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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Stand-Up isn’t just another college tradition; it’s THE Olivet College tradition. Stand-Up is a welcome, a new beginning and a dawning of not only the new school year, but of student life at OC.

As early the 1870s, and confirmed in 1896, Stand-Up has been a custom of Olivet College. The entire campus participates in the event. A handshake, or more importantly, a first impression, is the basis.

The simplest way to explain this longstanding OC tradition is this: The entire college community gathers in a line... Read more

“I love journalism for the long nights, early mornings, dull pencils and coffee burps,” said Brian Freiberger, editor of the Echo. Brian is only entering his sophomore year of college this fall, but the hefty load of editor responsibilities isn’t scaring him off. With a growing passion for journalism, this is exactly the opportunity Brian was looking for to feed his hunger for reporting.

It Takes Passion

Brian, of Onsted, discovered journalism just before graduating high school. Even though it was new to him, he could tell by the intensity of the way it... Read more

Homecoming isn’t just about the football game, a large crowd and school spirit. It’s about coming together and celebrating Olivet College, a place that has left a mark on many.

Frank Corl ’94 (pictured right) and Amy Gardner Dean ’92 will be joining Olivet College during Homecoming to celebrate art, their niche at OC, by exhibiting their work in the Riethmiller Blackman Art Building Kresge Foundation Art Gallery. The exhibits will be available for viewing from Oct. 6 through Nov. 4. The artists will hold a special reception and gallery talk during Homecoming Friday, Oct. 7 from 5 to... Read more

Olivet College is gearing up for what is sure to be an incredible fall semester, and we’re excited to welcome the class of #OC2020 to campus for the first time! To all new freshmen, transfer students and their families, welcome to #OCNation! And to returning students, welcome back!

Now that Move-In Day is complete, here’s what you can expect for the rest of Welcome Week at OC. Don’t hesitate to ask questions by contacting us at any time at 800.456.7189.

Monday, Aug. 29

Greek Leadership Training for fraternities and sororities will... Read more

Anna Althea Hills, alumna of Olivet College from 1898-1901, will be an upcoming featured artist at the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, California. The exhibit, entitled Miss Hills of Laguna Beach – Anna Althea Hills Art, Education, Community will be displayed from Oct. 16, 2016 to Jan. 15, 2017. Hills gifted the painting The Blue Pacific, Laguna Beach (pictured right) to Olivet College, which will be on lend to the museum for the exhibit. The painting has been displayed in the Hance House on campus. The oil on canvas painting depicts a rocky Laguna Beach coast crashing with... Read more

A Personal Account from Presidential Spouse Traci Corey

Making the Transition

As Olivet slips into late summer, the college is abuzz with preparations for students returning to campus, and welcoming the Class of 2020 to their new, four-year home. Faculty and staff have had the opportunity to meet many of these new Comets and their parents during summer orientation. And, while excitement builds for the academic year ahead, there’s also a heightened level of emotion as parents get ready to send their child away from home for the first time.

As the... Read more

Misconception: Small colleges are often viewed as having few opportunities because of insufficient size.

Fact: There is nothing that prevents Olivet College from providing students with numerous opportunities to get involved in the things they love. Actually, the intimate setting of OC allows participation options to be more accessible and attainable to students. Many of them even come with scholarships!

Danny Does It All

Danny Neugent (pictured right) of East Lansing is taking advantage of... Read more


Let’s face it, tackling a four-year college right out of high school can be intimidating. Many students choose to wade into college rather than diving in head first, and that’s okay! If you’re a student who is ready for the next step after a two-year college program, we welcome you to check out Olivet College! At OC, career planning is built in to every major, transfer student specialists are on hand to assist you, and 99 percent of students receive financial aid - with generous scholarships still available for fall 2016!

Summer Sunnock, pictured right,... Read more

“Get out there. Go get more experience. Visit the schools. Apply for the scholarships. Make them notice you.” –T’Keyia Collins

T’Keyia Collins (pictured right) is known on campus as a student-athlete, but she’s also a transfer student. TK has had Olivet on her radar since graduating from high school, and was recruited to the Olivet College Women’s Basketball Team. She decided to attend community college her freshman year and transferred to another community college her second year. TK didn’t forget about Olivet, though, and finally transferred to OC for her third year of... Read more

Are you still looking for the right college fit? It’s not too late to apply to OC! Here’s what transfer students need to prepare for their big transition!


1. Transferring is easier than you think. Olivet's admissions staff will work with you one-on-one to transfer the credits you’ve already earned, select a major and schedule your classes. Contact us now at 800.456.7189 or

2. It’s not too late to transfer to OC for the 2016 fall semester. Olivet is still accepting students for our fall class, but time is... Read more


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