Parent/Guest Schedule

Saturday, August 31

A detailed schedule will be available via Guidebook on August 15 and on opening day!

9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Information Fair and Coffee

Crossroads, Buntrock Commons
Meet and mingle over a cup of coffee with other parents and St. Olaf staff. There will be a wide variety of information tables staffed to help answer your questions about a variety of topics including; Business Office/Student Accounts,  Health Services,  Public Safety, Housing/Meal Plans, Northfield Chamber of Commerce, Manitou Messenger, Information Technology, Northfield Lines Metro Express, Enterprise Car, and New Student Orientation. The Financial Aid Office will be available in their office  (Tomson 120) 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Buntrock Commons South Plaza (Rain site: Stav Hall)
Lunch will continuously be served at this time.

10:30 a.m.–11:00 p.m., 11:15–11:45 p.m., 12:45–1:15 p.m.
Parent/Family Workshops

These workshops will help answer questions about your student’s first year at St. Olaf.

1:30 p.m.
Meet the Deans, Boe Chapel

A chance to hear an overview of St. Olaf academics and student life from Marci Sortor, Provost and Dean of the College, and Roz Eaton, Dean of Students.

3 p.m.
“A St. Olaf Welcome”

Skoglund Auditorium (streamed live for family members who could not make it to campus)
This special program will be the official welcome of both new students and their parents/guests. This event is the final activity for parents/families/guests during New Student Orientation. Students leave this event immediately following the program to meet an advisor in the Tostrud Fieldhouse, so plan on saying goodbyes before the program.