New Student Orientation



You will likely hear the phrase “Welcome to St. Olaf” dozens of times over the coming months and trust us, we mean it! We are thrilled you are joining our St. Olaf community and we cannot wait to welcome you as you begin your St. Olaf experience! New Student Orientation is here to help you as you navigate the college transition – let’s get started!

New Student Orientation

The mission of New Student Orientation is to introduce incoming Oles to St. Olaf and to provide the tools to navigate their academic and co-curricular experience while living in a vibrant residential community. In order to give you these tools, the New Student Orientation experience is filled with workshops, sessions, and social opportunities to connect with your fellow Oles and our campus.

Read more about our Learning outcomes

See you this Fall!

New Student Orientation for incoming first-year Oles will begin on Saturday, September 3rd through the start of classes on Thursday, September 8th.
Learn More about the NSO Schedule!

Dive into the Common Read this Summer!

The Common Read for this year is Ross Gay’s The Book of Delights! Learn more about the Common Read program and access the book below!

Let’s Get Started!

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