New Student Orientation Learning Outcomes

New Student Orientation Learning Outcomes

Here at St. Olaf, your staff and faculty are working hard to ensure your orientation experience sets you up for success as an Ole.

The learning outcomes for New Student Orientation stem from our values as a St. Olaf community. Grouped into three focus areas, our learning outcomes describe what we are hoping you take away from this experience as the starting point from which to continue to build the knowledge and tools needed to be successful in and out of the classroom!

As a result of participating in the New Student Orientation program, new Oles will… 

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Living in Community 

…develop an initial connection and sense of belonging to the St. Olaf College community
…meet and engage with people from a variety of backgrounds different than your own
…know how to navigate campus
…learn the expectations for living in a residential community


…meet your academic advisor
…register for your first semester courses
…learn about the Honor Code
…identify at least one academic support resource
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Co-Curricular Involvement 

…interact with current students who are involved in co-curricular activities
…learn skills to balance aspects of your life at St. Olaf
…learn how to join student organizations, intramural activities, and music ensembles
…identify at least one resource that supports student life on campus