Upcoming Visit Days

Junior Preview Days: A great way to start your college search

Monday, February 20, 2017 (walk-ins still welcome – check in at Buntrock Commons)

Monday, March 13, 2017  (click the date to register)


We’ll admit it: Minnesota can be cold in the winter. In most years the campus glitters with snow in February and March. Join us for a Junior Preview Day program and you will see a gorgeous campus, but more important, you’ll meet the people who bring St. Olaf to life. Classes will be in full swing, with students working in labs and studios across the campus. It’s a great time to imagine what your St. Olaf experience will be.

During a Junior Preview Day program, we’ll show you what goes into a great education:

  • Inspiring professors who will offer short TED Talk-style presentations
  • Admissions and financial aid programs to make a St. Olaf education affordable
  • Our emphasis on vocation and career, so your education prepares you for life after college
  • Panel discussions of study abroad, the fine arts, athletics and recreation, and residential life
  • Student-led campus tours, so you can ask questions about what campus life is really like

Throughout the day, you’ll have a chance to talk with faculty (we’ve been rated No. 2 in the nation for quality of teaching) and meet current students. You’ll get to explore Regents Hall of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (ranked No. 5 for science labs and facilities, but who’s counting?), fine arts studios, and our athletic facilities.  You will also enjoy a meal in our food service (consistently among the best in the nation, if such ratings matter).

Tentative Junior Preview Day Schedule

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.   Check-in and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m.   Welcome and Faculty STO Talks
10:45 and 11:45 a.m.: Elective sessions and panel discussions
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Buffet Luncheon
Plus campus tours from mid-morning to early afternoon.

If you have any questions between now and then, please give us a call or send an email. Questions about Junior Preview Days may be sent to juniorpreviewdays@stolaf.edu.  Our general contact number is 507-786-3025 and our general email address is admissions@stolaf.edu.


Events To Look Forward To:

Mark your calendars for several summer visit day opportunities. St. Olaf participates in Minnesota Private College Week June 26-30, 2017. Registration through MPCC will open April 1, 2017. You can read more about the week here. And St. Olaf Summer Visit Days are set for Monday, July 10 and Monday, August 7. Faculty, staff, and students will share their passions and answer your questions about what it’s like to be part of the St. Olaf community. Registration will open April 2017. Questions about visiting in the summer may be sent to admissions@stolaf.edu.