Saint Olaf College

1520 Saint Olaf Avenue
507-786-2222

Mission Statement

St. Olaf, a four-year college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, provides an education committed to the liberal arts, rooted in the Christian Gospel, and incorporating a global perspective. In the conviction that life is more than a livelihood, it focuses on what is ultimately worthwhile and fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit.

Now in its second century, St. Olaf College remains dedicated to the high standards set by its Norwegian immigrant founders. In the spirit of free inquiry and free expression, it offers a distinctive environment that integrates teaching, scholarship, creative activity, and opportunities for encounter with the Christian Gospel and God's call to faith. The college intends that its graduates combine academic excellence and theological literacy with a commitment to lifelong learning.

St. Olaf College strives to be an inclusive community, respecting those of differing backgrounds and beliefs. Through its curriculum, campus life, and off-campus programs, it stimulates students' critical thinking and heightens their moral sensitivity; it encourages them to be seekers of truth, leading lives of unselfish service to others; and it challenges them to be responsible and knowledgeable citizens of the world.

Upcoming Events at Saint Olaf College

Last Day Of Class - St. Olaf College

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
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Final Exam - St. Olaf College

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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Commencement - St. Olaf College

Sunday, May 24, 2020
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Class Begin - St. Olaf College

Thursday, Sep 10, 2020
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Family Weekend/Homecoming - St. Olaf College

Friday, Oct 2, 2020
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Family Weekend/Homecoming - St. Olaf College

Saturday, Oct 3, 2020
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Family Weekend/Homecoming - St. Olaf College

Sunday, Oct 4, 2020
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