There are somany ways to get connected to the St. Olaf community during your sophomore year. To help, we’ve created The Sophomore Bucket List. The Sophomore Bucket List is a list of 30 different experiences that encompass all aspects of life on the Hill. Some of these items are experiences that you have already completed or are currently a part of your St. Olaf experience which is awesome! Others may be new to you and may spark a new interest.
We recognize that not all 30 items are going to appeal to everyone so we are encouraging Oles to check at least 15 items off their Sophomore Bucket List before the end of their sophomore year:
Be Involved in a Student Organization
Attend the Co-Curricular Fair
Attend Two Programming Board, Lion’s Pause, or SGA Events
Attend Two On-Campus Music Events
Attend Two Home Athletic Events
Attend Major Declaration Celebration
Participate in Off-Campus Study
Utilize five Academic Success Center resources
Participate in Undergraduate Research
Attend the Academic Exploration Expo
Hold a Leadership Role in a Campus Organization
Hold an Employment Position On or Off-Campus
Participate in a St. Olaf Music Ensemble
Compete on a St. Olaf Athletic Team
Participate in Service/Volunteer Event
Attend the Kick-Off to Sophomore Year
Attend a “Sophomore Connection” Event
Take an Academic Civic Engagement Class
Networking with a Staff/Faculty Member
Network with a St. Olaf Alum
Attend Sophomore Week in the Piper Center
Meet with a Piper Center Career Coach
Attend a Piper Center Event
Check-in with a Piper Center Peer Advisor
Visit Office Hours at Least Once
Attend the SophoMORE Symposium
Attend Two Wellness Center events
Visit Tostrud at least 10 times
Take Part in an Intramural Block
Connect with a Staff Member on Faith and Spirituality
Accessing the Bucket List
Your Sophomore Bucket List is powered by Presence, our campus engagement platform. Watch our brief video to learn more about the Bucket List and how you can use Presence to track your progress.
Want to hear some good news? You more than likely have already started checking items off your Sophomore Bucket List simply by getting involved on campus. Nice work! Now we challenge you to keep going. Review the list above and select an item or two to try!
When it comes time to earning your Bucket List items, we try to make it as easy as possible. There are three ways you can check off experiences from your list:
Check-In at Events
A number of both Sophomore-specific and general campus events count towards your Bucket List. Simply swipe your student ID at eligible events and those items will automatically be earned!
Get Involved Across Campus
The majority of Bucket List items are checked off by simply being involved on campus. Items like being involved in a music ensemble, having a campus job, and studying abroad are earned automatically!
Let us Know!
There are just a few items that we need you to let us know about to check off your list. Login to Presence, select the experience you completed, and click the “Apply to Earn” button!