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New students have crossed off every item on their college checklist except for one important thing – Move-In Day! The University of Olivet family is preparing to welcome the Class of 2022 on Friday, Aug. 17 for the official start to new students’ college journeys. There’s sure to be many helping hands, music, food, shopping and of course, a lot of fun. To help you prepare for the big day in advance, we’ve put together some important Move-In Day and Welcome Week schedules and checklists.

…And don’t even worry about getting bored!

Here’s just a quick rundown on what to expect your first week as a Comet.


What to pack is almost always the first question new students want to know. Take a look at OC’s customized guide and tips on what to pack and what to leave at home.

Move-In time for unloading the car is 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Be sure to save some time to visit the Market in the Square. If you forget any dorm room essentials, we bet you’ll find it there!

President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., invites families to the President’s Picnic Lunch in The Square beginning at 11:30 a.m. This will be followed by the Provost’s Lighting the Lamp of Learning and Transition to College Ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Families, have the cameras ready!

After the transition ceremony, students will say goodbye to their families. Following a short break, students will continue with the Advanced Learning Term (ALT) Kick-Off, dinner and welcome events throughout the evening, including Casino and Karaoke Night.

Check out the complete Move-In Day schedule.


Throughout the weekend a number of activities have been planned to help you adjust to your new home away from home and college life. You’ll continue the ALT, learn about life in residence halls, and spend tons of time with classmates creating community, having fun at Cutler Athletic Complex, and even enjoying a pool party at Upton Pool. (Don’t forget to pack a swim suit!)


Be sure to rise and shine Monday, Aug. 20, because that’s the first day of class. It’s now up to you to get up and going in the morning. Don’t forget to build in time for breakfast and coffee! And, keep each class syllabus handy. Be sure to pay attention to it in every class, starting on day one, so you’ll know what is expected of you in each class each week.

Monday evening, set aside the books for a few hours and head downtown for dinner and Night on the Town. It’s an awesome chance to get to know the local businesses as well as win some prizes and get tons of free stuff, like pens, sticky notes, school supplies, food, gift cards … you name it!

Tuesday evening, be sure to attend the It’s On Us Pep Rally in The Square. It’s both fun and important. (And there will be ice cream!)

Wednesday is the first weekly seminar, where you’ll meet with fellow students and faculty in your academic program. Afterward, two memorable OC events will take place: the President’s Opening Convocation and Stand-Up. You’ll get to be part of one of The University of Olivet’s most important traditions, and will hear from inspiring students, staff and faculty.

Unique events even continue through the weekend. You won’t want to miss the Friday evening Welcome Back Party or the first ever The University of Olivet Music Festival on Saturday.


Special events will continue over the next several weeks leading up to Homecoming! Download the full schedule. Check your campus email regularly for updates and details from Student Life. And, be sure to share fun photos on social media with #OC2022!

As always, if you have any questions, we’re here to help. Contact your admissions representative directly, or the Office of Admissions at 800.456.7189 or admissions@uolivet.edu.


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