Life at Olivet

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At Olivet, you’re challenged not only in the lecture hall, but also in Chapel, the sports arenas and the rehearsal studios– connecting over conversations in campus housing, across the dinner table, and in every corner of the Olivet campus.

Our engaging, outgoing and endlessly-energetic Student Development team exists to maximize each student’s college experience and help prepare you for wherever life leads after four years at Olivet.

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I’ve transformed from a socially awkward turtle (afraid to stick her neck out) to someone who has flourished – using my talents to create and assist in creating artistic media.

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Campus Dining

At Olivet, we make health and nutrition a priority. When it comes to food, we provide an extensive variety of healthy and delicious meal options in our four on-campus locations.

Dining Details

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University Life Handbook

Everything you need to know as a college student is listed here, within the student handbook.

Take a look.

University Life Handbook (PDF)

Staying Healthy

One of the keys to a successful college career is navigating all the various elements: academic, social, spiritual and physical. We don’t take that lightly at Olivet, and we have provided students with healthy eating options, and a dynamic Recreational Life Center, where students can swim, climb, exercise and enjoy fun together.

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More than Knowledge

Learning and growing go hand in hand at Olivet. Here, you’ll learn truth and gain wisdom as you are stretched academically and spiritually. The entire campus gathers twice each week for chapel, and there’s a freedom to discuss matters of faith openly. Professors and staff serve as mentors, and worship is a vital part of campus life.

Learn More About Spiritual Life

Clubs & Organizations

Journalists, equestrian enthusiasts, tabletop gamers (along with all the rest of you), join like-minded students in our 73 different student clubs and organizations. There truly is something for everyone, and new clubs are organized each year.

Find a Club

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Where You’ll Live

Living on campus is one of the highlights of the ONU experience. Resident directors and resident assistants live within our student residence halls, providing guidance and support, ensuring a positive living experience for every student.

Housing & Dining at Olivet



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Olivet Athletics

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Go, Tigers!

With championship-winning teams, and a kinetic energy in the stands, our athletic teams add excitement to campus each week. More than 600 students in 21 intercollegiate athletic teams make up the varsity and junior varsity teams known as the ONU Tigers.

ONU Tigers

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Become a Tiger

Interested in becoming an Olivet Tiger? Click on the link below and fill out the appropriate form. Once you submit the form a member of the coaching staff will be glad to contact you.

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Campus Services

As a student at Olivet, you will have access to every service necessary to prepare you for success in your career and in life. We are, in every way, a student-centered University. Nowhere is this commitment more evident than in the many services and resources we provide to ensure the academic and personal success of our students. We take a caring, highly personalized approach — not only in the classroom, but in every area of student support. We believe in the vast potential of every student. And we do all we can to help them become their best.

See All Campus Services


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Listen Up!

One of the nation’s premier top 20 Christian radio stations, Shine.FM, is at the footsteps of the campus. Now in its 50th year of broadcasting, Shine.FM and its partners Brilla.Fm and reach a limitless online audience with the daily message of hope.

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Where Your Future Begins

We Believe. You Belong Here. Discover why Olivet is a place where faith meets calling. Take the first step today.

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