Facilities Department

The St. Olaf Facilities Department provides and maintains a high-quality, clean, and safe environment that supports and enhances the residential liberal arts college experience.

We focus on operating the Physical Plant as efficiently as practical, while always remembering that our work is essentially stewardship. Stewardship of the environment, structure, and infrastructure to be sure, but almost more importantly of the resources students, families, and friends bring to the college. Every dollar we do not have to spend on a given operation preserves dollars that more directly support the reason we are all here — the development of students through program, opportunity, and place.

The Facilities Department office is located on the second floor in the Madson Facilities Building, 1609 Founders Drive. The office is staffed M-F, 7:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  We are served by an online Work Order system so that problems can be reported at any hour of the day.  If you have an emergency call the main office, 507-786-3280.  After 4 pm, your call will be forwarded to the Boiler Room and they will contact someone to address your concern.

Work Order for non-emergency maintenance and repairs

Key Request to request key

Event Work Order to submit an event work order

MSDS Online to find information on products used by the Facilities team

St Olaf Facilities Personnel Room Entry Policy and Protocol