Campus Safety

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Gustavus Adolphus College Community.

Because of the serenity and size of Gustavus Adolphus College, some tend to get the impression that the college community is immune to crime. Unfortunately, crime does not stop at the borders of our campus. People find this out all too well when they become victims of crime.

The responsibility of crime prevention does not rest solely with the campus security department. We need everybody's assistance in making Gustavus Adolphus College a safe and secure place where the community can go about its endeavors in a safe manner. YOU are the most important piece of the crime prevention plan. The success of it depends mainly on you.

The potential for crime does exist at Gustavus Adolphus College, but by practicing good crime prevention habits, the possibility of your becoming a victim substantially reduces.

Have a safe and productive school year.

Campus Parking Map

Bicycle/Employee Permit Registration

Student permits are available in person in the Campus Safety office. A permit is required for students (red permit) and employees (green permit) to park on campus, and for visitors to park after 2am (blue permit). Visitor parking is closed to students and employees at all times.

Parking and Traffic Information Lost Property Report


Safe Rides map of pickup points Silent Witness (concerns, tips, etc.)


Bonfire Application Parking Appeals Van Training



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


Parking Forum

2 days ago

Parking on campus effects nearly 80% of our campus population. In an effort to make our campus parking system more transparent, the parking advisory committee will be holding a public forum to hear community members suggestions and feedback. The forum will be held on April 24, 2014 at 2:30p.m. in Alumni Hall. The forum is intended to be a listening session for the committee to hear from community members regarding any changes that may improve our parking system.

Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week

3 days ago

Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 21-25, 2014.

Are you ready for severe weather? The week of April 21-25 is a great time to make and practice your emergency plan and build an emergency kit.

Two of the most important events during Severe Weather Awareness Week are the annual statewide tornado drills. These drills are scheduled for Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 1:45 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. Outdoor warning sirens and NOAA Weather Radios will sound in a simulated tornado warning. The first drill is intended for institutions and businesses. The evening drill is intended for second shift workers and families.

If you are interested in some ideas on how you, your family, business, or your community can participate in Severe Weather Awareness Week, check out some of the ideas on this list.

Educators, leaders or communicators may want to use this Severe Weather Awareness Week PowerPoint Presentation to help deliver this information.

Why Severe Weather Awareness Week?

According to the National Weather Service, Minnesota experiences an average of 40 tornadoes per year. In 2012, 37 twisters touched down. A record was set in 2010 with 104 tornadoes across the state.

Understanding this threat and knowing what to do when a tornado is approaching can save lives.

Take advantage of Severe Weather Awareness Week to review your own and your family’s emergency procedures and prepare for weather-related hazards.

Each day of the week will focus on a different topic:

Check each page link above for specific information about these topics, including factsheets, checklists, data and other resources.

Dont forget!  The state wide tornado drills are Thursday, April 24 at 1:45 P.M. and 6:55 P.M.  Please treat this as only a test and make yourself aware of Severe Weather locations and procedures on campus.

Local county sirens and all NOAA Weather Radios in Minnesota will sound with a simulated tornado warning for both afternoon and evening drills. This is a great opportunity to review emergency plans and procedures, and conduct emergency drills at work and even at home.

Parking Permits

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Easter Break Building Hours and Parking Enforcement

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Parking Permits

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