Residence Halls

Living on campus is one of the highlights of the ONU experience. Sharing and learning together, hanging out and having fun together — these are how close friendships and lifelong memories are formed.

At Olivet, ours is a close-knit, Christian living community, where students are able to grow socially, academically and spiritually together. Resident directors and resident assistants live within our student residence halls, providing guidance and support, ensuring a positive living experience for every student.

We are so convinced of the merits of campus-living that we maintain a residential campus policy that requires students 22 years or younger to live on campus unless the student is a commuter. We believe campus living has a vital, life-changing impact, and we want it to become a part of every student's ONU experience. 

When you're choosing a college, it’s not just majors, classes and activities that will determine the quality of your educational experience. Quality of life is also a major factor for how you will learn and grow during the undergrad experience. Along with dining (from coffee shops to fresh and fast Mexican!) and recreational facilities (from a climbing wall to a lap pool!), residential life is one of the highlights of the Olivet experience.

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At Olivet Nazarene University, we know comfort, security and fun are all essential ingredients to bring out your best as a college student. Freshmen and upperclassmen study, relax and build lifelong friendships in a variety of housing settings.

Living on campus is one of the highlights of the ONU experience. Sharing and learning together, hanging out and having fun together — this is how close friendships and lifelong memories are formed.

Freshman Dorms

Chapman Hall, Nesbitt Hall, Williams Hall, Parrott Hall

Women's Residence Halls

Williams is a four-story building with a large common lounge on the entry-level floor.

Williams has traditional two-person rooms (11 x 14), and also a limited number of three-person rooms. Four suites are available, which are two rooms connected by a private bathroom. Each room has one window (40"w x 53"l).

Laundry facilities are available in the lower level, near the full-size kitchen. Microwaves are not allowed in individual rooms, but one is provided in the kitchen on the first floor.

Parrott Hall is a traditional residence hall for freshman female students with two-person rooms (11' x 11') and a community bathroom in the middle of each floor.

This hall has a common lounge with a kitchen on the first floor and laundry facilities in the lower level. Microwaves are not allowed in individual rooms, but one is provided in the lobby kitchen.

A chapel is located on the second floor, and a TV room on the third floor. Vending machines are located on first floor, north stairwell.

Men's Freshman Residence

Chapman, one of the freshman men’s dorms, embodies the quintessential higher ed architecture captured in classic film and television and is a legacy on Olivet’s campus.. With its spacious rooms and high ceilings, Chapman Hall is home to approximately 200 freshman male students each school year.

Chapman Hall has a lounge on the entry level, equipped with a big screen TV and comfortable seating. Chapman has its own laundry facilities and vending machines for a late-night snack. Community restrooms and shower facilities are located in the middle of each floor.

Two-person rooms are 11' x 18', and three-person rooms are 11' x 24'.

Nesbitt Hall is a male residence hall housing 150 freshman students. It is a traditional dormitory with two-person rooms (10' x 14') with one window (51”w x 63”l). Community bathrooms are located in the middle of each floor. Each floor contains laundry facilities. TV and/or study rooms are found at various locations throughout the building.

The lobby of Nesbitt houses Simply to Go, a dining area open during the lunch hours to all students. This dining area offers a flat screen television and computers for lunch-goers and Nesbitt residents. Nesbitt’s four-story building offers easy handicap access.

Upperclassmen and Transfer Housing

Hills Hall, Howe Hall, McClain Hall, University Place Apartments, Grand Apartments, Olde Oak Apartments, Stratford Apartments, Stadium Apartments

Upperclassman & Transfer Housing

Hills Hall is a residence hall for male students, housing over 190 upperclassmen. It is a traditional residence hall with two-person rooms (11' x 11') with two windows (36.5" x 64"). All rooms are tiled, with the option of laying temporary carpet. Community bathrooms are located in the middle of each floor. TV and/or study rooms are found at various locations throughout the building. A kitchen and dining area are two of the highlights of Hills’ larger common area.

Howe Hall, for female upperclassmen, has two-person rooms (11'6" x 20') with a bathroom in each room. Each room is tiled with an option for placing temporary carpet. Howe’s lounge area is centered between the two wings with a kitchen area located in the corner. The kitchen has a refrigerator, oven, microwave and sink. Beyond this, cooking is not allowed in the residence hall. Laundry facilities are located just off the lobby.

McClain Hall is a residence hall for female upperclassmen, housing approximately 190 students. It is a traditional residence hall featuring two-person rooms (11 x 14) with two windows (35"w x 53"l). Located on all four floors are community bathrooms, study area and a small utility area. Microwaves are not allowed in individual rooms, but one is provided in the lobby kitchen. There is a dorm chapel located on the second floor and a TV room on the third floor. Laundry facilities are located on the lower level at the south end of the building.

Apartment Living

In addition to residence halls for upperclassmen, we also offer spacious apartment complexes to upperclassmen. Grand, University Place and Stadium Apartments are all located on the perimeter of the campus. Olde Oak and Stratford Apartments are located off campus. These 3- or 4-person living quarters all have their own bathroom, kitchen, living room and bedroom(s). Laundry facilities are available in each complex.