Getting Acclimated

Getting Acclimated

Get to know your way around campus and take care of other logistics as you begin your employment journey.

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Helpful Resources


Familiarize yourself with basic guidelines, procedures, and benefits at St. Olaf College.

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Onboarding Checklist

Use this tool to ensure you’re on track throughout the beginning of your employment.

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Information Technology (IT) and Libraries

Together our Information Technology (IT) and Libraries staff provide the St. Olaf community with computing, A/V technologies, and library services. We encourage you to explore everything that these departments have to offer. You’ll be glad you did!

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All faculty and staff with 0.50 FTE and above are eligible for the variety of benefits offered by St. Olaf. Coverage begins the first of the month concurrent with, or following, the date of hire.

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Ole Partners

An Ole Partner is someone who partners with a new employee during their first 3-6 months of employment. While primarily responsible for offering advice and guidance regarding the day-to-day aspects of working at St. Olaf College, the partner may also offer encouragement, knowledge and resources, as they help introduce the new employee to the St. Olaf culture. 

Meet the Ole Partners

St. Olaf Perks

St. Olaf Perks

The Hill is a place that provides many unique experiences and extras that you won’t find anywhere else. Go ahead, take advantage of these perks!

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Familiarize Yourself with Bias Reporting

Review the Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Misconduct, access information and resources to support anyone who has been affected by, knows of, or wants to help prevent an incident or pattern of behavior, watch an information session explaining the bias reporting process, and meet the Bias Response Core Team.

Visit the Bias Reporting Site

Check In After a Month

The HR team would like to hear from you about your onboarding process and provide you with an opportunity to foster more connections beyond your department. We’d love to hear from you!

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Discover Northfield

Discover Northfield

A 150-year-old Minnesota town of 20,007 located along the banks of the Cannon River. It is home to two colleges, town festivals, and unique shops and restaurants along Division Street.

Small Town Highlights

Downtown Northfield, Minnesota

Recognized as one of the “50 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America” by Country Living

Nature in Northfield

Lots of opportunities to get back to nature with an abundance of hiking and biking trails

Downtown Northfield - shops and food

Great downtown with options for food and shopping

Northfield's Annual Winter Walk

Winter Walk event featuring sleigh rides and luminaries that light up the downtown streets

Take advantage of the local farmers market

Local produce can be found at the Riverwalk Farmers Market

Jesse James Day re-enactment

The annual Defeat of Jesse James Days includes a reenactment of the James Younger gang bank raid