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A Gustavus Student’s Perspective on the Nobel Conference

Nobel 59 guest speakers debate and discuss ideas during one of the post-lecture panels. The Nobel Conference is a wondrous annual occasion at Gustavus Adolphus College. It is the only gathering in the United States that is permitted to use the Nobel name. World-renowned scholars provide novel information and education on a particular subject to […]

A Gustie Studies Climate Change Up Close

Marit Isaacson '25 (center) with two friends from her summer program in Tanzania. When Marit Isaacson ’25 was trying to decide how to get the most out of the summer between her sophomore and junior years, she leaned on some Gustavus student services for advice. The Geography and Spanish double-major is also a member of […]

Gustavus Leads in Multiple College Rankings

With the advent of autumn comes the new school year’s higher education rankings, and in 2023-24 Gustavus has achieved significant recognition from national publications and organizations across a variety of measures. “As high school juniors and seniors begin to make their decisions this fall about where they’d like to earn their college degrees, these impressive […]

Gustavus Basketball and Going Global

Spencer Swanson '25 throws one down on a Brazilian opponent during the Team USA summer tour. Any college basketball player is going to spend their summers on the courts. Not too many of them get to work on their game in Brazil. Gustie Spencer Swanson ’25, a forward on the men’s basketball squad, was one […]

Gustie Summer Employment Secrets: Stay Flexible

Elliot Steeves '24 ended up learning a whole lot about a whole new area. Summer is often an occasion for college students to try and nudge their way into a career path. Biology students conduct on-campus research, while music students begin to work on teaching projects. And because of this time, and what it means […]

A Gustie Dives Into Global Citizenship and Diplomacy

Abby Joy Neptun '24 helped her World Chicago team work with delegations from across the globe. A significant part of the Gustavus vision statement prepares and implores our students to “act on the great challenges of our time.” Abby Joy Neptun ’24 spent summer 2023 doing just that. The Communication Studies major and Political Science […]

Gustavus Begins its 162nd Academic Year

It was a sunny day to consider light in the world as Opening Convocation kicked off the College’s 162nd academic year.

Gustavus Welcomes Students Back to the Hill

A Greeters squad poses with Gus on Move-In Day 2023. More photos from Move-in Day 2023 are available here. A joyful army of Gustie Greeters and others welcomed students back to campus on Friday, Sept. 1, Move-In Day for the 2023-24 school year. The primary newcomers to the Hill are the Class of 2027, 524 […]

First-Year Gusties Conduct High-Level Research

Gabby Stout '26 and Zoya Akhtar '26 prepare sage and plum plants for their glioblastoma research project. The STEM research students at Gustavus study many things that aren’t easily described in plain English, but two first-year scholars this summer have been experimenting with compounds to see if they can solve a problem anyone can understand: […]

Gustavus Summer Researchers Preview Potential Career Paths

A group of STEM-focused student-researchers visited Medtronic and Cargill as part of their summer program. One of the many benefits of the summer research programs at Gustavus is how they reach beyond the lab and into the future. This may include discussions with Gustie alums, leading and evaluating presentations with fellow researchers—or this week, embarking […]