Traveling to Campus:
If you are traveling to campus by car, you will likely approach the Hill from one of three main roads: I-35, Hwy. 77, or US-52. Upon your arrival to campus, St. Olaf staff will be ready to assist you in finding your residence hall and will explain parking procedures. If you are looking for an address to input into a GPS, please use:
1520 St. Olaf Ave. Northfield, MN 55057
If you plan to travel to campus by plane, Northfield Lines has a shuttle service that runs from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to campus. Tickets can be purchased online. Please note that at this time, Northfield Lines is only offering a one-way shuttle. Incoming students traveling with family members are advised to utilize a rental car so guests can return to the airport.
Hotels in Northfield:
During our opening, Fairfield Inn & Suites and Archer House will have room for guests. If those are full, we’d recommend AmericInn.
New students should plan to arrive on campus on Saturday, August 15, 2020. Students will sign up for a one-hour block on SignUp.com in which they will arrive to campus and move items into their hall. Time slots will be available between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM. New students may have up to two people join them to assist with moving in. On Monday, July 6, 2020, students will receive an email with a link to their residence hall’s check-in schedule. After the check-in process has concluded, parents and guests are asked to depart campus.
This year, the move-in experience will be different than ever before. There will be no on-campus events for parents and students, and we ask that you say your family goodbyes after the check-in process has concluded. Students will not be permitted to travel off-campus once they have moved in, and visitors to campus will be prohibited once move-in concludes.
New Student Orientation:
New Student Orientation begins on Saturday, August 15, 2020. More information about the specific schedule for orientation will be shared closer to Move-In Day.