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Members of the St. Olaf College campus community joined construction crews to mark the topping out of the Ole Avenue Project on September 8. The topping out commemorates the point in construction at which the last beam or truss is placed on a building, signifying that the highest point on the building has been reached. The topping out of the Ole Avenue Project marked a construction milestone on the residence hall portion of the project.

The Ole Avenue Project is a multifaceted plan to transform residential housing for St. Olaf students. The college is building a new 300-bed residence hall on the south side of St. Olaf Avenue, as well as townhouse–style residences with 140 student beds on the north side of St. Olaf Avenue. The project will be completed in the fall of 2022 and will be a new gateway to St. Olaf on the eastern edge of campus.

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