Counting Down to Move-In Day
Greetings! It has been a beautiful summer here at St. Olaf, and I’ve enjoyed some vacation time (and so has the blog). However, we’re ready to roll again. August in the Admissions world is all about anticipating the arrival of the new class to campus while simultaneously planning our fall travel. I’m always amazed by my colleagues’ ability to cover nearly every region throughout the fall; this year will be no exception.
On the Hill, we excitedly await the arrival of our Class of 2016. Housing assignments were sent a few weeks ago, and roommates have connected and have began the process of planning what to bring to campus. Hopefully you and your parents have seen the Destination: St. Olaf Class of 2016 page online, established by our friends in the Residence Life and Dean of Students Offices. There is a great checklist of what to keep in mind as you prepare for coming to the Hill; additionally, check out the schedule for Week One!
In preparation for 2016ers’ move to campus, our office has hosted multiple Send-Off events around the country. This weekend, we will host our last Send-Offs in Kansas City, St. Louis, New York, DC, and Iowa. From California, Texas, and Colorado to Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin, and Illinois, the earlier Send-Offs were a hit. Incoming students and their parents had a chance to mingle with current Oles and Ole parents, St. Olaf staff members, and alums. Below are a few photos from the events; check out the 2016 Facebook page for more.
The Send-Offs have been a great way for some outside-Minnesota community to interact with the Ole community in their areas. It has been fun for us, and we look forward to the last set of them this weekend.
As you peruse the blog this fall, keep an eye out for more Tour Guide profiles, guest blogs from students and colleagues in Admissions, and updates and photos about goings-on on the Hill. We anticipate another great year of meeting students and families both here and wherever our travels take us!