Updates to Campus Operations

Olivet Nazarene University is already preparing for the fall 2021 semester! Although we do not have any plans to mandate a vaccine for students or employees, the fact that many of our students, faculty and staff have already received one will have a positive impact on our campus and surrounding community this fall. We encourage those who have not yet received a vaccine to consider doing so this summer. In addition to the individual benefit of not needing to quarantine upon COVID-exposure, the higher our collective vaccination percentage is, the greater the likelihood is that we will have a more normal-looking fall.

Keeping in mind that things can always change, this is some of what we are anticipating for fall 2021:

  •  Mask-wearing will be a personal choice, rather than a campus-wide mandate.
  • The classroom experience to return to normal without the requirement of distancing and masks.  
  • Ludwig Center will return to full normal operation, allowing us to take full advantage of the remodeling that was done this past summer.
  • A full chapel schedule which will allow us to join together to worship and grow.
  • Athletic teams to have full seasons as they compete for championships.
  • Performing arts departments to once again be busy with concerts, shows, and productions.
  • Residential life and community life teams will offer a full schedule of enriching activities and events.

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


Registration Days: August 30-31
Classes begin on campus: Wednesday, September 1
Fall Revival: September 19-22
Fall break: October 11-12
Homecoming & Family Weekend: October 22-24
Thanksgiving break: November 24-28
Final examinations: December 15-17

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

Fall 2021

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 fall 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 summer 2020, 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 2020-21 school year, Olivet is planning for a wonderful start to another academic year in fall 2021.