Updates to the Fall 2020 Semester

Olivet Nazarene University will be open for the fall 2020 semester! However, in order to do so, there will be some changes to the way we do things. New and returning students will receive information directly as decisions are finalized. The University will also 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 two documents below for more information regarding campus operations and health & safety protocols for the fall semester. If you have questions about health & safety, call Health Services at 815-939-5256.

Live COVID-19 Updates

Parent Communication - August 2020

The Olivet Experience | Fall 2020 Guidelines

Health & Safety Protocols Fall 2020

Fall Athletic Updates

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: Monday, August 17
Reading days: September 22 & October 28
Final Exams: Friday, Monday & Tuesday, November 20, 23 & 24

There will be no fall revival or fall break this year.

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


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

Fall 2020

Olivet Nazarene University is looking forward to welcoming students back to campus for the fall 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 fall 2020. 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 the summer, seven task forces were assembled, under the direction of the Fall Planning Steering Committee, to plan for a dynamic start to the fall semester. The Committee put together this document, outlining the many changes and considerations that the University is making for a safe and strong start.