While at college you’ll explore how you can understand the world and your role in it. To begin this investigation, you will complete the First-Year Experience program which will set you up for success at St. Olaf.
All students take a First-Year Seminar and a Writing and Rhetoric course — one course each semester. You can choose to participate in a Conversation Program OR enroll in Individual Courses. But, you cannot do both. What interests you? Explore your two option paths below.
THE CONVERSATIONS PATH
You can choose to complete the First-Year Experience by selecting to be in a Conversation program. You will be with the same group of students throughout the year. Some of the Conversations programs are one year, some are two years. One has a residential component.