Using/Reserving Vehicles

St. Olaf has a fleet of vehicles which are available for official business of the college. These are available to faculty, staff and registered student organizations.

Anyone driving a college vehicle must be at least 18 years old, must be on the approved drivers list, which includes passing a motor-vehicle background check and maintaining the online Alert Driver safety training program certification that must be renewed every two years. Interested in the training? Go here.

  • 8 Minivans (7 passengers total) – $.50 a mile
  • 1 Chevy Traverse with all wheel drive and 5,200 pound towing capacity (8 passengers total) – $.65 a mile

Mileage rate includes gasoline, insurance and maintenance. (*Charges are subject to change.)
A cancellation charge of $25 will be assessed if your request is not cancelled within 24 hours of reservation.
Local trips are charged a $25 minimum fee.

Vehicles will not be reserved/checked out without a department unit number.

Trips leaving before 9:00 am on Saturday or Sunday must pick up key packets the night before.

To reserve a vehicle, email the Buntrock Commons Scheduling Office and include:

  • Destination
  • Date and Time of Departure
  • Date and Time of Return
  • Unit name and number for the charge
  • Preferred size of vehicle (mini-van or Traverse)
  • Number of people traveling
  • Driver’s name (and cell number, if known)

Key packets can be picked up at:

  • Buntrock Information Desk – during the academic year.
  • Buntrock Scheduling Office – Summer

All college vehicles are parked in the lot on the west side of Tostrud.

Travel groups of 15 or more are encouraged to utilize a chartered bus if the travel distance is greater than 50 miles one-way.  Northfield Lines is a trusted, local, transportation vendor:

Click here to request a free quote.  A transportation specialist will get back to you shortly with more information.
If at any time you need personal assistance,  please call  Northfield Lines, 651-203-8888.

If a college vehicle is not available:

Faculty/Staff: Please call our preferred rental car vendor, Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Their local address is: 150 Water Street S, Northfield, and their phone number is (507) 664-9944.  Drivers must still be approved through St. Olaf.

Students: Office of Student Activities can arrange for you to rent from Enterprise, or students may use this link:

  • The College disallows the rentals of 12 passenger vans through Enterprise, or other rental car companies.
  • Charges vary according to size.
  • With rental vehicles, gas is over and above the regular charge.
  • Drivers must be 18 if using the St. Olaf account, 21 if reserving as an individual.
  • Cancellation of rental vehicles must be made at least 48 hours prior to scheduled use or a cancellation charge will be incurred.
  • There will be a $50 fee applied to each rental cancelled within 24hrs of the pickup time.