New Student Move-In Day, Saturday August 31, 2013

In an effort to ease the traffic congestion on New Student Move-In Day, Saturday, August 31, we will modify the normal traffic pattern and parking areas on this important day. It is vital to the success of the move-in process that students and parents enter the campus at the appropriate location and during their designated move-in time to minimize parking and traffic problems.

Designated move-in times by room number:
odd numbered rooms between 8:00 am and 9:30 am.
even numbered rooms between 9:30 am and 10:30 am.

Please enter the campus at the appropriate location:

For Hilleboe, Hoyme, Kittelsby, Larson, Mellby and Ytterboe halls:
From the East or West on Highway 19, enter the campus at the Highway 19 entrance and follow the move-in signs posted at the top of the hill.

For Ellingson, Kildahl, Mohn, Rand and Thorson halls:
From the West, follow Highway 19 East into Northfield. Turn left at Armstrong Road and follow Armstrong Road to Lincoln Street. Turn left onto Lincoln Street and follow Lincoln to St. Olaf Avenue. At the stop sign, turn left onto St. Olaf Avenue. At the entrance to the College, turn right and follow the move-in signs to your designated hall.

From the East, follow Highway 19 West from the junction of Highway 19 and Highway 3. Turn right at Armstrong Road and follow Armstrong Road to Lincoln Street. Turn left onto Lincoln Street and follow Lincoln to St. Olaf Avenue. At the stop sign, turn left on to St. Olaf Avenue. At the entrance to the College, turn right and follow the move-in signs to your designated hall.

After moving in:
Please move your vehicle away from the hall to designated long term parking lots to allow other students and parents access to their respective residence halls. Traffic coordinators will be on campus to assist you with parking. Yellow signs will also be posted on Highway 19, St. Olaf Avenue and on campus to direct you to your respective hall.

Overnight parking restriction:
In order to provide the maximum number of parking spaces for students and parents on Saturday, August 31, we will clear the upper part of campus of all vehicles Friday night/Saturday morning and may tow vehicles (if necessary). Therefore, if you plan to leave a vehicle on campus the night before (Friday, August 30), please call 507-786-2972 and provide the Parking Office with your name, license plate number and a vehicle description. This office has 24 hour voice mail so you can call and leave the information. This procedure will hopefully prevent any move-in related vehicles from being inadvertently towed.

Your patience and understanding on this busy, but very special day,  is greatly appreciated. We hope you have an enjoyable move-in experience and please drive safely.

 

Week One Opening Day Family Schedule (Family & Parents)*

August 31, 2013

8:00am-3:30pm
Buntrock Commons Crossroads Lounge
Family Coffee and Information Fair
Meet and mingle over a cup of coffee with other parents and families and St. Olaf staff. There will be a wide variety of information tables staffed to help answer your questions about a variety of topics including: Financial Aid/Student Work, Health Services, Athletics, Music Organizations, Housing/Meal Plans, and more.
11:00am-2:00pm
Buntrock Commons South Plaza
(Rain site:  Buntrock Commons Stav Hall)
A box lunch will be served continuously during this time.
11:30am- 2:30pm Parent Workshops
A variety of workshops to help answer, in more detail, questions you may have about your son or daughter’s first year at St. Olaf.
2:30pm
Boe Memorial Chapel
Deans’ Program
A brief program for all parents to hear from the Dean of the College and the Dean of Students.
4:00pm
Skoglund Center
“A St. Olaf Welcome”
This special program will be the official welcome of both new students and their parents/guests. Plan on saying “good-byes” immediately following this program, as students will head to the field house and meet their advisor for the First-Year Student/Advisor Picnic.

*This schedule is TENTATIVE.
You will receive a complete and final schedule upon your arrival on campus.

Please check http://www.stolaf.edu/stulife/weekone/ throughout the summer for updates to this and the entire Week One Schedule.

 

Week One Opening Day Student Schedule*

August 31, 2013

8:00-10:30am
Residence Halls
Residence Halls Open
We encourage you to use this time to get settled into your room and to get to know your roommate and your neighbors.8:00-9:30am                        Odd-numbered rooms check in
9:00-10:30am                      Even-numbered rooms check in
11:00am-2:00pm
Buntrock Commons South Plaza
(Rain site:  Buntrock Commons Stav Hall) 
A box lunch will be served continuously during this time.
11:30am- 2:30pm Parent Workshops
A variety of workshops to help answer, in more detail, questions you may have about your son or daughter’s first year at St. Olaf.
2:30pm
Lion’s Pause 
“What it means to be an Ole”
Plan on attending this session to learn about community life at St. Olaf.
4:00pm
Skoglund Center
“A St. Olaf Welcome”
This special program will be the official welcome of both new students and their parents/guests. Plan on saying “good-byes” immediately following this program, as you will head to the field house to meet your advisor for the First-Year Student/Advisor Picnic. Week One activities continue after – following the schedule you will receive on opening day.

*This schedule is TENTATIVE.

You will receive a complete and final schedule upon your arrival on campus.

Please checkhttp://www.stolaf.edu/stulife/weekone/ throughout the summer for updates to this and the entire Week One Schedule.