Ole Care. Together.

As we return to campus, all Oles have an important part to play in keeping our entire community healthy and safe. As individuals we may not feel at risk, but we each need to act to protect those around us. As Oles, we care deeply about our community. We can do this together.


Please CALL FIRST: St. Olaf Health Services at 507-646-6523 during regular business hours. If you screen positive for symptoms, you will be offered an appointment at the NH+C Respiratory Clinic. After hours, or on weekends, call NH+Cs Northfield Clinic at 507-646-1494 or go to the Emergency Department if it is an emergency. There is also a COVID-19 information line at 507-646-1919.

CDC also has a symptom checker for those currently residing in the United States. This tool is to help people determine whether they should seek medical care.

For rides to the hospital, call Public Safety at 507-786-3666 to arrange transport in a Safe Ride Van. If you are exposed or evaluated/tested for COVID-19 while here on campus or away from campus, please fill out this form.

Alert Levels

Current Level

St. Olaf College has established a color-coded series of alert levels intended to inform the college community about the level of risk posed by the COVID-19 virus to our community.
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COVID-19 Campus Data

Covid-19 Dashboard ➤

Results of ongoing testing, as well as the current status of the campus community, are reported here.

Reopening Phases
  • Phase 1
  • Phase 2
  • Phase 3
  • Phase 4
  • Phase 5
Phase 5
All students participating in term are back on campus

We have additional details on the Phased Approach for Returning to Campus.

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Reopening Schedule

Summer Session 2: Ends on August 14
Fall 2020: Fall semester will begin three weeks earlier, August 20, it will end prior to what was originally scheduled as Thanksgiving break beginning on November 25, and lasting through December 2020.

Opening Faculty Meeting: August 6
Move-In Begins: August 15
Virtual New Student Orientation: August 15 – August 19
Quarantine Level 1: Move-In – August 24
Classes Begin Online: August 20
Quarantine Level 2: August 24 through September 2
Classes Begin to Meet In-Person/Hybrid Models: September 3
Classes WILL be HELD on Labor Day: September 7
Mid-term Grades DUE: October 8
Last Day of Classes: November 17
Reading Day: November 18
Finals: November 19 – November 21, and November 23 – November 24
Extended Holiday Break: November 25 – January 3
All Grades DUE: December 28, at 9 a.m.

Interim 2021

Begins: January 4 (tentative)

Community Standards

As part of the reopening process, we have great Community Standards for everyone to follow. These are based on guidelines from the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health. This document will continue to be updated as guidance changes.


Monitor and Care

Everyone must be proactive and responsible for their own daily health routine for the protection of self and others in this community.


Everyone must take active prevention measures. Even though you may not be at high risk, there are others around you who are.

Provide Space

For students, faculty, and staff to be together on campus, we need everyone to be mindful and respectful of personal space.

Community Pledge

Our goal is to have every community member understand how interconnected we all are, especially when it comes to managing through COVID-19. Most of us are not medical professionals, but we all have a role to play in providing for the health and safety of our community. It is up to each of us to conscientiously do our part.

To align the College’s health and safety expectations with the well-being of each member of our community, and to provide all Oles greater assurances as to what they can expect from each other in terms of a commitment to these standards, all students, faculty, and staff of St. Olaf College are required to acknowledge their agreement with the pledge as a condition of their return to campus this academic year.


Forms & Resources

For Students