‘Hometown’ News

News releases about your achievements at St. Olaf (i.e., making the dean’s list, participating in the Christmas Festival, being featured in a news article) are sent to your hometown newspaper. We send these brief releases to the newspapers and online news outlets in the area identified by the zip code you list for your permanent address. You will also receive a notice via email that can be posted to social media.

If you want news releases sent to your local newspapers, the only thing you need to do is make sure you have the correct zip code listed for your permanent address.

If you do not want press releases sent to your local newspapers, please follow the following steps.

  • Log in to SIS
  • Click on the newspaper hold and follow the directions

You can change this information at any time.

Please bear in mind that major newspapers such as the Star Tribune or the Washington Post do not print announcements of this type. Your news releases are usually printed in local news outlets.

Contact Kari VanDerVeen with questions.