Welcome Care Package

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

As we enter our new year, we have three hopes for students: positive experiences, positive individual traits, and a positive institution. Providing positive reinforcement from home can be very beneficial to students.

To help, we provide Care Package deliveries to students each year. Our Care Packages provide a break for students and support from home with the option to add your own personal handwritten note.

Previously we have offered care packages from an outside distributor and have heard parents’ concerns about the quality of the product.  In response, we have designed and crafted our own care package system with reusable and St. Olaf specific items. All care packages are planned, created, and distributed by students to students.

Ordering is easy with our two options. One option is to complete the order form on the following page, write your message on the cards, and send it in with a check. Another option is to fill out our form online here where you can type a handwritten note. Your package will be prepared at just the right time to surprise and encourage your student.

We’re aiming for 100% parent participation!

Because we feel this service is so worthwhile, we hope each and every parent will participate. Proceeds help provide additional funding for our campus fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega Iota Tau Chapter, a national service fraternity.

Available options for Care Packages include:

Semester I – Welcome Care Package: Available in mid-September, this package includes a St. Olaf tote bag, with a variety of snacks, items for outside activities, and a gift card for a local business. It’s all your welcome (back) essentials!

Semester II – Valentine’s Day Care Package: Available in mid-February, this package includes an Oles drawstring backpack, with an Oles mug, and some winter snacks.  What an awesome way to forget about the cold!

Birthday Care Package: This package will be hand delivered to your student’s dorm room on the second Tuesday of the month of your student’s birthday (summer birthdays will be celebrated on half-birthday months). The Package includes an Eco-Bag Lunch bag for the sack-lunch line, cake mix, frosting, disposable cake pan and some birthday party supplies.  It’s the birthday from home!

The Ole Plan: This plan features all three Care Package options as described above. We have chosen to remove an available discount from previous years in order to make better Care Packages.

Thank you for your continued support!


Andee Finn
Class of 2016
President, St. Olaf Alpha Phi Omega Iota Tau Chapter