GradFest 2020

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, St. Olaf College’s 2020 Commencement festivities have been postponed and will be rescheduled for a date in late May/early June of 2021.


Departments To Connect With

Events Management Office

The Events Management Office coordinates Commencement Weekend and is working hard to make sure the Class of 2020 will get to celebrate the wonderful accomplishments of your time at St. Olaf College. 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.


Though the bookstore is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, we are still here to answer any questions you might have regarding the ordering of cap and gowns, diploma frames, announcements and class rings. We are working closely with Herff Jones, our partner in graduation merchandise, to make sure you receive what you need when you need it. As most of you have returned home, Herff Jones is offering to deliver your cap and gown, to your home, free of charge.

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 2020 as they explore and pursue post-graduate opportunities. Please request an 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.

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.

St. Olaf Fund

Take a moment to make your gift to the Senior Class Campaign! Show your support for St. Olaf College, and provide resources and opportunities for every Ole on the Hill.

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.