Please note: This is NOT the most current catalog.
Academic Support Center
The Academic Support Center (ASC) works with students,
faculty and staff to assist students who strive to become stronger
independent and collaborative learners. The ASC has professional
staff and student staff to assist those who want to improve their
academic performance either in general or in a particular course.
The ASC staffs three drop-in assistance centers offering help with study
skills and time management (The Study Skills Center), with writing assignments
at any stage of the writing process (The Writing Place) and with beginning
calculus and statistics (The Math Clinics).
The ASC coordinates all one-on-one subject-area
tutoring (The Tutoring Program), accommodations for students with
disabilities (Student Disability Services) and individual English
language tutoring for students with limited English proficiency
(The English Project).
All ASC services are free of charge for full-time
St. Olaf students.
For more information on the services provided by
go to the ASC website: http://www.stolaf.edu/services/asc/
Student Support Services
The St. Olaf College Student Support
Services (SSS) program is a college retention program funded by
the U.S. Department of Education and St. Olaf College. Funding
from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, facilitated by the St.
Olaf College Biology Department, provides primary funding for the
five-week SSS Summer Bridge Program. The SSS program is one of
three TRIO programs originally funded under the Higher Education
Act of 1965, whose objective is to help students overcome class,
social and cultural barriers to complete their college education.
SSS provides the following services: academic advising/referral;
cultural events and leadership activities; financial aid advising; graduate
school preparation; incentive program for acadmic achievement; research,
internship and scholarship opportunities; supplemental instruction (SI);
and calculator and laptop lending program.
To be eligible for services, a participant must
be a first-generation college student (neither parent has a four-year
degree), must meet federal income guidelines or have a documented
disability. The SSS program provides services to approximately
150 eligible St. Olaf students annually. In order to apply for
the program, students should contact Student Support Services,
Flaten Hall 24, (507) 646-8258.
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 growth.
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 Center staff.
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 staff.
Personal counseling is also available from the college
pastors, the dean of students and associate
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, visit http://www.stolaf.edu/services/cel/.
Community Life and Diversity
The Office of Community Life and Diversity, located
in Buntrock Commons, encompasses the Multicultural Affairs and
Community Outreach Office and the Buntrock Commons Office. Together
with the faculty Diversity Education Coordinator, these offices
work with members of the campus and surrounding communities to
address issues of diversity and inclusion. The dean of community
life and diversity is also the college’s Affirmative Action officer; in
this role she works closely with departments to assist them in adhering to
Equal Employment Opportunities and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) guidelines
in faculty and staff recruitment and hiring. Students and student organizations
are invited and encouraged to contact the office for additional information
and for collaboration in related programs and activities.
Multicultural Affairs and Community Outreach (MACO)
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. The
office also provides support and guidance for Harambe, Gospel Club and
other student organizations.
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
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 expense.
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.
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.
St. Olaf College is approved by the Veterans Administration
for the education of veterans and is responsible for certifying
and transmitting necessary information to the Veterans Administration.
Contact the Registrar’s
Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (507) 646-3014 for more information.
OTHER CAMPUS SERVICES
St. Olaf Bookstore
Located on the main floor of Buntrock Commons, the
St. Olaf Bookstore sells textbooks, general reading and reference
books, office and school supplies, stationery, St. Olaf clothing
and accessories, Scandinavian gifts, insignia items, health and
beauty aids, newspapers, magazines, computer hardware and software
and recorded music.
Services include special ordering, cap and gown
rental, class ring orders, check cashing, gift cards 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