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Welcome to Residence Life at St. Olaf College! Whether you want information about living on campus, applying for housing, or student leadership opportunities, you can find it here.
St. Olaf’s beautiful residential campus is a center for academic, social, cultural, and recreational activities. The Office of Residence Life strives to engage, motivate, and challenge students in 11 residence halls and 18 honor houses across campus serving 96% of the student body. We are committed to providing a safe, comfortable, and student centered living environment that promotes personal and academic success.
Living and interacting with a diverse group of students in an environment created to enhance your academic success is what you should expect while attending St. Olaf College. You will live in a rich and rewarding learning environment as you discover yourself, others, the college, and the world around you. You can take advantage of opportunities to be active in your community. Positions as a student staff member, Hall Council member, or working the front desk further your involvement and connectedness in your residence hall.
We hope that you find the information contained on this site helpful and encourage you to contact our staff for assistance to answer any questions you may have regarding residence life at St. Olaf College.
The Office of Residence Life is committed to promoting student learning in a safe and secure living environment. We encourage and support: community responsibility; development of leadership skills and social confidence; respect for others; and healthy, balanced lifestyles. In collaboration with our colleagues across campus, we strive to connect in-class and out-of-class experiences to foster individual growth.
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End of Year Closing Information
Residence Hall Closing Schedule for May 2013
All non-seniors need to be checked out of the residence halls by 10 a.m.. on Thursday, May 23rd. Any non senior wanting to stay for Celebration Weekend must meet one of the following categories:
- Member of St. Olaf Band, Choir or Orchestra
- Sibling of a graduating Senior
- Working for a campus department May 23rd – 26th.
- Extenuating travel situations (contact email@example.com)
Seniors need to be checked out of the residence halls by 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27th.
Storage for current student over summer
All storage is on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you would like to store items over the summer you should store them in the Residence Hall you will be living in next year.
(If you are living in an honor house store in Mellby Honor House storage. If you are on the waiting list for housing store in your current residence hall).
The following items may not be stored - furniture, carpet, bicycles, refrigerators, mattresses, shelving, computers, empty boxes or unsecured boxes or containers. For a full list of items that can and cannot be stored look at our Summer Storage letter.
Storage hours in all residence halls:
Thursday, May16th - Wednesday, May 22nd; 8-10 pm.
Remember first-come, first serve basis; storage fills quickly, so plan ahead!!!
Furniture and Carpet Storage Only –
Sunday, May 12th
in Ytterboe Hall ground level
The cost is between $5-20 depending upon the size of the item. You may store futons, couches, chairs, shelves.
Summer Housing 2013
For more information about summer housing go to the Summer Housing Web site at http://www.stolaf.edu/stulife/reslife/summerhousing/
Priority will be given to students who apply for summer housing by Friday, May 10, 2013.
Future Residence Hall Opening Dates:
Below are the dates the residence halls open for returning students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) for upcoming years. It is on these dates that students may move in for the fall.
Monday, September 2, 2013 Labor Day for Upper Class students
Classes begin Thursday, September 5, 2013
Residence Life Staff Include:
Associate Dean of Students Director of Residence Life
Assistant Director of Residence Life