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  • Neurodiverse
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
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1520 St Olaf Ave
Northfield , Minnesota 55057-1098

Disability Resource Office

Disability and Access
1520 St Olaf Ave
Northfield, MN 55057-1098
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About St Olaf College

St. Olaf College is a distinguished private institution nestled in the heart of Northfield, Minnesota. Established as a not-for-profit university, it has been dedicated to providing exceptional educational opportunities for over 150 years. With its picturesque campus and commitment to academic excellence, St. Olaf College has become a renowned institution both nationally and internationally.

One of the defining features of St. Olaf College is its commitment to a liberal arts education. The college offers a wide range of academic programs spanning the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Students are encouraged to explore various disciplines and broaden their intellectual horizons. Undergraduate students can choose from around 47 majors and concentrations, allowing them to pursue their passions and develop a well-rounded education.

The campus of St. Olaf College is truly breathtaking. Its stunning architectural design, encompassed by lush greenery and towering oak trees, provides an inspiring environment for both academic and personal growth. The college’s commitment to sustainability is evident throughout the campus, with various initiatives aimed at reducing its ecological footprint. This dedication to sustainability not only benefits the environment but also fosters a sense of responsibility and stewardship among the student body.

St. Olaf College boasts an impressive faculty, comprising accomplished scholars and dedicated educators. Professors at St. Olaf are known for their commitment to teaching and their accessibility to students. They prioritize mentoring and engagement, ensuring that students receive personalized attention and guidance on their academic journey. The small class sizes allow for robust discussions and facilitate a close-knit learning community on campus.

Beyond the classroom, St. Olaf College offers a vibrant student life filled with extracurricular opportunities. With over 225 student organizations, there is something for everyone. Students can participate in a range of activities, from sports teams and musical ensembles to academic clubs and community service groups. Such involvement fosters leadership skills, forges lifelong friendships, and enhances the overall college experience.

Located in Northfield, Minnesota, St. Olaf College benefits from being part of a dynamic and welcoming community. Northfield is a charming town renowned for its rich history, beautiful scenery, and lively cultural scene. The town hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including festivals, concerts, and sporting events. Students often find themselves exploring Northfield’s downtown area, which offers eclectic shops, restaurants, and a vibrant arts scene. The town’s safe and friendly atmosphere creates a supportive and welcoming environment for students.

St. Olaf College’s commitment to accessibility is reflected in its generous financial aid programs. The college is dedicated to making education affordable and accessible to all students, regardless of their financial background. St. Olaf offers a variety of scholarships, grants, and work-study opportunities to ensure that talented students have the opportunity to pursue their education and fulfill their potential.

In conclusion, St. Olaf College is a prestigious private institution situated in the enchanting town of Northfield, Minnesota. With its focus on liberal arts education, stunning campus, supportive faculty, vibrant student life, and commitment to accessibility, St. Olaf College provides a transformative educational experience. It is a place where students can cultivate their passions, expand their horizons, and develop the skills necessary to thrive in an ever-changing world.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations