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 ( or x8888 from a campus phone).


Online registration for 2022-2023 is available until August 21, 2022. Parking enforcement begins 7am on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 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).

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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.

2023 - 2024 Parking Permits

Online Parking Permit registration is no longer available. 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 WHITE permits, returning students SILVER, and staff GOLD.

All student parking permits for ‘23-’24 cost $290. 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: White Permits
  • Returning Students: Silver Permits
  • Staff: Gold Permits

Please note that first-year students will be able to park in specific WHITE 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 28th 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 5th). 

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

2022-2023 Parking Permits

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Vehicles on campus may park in any red or green permit space until August 31, when we ask all employees and returning students to park according to permit color.  Ticketing in the red and green permit areas then begins at 7am on the first day of classes in the Fall, Tuesday, September 6th.

Visitor parking is closed to students and staff at all times and is always enforced.

2022-2023 Parking Permits

  • A parking permit is required to park on campus.  Students who wish to park a vehicle on campus must purchase a student parking permit to display on the vehicle.
  • Registration for student parking permits is Online only through August 21st. Students should visit the Campus Safety web page at to complete the registration process.  Students will need their Gustavus email username and password and their vehicle information (license plate, make, color) to register.  Permit decals will be delivered to the students’ campus mailboxes the week of August 29th for them to pick up during Orientation/move-in.  Permits will be charged to student accounts in September.
  • Starting August 29th you must come to the Campus Safety officer to register and receive a permit. Students will need their Gustavus email username and password and their vehicle information (license plate, make, color) to register.  
  • Permits are non-transferable and must be affixed to the outside of the back window, on the top right hand side of each vehicle. 
  • 2022-2023 Student Parking Permits are priced as follows: 
    • RED: $290 for the academic year
    • YELLOW: $150 for the academic year 
      • YELLOW PERMITS! We added the option of a $150 Yellow permit that allows the holder to park only in one of 75 spots in the Drentell Golf Facility parking lot on the NW corner of campus.  This encourages students who don’t use their cars as much to park at less expense and not remain for long periods in coveted spots near residence halls. Yellow permits are being sold on a first-come, first served basis until they are gone.  Please look to see where the Drentell Golf Facility parking lot (I,J-10 top right hand corner of map) is before committing to purchase a parking permit for this location. 
  • If a student changes vehicles during the year, they will need to turn in their old parking sticker (heat works best to get the sticker off) to register their new vehicle and get a replacement sticker for $10.  Temporary permits are available for short-term use of alternate vehicles at no charge to sticker owners.
  • Students who purchase a year-long parking permit will be issued red permit decals and will park in parking lot sections with Red Permit parking signs.
  • Students should make themselves familiar with ALL designated Red Permit parking areas, as space nearest their residence hall may not always be available.
  • Temporary permits are also available throughout the year for a daily fee to those who have not purchased a parking sticker.
  • Visitor Parking Lots are closed to student use at all times
  • Students are responsible for knowing the campus parking and traffic regulations at


Bicycles parked on campus need to be registered with the Department of Campus Safety and display a parking permit (no charge).  Select bicycle registration through the permit registration page (you’ll need to know your bicycle’s serial number!).