The St. Olaf German Department offers a range of co-curricular activities to complement classroom instruction. Presentations, social gatherings and special events on campus, at Deutsches Haus, and off campus offer students the chance to socialize, use their talents, learn, and teach one another about German-speaking culture.


German Advent Service and Choir (2015)
The German Choir sings and German students read the gospel and lead the liturgy
at the annual German Advent service in Boe Chapel.

German Adventures

German Adventures
Lauren Harn ’12 and Joshua Klapp ’09 speak about how they used their German majors
for well-funded graduate study and work in Germany.


“Three German Cultures?” Panel (2012)
Ole Citizens of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland discuss cultural differences.


German Exchange Students and Faculty (2007-08)
Every year St. Olaf College hosts at least one exchange student from a German university.



Activities and Events Archive (2015-16)

German Senior Reception (by invitation)
May 18, 3pm, Heritage Room

Grillparty beim Deutschen Haus
May 11, 5:30-7 pm at German House

Deutscher Chor singt!
May 8 at St. John’s Lutheran Church
8:30am and 10:45am

May 4, 6-7pm, Buntrock Commons 221

Fußball spielen!
Deutsches Haus
April 17, 2016

St. Olaf Theater Department
April 8-16, 2016

German Study Abroad Dinner
Buntrock Gold Ballroom
December 16, 2015

Boe Chapel
December 9, 2015

Guest Speaker: David Pan
Buntrock 221
November 18, 2015

Oktoberfest beim Deutschen Haus
October 25, 12-2 pm at German House