Expanding The University of Olivet

Creating an exciting, inclusive place where new and stronger relationships will take root, resulting in an even greater sense of community and a more vibrant and immersive student experience.

First Look: The Cutler Student Center

The Cutler Student Center opened on January 8, 2024. Check back for more video updates as the Center comes to life in the weeks and months ahead!

Conveniently situated between Shipherd and Blair halls, the Center includes lounge, dining and activity options. The building’s centerpiece is a rotunda and fireside lounge. Student activity zones will include 

  • “Tu Taco” dining option, beverage and dessert station 
  • Spirit store 
  • Mailroom 
  • Meeting spaces for student clubs and organizations 
  • Multi-purpose conference room 

The Center also houses the Student Government Association, Department of Student Engagement and Campus Safety. 

The University of Olivet invested $21 million into the 35,000 square foot building. The project is funded through a USDA Rural Development Loan and donor gifts.  

First Look: Block House

Block House will soon be the UOlivet Esports team’s new home turf. Watch for video updates this winter as we approach the grand opening!

Located adjacent to the Cutler Athletic Complex, the former Lamplighter restaurant is being renovated from top to bottom, inside and out, to create a welcoming and contemporary community gathering space with a restaurant, bar, entertainment and high-level esports space.

Having a dedicated space for the fast-growing esports phenomenon puts the Olivet community and the University in the spotlight. Block House will attract visitors throughout the region, making Olivet a destination for entertainment and bringing vibrancy to the local community.

Gamers and nongamers will enjoy the spirited atmosphere. Sections of the space are dedicated to the dining-only crowd, different gameplay types and spectators. The menu is globally inspired cuisine from three continents, the Americas, Asia and Europe, referencing the continental servers that often group gamers together.

The competitive gaming space is arena-style to showcase a gamer’s talent, just like any other sport. The high-level gaming systems support competitive and recreational esports, including racing simulators, console gaming, high-end gaming PCs, streaming stations, VR, a professional competition stage, and production equipment thinking switcher.

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320 S. Main Street
Olivet, MI 49076

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