Summer Housing for Kierkegaard Scholars

On Campus Summer Housing – 2018 for Kierkegaard Scholars

If you have questions about the Summer Residence Hall, please contact Pamela McDowell in the Residence Life Office at or 507-786-3011.

Dates of Occupancy and Requesting Housing

Summer housing facilities for Kierkegaard Scholars will be in Rand Hall for Summer 2018.  Rand will be available for housing from June 5, 2018 – August 3, 2018.  If you would like housing you need to submit a Summer Housing Request Form to the Residence Life Office by May 25, 2018. This is a Google form and you will be able to tell us information about your arrival and departure times, housing preferences and if you are bringing any guests with you.  We will use this information to assign you housing.  This is a non air-conditioned facility.

Getting to campus

You will find driving directions here.  If you are flying into Minnesota below are shuttle options to get you to St. Olaf College.

EcoTrans 507-664-3859 to Twin Cities, MSP airport, and Rochester.  More information about getting to and from the airport may be found at:

Check-in Procedures

When you arrive on campus you should go to Rand Hall and check-in to your room and get your room key from the student working at the front desk.  Rand Hall will be accessible by card access only.  You will need to get a College ID as soon as possible when you arrive on campus.  When you check in you will be giving a schedule of times you may get your ID made.   When you arrived on campus you received bed linen and towels.  These are yours for the summer – you may launder them when you do your personal laundry. If for some reason you need extra please contact the student working at the Rand Front Desk.

Room and Board

Each scholar will have a private room and will share a bathroom with one other person. One side of the building will house the young scholars and the other side will house the scholars with more experience.

There are a few meal plans available for scholars – although they are really only cost effective if you are staying from June 1 – mid July.  There are times that people will have to cook for themselves in the kitchens located in Rand.  What seems most economical for scholars is to buy some groceries to make some meals on your own and then to purchase meals in the campus cafeteria (about $12 per meal) or purchase a meal in our campus coffee shop that also serves hot and cold food – average meal costs $8.  When you arrive on campus we can assist you with putting money on your St. Olaf College ID so you don’t need to carry cash.

Meal Plan Options:
Guests have the option of several meal plan options. Board plan sign-up is available at the Business Office in Tomson Hall.  Contact Student Accounts with any questions.

  • 150 Meal Block: $1,170
  • 100 Meal Block: $855
  • 50 Meal Block: $445
  • 30 Meal Block: $280

Custodial and Building Staff
The custodians will be around in the morning to check the maintenance log, clean the common areas and remove trash. If you have maintenance concerns (burned out light bulb, ants, etc) please list on the maintenance sheet.  If you have an immediate concern (leaking toilet or sink, water leak) please contact Public Safety immediately at 507-786-3666.  Guests are responsible for any damages caused to the room or room furnishings.  Custodians will clean your bathroom weekly (on Tuesday).

There is a front desk located across from the main entrance. There will be a person there from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday. They are available to help with problems, ensure security, and answer questions about campus and Northfield.

There will be a student on call from 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. in the building to address any concerns, as well.

Room Key
Please make sure to lock your room when you are not there.  It is good have a key chain for your key – there is a charge of $100.00 for a lost key.

Check Out Procedures

We hope that your stay is an enjoyable one.  Please leave the pillow and blanket and linens in your room on the bed.  You will receive an envelope 2-3 days prior to your check out date that you will use to return your room key.

Building and Campus Policies

Rand Hall does provide three kitchen facilities that allow scholars to cook their own meals.  Guests are responsible for keeping the kitchens clean, by cleaning up after themselves. If food sits out we will get mice and/or ants – make sure you put food away and clean up counters.  Please make sure dishes are washed and put away on a daily basis.  Cooking appliances are prohibited in residence hall rooms.

Laundry Machines
There is a laundry room located om third floor.  Also on the first landing of each stairwell.  There is no fee to use the machines.

Our campus is a smoke-free environment.  Smoking is not permitted inside any building on campus.  You may smoke outside of the building at least 10 feet away from any door or window.

The possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages and drugs is prohibited on campus.  Guests of legal drinking age found in possession of alcohol will be asked to dispose of or remove it from campus immediately.  If guests in possession of alcohol are under the legal drinking age, they will be asked to leave campus.  Guests found to be in possession of or using illegal drugs will be asked to leave campus.

Scholars living in summer housing may retain an automobile on campus, but must obtain a parking permit through online Parking permit process.. Permits are also required for motorcycles and mopeds. Parking during summer school is in the designated visitor parking areas and all vehicles must be registered.  You will receive an email when the parking permit is available for pick-up.

Summer Community Resources

Library Hours:
Rolvaag Memorial Library
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Music Library
Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – Noon. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Buntrock Commons Services

Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.-Noon

Cage Dining Area
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday-7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday-varies depending on conference needs.

Stav Dining Hall
Breakfast:  Monday-Friday 7:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dinner:   Monday-Friday 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday-varies depending on conference needs.

Skoglund Athletic Center
The facilities in the Skoglund Athletic Center include racquetball and tennis courts, weight room, swimming pool, gymnasium, and the field house. These facilities will be available to summer students at varying hours. Weekly schedules will be posted or students may call 507-786-3499 for summer hours.