Updates to the 2020-21 Academic Year

Olivet Nazarene University is open for the spring 2021 semester! However, in order to do so, there will be some changes to the way we do things. New and returning students have received information about saliva testing. Positive active cases and weekly testing numbers will be updated daily on the Olivet COVID-19 Dashboard page.

The University will update the FAQ page frequently with relevant information on everything from computer requirements to bookstore hours, from move-in details to academic resources. Check out the documents below for more information regarding campus operations and health & safety protocols for the spring semester. If you have questions about health & safety, call Health Services at 815-939-5256.

COVID-19 Dashboard

Spring 2021 Semester Preview

The Olivet Experience | Fall 2020 Guidelines

Health & Safety Protocols

Parent Communication - August 2020

Tiger Pause is a set of guidelines for the entire Olivet community, in order to facilitate a safe environment for everyone! 

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Important Dates


Classes begin asynchronously: Tuesday, January 12
MLK Observance: Monday, January 18 (no classes, offices open)
Classes begin on campus: Tuesday, January 19
Break days: Feb. 4, 24, March 9 and April 22
Easter break: April 2-5
Final Exams: May 3-6
Baccalaureate Service (tentative): May 7
Commencement (tentative): May 8

There will be no spring revival or Spring Break this year.

For more information on the academic calendar, visit www.olivet.edu/academic-calendar-undergraduate

Spring 2021

Olivet Nazarene University is looking forward to welcoming students back to campus for the spring semester! Although no one is certain about what the future holds, at Olivet, we know this – we are going to have a full University experience in spring 2021. Our faculty and staff are confident that whatever shape the academic programs and social activities take, they will be the excellent, collegial and productive experiences that we all cherish. 

The health and safety of our students is always the top priority at Olivet. At the beginning of last summer, seven task forces were assembled, under the direction of the COVID Steering Committee, to plan for a dynamic start to the academic year. Following a fantastic fall semester, Olivet is planning for a wonderful start to 2021.