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.
Student online registration has closed - register in person in the Campus Safety office. Please call 507-933-8888 if you have any parking questions.
A valid permit is required for students and employees to park on campus and must be displayed correctly on the vehicle. Visitor parking is always closed to students and employees and is always enforced. Visitors must register with their host in the Campus Safety office and display an overnight parking permit to park 2am-7am on campus.
For immediate assistance contact Campus Safety 24 hours a day at 507-933-8888.
A properly displayed valid permit is required for students and employees to park on campus. Come to the Campus Safety office with your vehicle information to register for a parking sticker before parking your vehicle. Students can pay with a charge to your student account or a check. Temporary permits are $5/weekday or stickers are available at a comparable price.
If a permit holder changes vehicles during the year, the original sticker must be turned in (or documentation regarding sale/damage of the vehicle) in order to register the new vehicle and receive a replacement sticker. There is a $10 charge for all replacement student decals. A vehicle is not registered until a valid permit is displayed correctly on the vehicle. A permit is required, if you are driving a vehicle short-term and already have a paid sticker, there is no charge for a temporary permit (up to 2 weeks).
Visitor parking is closed to students and employees at all times.
Severe Weather Awareness Week April 13-17; Extreme Heat
Heat Waves Kill
Each year, dozens of children and untold numbers of pets left in parked vehicles die from hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is an acute condition that occurs when the body absorbs more heat than it can handle. Hyperthermia can occur even on a mild day. Studies have shown that the temperature inside a parked vehicle can rapidly rise to a dangerous level for children, pets and even adults. Leaving the windows slightly open does not significantly decrease the heating rate. The effects can be more severe on children because their bodies warm at a faster rate than adults.
- Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Warning: If your doctor generally limits the amount of fluid you drink or has you on water pills, ask how much you should drink while the weather is hot.
- Don’t drink liquids that contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar–these cause you to lose more body fluid. Also, avoid very cold drinks, because they can cause stomach cramps.
- Stay indoors and, if possible, stay in an air-conditioned place. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or public library–even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat. Call your local health department or Red Cross chapter to see if there are any heat-relief shelters in your area.
- Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s, fans will not prevent heat-related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath, or moving to an air-conditioned place is a much better way to cool off.
- Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
- NEVER leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle.
- Although anyone can suffer from heat-related illness, some people are at greater risk than others. Check regularly on:
- Infants and young children
- People aged 65 or older
- People who have a mental illness
- Those who are physically ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure
- Visit at-risk adults at least twice a day and watch them for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Infants and young children, of course, need much more frequent attention.
- If you must be out in the heat:
- Limit your outdoor activity to morning and evening hours
- Cut down on exercise. If you must exercise, drink two-to-four glasses of cool, nonalcoholic fluids each hour. A sports beverage can replace the salt and minerals you lose in sweat. Warning: If you are on a low-salt diet, talk with your doctor before drinking a sports beverage. Remember the warning in the first “tip” (above).
- Try to rest often, in shady areas
- Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat (also keeps you cooler) and sunglasses and by putting on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher (the most effective products say “broad spectrum” or “UVA/UVB protection” on their labels).
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