Student Services


Located on the main floor of Buntrock Commons, the St. Olaf Bookstore sells textbooks, general reading and reference books, office and school supplies, St. Olaf clothing and accessories, Scandinavian gifts, insignia items, health and beauty aids, food and beverages, and recorded music.

Services include special ordering, cap and gown rental, class ring orders, check cashing, Ole Card deposits, and gift cards. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Ole Cards are accepted at the St. Olaf Bookstore. Online ordering is available at: Toll-free phone orders are also taken at 888-232-6523. The St. Olaf Bookstore is owned and operated by Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC.

Counseling Center

Personal and psychological counseling is available through the Student Counseling Center.

Services are available to all students on a confidential, no-fee basis.

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.

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 dietitian 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.

For additional information on Counseling Center services, staff, location, hours, appointments, etc., please refer to the Counseling Center website.

Personal counseling is also available from the college pastors, the dean of students, and associate deans of students.

Health Insurance

St. Olaf requires that all students enrolled at the College have health insurance. If students are not covered, they will be expected to participate in the Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan. If a student has health insurance and does not wish to participate in the insurance offered through St. Olaf they must complete a waiver form online. This waiver must be completed each year they are enrolled at St. Olaf. If not completed prior to the 10th day of classes, the student will automatically be enrolled in the student health insurance at St. Olaf College. Information is sent to students during the summer but can also be found at

Health Service Information for Deposited Students

507-786-3063 •

Deposited Students can log into the Student Health Portal for instructions on how to enter Required documentation*.  Due July 15

*Required Documentation:  Immunization record and dates of required immunizations, Tuberculosis (TB) screening questionnaire, and if indicated, tuberculosis screening, and Report of Medical History. 

Students unable to access the Student Health Portal, can find Health Service Information for Incoming Students and Required Documentation on the Health Service website.      

About Health Service

Center for Multicultural and International Engagement (CMIE)

The Center for Multicultural and International Engagement (CMIE) provides resources and co-curricular support for domestic multicultural and international students, working with and within the community to engage, educate, and enrich campus life for all students.


  • Design, promote, and evaluate campus-wide intercultural engagement, which fosters student development and growth.
  • Create opportunities for students to further develop their leadership and self-advocacy skills.
  • Facilitate connections between students and alumni; enhance personal and professional networking skills.
  • Collaborate with students, offices, and academic departments to create, support, and evaluate initiatives that engage, educate, and enrich students’ experiences on campus.
  • Advocate and support students participating in academic and co-curricular programs, both on and off-campus, that build on their interpersonal, civic, and global citizenship.

The Center provides academic and financial advising and 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. For more information about programs and services, call 507-786-3060, email or see The Center for Multicultural and International Engagement is located in Buntrock Commons Room 111.

International Student Services

St. Olaf welcomes international students from around the world, as well as U.S. students who live abroad. Upon 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 U.S. immigration regulations, housing and campus adjustment, banking, and U.S. tax concerns..

International students live in residence halls with U.S. students. The Assistant Director of the Center for Multicultural and International Engagement (CMIE) and the Immigration, Visa, and International Programs Coordinator are available to assist students throughout the year. CMIE plans educational, informative, and social activities for international students, their roommates, and other St. Olaf students.The Visa Coordinator is available for immigration counseling.  For visa support call 507-786-3661 or visit Tomson Hall 380.  The Assistant Director of the Center for Multicultural and International Engagement, is available to students for personal, social, and academic support. For information about programs, services, and student support, call 1-507-786-3060, email Emiko Oonk at, or see The Assistant Director of CMIE is located in Buntrock Commons Room 111.

Post Office

Student, department, and administrative mailboxes are in Buntrock Commons. Stamps, express mail, certified mail, insured mail, and package mailing services are available. The mailing of registered items must be handled by the Northfield Post Office.

Property Insurance

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.

Veterans Administration

St. Olaf College programs are approved  for the training of veterans and other eligible persons by the Minnesota State Approving Agency.  St. Olaf College is responsible for certifying and transmitting necessary information to the Veterans Administration. Contact the Registrar's Office at or 507-786-3015 and see the website for more information.

The Wellness Center

The St. Olaf Wellness Center is located on the main floor of Buntrock Commons, room 112. The Wellness Center serves as a resource to promote awareness and education on issues relating to healthy lifestyles. The Wellness Center strives to educate and support a community that encourages healthy and safe behaviors through personal responsibility, positive social norms, academic engagement, and a vibrant co-curricular life. The Wellness Center provides prevention and intervention services for alcohol and other drug use and abuse concerns. Peer Educators (current students trained in areas of wellness) are available to talk with students one-on-one during office hours. Students are encouraged to visit the Wellness Center and talk with a Peer Educator about any concern; whether it's sleep schedules, alcohol use, or roommate tension, the team will do its best to connect students with key resources, or just listen if that's most helpful. In addition to staffing the office, the Wellness team provides approximately 10 programs per month on topics such as chemical health, nutrition, relationships, sexual health, and mental health. All students are welcome to attend our programs! For more information on the Wellness Center or to request a program presentation, please visit