GradFest 2023

GradFest 2023 will be held Wednesday, May 17 from 9AM to 1PM in Buntrock Crossroads.


If you did not pre-order your cap/gown, you may still purchase them at GradFest.  Please plan to bring cash or a credit card for payment. OLE Cards will not be accepted.



Departments To Connect With:

College Events

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 in email from the St. Olaf Bookstore to order your commencement regalia, diploma frames, announcements and class rings. You can pick up you order at the Bookstore Table at GradFest.

Call (952)447-4449 or visit their website for more information.

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. Please request an appointment with a career coach through Handshake. After the appointment is approved, the coach will follow-up with a Google Calendar invitation that includes a Google Meet link.

It is also important that all Seniors take the Senior Survey.  Please look for an email from the Piper Center with the link to take the survey prior to Commencement weekend.

Alumni and Parent Relations

Alumni & Parent Relations is here to support your life after the Hill. We keep you connected through the new career networking platform, Ole Connect. We help you plant roots in a new location, or develop relationships with other Oles in your hometown through Regional Alumni Chapters. We bring you back to the Hill for major events like Reunion and Homecoming and Family Weekend.

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.

Registrar’s Office

The Registrar’s Office can answer questions you may have about your diploma, honor cords, transcript, and degree audits. Contact with any questions.

Office of Student Activities

The Office of Student Activities will be providing options to connect virtually with your classmates at different points during the semester – pay attention to your email and please direct any questions to .

Name Reader

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.