Your Ole Card is an all-purpose card that can be used to access meal plans, check out books from the library and gain admittance to certain St. Olaf buildings. It also is a debit card that can be used at the St. Olaf Bookstore, Print Center, Post Office, all Bon Appétit food service outlets and the Lion’s Pause.
All St. Olaf students, faculty and staff members will receive an Ole Card and be able to open an Ole Dollars debit account. Variations of the card will be provided to retired employees, college guests and local library patrons.
The card includes your photo on the front, along with your name, and classification (student, faculty or staff). The back of the card includes a bar code for use in the libraries, along with a magnetic stripe for processing transactions with campus vendors.
What the Ole Card Does For You
All St. Olaf students, faculty and staff must have an Ole Card to check out materials from the college libraries and to gain access to Tostrud athletic facilities. The card also can be used as identification to receive various campus services.
Ole Cards can access two monetary accounts: Ole Dollars, a debit account that can be spent anywhere on campus where the card is accepted, and, for students, a Flex Dollars account that accesses a specific Bon Appétit meal plan. The card carries no maintenance fees.
Ole Dollars can also be used at the following vendors in Northfield:
Bittersweet Eatery, 212 Division St.
Domino’s Pizza, 110 4th Street East
Just Food Co-op, 516 Water Street South
Tandem Bagels, 317 Division Street
To use the Ole Dollars debit feature, simply deposit money in your Ole Card account before making your first purchase. Deposits by check or cash (no credit cards) to your account can be made at the St. Olaf Bookstore, the Cage grill, and online. The balance on the card must always be below $2,000.
Students, faculty and staff will receive a special 10 percent discount when using Ole Dollars at Bon Appétit facilities, including the Cage, Stav Hall and the Kings’ Dining Room.
Your card balance will be shown on the card reader display and on a receipt after each transaction. Balances also can be checked without making a purchase. You may check your account balance in the Student Information System. Parents may check their students card balance on the parent portal. They may deposit funds as well.
Alteration of your Ole Card or use by an individual other than the person identified on the card, as well as alterations to the card, warrants confiscation and possible disciplinary action by St. Olaf College.
Although entrusted to you while you are enrolled at, a guest of, or employed by St. Olaf College, the Ole Card remains the property of the college.