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!

Mid-Year NSO

Are you starting your St. Olaf experience this February? Welcome!

We have a Mid-Year New Student Orientation experience to assist with your transition to our campus community!

Let's get started!

Are you joining us in Fall 2021? Awesome. We cannot wait to welcome you to the Hill!

At St. Olaf, our New Student Orientation experience is constantly evolving to best prepare incoming Oles for a fruitful, vibrant life on campus. While we don’t have an official schedule to share with you now, here are a few highlights to get excited for:

  • Summer Orientation Modulelearn more about our community and prepare for Summer Registration. 
  • Virtual Affinity Spacesget to know your fellow Oles over the summer!
  • 2021 Common Read – book to be announced in the Spring!
  • Move-In Day 2021 join us for some campus traditions on the Hill!
  • New Student Orientationtime on campus before classes start to build skills to aid in your success in and out of the classroom!

Make sure you check back to this page in the coming months for more information about our NSO schedule!

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

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