New Student Orientation

Attending one of our Orientation Prep Days is the first step to officially becoming an Olivet Comet. Relationship building is vital to student success at The University of Olivet and that starts on your first day here.

Our Orientation Prep Day is an on-campus engagement event. The day will provide you with opportunities to connect with other new incoming students, faculty mentors, academic advisers, coaches, talent directors and other staff members across campus. Our goal is that the transition to college life is informative, engaging and FUN! Registration and checklists are all located on your application status page.


What to do Before Attending Orientation

Prior to attending our Orientation Prep Day, complete the steps below. These items are required to be completed prior to attending. Please log into your application status page to review your checklist items, which include the following:

  • Register for an Orientation Prep Day and complete the Academic Questionnaire section when you register.
  • Schedule and attend a virtual financial aid meeting
  • Submit your housing application
  • Submit parking pass information
  • Accept your Financial Aid Award Letter
  • Change your ITS password and gain access to your UOlivet student portal

What to Expect at Orientation

Our Orientation Prep Day is a fun and interactive experience to further connect you with The University of Olivet community. We believe relationship-building is an essential part of the Olivet experience, so you’ll be able to meet people from across campus, including faculty, advisers, admission staff members, coaches and student-athletes, financial aid representatives, student clubs and organization leaders and more!

Below is what we have planned for the day:

  • 8:30 – 8:55 a.m. – Check-in and Registration
  • 9:00 – 9:05 a.m. – Welcome to The University of Olivet
  • 9:05 – 9:30 a.m. – Opening Remarks
  • 9:30 – 9:45 a.m. – UOlivet Overview
  • 9:50 – 9:55 a.m. – Parents/Supporter Information Panel
  • 10:00 – 11:45 a.m. – Students “Comet Explores” Activity
  • 12:00 -12:55 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Academic Advising/Residence Hall Tours

Next Steps

Once you have attended a Orientation Prep Day session, it is then time to prepare for move-in day! We look forward to seeing you move in on August 14 for new student move-in.  You may have an early move-in date if you play a fall sport.  Check with your coach to confirm. If you have any questions, please contact your admissions counselor, and they will be happy to help assist you.

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