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.


Easter Break Building Hours and Parking Enforcement

4 days ago

All academic buildings will be locked at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 17 and reopen at 7 a.m. Monday, April 21. Students requiring access to academic buildings will need a gold Permission for Admittance Card issued by a faculty or staff member. Additional cards can be requested from Lisa Octigan (; x8809.

Administrative buildings will be locked at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21 and will reopen during normal business hours at 7 a.m. Monday, April 25.  Please check the Campus Center, Library, and Lund Center for their posted building hours. If the closing schedule conflicts with programming needs, contact Lisa Octigan with additional information.

Parking will be enforced during Easter Break.  Please park according to permit color.  Always assume that parking is enforced, even if classes are not in session.

Parking Permits

2 weeks ago


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.

  • Student parking permits: $120  (parking stickers are not prorated, temporary permits are available for $5/weekday).

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.