Conference accommodations are in air-conditioned Ytterboe Hall which has a capacity of nearly 400. Rooms are arranged in suites of 6 rooms: 4 double rooms and 2 single rooms that surround a common living area. Each double room has 2 beds, 2 desks, 2 chairs, a mini-refrigerator, a microwave unit, and a sink. Bathrooms are shared on the common hallway. Free WiFi is available throughout Ytterboe Hall and campus. All summer housing includes the provision of a linen packet with 2 sheets, pillowcase, towel, washcloth and pillow and blanket. Guests will be required to make and strip their beds. Once Ytterboe Hall is filled, additional housing is available in non air-conditioned accommodations.
What to Bring
If you forget anything, you can probably find what you need at the Bookstore, Target, or Walgreens. But here are a few reminders of what to bring for the conference:
- Light clothing (warm weather is expected)
- Cameras, scrapbooks, mem0rabilia. Put your name on anything important.
- Reusable water bottle to fill at fountains stationed around campus.
- A light jacket, umbrella, sunscreen, mosquito repellant. Summer weather in Minnesota is unpredictable so keep an eye on the forecast before you arrive.
- Wheelchair for those with difficulty walking.
Meals are included in registration fees, based on the option chosen. Chefs at Bon Appetit, our campus food service, create a restaurant-style experience where choice and freshness abound. Entree offerings range from Midwestern favorites to pan-Asian and South American cuisine.
St. Olaf College is committed to buying foods that are grown and produced locally, including vegetables and herbs from STOGROW, our student-run organic farm, meat and poultry raised without antibiotics or growth hormones, apples from an orchard just minutes from campus and dairy products from local providers.
Transportation From / To Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport
Please note that the college does not provide transportation between Northfield area hotels and the campus. You are responsible for your own reservations and payment. We have a limited number of rooms available for group rates in Northfield. Please see information for booking below.
AmericInn – Group rate information: Book by June 1; (507) 645-7761, mention CWTA at St. Olaf when booking
Country Inn of Northfield – Group rate information: Book by June 24; (507) 645-2286, mention CWTA at St. Olaf when booking
Fairfield Inn & Suites Northfield – Group rate information: Book by June 24; Book your group rate for St.Olaf/CWTA
Froggy Bottoms River Suites (507) 650-0039
If you are unable to find accommodations in Northfield or prefer to stay in nearby communities, here are some other cities you might explore:
North of St. Olaf College / Between MSP Airport and Northfield
South of St. Olaf College