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Dear Future Oles … we’ve got advice for you

Whether you’ve known you want to be an Ole your whole life, or you stumbled upon St. Olaf College on a whim, you can never fully anticipate what the Hill has in store for you.

Through the Dear Future Oles video series, hear from students who have been there. Moyo Akinola ’23, Emma Borkowski ’21, Ricky Brown ’21, Kiara Jones ’21, Marko Kojicki ’21, Christian Kunau ’21, and Ange Muhoza ’22 get candid about all the things they wish they would have known before beginning their college journey.

Dear Future Oles, we can’t wait to meet you, and hear all the stories that you’ll be able to tell in a few years, too. Until then, take a few tips from our very best source of information: current Oles.

Ask an Ole

In the video below, Oles answer this question: What’s something you didn’t think to bring? From transitioning to Minnesota winters, or life away from your family, you can’t always anticipate everything you’ll want.

The Hill is the place we all come to and choose to call home, but that doesn’t mean we don’t forget where we were before. In the video below, students answer these questions: Were you homesick? How did you manage it?

In the video below, we asked a fun question: What’s your favorite Ole experience? Hear about some wonderful moments these Oles had while surrounded by others who’ve chosen to call the Hill home.

Just as life on the Hill has its ups, it has its downs, too. In this video, get honest insight on this question: What was your hardest Ole moment?