Virtual Visit Experience

Welcome Future Oles

The Hill is beautiful, but the people are what form the St. Olaf community. Use this virtual experience to envision yourself on campus and get a taste of the energy, compassion, and excellence Oles surround themselves with every day.

Before diving into what makes our campus special, we think it is important for you to get a high-level view of what makes St. Olaf unique.

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Campus Tour

Campus Tour

Our campus is a place where students are excited to engage with each other academically, socially, and in extracurricular activities. 95% of students live on campus all four years and are ready to be active members of the community. From sharing meals in the cafeteria to studying in the library to attending several events held every week, there is momentum moving in every direction. Here’s what that looks like.


At St. Olaf, there is no prescribed path. Students can curate their experience through the classes they select, where they study abroad, the research they do, and much more.



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A unique location

Northfield is a beautiful small town located just 40 miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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Minneapolis Skyline during Sunset


We’re a short drive away from a thriving urban environment. Minneapolis and St. Paul offer an incredible variety of culinary, artistic, and entertainment experiences.

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Meet Current Oles

We believe there’s nothing more valuable than hearing from current students. Listen to them tell you about their life on the Hill.

We know that you are a multifaceted, dynamic person. At St. Olaf, we celebrate every part of you and will continue to do that as you grow as a student and person throughout your college experience.


How will you kickstart your future?

At St. Olaf, you’ll have access to the renowned Piper Center for Vocation and Career. From internship opportunities to an expansive alumni network, students have access to four-year programming that guides them toward meaningful careers.

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Watch Oles in Action!

Our community is made up of 3,000 students from all over the country and the world. Each one of them has a story to tell, and that gives us the depth and diversity that make this a remarkable place to live and learn. What might your story look like?
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At St. Olaf, students engage with athletics in many ways. From varsity athletics to student-run club sports to competitive and non-competitive intramural leagues, there is something for everyone.
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30% of Oles participate in one of our 18 music ensembles, but only 8% of those students are music majors. That’s because our music program is open to every student, even those who aren’t music majors. That is also why all incoming students, regardless of major, are able to apply for and be awarded music scholarships.

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