Summer Term

June 5-30, 2023

Gustavus is offering 14 different courses this summer term—so you can achieve your academic objectives and still find time for your other summer activities. Whether on campus or online, you will study alongside other Gustavus students.

Why study at Gustavus in the summer? There are many reasons to enroll:

  1. Benefit from a wide selection of subjects from 10 Gustavus departments
  2. Fulfill your IEX/JAN requirement—Gustavus summer courses count for IEX/JAN and other area requirements the same as in the school year
  3. Catch up on credits, complete a prerequisite, or finish a degree requirement, without having to get approval to transfer the course from another institution
  4. Focus on one course in an intensive academic environment
  5. Build up your subject-matter expertise or explore a new subject for your own enrichment
  6. Hone your professional skillset with a course focusing on research, business, or communication
  7. Enjoy smaller class sizes—or study with a Gustavus professor you’ve heard about
  8. Experience Gustavus at its best: in the summer!

Register for Summer Term

Benefits of Summer Term

  • Study in the field, on campus, or in your living room. No matter what format, you get an outstanding Gustavus experience.
  • Lighten your load now and have more time for internships or other opportunities down the line.
  • Push yourself in a challenging class or get a jump on one of our most in-demand courses.
  • No apartment? No job? No problem! Housing and employment are available on campus in the summer.


Online Courses (OL)
COM 115, Introduction to Critical Media Studies (ARTSC)
ENG 101, Fairy Tales & Film (WRIT-L)
ENG 144, Digital Humanities (WRIT-L)
HES 101, Foundations of Wellbeing (Wellbeing and FIT/ACT)
HES 214, Medical Terminology
HES 222, Applied Human Nutrition (Wellbeing)
HES 226, Exercise Psychology (WRIT-L)
HIS 203, The Black Athlete in America (HUMN, WRIT-L, USIDG)
PBH 201, Introduction to Public Health
MLC 277, Latinx Film (USIDG)

On-Campus Courses (MC)
BIO 245, Conservation Biology (WRIT-D)
GEO 144, A Guide to the End of the World

Challenge Seminars
IDS 298, Race & Media (Challenge Seminar) OL
ENG 298, Medical Humanities (Wellbeing) OL

Important Dates

  • Summer Term 2023 registration - April 3-May 31, 2023 (April 17-27 registration available only in-person at the Registar's Office)
  • First day of Summer Term - June 5, 2023
  • Add/Drop period ends - June 7, 2023
  • Withdraw Deadline - June 22, 2023
  • Last day of Summer Term - June 30, 2023


Students who wish to live on campus during the 2023 Summer Term, should complete the summer housing request form available online at: Please contact the Office of Residential Life ( or 507-933-7529) directly if you have any questions about summer housing.


Tuition for a 1.0 credit 2023 Summer Term course will be $3,150. Gustavus financial aid (scholarships and grants) will not be offered for the Summer Term courses, but students may contact the Financial Aid Office ( or 507-933-7527) directly with any questions regarding aid.