Oles Can. Oles Will.

Music takes Oles around the world, but it also provides powerful performance opportunities right here on campus. From a tour of Norway to the St. Olaf Christmas Festival, two Oles share the impact of musical moments near and far.

"I've definitely grown a lot as a musician." — Thea Lund '19
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At St. Olaf, we don’t turn out typical college grads. We turn out Oles. Oles are the people companies want. Oles are the people the planet needs.

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financial aid need met for all of our students


baccalaureate college in the number of students who study abroad


carbon-free electrical power


of 2018 graduates are employed, in graduate school, or engaged in full-time service work


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Oles don’t all look alike or think alike, but what they do share is an enthusiasm. An optimism. A work ethic driven by the knowledge that anything is possible, the answer to every problem is yes, that what’s broken needs fixing, what’s working can be improved. Oles think harder, dive deeper.