Home to varsity men's and women's basketball practice, volleyball practice, indoor track season and more pre-season sport activities, Olson Forum opened in 1994 as a multifunction athletic complex for student, intramural and varsity use.

Hosting a variety of summer camps in the school's offseason, along with intramurals throughout the school year, Olson Forum is always buzzing with activity. Set 12 feet below ground level, the tracks and courts are even with the lower levels of Memorial Auditorium. With a surrounding upper balcony offering exercise equipment to all students, staff and faculty, Olson is complete with the fitness solution for all. 


Courts and Track (academic year)

Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-10 p.m. 

Saturday and Sunday  Noon-10 p.m. 

Fitness Balcony (year-round)*

Daily  6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Olson Forum Desk Staff (academic year)

Monday-Friday  6 p.m.-10 p.m. 

Saturday and Sunday  noon-10 p.m. 


*After Offutt Concourse doors are locked, you can access the balcony with your fob through the southeast Olson Forum doors (by the corner of 8th Street and 12th Avenue).


The facility honors the vision of Earl and Dorothy Olson of Willmar, Minn., for their landmark $5 million gift to help fund its construction. The Olson Forum is connected to Memorial Auditorium via the Offutt Concourse.

The connecting Offutt Concourse, named for longtime regent Ronald Offutt of Moorhead, includes classrooms, the Cobber Athletic Hall of Fame gallery, recognition of Concordia Alumni Achievement award winner, a ticket booth and the Birkeland Alumni Lounge.