Explore St. Olaf: Fall Fly-In Program

Explore St. Olaf has been suspended for the 2020-21 school year. We look forward to offering it again in the future.


Application to next year’s Explore St . Olaf  Fly-in Program will open late summer of 2021.

Thank you for your interest!


Thank you for your interest in our Explore St. Olaf: Fall Fly-In Program! Attracting and enrolling students from a broad range of backgrounds and life experiences is central to the mission of St. Olaf College.

This year’s program will take place on Sunday, November 3th through Monday, November 4th and includes the student’s airfare and transportation costs, in addition to providing housing and meals on campus during the visit. Flight dates for accepted students will be arranged before and after the program depending on where students are coming from.

Who qualifies for Explore St. Olaf?  We are looking for high-achieving rising seniors who haven’t visited St. Olaf and identify as students of color, receive free/reduced lunch, or will be a first generation college student.*

*At St. Olaf, a student is defined as first-generation if neither parent graduated from a four-year postsecondary educational institution.

What will you do during Explore St. Olaf? Here are a few highlights:

  • Participate in our Fall Visit Day
  • Learn about our fantastic need-based financial aid program and the ins and outs of the application process
  • Interact with faculty and meet current St. Olaf students involved with student organizations
  • Stay overnight to experience our vibrant residential community
  • Taste a delicious St. Olaf cookie (yeah, our food is really good)

If you qualify to this program and would love to see yourself as an Ole, please fill out this application form. The deadline to apply is Sunday, September 29, 2019. We’d love to meet you soon!