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Orientation FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect at orientation? 
At orientation, learn more about Olivet College and connect with other incoming students through fun activities, meet with a professor within your academic area of interest, adjust your class schedule if necessary, get your photo snapped for your official college ID, get to know a few of your classmates and spend a day feeling like an official Olivet College student.

What is the orientation schedule?
Mott Academic Center doors open at 8:45 a.m., and the official orientation program begins at 9 a.m. From there, we keep you hopping until 3:30 p.m. For an inside look at what’s to come, take a peek at the 2018 Student Orientation Schedule.

Where do we park for orientation?
The day of orientation, you are welcome to park in any of our lots or on the street. Click here for the campus map, including available parking.

Where do we check in for orientation?
Check-in begins at 8:45 a.m. and is located in the Mott Academic Center main lobby.

Will I schedule my courses?
We have set aside time for you to meet one-on-one with a faculty member to finalize your course schedule during orientation if needed. You can sign up for your appointment at the check-in table. If you’d like to talk with a faculty member in advance, please contact your admissions representative to set up an appointment.

Will I see my room?
During orientation, we will have a number of other camps and conferences in session. We will do our best to let you see your room. If that’s not possible, we will have “show rooms” available in each residence hall for you to see.

What if I have questions about financial aid?
We happen to think we have the best financial aid team in the business. Don’t take our word for it – find out for yourself! Our financial aid team is available for one-on-one meetings throughout orientation. Sign up for your individual appointment time at the check-in desk or contact us at finaid@olivetcollege.edu to schedule an appointment.

Will I receive a list of things I should and should not bring to Move-In Day?
We have a list of items you should bring with you to campus available online. You can Things to Bring on Move-In Day.

Can I meet with my coach?
We suggest communicating directly with your coach to set up a meeting at orientation. There will be a time in the afternoon to meet with him or her.

Will I get to meet with professors?
We always have a number of professors and staff on hand during orientation to meet with you both one-on-one and in groups. If you are looking to connect with someone in particular, please reach out to your admissions representative and we will make that happen.

Will I get my student ID?
Yes, you’ll get your student ID at orientation and will be able to immediately begin using it to qualify for special student rates wherever those are offered.

Will I receive my parking pass?
First-year students are allowed to have cars on campus. If you haven’t received your parking pass prior to orientation, you can visit the Campus Safety desk located in the Mott Academic Center to secure it there or you may prefer to wait until you arrive on campus in the fall.

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