The University of Olivet CARES: Welcome Back and Return to Campus Information

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Welcome home! We are excited to see students arriving on campus and look forward to returning to the classroom on Monday. We have missed you!
This week’s OC CARES communication includes the following information that will help in your transition to the spring semester.

  1. Reminder: Sign up and required proof of negative COVID-19 test before your return campus.
  2. How to report a student concern.
  3. Dining hours and general reminders.
  4. Mail hours.
  5. Student Town Hall: If you missed it.
Sign Up to Return to Campus and Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test Required

For the entire The University of Olivet community’s health and safety, residential students are required to sign up for their return to campus and show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result. If you haven’t already made your plans, now is the time! For details, check your email for an important message Joshua Van Wyhe, coordinator of housing operations, sent on Jan. 5 and OC CARES on Jan. 7 or click here.

How to Report Safety or Academic Concerns

We care about your well-being. To report any safety or academic concerns in relation to COVID-19, students should use the student complaint form located in the student tab on the MyOlivet portal. The form is designed to provide students with an online method to file a formal complaint or register a concern with The University of Olivet.
A complaint is a request for the resolution of a problem, conflict, concern or issue that negatively impacts students, the community and/or the College. Student complaints may include (but are not limited to) issues regarding instruction, college policies, procedures, services, offices and personnel.
Prior to completing this form, please review The University of Olivet’s student complaint policies in the student handbook, which may be found on the Student Engagement tab on MyOlivet. You are asked to complete the informal complaint resolution process listed in the student complaint policies prior to completing this form.
For concerns or actions that are experienced or observed which present a danger to an individual or the The University of Olivet community, please contact Campus Safety immediately at 269-749-7911 or dial 911.

Dining Hours and General Reminders

Beginning Monday, Jan. 18, the Kirk Center will resume full service hours. All meals continue to be on a take away basis only. You are welcome to visit the KC any time that best fits your schedule during regular meal hours.
Dining Reminders

  • Be prepared to show your ClearPass.
  • Physically distance yourself from others by at least six feet.
  • Wear a mask at all times.
  • Follow traffic flow patterns and division of line queuing.
  • Follow enter and exit directional signage.

Kirk Center Hours
7-9:30 a.m.   Breakfast
9:30-10 a.m.   Continental Breakfast
11:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m.   Lunch
1:45-3 p.m.   Soup and Salad
5-7 p.m.   Dinner
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.   Brunch
5-6 p.m.   Dinner
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.   Brunch
5-6:30 p.m.   Dinner
Starbucks Cafe Hours
7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.  Meal exchange service will be offered from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.
7 p.m.-10 p.m.
7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.  Meal exchange service will be offered from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
7-10 p.m.

Mail Room Hours at the Kirk Center

In an effort to limit the number of people in the main room at the same time, please arrange to stop by during the following suggested times. If you have class during your suggested mail time, do not hesitate to go at the time that works best for you.

  • 10-11:30 a.m. – Adelphic and Long Apartments
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Blair Hall First Floor, Gillette Student Village Apartments, Greek and Theme Houses (other than Adelphic)
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Blair Hall Second Floor and Dole Hall Second Floor
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Blair Hall Third Floor, Dole Hall Third Floor and Oak Hill Apartments
  • 2:30-4 p.m. – Shipherd Hall
If You Missed the Jan. 11 Student Town Hall

Thank you to the students who took time out of their day to participate in an important Student Town Hall on Jan. 11. The Town Hall gave students an opportunity to hear updates from a number of departments and ask questions about spring semester. To view the Town Hall, check your OC CARES Jan. 15 email for the Zoom link.
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


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