New Starbucks location coming to Ludwig Center at Olivet

Beginning of a new day for the campus dining and social experience.

October 29, 2018 Campus Life

Starbucks® is about to become a major feature of the campus social experience at Olivet Nazarene University. Construction on a licensed store location in Olivet’s Ludwig Center begins Nov. 5, 2018, with the opening scheduled for early January 2019. This is phase one of a complete update and expansion project for Ludwig.

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“These renovations are only possible because of the generous support of Sodexo Food Service,” says Dr. Woody Webb, vice president for student development. “Sodexo not only invests in food options, but they also invest in facilities. This two and one-half year project is made possible through a generous gift by Sodexo.” 

Phase two of this update and expansion project, beginning in summer 2019, is a complete renovation of Ludwig’s lower level. This will include a new retail grill café, additional seating, a new gaming area and expansion of the University Post Office.

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Phase three, during summer 2020, will include the renovation of Ludwig’s main dining room, featuring the addition of a second level of seating on the north side, two additional food stations plus upgrades for existing stations and several round tables for seating. One of the new food stations will be Simple Servings to address the needs of those with food allergies. To add more dining variety, The 360 Grill will provide new choices, from authentic Mongolian food to a pancake bar.

“Since Ludwig Center was built, we have added over 1,000 residential students,” says Dr. Webb. “To address the needs of students, it’s important that Olivet remains relevant and responsive to current trends and expectations.”

To learn more about life at Olivet, contact the Office of Admissions at or 800-648-1463.

Published: 10/29/2018

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