Parents and Families

Welcome to the Olivet community! Whether you're a parent, grandparent, extended family member, sibling or guardian, we're here to serve you. It's our goal to connect parents and families with valuable resources and information in order to support your student's Olivet journey. 

Discover ways to keep up with your student and encourage them throughout their academic, social and spiritual opportunities. For regular news and event information, along with receiving the bi-monthly newsletter delivered directly to your email, register for the Parent and Family Network. To view the most recent newsletter, click here

During this Olivet experience, if you are unsure who to contact with a specific question, feel free to reach our team at We will either assist with answers or point you in the right direction.


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Parent Newsletter

Register for the Parent and Family Network and receive the bi-monthly newsletter delivered directly to your email. View past newsletters below. 

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Parent Council

The ONU Parent Council is a representative group of parents who offer to support and implement activities to engage families of current students. Learn More >

Homecoming 2022

Homecoming is a special time for friends of the University to gather on Olivet’s campus. With activities planned for all ages and interests, Olivet celebrates accomplishments and heritage during a three-day schedule of events. 

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Read All About It

Our very own award-winning Olivet The Magazine features articles from outstanding writers and first-person accounts from students, alumni and friends. 

This year's Parent Guide issue, titled Community: A Place to Belong, addresses topics of interest for parents like you. Read the featured article and full issues of Olivet The Magazine below.

Summer 2022 Parent Guide

Fall 2021 Parent Guide Featured Article 

Recent issues of Olivet the Magazine

Considering Olivet?

As a parent of a future college student, nothing is more important than seeing Olivet for yourself. We know that parents (and families!) are a major influence on where any young person chooses to spend their college years, and at Olivet, we have special programming for parents built into our campus visit days. 


College is a rite of passage ...

... a significant season of growth as students make their way to independence. The Olivet community exists as a family — walking alongside students to attain their career dreams and academic goals.

Our campus visits are epic! Here’s what one visitor had to say:

Kris R., Wheaton, IL
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Our tour guide did a fantastic job of plugging the campus activities, various food options (on and off campus) and perks, such as first-run movies, awesome Chapel speakers and Christian musicians. My daughter and I  fell in love with Olivet on the most dreary, wet and cold day. If she thought campus was beautiful in the dead of winter, I can't wait to see how much she will love it in the beauty of spring and fall.

Education With A Christian Purpose

Career Preparedness

Corporations regularly seek out the Olivet grad. With a 96% career placement rate, our students possess skill and character.

Christ Centered

Every aspect of university life reflects our shared faith, including student worship services, focused times of prayer and group study.

Community Life

Whether discussing a great lecture, or debating the latest news, students engage in scholarly conversation as part of Olivet life.

31-Day Prayer Guide

The Olivet Parent & Family Network is pleased to offer the 31-Day Prayer Guide for families and parents of college students, and future college students. Get your free copy today!

31-Day Prayer Guide

Parent & Family Network

Discover ways to keep up with your Olivet student and encourage them throughout their academic, social and spiritual journey at Olivet. To receive quarterly communication (important dates, coming events and resources for parents) during the school year, sign-up today!

Parent & Family Network

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 Sparkhd.FM reach a limitless online audience with the daily message of hope.

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Still Have Questions?

Our outstanding Admissions staff are experts in all-things Olivet, and are always willing to help.

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Enrollment Deposit

Ready to submit your enrollment deposit? Your $200 deposit will secure your place in the incoming class as well as prepare you for final enrollment steps.

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VIDEO: Wondering about Financial Aid? More than 99% of Olivet students receive grants, aid and scholarships. Everything you need to know is right here. 

Meet The Faculty

Our professors and staff are committed to making the Olivet experience second-to-none. Discover the men and women that are working to shape the future.

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