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Seasonal St. Olaf backgrounds for virtual gatherings

St. Olaf College is known for its remarkable beauty. And when this campus is covered in snow, we daresay it’s even more magical than usual to walk around the Hill.

With our normal traditions and class schedules being disrupted this season, we wanted to share a little bit of the magic of winters past — virtually.

Below, you’ll find 15 Zoom background images to help set the mood for your virtual gatherings. Click on the image to save it to your computer, or download all 15 images here.

We also launched our first winter-themed filter for Facebook and Instagram users. Like us on Facebook to use it in your stories. On Instagram, search “St. Olaf Hoarfrost” or visit the filter tab on our Instagram account @stolafcollege from your mobile phone to try or add this filter. Using the filter, you can record virtual greetings that mimic walking through the quad under trees flocked with hoarfrost.

Snowshoeing in the Natural Lands.
Anton Armstrong ’78 conducting the massed choirs and St. Olaf Orchestra during the St. Olaf Christmas Festival.
Christmas decorations on display in Buntrock Commons.
Boe Chapel covered in snow.
St. Olaf Choir performing.
Ice skating at the St. Olaf Ice Arena.
Holland Hall covered in snow.
Sitting in front of Fireside Lounge in Buntrock Commons.
Tesfa Wondemagegnehu conducting Chapel Choir during the St. Olaf Christmas Festival.
Aerial photo of Old Main and Steensland Hall covered in snow.
Aerial photo of campus covered in snow.
Manitou Singers performing.
Ole the Lion relaxing in the Fireside Lounge.
Holland Hall and Regents Hall of Natural Sciences covered in snow.
A snowman in front of Mellby Hall.