Ask about the academic subjects and extracurricular activities that interest you today, but also check out a few new things you might want to explore later. Talk to our students. It isn’t enough to know if a school offers a particular major or activity. You want to know what it’s like to study that subject or do that activity here.
St. Olaf is located in Northfield, Minnesota. Considered one of the best small college towns in America (Niche 2016), Northfield is home to the popular Defeat of Jesse James Days, a century-old college rivalry, and the great smell of cereal baking at the Malt-O-Meal plant.
You won’t be spending all of your time in the classroom. Visit the Lion’s Pause, the libraries, Tostrud Center, Kelsey Theater, music practice facilities, Boe Chapel, and Buntrock Commons.
You’ve traveled a distance to get here, so why be in a hurry? A good campus visit will take two to three hours, and sometimes more. During your visit you’ve got a lot to cover.
If you come during a visit program, we’ll have a range of presentations and discussions that address the general questions most people ask. We’ll also have extensive campus tours to help you see the places where you’ll live and learn.
Sample our campus food service, hike the campus natural lands, and look at a residence hall room. You can even play a round of Frisbee golf on the campus course.