New Student Orientation Schedule

New Student Orientation Schedule

It’s time to get started and we could not be more excited! Whether you are joining us on campus or connecting from off the Hill, the New Student Orientation schedule has been crafted to give you the tools needed to be a successful Ole.

Summer Schedule of Events

Looking to get involved this summer? We’ve got a series of social events and virtual affinity spaces to help you feel connected to the Hill from wherever you are!


Speed Friending
Thursday, June 3, 2021 – 12:00 PM
Description and registration link to come!
Virtual Escape Rooms
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 – 7:00 PM
Description and registration link to come!
Baking with Brandon
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 – 7:00 PM
Description and registration link to come!
Virtual Trivia Night
Thursday, July 22, 2021 – 5:00 PM
Description and registration link to come!
Virtual Game Night
Monday, August 2, 2021 – 12:00 PM
Description and registration link to come!
Q&A with Ella & Lizzie
Description and registration link to come!


We are excited to offer six different virtual affinity spaces this summer for incoming Oles who share a common identity to come together, get to know St.Olaf staff, and begin to build connections! Learn more about our afinity spaces by clicking the button below!

View the Sessions

2021 New Student Orientation Schedule

We are still finalizing the schedule for our 2021 New Student Orientation experience. Be sure to check back later in the summer!

2020 New Student Orientation Sessions

Curious about what was covered last year? Many of the sessions from New Student Orientation 2020were recorded and are available for viewing online!

Check out upcoming spaces

General Information

New Student Orientation

All new students at St. Olaf College participate in New Student Orientation 2021 — the College’s orientation program from September 4 (Move-In Day) to September 9 (First Day of Classes). This comprehensive program will cover what you need to know to get off to a great start as an Ole.

International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation will be incorporated into New Student Orientation. More information can be found on the International Student Orientation webpage.

Parents and Families Orientation

More information to come!

Questions about New Student Orientation or being a new student can be sent to


Access all things NSO on your phone!

St. Olaf utilizes a mobile app to share and maintain the New Student Orientation schedule. We encourage incoming students to download the St. Olaf College Guide app so they can stay updated on all the events and activities of New Student Orientation. Stay connected, up to date, and get ready for fall semester using our app.