This schedule will be updated throughout the summer as events and details are finalized. You will receive the final schedule when you check in to your residence hall September 3.
Friday, September 2
- 2–4 p.m. Early Auditions and Keyboard Assessments for admitted music majors (see All About Music).
Saturday, September 3
- 9 a.m. Residence halls open
- 9–10 a.m. Odd-numbered room check-in
- 10 –11 a.m. Even-numbered room check-in
- 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Keyboard Assessments for all music majors (see All About Music)
- 9 a.m.– Noon International Student Writing Placement, Regents 210
- International (degree-seeking and exchange) students meet with representatives from the Writing Program, who explain writing placement and the process of selecting appropriate writing courses required of degree-seeking students. Exchange students learn writing course recommendations and options at this time.
- 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Music Lesson Registration for First-Year Music Majors (see All About Music)
- 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Parent Coffee and Information Fair, Buntrock Commons Crossroads (1st Level)
- 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Student Employment Work Award Assignment Pickup, Tomson Hall Atrium 1st Level
- 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. BBQ Lunch, Buntrock Commons, South Plaza (rain site: Stav Hall, 3rd level) Lunch provided continuously during this time.
- 11:30 a.m. Transfer Student and Families Welcome Program, Buntrock Commons, Viking Theater
- 1:30 p.m. What It Means To Be an Ole, Buntrock Commons, Lion’s Pause, 1st level
- 3–3:45 p.m. A St. Olaf Welcome, Skoglund Center Auditorium (This event is the final activity for parents during Week One.)
- 4–5:00 p.m. New Student/Advisor Meet and Greet immediately following “A St. Olaf Welcome.” Meet your faculty advisor in the Skoglund Athletic Center fieldhouse.
- 5-6:30 p.m. Cookout dinner at your respective Residence Hall
- 6:30 and 7 p.m. Living on a College Campus, Christiansen Hall of Music, Urness Recital Hall
6:30–7 p.m. First-year students living in Kittelsby, Hoyme
7–7:30 p.m. First-year students living in Kildahl, Ellingson, and Mohn
- 7:30 p.m. Corridor Meetings, Your residence hall
Sunday, September 4
- 9–10 a.m. First-Year Writing Placement, Buntrock Commons 142 (Required for first-year students previously notified by the director of writing.)
- 9:15 a.m. Volunteer Choir Rehearsal for the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service, Boe Chapel
- 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship, Boe Chapel
- 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch, Buntrock Commons, Stav Hall (3rd level)
- 1 and 3:30 p.m.What’s It All About, Urness Recital Hall – Christiansen Hall of Music (Consult Week One schedule booklet for details)
- 2 p.m. and 3:30 Bystander Training (Consult Week One schedule booklet for details)
- 5–6:30 p.m. Dinner, Buntrock Commons, Stav Hall
- 7 p.m. Maura Cullen: Taking Adversity out of Diversity, Skoglund Center/Auditorium
- 9:00 p.m. All-Hall Meetings, Your residence hall
- 10:00 p.m. Residence Hall Activities, Your residence hall
Monday, September 5
8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. REGISTRATION PLANNING WORKSHOP
The following sessions focus on helping you make a good academic start at St. Olaf. All new students are required to attend all sessions scheduled during the Registration Planning Workshop. Students are assigned to a color group for the workshop sessions. All workshop session are located in Tomson Hall. CHECK YOUR NAMETAG! A schedule of workshop groups with assigned colors is listed on the next page.
8:30 – 9:30 a.m., 9:45 – 10:45, and 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Connect with the Academic Program
In order to plan and make the most of academic opportunities for the next four years, all students need to know how to navigate the St. Olaf Academic Catalog, the resources available on the Registrar’s Office and departmental websites, and the Student Information System (SIS). This session orients you to the resources that you’ll consult throughout your studies.
Foreign Language: Passport to the World
Tomson Hall 280 (ground floor)
This session helps you make an informed decision about how you will fulfill the college’s foreign language (FOL) requirement. Instructors work interactively with you to dispel certain myths about foreign language study and offer tools to choose the best language for you.
Tying Up Loose Ends (individual activities)
Tomson Hall Atrium (1st level)
You are invited to visit the Tomson Hall Atrium to meet with resource people who can help you interpret your:
- Placement results (mathematics, chemistry, computer science, French, German, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese)
- AP, IB, PSEO, transfer, and other non-St. Olaf credits
- Writing 111 (First-Year Writing) and Religion 121 placement
|REGISTRATION PLANNING WORKSHOP|
|8:30-9:30||FOREIGN LANGUAGE: PASSPORT TO THE WORLD (Tomson 280)||CONNECT WITH THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM (Tomson Hall Room Shown on Your Name Tag)||TYING UP LOOSE ENDS (Tomson Hall Atrium)|
|9:45-10:45||CONNECT WITH THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM (Tomson Hall Room Shown on Your Name Tag)||TYING UP LOOSE ENDS (Tomson Hall Atrium)||FOREIGN LANGUAGE: PASSPORT TO THE WORLD (Tomson 280)|
|11:00-12:00||TYING UP LOOSE ENDS (Tomson Hall Atrium)||FOREIGN LANGUAGE: PASSPORT TO THE WORLD (Tomson 280)||CONNECT WITH THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM (Tomson Hall Room Shown on Your Name Tag)|
- 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Music Lesson Registration
- 1:30–4 p.m. Exploring Academic Departments and Programs — faculty-led sessions to help you explore your academic interests. Learn and ask questions about general education (GE) and major/concentration opportunities within departments and programs. Attend as many sessions as possible. Sessions will be offered at the following times: 1:30–2 p.m., 2:10–2:40 p.m., 2:50–3:20 p.m., and 3:30–4 p.m. An “X” indicates that a department’s session is held during that time period.
