GradFest 2023 will be held Wednesday, May 17 from 9AM to 1PM in Buntrock Crossroads.
GradFest brings together all of the people and departments who are and will be integral resources as you transition from your time as a St. Olaf student to a St. Olaf alumnus. Bring your questions, your feedback, and your appetite (there will be snacks!).
Departments To Connect With:
The College Events Office coordinates Commencement Weekend. Stop by to pick up your Indoor Commencement Tickets (only used in case of rain). Stay up to date on current plans for your celebration by monitoring your email. Don’t forget to visit our website for answers to frequently asked questions.
You should have received an email to order your commencement regalia*, diploma frames, announcements and class rings. You can pick up your order at the Bookstore Table at GradFest.
Call (952) 447-4449 or visit their website for more information.
*Students are asked to complete the Senior Survey before they pick up their commencement regalia.
All seniors are asked to complete the Senior Survey before they pick up their commencement regalia. Save yourself time in line by completing the survey in advance of GradFest! *A link to the survey will be added when it is ready.
Piper Center for Vocation and Career
The Piper Center is eager to support students in the Class of 2023 as they explore and pursue post-graduate opportunities.
Alumni and Parent Relations
Graduation is the start of your journey as a St. Olaf College alum! Alumni & Parent Relations is here to support you as you transition to life after the Hill.
Stop by our table at Grad Fest to:
- Learn how to stay connected to St. Olaf and get connected to the network of 40,000+ Oles around the world.
- Discover Regional Alumni Chapters in Minneapolis, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Denver, San Francisco and Seattle
- Explore alumni exclusive sporting events, workshops, socials, career networking, book clubs, and more!
- Make plans to come back to the Hill for major events like Reunion and Homecoming and Family Weekend
There are so many ways to engage with other Oles, no matter where you are! We look forward to being a part of your life-long journey and invite you to to help us support the path for future Oles.
Student Financial Services (Financial Aid and Student Accounts)
The Financial Aid Office will be providing information to students who have borrowed any type of loan during their years on the Hill. Students will receive communication regarding the types and amounts of loans they borrowed, as well as dates for upcoming virtual information sessions. These sessions will cover how to complete the online exit counseling (a requirement upon graduation) as well as general information on loan repayment and consolidation. Find more information about your student loans on the Financial Aid website.
The Registrar’s Office can answer questions you may have about your diploma, honor cords, transcript, and degree audits. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Office of Student Activities
The Programming Board and Office of Student Activities are excitedly planning opportunities to connect with your classmates as you wrap up your St. Olaf through Senior Days! Keep an eye on the Senior Days website and please direct any questions to email@example.com.
Please make sure the phonetic spelling of your name is up to date in SIS. You may also take advantage of the new name recording feature which is now available in SIS.
Information Technology (IT)
As you transition to life after St. Olaf, there are a few things to take care of regarding any digital materials that are tied to your St. Olaf account. We are here to answer questions you may have about your St. Olaf gmail account expiration, Google Workspace migration and reassigning ownership of files. You can also visit Leaving St. Olaf for more information.