Bear this in mind when deciding whether or not to bring a car to campus. 

Permits are non-transferable and must be affixed to the outside of the back window of the vehicle, on the top right hand side. A parking permit is required in order to park on campus. However, a parking permit does not guarantee the holder a parking space in a particular lot, only an opportunity to park in any of the designated permit lots of that color on campus. A vehicle is not registered until the appropriate sticker or permit is displayed correctly on the vehicle. Even if a student chooses to live off campus, they are still a student of Gustavus and will need a parking permit if they plan to park on campus! Visitor parking is closed to students and employees at all times (24/7/365).

During the academic year, there is no online registration and a student will always need to register a vehicle in the Campus Safety office. If your child misses the online registration window, in-person registration will be available in the Campus Safety office starting August 26th and will continue throughout the academic year, 24 hours a day. Note that any vehicle not displaying a new, valid parking permit will be cited beginning at 9 am on the first day of class (Tuesday, September 3rd). 

Contact the Campus Safety office 24 hours a day at 507-933-8888 with any parking related questions, or email Campus Safety at