St. Olaf College

The Priorities

Advance High-Impact Learning ($68.5 million)

Enrich and expand off-campus study, faculty-mentored undergraduate research, internships, and the Conversations, all high-impact practices that improve knowledge retention, critical thinking, and career preparedness.

Strengthen Community ($31.5 million)

Bolster key staffing, facilities (including an indoor ice facility) and programming enabling students to develop the habits of heart and mind necessary to lead lives of balance and purpose.

Enhance Affordability ($65 million)

Continue meeting the demonstrated financial need of every admitted student and to keep college debt reasonable and affordable, and access to high impact practices equitable.

Sustain Our Mission ($35 million)

Increase alumni participation and annual giving to the St. Olaf Fund to build vital operating support to bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating St. Olaf students.