St. Olaf Class of 2020

St. Olaf Class of 2020


Cheers to you, Class of 2020!

We recognize that this is likely not what you envisioned for your senior year at St. Olaf. For that, know that your St. Olaf family of staff and faculty are both heartbroken and committed to recognizing you and your classmates, highlighting your incredible accomplishments, and uplifting your Ole memories and experiences. Wherever you find yourself over these next few weeks and beyond, keep in contact with your community here on and around campus in ways that make sense for you. Whether in person or from afar, we are here for you.


2020 Virtual Celebration

On Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 3 p.m. CDT, your original Commencement date and time, the College will stream a video, celebrating the Class of 2020, on our website. We encourage you to invite your family and friends to join in and watch the virtual celebration. This video is not a virtual Commencement and is not intended to replace the live Commencement Ceremony that we will host next year. This event will be immediately followed by the Digital Concert Series: Celebration – St. Olaf Band, St. Olaf Choir, St. Olaf Orchestra.


Honors Day Convocation 2020

Honors Day is a time to celebrate the academic accomplishments of students, to express gratitude to faculty members, and to say “thank you” to donors and friends of the college who provide scholarships.

The event will be virtual, but the honors and the celebration are very real. We hope that you can join us in celebrating many of our seniors.

Honors Day Convocation on May 13, 2020 at 10:10 a.m.

Senior Last Lecture

On May 21, we will host a virtual Senior Last Lecture delivered by David Booth, Associate Professor of Religion, as nominated by the 2020 Senior Class. Additionally, we will release a senior video with many fun anecdotes from the past four years from your peers. Keep an eye out for more on this in the coming weeks!

Senior Last Lecture on May 21, 2020

2020 Viking Yearbook

The Office of Student Activities needs your help to bring back a St. Olaf tradition and create a special digital edition of the Viking Yearbook. Submit a memory or two today!

We are looking for:

  • A team of students to help compile the yearbook!
  • Submission for a cover design contest!
  • Photos and stories from the Class of 2020!

Learn more about the 2020 Viking Yearbook


Favorite Memories

We asked our seniors to share some of their favorite memories from their time on the Hill. From traveling the world together to studying in the library to late night dorm room chats, the Class of 2020 has memories to last a lifetime. Oles, the Hill will always be your home. Thank you for leaving your mark.

Take a look!


Diplomas and More!

Update Your Address – IMPORTANT
To ensure that we send your diploma and celebration box to the correct location, please send your updated address to the Registrar at

Diplomas will be mailed to you along with a copy of your transcript. Honor cords will be included, as applicable.

Senior Celebration Box
Every graduating senior will receive a festive celebration package with some fun gifts from the College so that even in these distant times, you have a little bit of the Hill at your doorstep.