Homecoming 2021

Homecoming 2021

Schedule of Events


Virtual 5k Ole Walk/Run/Roll

Friday, October 8 - Sunday, October 10 | Your favorite location!

This virtual 5k is for those who will not be able to attend in person on the St. Olaf campus.

Ready, set go!

Run, walk, roll, or stroll 3.1 miles in Ole's Virtual 5K Walk/Run/Roll. Run on a trail or treadmill, roll through a park, or walk laps around the block - finish your own race, at your pace and be your own timekeeper. 

Now through Sunday, October 10!

Choose your day to run, walk, or roll now through October 10 to be included in the race results.

Receive an official race shirt

You'll always come in first when wearing a cool, Ole 5K t-shirt. Shirts can ONLY be ordered through September 29, and will be mailed only in domestic USA after October 10.

Cross the finish line

Everyone is a winner -- bragging rights and high-fives all around! All submitted Walk/Run/Roll times will be posted on the Homecoming 5K results page.


$20 for the t-shirt (includes domestic mailing)  available until September 29.

No charge if no shirt is ordered.

Homecoming and Family Weekend

Friday, October 8 - Sunday, October 10 | St. Olaf College

Follow the Food Tour with Bon Appétit

Friday, October 8 - Saturday, October 9 | Buntrock Commons, Ground Floor

Join St. Olaf’s Bon Appétit General Manager Traci Quinnell as she shows what makes our nationally recognized dining experience so extraordinary. Our tour starts where the product arrives and ends where we serve 6,000 meals a day. Each tour block is limited to 12 participants.

Homecoming Scavenger Hunt

Friday, October 8 - Saturday, October 9 | St. Olaf College Campus

The game will open on GooseChase, a virtual scavenger hunt app. Just download the app, register for this event to receive our game code, and have fun! You can register as a team of one or invite up to 3 friends to join your team.  

Choose to play as a guest, or register for a personal account with a username & password. Search by game name or game code sent in your confirmation to join the game. Follow the prompts to create or select a team, or to create or select an individual player profile.

*You understand that pictures, videos and other depictions of the St. Olaf All Reunion Scavenger Hunt event will be collected. You authorize St. Olaf College to exhibit, publish or distribute any photograph or video in which your likeness appears. You waive any right to royalties or other compensation, and you release St. Olaf College of any other liabilities, arising out of or relating to the use of your image in any such photograph or video obtained from the event.

Alumni Awards Reception and Banquet

Friday, October 8, 6p.m. - 9p.m. CST | Buntrock Commons, Black and Gold Ballrooms

5k Ole Walk/Run - In-person

Saturday, October 9, 8a.m. - 9a.m. CST | St. Olaf College, Tostrud Center

All guests are invited to participate in the Homecoming 5k Ole Walk/Run through the St. Olaf Natural Lands. The 5k takes place rain or shine and is sponsored by Campus Recreation. Check in begins at 7 a.m. 

Submit your results here: 5k Walk/Run/Roll Results Form

Please: no dogs or other pets on the 5k run.

Conversation with María Pabón Gautier

Saturday, October 9, 9:30a.m. - 10:30a.m. CST | Tomson Hall 280 (Alumni Auditorium)

A Conversation with María Pabón Gautier, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion.

Town Hall with President David R. Anderson '74

Saturday, October 9, 10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. CST | Tomson Hall 280 (Alumni Auditorium)

All visiting alumni, family members, and campus guests are invited to an interactive presentation by President Anderson, who provides his perspective on higher education in America today and St. Olaf College’s place within that landscape. Refreshments provided.

Festival Lunch

Saturday, October 9, 11a.m. - 1:30p.m. CST | Buntrock Commons, Stav Hall

All guests and students are invited to dine in Stav Hall for cuisine prepared by the college’s award-winning food service provider, Bon Appétit, and featuring ingredients from southern Minnesota.

Sunday Brunch

Sunday, October 10, 10:30a.m. - 1:30p.m. CST | Buntrock Commons, Stav Hall

Enjoy a Sunday brunch in Stav Hall.