Please note: This is NOT the most current catalog.
Academic Support Center
St. Olaf provides help with improving the effectiveness
and efficiency of studying through the Academic Support Center (the
ASC). For more information on the services provided by the ASC, look
under Successful Study in the "A St. Olaf Education" section
of this catalog, or go to the ASC web site: http://www.stolaf.edu/services/asc/
Personal and psychological counseling is available through the Student
Counseling Center in the form of individual and group counseling sessions.
Services are available to all students on a confidential,
The center assists students with a variety of concerns
that typically involve issues related to relationships, identity, self-esteem,
family, depression, victimization, anxiety/panic attacks, academics,
grief and loss, socialization/isolation, food/body image or chemical
use/abuse. However, any personal concern is appropriate to bring to
the Counseling Center.
A variety of counseling groups are offered throughout
the academic year. These groups focus on topics such as: family issues;
food and body image concerns; coping with grief and loss; victimization
issues; enhancing relationships; men's issues; women's issues; and personal
Nutrition counseling is available, on a limited basis,
to students who have concerns related to their eating/body image. For
these services, students must be referred to the dietician by the Counseling
Medication consultations are also available, on a limited
basis, to students who wish to be evaluated for possible medication
treatment and/or for ongoing medication management. For these services,
students must be referred to the psychiatrist by the Counseling Center
Personal counseling is also available from the college
pastors, the dean of students, and associate deans.
The Center for Experiential Learning
The Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) was established in 2000 to
provide interested St. Olaf students with opportunities for experiential
learning that relates to and complements the St. Olaf liberal arts curriculum
and enhances their understanding of their individual abilities and how
those might apply to future work and service. Programs are implemented
through the CEL's Offices for Career Connections, Internships, Servant
Leadership and Entrepreneurial Studies. For more information on the
CEL, see the Index or visit http://www.stolaf.edu/services/cel/.
Multicultural Affairs and Community
The Multicultural Affairs and Community Outreach office was established
to provide services and assist with issues and concerns of African-American,
Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino and Native American students.
The office also will provide academic advising and financial, personal,
career and social counseling when needed. Planning for cultural programming
is deliberately integrated with the entire campus in an effort to raise
the level of awareness and increase appreciation of cultural, social
and ethnic differences. Support and guidance for Harambe, Gospel Club
and other student organizations are provided by the office.
International Student Services
St. Olaf welcomes international students from around the world and Americans
educated abroad. Upon their arrival, new international students are
met at the airport and brought to the St. Olaf campus. Before the beginning
of classes, new international students receive a special orientation
to provide assistance with registration, U.S. immigration regulations,
housing, banking and U.S. tax concerns.
International students live in residence halls with American
students. Specially trained international student counselors are available
to assist students throughout the year. They also plan social activities
for international students, their roommates and other St. Olaf students.
Local families enjoy being "friendship families"
to international students, and there are several home-stay programs
offered for the Christmas holidays.
The international student adviser is available to students
for personal, social, academic, financial and immigration counseling.
Health Service and Insurance
The St. Olaf College Health Center is under the direction of physicians
from the Allina Medical Clinic in Northfield. The on-campus Health Center
is located on the lower level of the Administration Building and is
staffed by a registered nurse practitioner and a medical technologist.
All students seeking medical attention are seen initially
at the campus facility. Students requiring the services of a physician
are then referred by appointment to the Allina Medical Clinic. Medications,
supplies, laboratory tests and x-rays are provided at the student's
Hospital and medical insurance with 12-month coverage
is available to students at an additional cost. Information and application
forms are sent to parents during the summer.
A medical history, immunization records and a physical examination are
required of all students prior to entering St. Olaf.
The college does not carry insurance on the personal property of students,
faculty members or other employees and is not responsible for the loss
or damage of such property.
OTHER CAMPUS SERVICES
St. Olaf Bookstore
Located on the main floor of Buntrock Commons, the St. Olaf Bookstore
serves students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni and campus visitors.
Textbooks, general reading and reference books, office and school supplies,
stationery, gifts, soft goods, health and beauty aids, newspapers, magazines,
computer hardware and software and recorded music may be purchased there.
Services include special ordering, cap and gown rental,
class ring orders, check cashing and photofinishing. Visa, Mastercard,
Discover and American Express are accepted at the St. Olaf Bookstore.
Online ordering is available at: www.collegebookstore.org.
Toll-free phone orders are also taken at: (888) 232-6523.
The St. Olaf Bookstore is owned and operated by St. Olaf
College and is a member of both the National Association of College
Stores and the American Booksellers Association.
College Post Office
Students and faculty are assigned mailboxes in Buntrock Commons and
are held responsible for all official notices deposited in their boxes.
Stamps, aerograms, Express Mail, certified mail, insured mail and package
mailing services are available. The mailing of insured and special delivery
items must be handled by the Northfield Post Office.
Public Radio 89.3 WCAL FM/88.7 KMSE
89.3 WCAL is St. Olaf's public radio station. Owned and operated by
St. Olaf College, 89.3 provides classical music, National Public Radio
(NPR) news and more to the Twin Cities region; 88.7 KMSE serves the
Rochester, Minn., area. Internet users can listen to the station live
worldwide, via the Real Audio Player on its web site, www.wcal.org.
89.3 WCAL is the station of "music and ideas."
A significant amount of programming originates at St. Olaf, including
broadcasts of numerous concerts and recitals, chapel services, and commentaries
by faculty and other members of the St. Olaf community. 89.3 produces
programs from the annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival Concert that are
carried on over 500 stations in this country and abroad.
89.3 WCAL has a full-time staff of 21 and employs from
20 to 30 students for part-time work during the school year. Both academic
and informal internships can also be arranged. Students are invited
to volunteer during 89.3's fund-raisers.
89.3 WCAL broadcasts with 100,000 watts at 89.3 MHz, 24
hours a day. The station is a founding member of NPR and receives an
annual community service grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
(CPB). It is an affiliate of Public Radio International (PRI). 89.3
is independent of Minnesota Public Radio. St. Olaf's radio service is
"America's first listener-supported station," and listener
support remains the station's single most important source of income.