Welcome Oles!

Even though we are physically distant, the St. Olaf community is as strong as ever. Use this virtual experience to envision yourself on campus and get a taste of the energy, compassion, and excellence Oles surround themselves with every day.


A message for students and families from Michael Kyle ’85,
Vice President of Enrollment and College Relations

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It’s almost time to make your college decision. How do you know if St. Olaf is the place for you?

The Ole Experience

The Ole Experience

Let’s connect! Register for a virtual campus tour with a live tour guide. Meet with current students, faculty members, as well as admissions and financial aid staff. Connect with humans, not bots! Live nearby? Take a Driving Tour of campus! Visit virtually to learn more about life and learning on the Hill.

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At St. Olaf, there is no prescribed path. Students can curate their experience through the classes they select, where they study abroad, the research they do, and much more.

Campus Tour

Campus Life Tour

Our campus is a place where students are excited to engage with each other academically, socially, and in extracurricular activities. 95% of students live on campus all four years and are ready to be active members of the community. From sharing meals in the cafeteria to studying in the library to attending several events held every week, there is momentum moving in every direction. Here’s what that looks like.


We know that you are a multifaceted, dynamic person. At St. Olaf, we celebrate every part of you and will continue to do that as you grow as a student and person throughout your college experience.



Learn about the resources and programming available for Oles across the intersections of race and identity, and how to get involved with the Glenn and Myretta Taylor Center for Equity and Inclusion.

Meet María and Jessica

Meet Our Financial Aid Director

College is a substantial and meaningful investment. We want to ensure that you have the information you need, so you feel empowered to make your decision.

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How will you kickstart your future?

At St. Olaf, you’ll have access to the renowned Piper Center for Vocation and Career. From internship opportunities to an expansive alumni network, students have access to four-year programming that guides them toward meaningful careers.

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Where will you live?

So much of student life centers around students living in community, just a short walk from everything else on campus. Check out what the St. Olaf res halls look like for yourself!


Watch Oles in Action!

Our community is made up of 3,000 students from all over the country and the world. Each one of them has a story to tell, and that gives us the depth and diversity that make this a remarkable place to live and learn. What might your story look like?
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We value academic rigor and want you to feel confident and supported. You will be challenged as well as encouraged throughout your four years. Staff members from the Center for Advising and Academic Support explain what we have to offer.

Dive into the conversation

We have eight conversation programs and learning communities. Here, students and faculty share what those communities are all about.

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At St. Olaf, students engage with athletics in many ways. From varsity athletics to student-run club sports to competitive and non-competitive intramural leagues, there is something for everyone.
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30% of Oles participate in one of our 18 music ensembles, but only 8% of those students are music majors. That’s because our music program is open to every student, even those who aren’t music majors. That is also why all incoming students, regardless of major, are able to apply for and be awarded music scholarships.

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Connect with our Faculty

Messages from our Faculty

Hear from a few of your future mentors or watch virtual dialogues. We will add more personal messages as they come in, so stay tuned for more!