- 5–6 p.m., 6:15–7:15 p.m., 7:30–8:30 p.m.: Schedule Planning Workshops, Tomson Hall (refer to the back cover of your registration manual for exact location)
- 9 p.m. Outdoor “Drive-In” Movie, Buntrock Commons, South Plaza (rain site: Lion’s Pause) Sponsored by the Student Activities Committee
Tuesday, September 6
- 8 a.m.–Noon: Meetings with Faculty Advisors (by appointment). Your advisor notified you of the time and place of this meeting at the Saturday picnic. All new students meet with faculty advisors for program planning, course planning for fall semester, and final preparation for registration on Tuesday afternoon. Bring your registration packet, draft course schedules, and a pen. Make sure you leave this meeting with your own completed and signed registration card. You must present this card at registration on Tuesday afternoon. Your registration appointment time for Tuesday afternoon is on your registration card that you received Tuesday morning from your advisor.
- 11 a.m.–Noon or 3–4 p.m. Staff and Student-Led Session on Budgeting, Financial Aid, and Student Employment, Buntrock Commons, Viking Theater
- Noon–approx. 6 p.m. Registration for New Students (by appointment — see your registration card), Tomson Hall Atrium — Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled registration time (indicated on your registration card), enter Tomson Hall through the east entrance (closest to Regents Hall), and proceed down the large staircase for check-in. Bring your own completed registration card (received from your advisor Tuesday morning), your alternate schedules, and a pen.
- Noon–4:30 p.m. Signing of the College Book, Office of the President (Tomson Hall 260): Stop at the Office of the President to sign your name in the College Book, which is displayed on the desk of the first president of the college, Thorbjorn Mohn.
- Noon–4:30 p.m. Piper Center Open House, Tomson 270: On your way to the President’s Office, swing by the Piper Center for Vocation and Career for an afternoon snack. First-year students can walk in anytime to meet with Peer Advisors who can help you with choosing a major, identifying internships, or crafting a cover letter or resume for an application. The Piper Center will be a resource to you during your entire college career.
- 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Library and IT Open House Rolvaag, Music, and Science Libraries & Information Technology Join us in the Rolvaag Library for a Brain Bash Party sponsored by the Library & IT: Meet your librarians and technology experts, have a snack, try a variety of fun activities including book-making, green screen fun in the Media Lab studio, and the brain toss!
- 7 p.m. Being Here: Student Life on the Hill, Boe Memorial Chapel What do water, wool, lye, and chalk have in common? Find out at this always entertaining and informative program. This fun program has an ending you won’t want to miss!
- 8:00 p.m. Night in Buntrock, Buntrock Commons: End your busy day with food, music, and activities.
Wednesday, September 7
- 8 a.m. Fun Run/Walk with Faculty and Staff, Buntrock Commons Crossroads
- 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Open time for loose ends. See full schedule for ideas
- 9:30-11:30a.m. Sustained Dialogue – Buntrock Black and Gold ballrooms
- 1-3 p.m. Sustained Dialogue – Buntrock Black and Goldballrooms
- 3 p.m. Veselica Information Session, Dittmann Center, Studio One
- 4:15 p.m. Companydance Information Session, Dittmann Center, Studio One
- 5–7 p.m. Cocurricular Extravaganza and Picnic, Buntrock Commons, South Plaza (rain date: Friday, September 11) : An outdoor festival of campus opportunities for involvement, this Week One tradition has long been a favorite for new and returning students. Representatives from more than 200 student clubs and organizations are available to discuss how to get involved in club sports, volunteer opportunities, student government, and special interest clubs.
- 7 p.m. Residence Hall Corridor Week One Wrap-Up in your respective corridor
Thursday, September 8: First Day of Classes
Consult the Student Information System to see your schedule. If you wish to make a change, visit the window in the Office of the Registrar and Academic Advising (Tomson Hall 149). Watch for more information from the college registrar.
- 11:10 a.m. Opening Convocation, Boe Chapel: The opening of the academic year includes a formal procession of the faculty in academic regalia. This event will be streamed live and archived online.
- 3–4:30 p.m. LGBTQ and Ally Ice Cream Social Sponsored by GLOW and the GSC. Regents Hall, 4th-Floor Atrium
- 4:30 p.m. Reception Hosted by the Center for Multicultural adn International Engagemebt (CIME), Tomson Hall, East ‘Lantern’ (3rd floor)
- 7 p.m. Theater Orientation, Theater Building, Kelsey Theater
- 8–9 p.m. Theater Audition Workshop, Theater Building, Kelsey Theater
Friday, September 9
- 3:30-4:30 p.m. Companydance Audition Information Session, Dittmann Center, Studio One
- 3–6 p.m. and 7–9 p.m. Auditions for Fall Production
Saturday, September 10
- 1-4 p.m. Auditions for Fall Production
- 10 a.m.–Noon Language Proficiency Tests (see Week One Details)
Sunday, September 11
- 10:30 a.m. All-College Worship Service, Boe Chapel (streamed live and archived online)3–6 p.m. and 7–9 p.m. Auditions for Fall Production for Fall Production
- 1 – 4 p.m.Call backs for Fall Theater Production – Kelsey Theater, Theater Building
Monday, September 12
- 3:30–5:30 p.m. Companydance auditions for Juniors and Seniors, Dittmann Center, Dance Studio One
Tuesday, September 13
- 3–4:15 p.m. Vesilica Auditions, Dittmann Center, Dance Studio Three
- 4–5:30 p.m. Dance Companies audition for First-Years and Sophomores, Dittmann Center, Dance Studio One