Latest Updates

May 18, 2020 at 1:38 p.m.

To St. Olaf College students from Jan Hanson, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Dear Students, On May 5 I emailed about the CARES Act Emergency Student Grant funding that St. Olaf had received, and I promised to provide additional information on the distribution of that funding when it was known. This email contains that […]

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May 15, 2020 at 9:59 a.m.

To St. Olaf College faculty and stafffrom David R. Anderson, President Of The College Dear Colleagues, On Wednesday Governor Walz loosened the state’s stay-at-home order, replacing it with a “stay safe” plan that has fewer restrictions. Although this plan allows more businesses to open, it still emphasizes the need for protocols to mitigate the transmission […]

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May 1, 2020 at 11:32 a.m.

Hi everyone, I hope you are doing well and enjoying May Day! Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has extended the statewide stay-at-home order until May 18. Although the governor has increased flexibility for some businesses so long as protocols are in place to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19, the St. Olaf College campus will remain closed […]

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May 1, 2020 at 10:19 a.m.

Dear Colleagues, I am writing to you today with important information for faculty and staff based on current guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and state officials. Governor Walz has extended the statewide stay-at-home order until May 18, but he has increased flexibility for some businesses so long as protocols are in place to […]

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April 10, 2020 at 7:45 a.m.

To St. Olaf College studentsFrom Pamela McDowell, Associate Dean Of Students For Residence Life Hi everyone, I hope you are well and adjusting to your classes being online. You received a message from President Anderson yesterday announcing that the stay at home order was extended until at least May 4 in the state of Minnesota, […]

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April 9, 2020 at 11:09 a.m.

To St. Olaf College studentsfrom David R. Anderson, President Of The College Dear Oles, Yesterday Governor Walz announced that he is extending Minnesota’s stay at home order through May 4. We will continue to do everything we can to support the state’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, including keeping the campus closed to […]

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April 3, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Dear St. Olaf Community, With the rising numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases across Minnesota and the country, we appreciate that individuals, especially those who are at greater risk or who have family at greater risk, will wish to receive timely and accurate information about instances of COVID-19 on campus. As cases are confirmed, we will […]

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April 1, 2020 at 4:54 p.m.

To St. Olaf College students from Jan Hanson, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Dear Oles, Thank you for your patience as St. Olaf continues to work through the complexity of issues and challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As you know, we made the difficult decision last week to remain on a remote-learning plan […]

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March 31, 2020 at 4:45 p.m.

To St. Olaf College faculty and stafffrom David R. Anderson, President Of The College Dear Colleagues, I hope this note finds you and your loved ones well. I’m writing with some updates on steps we are taking as we plan for the rest of the semester. We have already sent partial refunds for their room […]

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March 25, 2020 at 4:32 p.m.

Associate Dean of Students for Residence Life Pamela McDowell provides students with an update on housing and logistics for finishing the semester remotely.

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March 25, 2020 at 11:16 a.m.

A return to on-campus learning will not be possible for the Spring 2020 semester. Learn more in the latest update from President David Anderson ’74.

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March 23, 2020 at 5:21 p.m.

Vice President And Chief Financial Officer Jan Hanson announces that the college will be processing housing and meal credits to address students’ time away from campus.

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March 18, 2020 at 4:02 p.m.

President Anderson extends his thanks to the staff members who have shouldered the in-person work of delivering on the college’s mission and supporting students.

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March 18, 2020 at 12:46 p.m.

Provost and Dean of the College Marci Sortor provides faculty and academic staff with information regarding changes to the academic calendar and academic policies.

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March 18, 2020 at 12:02 p.m.

Registrar Ericka Peterson provides students with information regarding changes to the academic calendar and academic policies.

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March 17, 2020 at 9:52 a.m.

President Anderson advises every Ole who does not have a compelling reason to remain on campus to return home immediately.

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March 16, 2020 at 5:26 p.m.

Associate Director of Human Resources Jacqueline Christensen provides faculty and staff with guidance on remote work and social distancing.

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March 16, 2020 at 3:57 p.m.

President Anderson announces that the college will transition to remote work for staff.

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March 14, 2020 at 4:02 p.m.

Associate Dean of Students for Residence Life Pamela McDowell provides students with detailed information about the coming weeks, and guidance on leaving campus.

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March 14, 2020 at 2:53 p.m.

President Anderson tells students who have travel concerns or feel uncomfortable remaining on campus that they are welcome to leave early for break.

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March 13, 2020 at 6:40 p.m.

The St. Olaf Coronavirus Response Team shares information with students about seeking medical care, mental health support, and the cancellation of all college-sponsored, non-essential travel.

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March 13, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

The St. Olaf Coronavirus Response Team shares the steps the college is taking to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19.

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March 13, 2020 at 11:47 a.m.

Associate Dean of Students for Residence Life Pamela McDowell shares changes made to food service in Stav Hall in an effort to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19.

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March 13, 2020 at 9:58 a.m.

The St. Olaf Coronavirus Response Team shares the Minnesota Department of Health’s guidance for all institutions of higher education.

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March 12, 2020 at 4:18 p.m.

Associate Dean of Students for Residence Life Pamela McDowell provides students with detailed information ahead of the college’s extended spring break.

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March 12, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

The St. Olaf Coronavirus Response Team provides an update on the college’s COVID-19 planning and mitigation measures.

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March 12, 2020 at 3:42 p.m.

President Anderson encourages members of the campus community to watch for updates on the COVID-19 web page and to continue to care for themselves and others.

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March 11, 2020 at 5:13 p.m.

The Coronavirus Response Team announces that St. Olaf has made the decision to extend spring break by one week.

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March 11, 2020 at 11:03 a.m.

Provost and Dean of the College Marci Sortor provides an update for faculty and academic staff, and asks them to begin thinking about how they could complete courses through remote teaching.

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March 5, 2020 at 3:12 p.m.

The St. Olaf Coronavirus Response Team provides two important updates to the entire campus community.

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March 4, 2020 at 12:50 p.m.

Provost and Dean of the College Marci Sortor provides faculty and academic staff with preliminary guidelines for how they should prepare to sustain the academic program in the case of course disruption.

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February 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

President Anderson provides an update on how the college will monitor and respond to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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February 27, 2020 at 12:03 p.m.

To St. Olaf College staffFrom David R. Anderson, President Of The College Dear Colleagues, I have formed a Coronavirus Response Team to plan for how to respond should there be an outbreak of the virus on campus, to stay abreast of developments with the virus, and to communicate with the campus and our other key […]

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