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Student Success

At Olivet College, students are sure to have the tools they need to succeed. Starting from day one, students are matched with an academic advisor personal to their program of study that will stay with them through graduation and beyond. Students typically meet with their advisors during seminar, a weekly class on Wednesdays, along with other students pursuing similar degrees. Advisors are available to assist with academic planning, career preparation, the creation of a portfolio and other needs that students may have.


There may come a point in your college career when you need help with your math homework, arranging your thoughts for a particularly difficult research paper or deciphering a physics problem. The Gruen and Speare Student Resource Center was created to assist with students’ academic needs outside of the classroom. Appointments can be made to meet with tutors that specialize in specific topics, including math and writing. The service is free and available to any student on weekdays.

Academic Accommodations

Representatives in the Student Resource Center will work with students to create and develop a plan that will help overcome common problems associated with learning disabilities. Voice recorders to aid note taking, alternate testing sites and procedures, including readers and scribes, private testing rooms and print enhancement software are just a few of the services available at Olivet College.

For more information or to talk with someone in person about tutoring, disability services or academic advising, please call the Student Resource Center at 269.749.7437.


Learning real-world, professional experience while still a student creates a competitive advantage for employment. Most majors require students to complete an internship for credit, but every student is encouraged to participate in this type of experience. To help connect students to employers, Diane Kirkham is the on-campus internship coordinator. Contact Diane to set up an appointment at 269.749.7437 or dkirkham@olivetcollege.edu.