Campus Life

A St. Olaf education is about more than just academics and study abroad. It’s about being part of an ambitious, athletic, artistic, and active community. There are 3,000 students here. One of them, or a hundred of them, is bound to share your passion. If you want to be active there are dozens intramural sports – from broomball to volleyball – so you can compete at any level. If you want to wear black and gold, there are 27 Division-III intercollegiate sports in which to participate. Like to do your own thing? We have multiple tracks, three work-out facilities, a climbing wall, and miles of trails at your disposal. Find what works for you.

There are music ensembles for every player, from a world-renowned choir, to student bands rehearsing at 2:00 a.m. in the Lion’s Pause. With a robust theater program and stellar dance and art programs, you will have top-notch fine arts at your finger tips. Take classes, join a club, or organize an enthusiastic group of students and get something started. There are student organizations for almost every interest and activity. If you can’t find one that meets your needs, you can start your own.

The best part is that it all happens right here. Living on campus means being around for anything and everything, meeting your friends for meals, never missing out on the spontaneous fun.