A virtual visit for future Oles
Each spring hundreds of prospective students and their families visit campus to discover life at St. Olaf College, meet professors, and connect with current students.
Since we can’t welcome future Oles to campus this spring, we’re bringing our campus and community to them through the Virtual Visit Experience.
Virtual visitors can take a campus life tour, led by Student Government Association President Devon Nielsen ’20, that walks them through a wide range of beloved campus spaces, from Buntrock Commons to Regents Hall to the Center for Art and Dance. They can also explore the charming community of Northfield, Minnesota, and the Twin Cities.
Prospective students can “meet” and hear from current Oles about their life on the Hill, and can learn more about music, athletics, and career preparation at St. Olaf.
Future Oles can schedule virtual connections with members of the St. Olaf community, including one-on-one conversations and information sessions with current students. Faculty members and admissions officers are also hosting virtual dialogue sessions to help students explore potential areas of study. And financial aid counselors can be reached via phone, email, or video conversations to provide information and answer questions about paying for college.
The goal of the Virtual Visit Experience is to help future Oles envision themselves on campus and get a taste of the energy, compassion, and excellence Oles surround themselves with every day — with the hope that at some point in the future, they will follow up the virtual visit with a trip to campus.
The Ole community is not constrained by physical boundaries. It is a spirit, a bond, that can’t be broken.Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Chris George ’94
“Community, a hallmark of the St. Olaf experience, remains the strongest force as it takes on new forms. Every day, I see our community adapting and redefining what it means to be an Ole in these times. Care and concern for one another takes precedence in the stories I read and hear. Oles are on the front lines in health care and human services, and so many fields, showing they truly are individuals of action and substance making an impact,” says St. Olaf Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Chris George ’94. “This same community is what drew me back to the Hill six years ago, and it continues to be the foundation for why I do this work. The Ole community is not constrained by physical boundaries. It is a spirit, a bond, that can’t be broken.”