Ole Avenue Project
A Critical Investment In The Success Of Our Students.
The Ole Avenue Project is a new gateway to St. Olaf on the eastern edge of campus. This project will help St. Olaf address a three-decades-long housing shortage on campus – which has been made even more acute during the COVID-19 pandemic – and improve the residential experience for all students.
The Ole Avenue Project has been designed to meet the needs of students today and in the future. Traditional residence hall-style housing remains the most optimal for students’ mental health. The residence hall and townhouses will meet today’s standards for fire safety, accessibility, egress, indoor air quality, and other essentials, including allowing the college to have a more gender inclusive approach to housing students. Renovations to our existing residence halls will also reduce overcrowding and restore community spaces.
Living together in community lies at the core of the Ole experience. We are recognizing this by making a bold investment in the future of St. Olaf.
Total Cost of The Project
Residence Hall Beds
Town House Beds
Square Feet Per Bed