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

Joining us in February?

Your Mid-Year New Student Orientation is starting soon! MY NSO will take place on Saturday, February 4th and Sunday, February 5th!
Learn more about Mid-Year New Student Orientation!

What’s up, Class of 2027?!

We cannot wait to meet you! New Student Orientation for incoming first-year Oles will begin on Saturday, September 2nd, 2023 through the start of classes on Thursday, September 7th, 2023. This webpage will be updated throughout the spring and summer with all the information you need to prepare for an exciting, successful transition to the Hill.

Have a Question?

That’s okay! Let’s see what we can do.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page!