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.

2020 New Student Orientation Sessions

Missed a session? Want a recap of what was covered? Many of the sessions from this year’s New Student Orientation were recorded and are available for viewing online!

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Virtual Orientation Schedule

All New Student Orientation 2020 events were offered virtually through Zoom, Google Meet, and online streaming.

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General Information

New Student Orientation

All new students at St. Olaf College participate in New Student Orientation 2020 — the College’s orientation program from August 15 (Move-In Day) to August 20 (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

There will not be any on-campus events for parents, families, and guests on Move-In Day. Guests of incoming students are asked to depart campus after their one-hour window has ended. Additional virtual orientation experiences will be communicated to parents in the future.

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

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.