Information for Families & Guests

Welcome to the St. Olaf Family!

Here at St. Olaf College, we consider parents, family members, and other individuals who support Oles as partners in each student’s collegiate experience. New Student Orientation, while a process primarily developed for incoming students, is also designed to assist our new (and seasoned) Ole families in acclimating themselves to the larger St. Olaf community.

Not sure what your student needs to be working on?

We recommend encouraging your student to continually keep an eye on their New Student Checklist!

Track their progress

Our app isn’t just for your student.

All are welcome to download the St. Olaf app to stay updated on all aspects of your student’s New Student Orientation experience.


Thoughts from the Dean of Students

As part of a weekly blog series, Dean of Students Roz Eaton will walk you through the conversations she encourages parents to have with their students before their student joins us on the Hill and your role in coaching your Ole, now and from afar.

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