Families are an essential part of life on the Hill. We invite you to take advantage of our vibrant campus and participate in the events that create our tight-knit Ole community.
How Ole Families Get Involved
While current students are our primary focus, families are also important members of the St. Olaf community. We want you to take full advantage of the Ole experience: Enjoy concerts and theater productions, come to campus for art exhibits and lectures, cheer on our teams, and take part in the traditional events that bring Oles together—Homecoming and Family Weekend, and the annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival.
Join us to celebrate your graduating senior.Commencement Information
St. Olaf is a Division III school, and a member of the MIAC (Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference). We have 24 athletic teams (12 Men's and 12 Women's). Come support the Oles! Um Yah! Yah!Cheer on our teams!
Lectures and Guest Speakers
Enjoy lectures and events featuring guest speakers that enrich our college curriculum and foster community. In the fall of 2018, David Brooks, author and New York Times Op-Ed columnist, visited campus for an enthralling lecture series hosted by the Institute for Freedom and Community.Visit the Institute for Freedom and Community
The St. Olaf Christmas Festival
Take part in the traditional events that bring Oles together—the annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival. 500 student musicians participate as members of five Choirs and the Orchestra. With 12,000 guests in attendance each year, this is a family opportunity not to be missed.Learn More
Arts on the Hill
Music, Theater, Dance, Art & Art History—St. Olaf has a rich and vibrant showcases, providing outstanding cultural offerings throughout the year.Browse Events
Flaten Art Museum
Visit the galleries at the Flaten Art Museum. Have you heard about our cup library?View Our Collection
College Dining Services
Whether eating a picnic style meal on the Quad or dining in our beautiful Stav Hall, you will not be disappointed by our top ranked college dining.What's on the menu?
The St. Olaf Bookstore is a one-stop shop for your academic and school spirit needs. We've got you covered from textbooks and rentals, to apparel and school supplies.Grab Some Gear