Parents’ Reception FAQ

We are looking forward to your visit. Please see the information below for detailed information about the Parents’ Reception and contact information should you have other more specific questions.

How to register for the parent’s reception
The on-line registration form is available at stolaf.edu/2017. You will need to register through your students applicant status page when you sign up for Admitted Student Days.

Reception for parents hosted by President David Anderson ’74
Friday, April 12 AND Friday, April 19
Parents of admitted students are invited to attend a wine and hors d’oeuvre reception in St. Paul, Minnesota, hosted by President David Anderson on Friday, April 12, or Friday, April 19. The reception will run from 5 – 8 p.m. and will be held at the St. Paul Hotel, 310 Market Street,St. Paul. The St. Paul Hotel is 10 minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and about 45 minutes north of the St. Olaf campus.

Room blocks
A separate invitation to your parents will follow, and a special St. Olaf rate of $132/night (plus applicable taxes) is available if you are interested in staying overnight. This offer is available for the nights of April 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20. To reserve a room, please call the St. Paul Hotel directly at (800) 292-9292 and ask for the St. Olaf College room block. These rooms will be held until March 22 for the first Admitted Student Day program and until March 29 for the second Admitted Student Day program.

For families flying from far away
We recognize that many families will be coming from far away to the Admitted Students Days programs and that transporting your student down to campus while you attend a reception in St. Paul may not be logistically smooth. In order to help, St. Olaf will offer transportation shuttles to campus for students flying in from far away either Friday afternoon before Admitted Students Day. We hope that this will allow parents flying in from far away that afternoon to head right to the St. Paul hotel while allowing their student to spend the night on campus with current students.

Final notes
St. Olaf College is delighted to offer students and parents the opportunity to visit campus. Please contact our office at (800) 800-3025 or email admittedstudentdays@stolaf.edu with any questions. We look forward to seeing you in April.