Transfer Students

St. Olaf College welcomes the diverse and fresh perspective that Transfer Students bring to campus. We challenge and support transfer students through a variety of events and programs that assist students in adjusting to the exciting and unique St. Olaf culture. Faculty, staff and students across campus collaborate to make transferring to St. Olaf an enjoyable experience.

All new transfer students at St. Olaf College participate in a Transfer Orientation. The program will look slightly different depending on what point of the year a student arrives. This program will cover what you need to know to get off to a great start as an Ole. Here is a snap shot of what orientation will look like. If you have questions about orientation please contact JoshuaLee@stolaf.edu.


 Fall 2018 Transfer Student Orientation

September 1 – September 5 – (classes begin Thursday, September 6)

September 1 – “Move In Day”

Residence Halls will be open from 9am-11am for new students to move in. At 11:30am, meet in Buntrock Commons’ Valhalla Room for a kick off and welcome! We will introduce you to the Transfer Counselor team and go over what to expect during orientation.

September 2 – “The Basics”

Each day the Transfer Counselor Team will help escort new transfers to the various workshops and events. During free moments, Transfer Counselors will be prepared to have some fun with pick up games of capture the flag or Frisbee golf! On this day, new Transfer students will attend required sessions that set the stage of St. Olaf’s culture and responsibility to the community. While some of these sessions will sounds familiar from your previous institution, attendance is required.

September 3 – “Registration and Major Planning”

Several workshops are planned to assist new Transfer students in planning their registration, major, and scheduling for the semester. Transfers will have the option to attend the outdoor movie that night or join the Transfer Counselors for some impromptu fun.

September 4 – “Registration and Resource Day”

St. Olaf provides numerous resources for students to be successful during their tenure on ‘The Hill.’ Transfer students will meet one on one with their faculty advisor, register for classes, and visit several Open Houses that will introduce important resources! The evening has some fun planned as well!

September 5 – “Get Involved!”

The last day of orientation provides some leisure time for those that need to center themselves. For those that are on a rush of excitement, there are plenty of options to fill your time. Transfer Counselors will be around to make sure  Transfers have the opportunity to take advantage of all that St. Olaf and Northfield has to offer. That afternoon, don’t miss the Co-curricular Fair and Picnic to find all the clubs and organizations that are available!

September 6 – “Convocation and Classes Begin”


 

Interim 2019 Transfer/New Student Orientation

January 1 – January 30 – (classes begin Thursday, January 3)

January 1 & 2 – “Move-In Day”

Please refer to information sent to you from Pamela McDowell, Director of Residence Life, regarding move in.

January (TBD) – “Welcome to St. Olaf” & “The Basics”

Meet in Tomson Hall 110 for a kick off and welcome! We will introduce you to some of the important folks to know at St. Olaf. Our morning together will include breakfast, introductions, and other important information about being an Ole.


 

Spring 2019 Transfer/New Student Orientation

February 5 – February 6 – (classes begin Thursday, February 7)

February 5 & 6 – “Move In Day”

Please refer to information sent to you from Pamela McDowell, Director of Residence Life, regarding move in.

February (TBD) – “Welcome to St. Olaf & Meet and Greet”

Meet in Tomson Hall 270 at 3:30-4:30pm for a small welcome and transfer meet and greet! We will introduce you to some of the important folks you should know at St. Olaf. Our afternoon together will include treats, beverages, introductions, and other important information about being an Ole.