Lending a Hand and a Heart: UOlivet Students Volunteer in Maui Wildfire Relief

Nine Comets traveled to Maui, Hawaii, for three weeks to help people affected by the wildfires. As part of UOlivet's service learning program, the Comets built tiny homes, prepared and delivered meals, and worked at distribution hubs.

For most people, Hawaii is a dream vacation—a place to relax on gorgeous beaches, swim in the ocean and enjoy island life. However, nine UOlivet students spent their time rebuilding lives and communities in Hawaii rather than relaxing by the beach. The wildfires on Maui in 2023 were the fifth deadliest wildland fire in U.S. […]

We are UOlivet

The University of Olivet sign.

We are UOlivet is an ongoing project that features students and employees sharing their Olivet experiences in their own words. As Olivetians, we celebrate the uniqueness of all individuals. We welcome you being YOU!   Jaelyn Weber Peabody, rising junior and biology major with a pre-med concentration. “I actually grew up in just a town over, in Bellevue, and […]

Statement Regarding Suspension of Sigma Beta Sorority

Below is an official statement from President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., regarding the suspension of Sigma Beta. Dear UOlivet Family: I want to inform you that the Sigma Beta sorority has been suspended as a recognized student organization at The University of Olivet for hazing. The decision to suspend the sorority was made after reviewing […]

Tekonsha Community School Students Now Eligible for Direct Admission to The University of Olivet

Emily Kemp (back row, center), a 2024 graduate of Tekonsha High School, takes part in the Olivet Direct! signing along with (left to right) UOlivet alumni Pat Zook, Tom Zook, Harlod Kemp and Jeanne Kemp. Seated is UOlivet President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D. (left), and Tekonsha Superintendent JoEllen O’Keefe.

Tekonsha Community Schools students will now be automatically admitted to The University of Olivet, thanks to Olivet Direct!, a program that makes the admissions process faster and easier for qualified students. President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., and Tekonsha Community Schools Superintendent and K-12 Principal JoEllen O’Keefe signed the Olivet Direct! agreement recently during a special […]

The University of Olivet Announces the Class of 2024

From Pandemic to Diploma: Graduates Persevere The University of Olivet’s May 18 Commencement was a standing-room-only celebration for the Class of 2024. Family, friends and UOlivet faculty and staff honored 194 undergraduates who missed out on their high school graduation due to the pandemic. Fifteen Master of Business Administration graduates from 11 states across the […]

A Photographer’s Guide to Post-Commencement Photos

Audrey Helfrich ’22 serves as The University’s lead photographer. As an alum and staff member of Olivet, she knows the campus like the back of her hand and all the best spots for stunning photos. Every spring, Audrey is sought after by graduates for senior photos. She is honored to be asked to capture one […]

Student Life Awards Presented

Students life winners gather for a group photo at the University of Olivet

Students, faculty and staff were honored on April 19 during the annual Student Life Awards ceremony at The University of Olivet. Honorees were recognized for their commitment to extracurricular activities. Congratulations to this year’s Student Life Award winners. Multicultural Academic Achievement & Leadership Award Darren McLeod Gweneth Lyczynski Jamie Stiver Kaitlin Dyer Greek Society Academic […]

Celebrating UOlivet Accepted Student Day, April 19

High school seniors accepted to The University of Olivet are invited to Accepted Student Day on April 19  from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m! Kick the day off with coffee and pastries while getting to know UOlivet staff, students and faculty. Experience a mock UOlivet classroom featuring engaging lessons from UOlivet faculty. Check out the […]

Seventh Annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk Raises Awareness of Suicide

Students, employees, and friends of The University of Olivet gathered for the 7th annual Out of the Darkness walk.

Record turnout of UOlivet walkers help raise more than $2,800 for cause Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people between 20 and 34 and the third leading cause of death for those between the ages of 10 and 19. These sobering statistics are why The University of Olivet Marching Comets advocate for […]

UOlivet Student Art Alliance Exhibition to be Featured at Eastend Studio & Gallery

Student artwork on display includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, graphic design work and digital art The University of Olivet Student Art Alliance Exhibition, presented by the Eastend Studio & Gallery, will showcase the paintings, drawings, sculptures, graphic design work and digital talents of the Visual Arts Program’s student organization, Art Alliance. Art Alliance is a student-run […]

Abbie Copps Poetry Reading Contest Winner Announced

Congratulations to the winner of the Abbie Copps Poetry Reading contest, Liberty Tetzlaff! For winning first place, Liberty received $200. The runner ups, Hanna Sauve and Faith Fowler, both won $100. Special guests Dennis Hinrichsen, Sarah Carson, and Andrew Collard helped judge the competition. In addition to the contest, all three poets performed as a […]

Senior Taylor Wilsey: Finding Her Place at Olivet During a Pandemic

Starting the final semester of my college career has made me realize that I might miss being here. As a 2020 high school graduate, my life felt ruined because of COVID-19. My last track and field season was taken away from me, and I couldn’t see my friends to say goodbye before we all left […]

$2.8 Million in Grant Funding Awarded to The University of Olivet

Major grant funding supports a stronger graduation attainment program for students over the next six years The University of Olivet was recently awarded a total of $2.8 million in grant funding, with $2.2 million in funding through the Title III Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) and more than $550,000 through the Martin Luther King, Jr.-César Chávez-Rosa […]

Full Tuition Scholarship program for RN to BSN Nurses announced by The University of Olivet

Online program removes financial barriers for qualifying students while addressing nursing shortage Two issues facing the healthcare industry are the shortage of nurses and the opportunity for current registered nurses to return to college to earn a bachelor’s degree. To help alleviate the crisis, The University of Olivet has announced a scholarship program that will […]

Women of The University of Olivet Honored

Yellow Rose Ceremony Held in Honor of International Women’s Day In honor of International Women’s Day, The University of Olivet held a Yellow Rose Recognition ceremony and luncheon on March 7, 2024. The Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging and students of the Family Dynamics and Self and Community courses co-hosted the event. The […]

Students Honored for Service to Others

Justice Burkett and Ulrick Meighan receive the Abby and Oramel Hosford Award Service to others has been a cornerstone of The University of Olivet since its founding in 1844. Students who commit to service are honored with the Abby and Oramel Hosford Awards for Leadership in Individual and Social Responsibility. This year’s recipients, Justice Burkett […]


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