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Orientation is designed to prepare students for four years of college in a single day. No worries though, Olivet’s been welcoming students since 1844, so our faculty and staff will take good care of you. You’ll leave with a wealth of knowledge about campus life, and you’ll also experience these 10 amazing things firsthand.

1. You’ll listen to a lot of information, but you’ll be glad you did. If you want to know the dining hours, where to get your parking pass or how to locate your schedule online, this is when you should... Read more

Kimberly McGowan, head coach for the Olivet College women’s soccer team, has been selected as a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) 30 Under 30 Class of 2016-2017. Fifteen men and 15 women were chosen among 350 coaches for the honor.

To be selected, individuals must show great promise in their coaching career. McGowan has done just that in the short time she has been with Olivet College, 18 months. In her first season coaching the Comets, McGowan pushed the team to win the fifth-most games in school history, 11, including eight MIAA wins, tying the... Read more

Nicole Gilbert made the decision to transfer to Olivet College in the Spring of 2015 and never looked back.

(Pictured from left: Zoe Feighner, Nicole Gilbert, Nicole Sebok, and Isabelle Leon.)

10 Fast Facts About Nicole

  • Transfer student from Grand Valley
  • Major: Biology-Premedical, Minor: Business
  • Women’s Track and Field team, events: 800 and mile​
  • Hometown: Battle Creek, Mich.
  • Runs half marathons in her spare time
  • Student Associate for the Admissions Office
  • Commuter
  • Double... Read more

Olivet College senior Margaret Callahan has been named drum major of the Marching Comets for the 2016-2017 season. 

Callahan, a 2013 graduate of L’Anse Creuse High School – North, is the first student to serve as drum major since the band's return from a 30-year hiatus. She looks forward to not only the fall season ahead, but also setting a precedent for the program’s future leaders. 

“I am overjoyed to have the opportunity to lead the marching band into a new era. Under the direction of Mr. (Jeremy) Duby, the marching band will achieve great things – both during this... Read more

How does a college student rate the importance of technology? Right there with breathing, eating and sleeping. With mobile devices becoming less of a luxury and more of an extension of the self, access to unlimited wireless and digital capabilities is more crucial than ever.

Olivet College is preparing students for a rapidly changing, technologically-enabled global economy and society by first addressing the need to provide access to technology everywhere on campus, at all times.

In the past year, Information Technology Services (ITS) worked tirelessly to... Read more

Governments, by all accounts, are measured by the impact they make in their respective communities. Olivet College’s Student Government Association (SGA) is no different. 

Since the launch of the college’s vision for 2020 and Beyond, this tenacious group of student leaders has taken the initiative to play a more prominent role in enhancing the vibrancy of campus life. Serving as the collective voice of the student body, they’ve worked to accomplish much in just a few short years.

Their most ambitious achievement: they recently elected to have every student pay a small, one-... Read more

Ndamona "Mona" Hinamanu is an Olivet College junior, marketing major and volleyball player. During the college’s annual Leadership Awards May 11, she was one of two students honored with the Dr. John W. Porter Scholarship and was invited to speak to at the event.

Mona’s powerful story of her family’s journey to overcome poverty and her pursuit of a college education are nothing short of inspiring. Here are Mona’s words:

My Olivet College Story

To start, I would like to tell you about my journey to Olivet and a little bit about my story.

I spent... Read more

The Olivet College admissions team is pleased to announce the addition of three new academic enrollment specialists! Allie Brenner, Jacob Henry and Sarah Thompson joined the college this spring. As members of the admissions team, they're here to assist prospective students in navigating the college decision process. Feel free to reach out to them individually, or call 800.456.7189 for any questions you might have about Olivet College!  


Allie Brenner, Academic Enrollment Specialist
Office Phone: 269.749.7181

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On April 26 under a cloud-covered sky, the brothers of Kappa Sigma Alpha ceremoniously broke ground on a long-awaited new home for the Greek society’s active members.

“We feel strongly that a permanent gathering space for actives and alumni, as well as residential space for KSA actives, is essential in the Olivet College environment,” said KSA brother Dick Penhallegon ’63, who organized the event. “Special thanks should go to President Corey, his administrative staff and the Olivet College Board of Trustees for their strong support and belief in this endeavor. This groundbreaking is... Read more

For the Project Management course in spring semester of 2016, three students worked closely with Mooville Creamery's management to help them with the expansion of their business.  The owners include Tina Westendorp who is a recent alum of Olivet College.

Mooville Creamery is located in Nashville, Michigan and is family owned and operated. They offer an extensive, farm and creamery tour and bottle their own milk, make ice cream, cheese, and butter.

Mooville came to Olivet College with an interest in opening a new location in Ionia. Students met with Mooville... Read more


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