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Local Scene

The community beyond Olivet College boasts a variety of options students can take advantage of less than five minutes from campus. The local scene provides safe and convenient options of entertainment to students above and beyond the regular activities of campus life.


The Lamplighter
A classic sports bar and restaurant within walking distance from all student housing. Dedicated to Olivet College, the restaurant hosts memorabilia both new and old from iconic moments throughout the history of Comet athletics. From burgers, salads, sandwiches and wraps to Mexican dishes and pizza, you can grab a bite from around the world or right at home from a diverse menu. The Lamplighter hosts special nights dedicated to OC students and several events in conjunction with the college throughout the year.

Tim’s Pizza
The name says it all. A local favorite, students and community members flock to the restaurant for breadsticks, grinders and ice cream, in addition to pizza, of course. Available to dine in or take out, students can order a fresh pie seven days a week. With daily lunch and dinner specials, Tim’s makes it possible to feed a family for less than a fortune – perfect for hungry students collaborating on class projects.

In addition to the staples, Olivet also hosts a Subway restaurant as well as the Willow Tree specializing in baked goods and coffee, and Big City Dogs, a drive-in with many affordable options.

Business Highlights

Eaton Humane Society
The Eaton County Humane Society, located on Main Street, welcomes student-volunteers to assist with the care of animals. Many students enjoy walking dogs to relieve stress and exercise at the same time!

Main Street Stylers and Mary’s Hair Care welcome students for fresh cuts, colors, manicures and tanning year-round

Across from the Cutler Event Center, students can fill their gas tank and rent movies at a Marathon Station. Also on Butterfield Highway, Whitetail Farms – Farm Fresh Market sells produce, dairy and other local goods.

In addition, the city of Olivet contains several churches, mechanics, banks, insurance agencies, medical practices, parks and a Dollar General stocked with school supplies, snacks and toiletries to serve the student-population.

Other Things to Do

Visit the OlivetCharlotte or Marshall Chamber of Commerce
Head to Lansing for shopping, only 30 minutes away from Olivet.

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