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 place 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 department office is located in the Heating Plant on the second level. The office is staffed 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. The office phone number is 507-786-3280. We are served by a voicemail system so that problems can be reported at any hour of the day. If you have an emergency after 4 p.m., your call will be forwarded to the Boiler Room and they will contact someone to address your concern.