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Campus Housing

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living on campus, Everything is close, but if you wanted to escape from people you can. The Arb is great!! Everyone is friendly at Gustavus and many greet you or hold the door for you. Love GAC!!

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Again, it is who you are and what kind of money you have that gets noticed.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing is nice I campus but the school is a four year residency.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms at Gustavus are fairly nice. They are kept clean daily. I am currently in one of the first-year dorms that has a section organization instead of a hall organization. I really like this because it is not as overwhelming when you first come to school and it is a lot easier to meet new people. Also, we do things with our sections occasionally and keep each up to date with our lives. My dorm, and most of the dorms, is in a really convenient location. It takes between 5-10 minutes to get anywhere I want to on campus.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: not the best but its whatever. I have a great living situation finally during my SEnior year.

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Though students are required to live on campus for four years, some students are permitted to live off campus during their junior or senior years. Some students view the housing situation subjectively—some crave the quieter dorms (South Side), while others would go crazy without it being louder (North Side). Students view the housing process (the process to determine where you will live next year) as easy but nerve- racking because students are assigned random housing numbers that determine the likelihood of a student receiving his or her first pick. 

As a first-year, the best bet is Norelius Hall (more commonly known as "Coed") because the setup is atypical in that each section has its own "pod" where sectionmates can get together to chat, do homework, or host activities. Even though the rooms are small and the closets are cubby holes, Norelius is the best way to meet people during your first year on campus (students who don’t live there usually regret it). Plus, the opposite sex lives just around the corner in your “sibling section.” For sophomores, North Hall or "Complex" is the next stop where almost your entire sophomore class will live. Juniors tend to get Uhler, which has the advantage of its proximity to the caf. Seniors can choose from a variety of College-owned apartments or suites that are usually regarded as the best housing because of their spaciousness and aesthetics. Gustavus knows that off-campus housing is limited and does its best to provide quality on-campus housing. The dorms have free laundry, Wi-Fi, computers labs, recreation rooms, custodial services (which will even clean your apartment), and simply a great community.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,032
Average Housing Costs
$5,820
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
81%
Freshmen Living On Campus
99%
Number of Dormitories
11
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Norelius Hall
  • Pittman Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Southwest Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
Sohre Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Arbor View Apartments
  • Gibbs Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet/Wi-Fi connection
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Phone with voice mail
Also Available
  • Chapel View apartments are privately-owned apartments for Gustavus students who would like to live off campus but dread the trip up the hill-they are located directly behind the soccer fields and are a great intermediary between off campus and on campus.
  • Gustavus Adolphus also offers students programs like substance-free living and the Crossroads Program for international living in which students of many diverse nationalities live under one roof.
  • The Swedish House is also available for those who are studying Swedish and would like to live with other Scandinavian studies majors or Swedish international students.
Available for Rent
Lofts, microwaves, and minifridges

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Carlson International Center
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchen, computer lab, laundry facilities, student lounges; home to international education office
Gibbs Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, computer lab, Gibbs Tennis Lounge; formerly known as Link Hall
Norelius Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Computer lab, main lounge with fireplace, student lounges; substance-free living areas available
North Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, student lounge, study lounge, TV lounge; popular with sophomores, athletes, and those who like their living experience to be a little bit louder
Pittman Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks/vanities, student lounge, study lounges, TV lounge
Prairie View Hall
Floors: 1
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Computer lab, student lounge, study lounges, substance-free living
Rundstrom Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchenette, computer lab, on-site chapel, TV lounge; one of the oldest dorms, it still has telephone booths in the hallways.
Sohre Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, computer lab, in-room sinks, student lounge, study lounge, TV lounge
Sorensen Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, recreational lounge, TV lounge
Southwest Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite, private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles), two-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Units include common area, kitchen (apartments only); building features laundry facilities, student lounges, study lounge
Uhler Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles, quads)
Special Features: Community kitchen, computer lab, outdoor courtyard for barbecues and Frisbee, student lounge; only way to get from one side to the other side is by a specific path through the basement.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Arbor View Apartments
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 25-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, furnished living areas
Custodial services will clean your kitchen and bathrooms once a week.
College View Apartments
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, furnished living areas; building features computer lab, laundry facilities, student lounges
Custodial services will clean your kitchen and bathrooms once a week.

Student Polls

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  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
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