Welcome to Olivet.

Olivet Nazarene University makes every effort to ensure students, parents, and families feel welcomed and informed. As an admitted student, once you have submitted your enrollment deposit, you will be signed up for ONU’s freshmen and transfer Orientation. This is where students will sign up for classes, pick their housing, meet classmates, receive information technology training, and much more.

The entire Orientation has been crafted to guarantee all questions and details are thoroughly covered. Prior to orientation, there are a few things we need from you:


When to arrive


Orientation check in will be in Weber Center from 11:00 a.m. to Noon on Saturday morning, August 25. During that time a campus tour will be offered as well beginning at 11:15 departing from Weber Center. Lunch will be provided for you and your family in Ludwig Center between 12:00 -1:00 p.m. Your official Welcome to Olivet will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Weber Center, required for all incoming freshmen.


Orientation at Olivet will begin for you on Sunday, August 26 at 5:15 p.m. in Ludwig Center with dinner and a worship service welcoming all new students to campus. You will also receive a greeting from President Dr. John C. Bowling.


Regretfully, weekend housing will not be provided for parents at Orientation, as many students are moving into the residence halls.


Please contact the Office of Admissions at 815-939-5203 if you would like assistance with directions to Bourbonnais, require transportation from a Chicago airport or train station (please give us two weeks’ notice), or have any questions about Orientation. We are anticipating a great event and look forward to seeing you!


Click on the date below to register for a 2018 Orientation session: