Incoming Class of 2019



Congratulations on your acceptance to St. Olaf College. The Residence Life Staff is looking forward to your arrival! You will develop a unique sense of community as you live, learn and socialize in our residence halls. But first, we will need some information regarding your housing preferences.

How to Sign Up for Housing

You received an email link address in your acceptance letter that allows you to fill out your roommate preferences online. This is a good chance to tell us about yourself: what time you go to bed, your musical tastes, allergies you might have, etc. In order for us to make the best possible assignment for you, please provide us with as much information as you can. Every effort will be make to honor your requests.

If you have a medical condition or needs that require special housing accommodations, mail appropriate documentation and a letter explaining the needs to or to the address below by June 1, 2015.  We don’t typically take roommate requests unless there are extenuating circumstances.

Residence Life Office
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057

Roommate and housing assignments are made on a continuing basis beginning mid summer. In accordance with the college’s nondiscrimination policy, housing assignments are made without regard to a student’s race. You will receive your roommate information and your room and hall assignment in early August.

Our student rooms are equipped with extra-long twin beds. The beds have frames that raise the mattress creating a loft or bunked bed if desired. Rooms have a closet, dresser, desk, and chair for each student in the room. All student rooms have wireless computer network hookup. Each residence hall has a formal lounge, piano, recreation room, computer room, laundry facilities, kitchen and vending machines.

Form more information click on your hall below:

First-Year Halls Ellingson, Hoyme, Kildahl, Kittelsby, Mohn

Upper-class HallsHilleboe, Larson, Mellby, Mohn, Rand, Thorson, Ytterboe

If you have any questions regarding housing please feel free to contact the Residence Life Office at (507) 786-3011. We look forward to your arrival on campus on September 5, 2015.

Things you may want to bring to St. Olaf

Now that you have decided to go to college, you need to start preparing to bring all of the items you will need to outfit your residence hall room. What To Bring College is a link with a list of suggested items you should bring as well as some items you cannot bring with you. It is important that students live sustainably on campus – we will begin composting in the residence halls the fall of 2015. Click here to learn more about our sustainability efforts.

Other things you might be wondering….

Do you want to rent a refrigerator?  Do you have questions about laundry facilities? Which transportation method will you need to use to get to campus this fall? What type of Storage in Campus Facilities do students have during the summer for their belongings. Click to find out more…