7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Breakfast in Stav Hall
8 a.m.-8 p.m. Registration and Guest Services Open
Make this your first stop! Pick up your name tag, lanyard, meal tickets, and Ole swag. Don’t forget your proof of Covid-19 vaccination or negative test.
8 a.m.-10 a.m. Ole 5k Walk/Run
9 a.m. 25th Reunion Alumni Seminar: Creating a More Inclusive St. Olaf
Join the Class of 1997 for the first of three Alumni Seminars. In a survey last fall, the 25th reunion class indicated that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion was one of their strongest interest areas. This session – featuring María Pabón, VP for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – will include updates on the college’s current DEI efforts and ideas for how alumni can partner with the college to create a more inclusive St. Olaf.
9 – 11 a.m. Campus Tours and Open Houses
Relive your days as a prospective student by taking an official campus tour or explore on your own! See Guidebook for more information.
11 – 11:30 a.m. All-Class Rally, Buntrock Plaza
What’s better than mid-morning donuts and coffee? How about mid-morning donuts, coffee, kazoos, and the biggest all-class rendition of Um Yah! Yah! in St. Olaf history! Gather at Buntrock Plaza where a live brass band will lead us in the only American college fight song written in three-quarter time. We’ll record the singing and also take an all class photo spanning eight decades of St. Olaf alumni. Don’t miss it!
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. All Alumni Celebration
President David R. Anderson ’74 invites everyone to celebrate the accomplishments of alumni and the hard work of volunteers. Representatives from each reunion class will present their class gift to the college at this event, which also includes President Anderson’s State of the College address.
12:45-2:30 p.m. All Reunion Celebration Lunch in Stav Hall
2:30 p.m. 25th Reunion Alumni Seminar: Tomson, Regents, Buntrock, OH MY!
The Hill has changed significantly since the Class of 1997 graduated 25 years ago. Hear about some of the highlights—including the recent renovation of Holland Hall. There will also be an update on the “Ole Avenue” project, which will add 440 new dormitory beds and create a brand new gateway to campus.
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Fun on the Campus Green
Make your way over to the Campus Green to enjoy campus views, giant lawn games, and refreshments. Toast to good friends and making new memories.
4 p.m. 25th Reunion Alumni Seminar: Enrolling the Next Generation of Oles
Did you know St. Olaf admissions is now test-optional? Or that 20% of Oles are first-generation college students? Join representatives from the Admissions and Financial Aid offices for a dynamic presentation on St. Olaf’s process for recruiting and enrolling prospective students, including a dedicated time for Q&A if YOU have a prospective Ole in your life!
6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Class of 1997 Dinner: RNS 4th Floor Atrium
Join your classmates for conversation and connection for a dinner buffet with wine, and beer.
9 p.m. Holden Evening Prayer
9 – 12 a.m. Late Night Entertainment
10 p.m. Late Night Pizza Delivery in Mellby Hall Lounge