Summer TermJune 3-28, 2024

Gustavus is offering seven 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 6 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)

  • CHE-102, Chem in Context (NatSCI), Brandy Russell, MTWR 9:30 a.m.-noon
  • COM-298, Communications Law (Challenge Seminar), Mark Braun, MTWRF 9:30 a.m.-noon
  • ENG-144, Science and Literature (HUMN, WRITL), Nissa Parmar, MTWRF 1-3 p.m.
  • ENG-298, Medical Humanities (Challenge Seminar; Wellbeing), Nissa Parmar, MTWRF 1-3 p.m.
  • HES-222, Nutrition (Wellbeing), Steph Otto, MTWRF 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • PBH-101, Intro to Public Health, Karl Larson, MTWRF 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • REL-123, Faith, Religion, and Culture (THEOL), Robert Porwoll, MTWR 6-830 p.m.

On-Campus Courses (MC)

Challenge Seminars

  • COM-298, Communications Law (Challenge Seminar), Mark Braun, MTWRF 9:30 a.m.-noon Online
  • ENG-298, Medical Humanities (Challenge Seminar; Wellbeing), Nissa Parmar, MTWRF 1-3 p.m. Online

Important Dates

  • Summer Term registration - April 1-June 5, 2024
  • First day of Summer Term - June 3, 2024
  • Add/Drop period ends - June 5, 2024
  • Withdraw Deadline - June 20, 2024
  • Last day of Summer Term - June 28, 2024


Students who wish to live on campus during the 2024 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.


Summer Term tuition for 2024 will be $3,464 per course. 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.

Updated 4/5/2024