Reunion Logistics and Details

Getting to St. Olaf

EcoTrans, a privately owned shuttle service in Northfield, is available for fee-based transportation to and from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport: 507-664-3859,


Find a convenient place to park and make your way to Buntrock Commons Crossroads to check in for the weekend. Grab your weekend schedule of events and name tags. If you signed up for housing, your room assignment has been set for you. If you are registering onsite, housing assignments will be made at the time of check in. After checking in at Buntrock Commons, head to your residence hall to settle into your room. We will have staff ready to help you with your bags.


Online pre-registration has ended. If you have not yet registered for Reunion Weekend, we welcome and encourage you to attend the weekend festivities. We will offer on-site registration in Buntrock Commons


Registration and Check-In

Buntrock Commons, Crossroads

Thursday 3–9 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sunday 8–11 a.m.

Reunion Information Desk

You can reach the Information Desk by calling 507-786-3683.

Thursday 3–10 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8 a.m.–10 p.m.

Rølvaag Library

Thursday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Music Library

Thursday 10 a.m.–noon, 1–3 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.–noon, 1–3 p.m.
Saturday 9–11 a.m.

St. Olaf Bookstore

Thursday 1p.m.–6 p.m. (Convenience Store, 6-10 p.m.)
Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.–6 p.m. (Convenience Store, 6-10 p.m.)
Sunday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Convenience Store 1-4 p.m.)


On-call shuttle (all weekend)

If you have difficulty walking, the on-call campus shuttle service is available at 507-786-6880. The shuttle is provided during the following hours:

Thursday 3 p.m.–midnight
Friday 7 a.m.–midnight
Saturday 6:30 a.m.–midnight
Sunday 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

Northfield Ole Shuttle (Friday and Saturday)

This shuttle runs a continuous loop from the Buntrock Commons circle to downtown Northfield’s Bridge Square 3 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The last shuttle leaves Bridge Square at 1:30 a.m. each day.

Oaklawn Cemetery Shuttle (Friday)

A shuttle will take passengers to Oaklawn Cemetery for the tour, leaving Buntrock Commons circle at 8:45 a.m. and returning to campus at 10:45 a.m.


Skoglund Athletic Center and Tostrud Center are open limited hours on Friday for use and touring. The fitness room, indoor track, tennis courts, pool, and racquetball court are open Friday, but only Skoglund Center will be available on Saturday for pool use. The outdoor tennis courts next to Skoglund Center, the campus trails, and the disc golf course are open all weekend. The climbing wall is not available for use.


11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Skoglund Athletic Center and Tostrud Center


8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk
Skoglund Athletic Center and Tostrud Center will be closed.


The Cage

Buntrock Commons, Second Floor
Short-order meals, snacks, beverages, and baked goods

Thursday 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 7:30 a.m.–midnight
Sunday 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Stav Dining Hall

Buntrock Commons, Third Floor
(Tickets or All Weekend Pass required, unless otherwise noted)
All-you-can-eat dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including an array of entrées, a full salad bar, deli buffet, dessert, and beverages


Breakfast 8–9 a.m. (pay at the door)
Lunch noon–1 p.m. (pay at the door)
Dinner 5:30–6:30 p.m. (pay at the door)


Breakfast 7–9 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Dinner 5:30–6:30 p.m.


Breakfast 7–9 a.m.
Lunch Closed – Join us for the All-Reunion Lunch on the Campus Green
Dinner 5:30–6:30 p.m.


Breakfast 7–9 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

General Information

Rain/Severe Weather Plan

Outdoor activities will take place as scheduled in the case of rain. However, note that these events will be moved to an indoor location or canceled in case of severe weather (lightning, high winds, tornado watch or warning, etc.). Updates for specific events will be posted in Buntrock Commons Crossroads.

Residence Halls

Bathrooms are not located in individual rooms. Common bathrooms will be designated for men only or women only. Keys are not issued, so lock any valuables in your car trunk. The main doors to the residence halls will be open 7 a.m.–midnight. Front desk attendants in each hall are available to open the door until 2 a.m. After 2 a.m., call Public Safety at 507-786-3666 for access to your residence hall.

The campus-wide policy on alcohol is in effect for all St. Olaf buildings, residence halls, and campus areas, with the exceptions of class dinner locations and the evening entertainment areas in the Pause, the Cage, and the Mellby Lawn Tent.

Housing questions or concerns can be addressed at the registration tables in Buntrock Commons Crossroads.

Residence Hall Check-In

Buntrock Commons

Residence Hall Assignments

1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, and 1967 Ytterboe Hall
1972 Hoyme Hall
1977, 1982, and 1987 Thorson Hall
1992 Mellby Hall
1997 Hoyme Hall
2002 Hoyme Hall
2007 Ellingson Hall
2012 Mohn Hall
Hall of Fame/Former Student Athletes Ellingson and Hoyme Halls

Wireless Internet

Simply connect your device to the St. Olaf Guest network. If you work at a participating eduroam institution, your device should automatically connect to the St. Olaf eduroam wireless network.

Lost and Found

Visit the Buntrock Commons information desk.

Pets on Campus Grounds

We request that you do not bring any animals other than service animals.

Public Safety

Call 507-786-3666 to reach Public Safety.



Mellby Lawn Tent
(rain site: Buntrock Commons, the Pause)
9 p.m.–midnight: DJ-ed Dance Party Hosted by the Class of 2012


Buntrock Commons, the Lion’s Pause
9 p.m.–midnight: The Johnny Holm Band

Mellby Lawn Tent
9 p.m.–midnight: DJ Toasty


Parking is available in designated parking lots and parking spaces across campus. Parking permits are not required. Once you find a parking space, we recommend taking advantage of the On-Call Shuttle and the Northfield Ole Shuttle.


Throughout the weekend, Oles are encouraged to head into Northfield as part of their reunion experience.

Visit the Northfield Historical Society

Check out the permanent exhibit on the James-Younger Gang’s notorious bank raid, as well as special exhibits on Carleton College’s sesquicentennial and the Malt-O-Meal Company. Tours of the historic bank site are available. Also, download the Northfield Historical 2.0 app that puts the town’s history at your fingertips, including interpretive views of St. Olaf College sites.

Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 1–5 p.m. Sunday

Shop and Dine in Northfield

Stroll along Division Street to visit new stores or your old favorites. Stop in at your favorite coffee shop or restaurant to enjoy a taste of Northfield.

Downtown Shuttle

A shuttle will run a continuous loop from the Buntrock Commons circle to downtown Northfield’s Bridge Square so that guests can take a break from campus, find specials/features at local shops, and visit their favorite eating establishments. The last shuttle leaves the square at 1:30 a.m. each day.

Friday and Saturday 3 p.m.–1:30 a.m.

Campus Map

View the college interactive map.

Special Accommodations

Contact the Alumni and Parent Relations Office early if you require special accommodations for the weekend. Campus wheelchairs are limited to emergency use only. If you need a wheelchair for use throughout the weekend, you will need to make arrangements with your local medical supply store. If you have special dietary needs, indicate them on your reservation form or attach a note when you make your reservations.

Your Weekend, Your Schedule

The schedule purposefully leaves plenty of room for you to plan your own reunion. There’s room for long walks in Norway Valley, shopping trips in town or the campus bookstore, and time to explore, wander, and have real conversations with friends old and new.




Space cannot be guaranteed after May 12, 2017. Register today!