The St. Olaf College Purchase Card program is the most cost-effective method of paying for large volume purchases and travel expenses that do not require prior authorization, bids, contracts, etc.

The card may be used at any merchant that accepts VISA throughout the U.S. and internationally. However, do not use your Wells Fargo VISA on campus (e.g. Bookstore, Bon Appetit locations), because the College will be assessed fees for processing the credit card.

Unlike personal credit cards, the Wells Fargo Bank VISA Purchase Card program is handled as a corporate liability. Your personal credit history has not been taken into account when a card has been issued in your name. While the card may be in your name, it is the property of St. Olaf College and has no bearing on your personal credit.

The Business Office is responsible for paying the Program invoice each month.

Please see the Policies and Procedures and Forms for more information.

Quick Reference Guide – for Cardholders, Reconcilers and Approvers


  • Accounts Payable Office – Tomson Hall Rm 131
    • Karen Dempsey, 507-786-3529 for last names starting with L-Z
    • Deb Juenke, 507-786-3792 for last names starting with A-K