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Olivet College Orientation

Welcome to the Olivet College Family

We are pleased you've decided to attend Olivet College this fall! On this page you will find all of the information you need to prepare for orientation. But, you have to choose a date first! The first step to becoming an official Comet is to choose one of the orientation dates below and register for orientation:

Choose Your Orientation Date!

Not sure if you're ready for orientation?

Make sure you've completed the steps below before you pick an orientation date.

2. Submit your deposit and claim your spot.

3. Submit your final high school transcripts to:

​       Admissions Office
       Olivet College
       320 S. Main St.
       Olivet, MI 49076

4. Complete the 2016 - 2017 FAFSA via the FAFSA website, and list Olivet as your first college choice.

5. Make sure you are ready for orientation by going through our orientation checklist.

Important Documents
The documents and forms below will help you get started at Olivet College. Please fill out the forms below and bring them with you to orientation. Also, take a look at the documents and read through the important information. If you have questions, we'll happily answer them on your orientation date or you can connect with your academic enrollment specialist at 1-800-456-7189.

Letter from the President
President Corey's message to incoming students

Prepare for Orientation
View our orientation checklist

Registering for Classes
Creating your Personal Academic Plan
Course Scheduling Worksheet
Fall 2016 Entry Level Course Descriptions
Fall 2016 Entry Level Course Schedule
Elective and LAC courses available
Fall 2016 Complete Course Schedule
Current Academic Catalog 

Important Forms & Documents
2016-2017 Medical Packet - Athletes Only
Housing Application
Terms of Housing License
Room Exception Application
Transfer Student Request Form
Campus Contact Information
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Financial Aid Award Guide

Useful Documents
Dining Information
Information Technology Services
Residence Life Information
Student Handbook 
Student Life Information
Service Trip Information
Work Study Information
Things to Bring on Move-In Day

What can you do while your student is at orientation?

While your student is enjoying orientation there are a few things you can do to keep busy during the day. We have provided a list below, including places to visit and lunch options during orientation day.

Get Your Questions Answered
Join us for coffee if you have questions you'd like to ask.  We will be hosting a panel Q & A starting at 10 a.m. in room 110 of the Mott Academic Center.  Have your questions answered by a faculty member and representatives from Olivet College.

Financial Aid Help
Now is the time to double check that your student has completed all of the items on this
financial aid checklist to ensure they receive their award money. If you would like to make an appointment to receive help filing financial aid, there will be a table available at orientation where you can sign up.

Orientation Information

Things to Do
Visit the OlivetCharlotte or Marshall Chamber of Commerce
Head to Lansing for shopping, only 30 minutes away from Olivet

Lunch Options
*Parent Lunch will be held in the Oakview Room - Kirk Center
Tim's Pizza
The Lamplighter OC

What happens at orientation?

Your orientation day will be filled with exciting new experiences. View the orientation schedule to get an idea of what's in store!

At orientation, you'll get to:

-  Meet your professors
-  Make new friends
-  Adjust your schedule
-  See where you'll be living
-  Explore campus
-  Get your questions answered

You will be registered in advance for your fall semester courses, but you will get the chance to adjust your schedule if needed.  We’ll also happily answer any questions you have regarding financial aid, housing and dining services, and other aspects of college life here at Olivet.

Questions? Feel free to contact us at 1-800-456-7189

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect at orientation? 
At orientation, learn more about Olivet College and connect with other incoming students through fun activities, meet with a professor within your academic area of interest, adjust your class schedule if necessary, get your photo snapped for your official college ID, get to know a few of your classmates and spend a day feeling like an official Olivet College student. 

What is the orientation schedule?
Mott Academic Center doors open at 8:30 a.m., and the official orientation program begins at 9 a.m. From there, we keep you hopping until 3:30 p.m. For an inside look at what's to come, take a peek at the orientation schedule.

Where do we park for orientation?
The day of orientation, you are welcome to park in any of our lots or on the street. Click here for a map of campus, including available parking. 

Where do we check-in for orientation?
Check-in begins at 8:45 a.m. and is located in the Mott Academic Center main lobby. 

Will I schedule my courses?
We have set aside time for you to meet one-on-one with a faculty member to finalize your course schedule during orientation if needed. You can sign-up for your appointment at the check-in table. If you’d like to talk with a faculty member in advance, please contact your academic enrollment specialist to set up an appointment.​

Will I see my room?
During orientation, we will have a number of other camps and conferences in session. We will do our best to let you see your room. If that’s not possible, we will have “show rooms” available in each residence hall for you to see.  ​

What if I have questions about financial aid?
We happen to think we have the best financial aid team in the business. Don’t take our word for it – find out for yourself! Our financial aid team is available for one-on-one meetings throughout orientation. Sign up for your individual appointment time at the check-in desk or contact us at to schedule an appointment.

Will I receive a list of things I should and should not bring to Move-In Day?

We have a list of items you should bring with you to campus available online. You can find it here

Can I meet with my coach?
We suggest communicating directly with your coach to set up a meeting at orientation. There will be a time in the afternoon to meet with him or her. 

Will I get to meet with professors?
We always have a number of professors and staff on hand during orientation to meet with you both one-on-one and in groups. If you are looking to connect with someone in particular, please reach out to your academic enrollment specialist and we will make that happen. ​

Will I get my Student ID?
Yes, you’ll get your Student ID at orientation and will be able to immediately begin using it to qualify for special student rates wherever those are offered.

Will I receive my parking pass?
First year students are allowed to have cars on campus. If you haven’t received your parking pass prior to orientation, you can visit the Campus Safety desk located in the Mott Academic Center to secure it there or you may prefer to wait until you arrive on campus in the fall.

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