Visitor Guide

About Olivet College

Established in 1844, Olivet College is a private, liberal arts institution located in south central Michigan, between Battle Creek and Lansing. Olivet was one of the first institutions in America to admit women and minorities. The college is dedicated to its vision of Education for Individual and Social Responsibility, and remains true to its roots by providing a quality higher education to all, regardless of gender, race or financial means. Olivet College is home to more than 1,100 students, who study under The Olivet Plan. In this unique educational experience, students engage in both curricular and co-curricular programs that combine real world experiences with lectures and service learning.

Olivet College offers more than 50 majors leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and a Master of Business Administration in Insurance degree, in addition to dual degree programs with two higher education institutions in Michigan. Olivet is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The college offers opportunities for students to get involved in more than 60 clubs and organizations. Approximately 40 percent of all Olivet students participate in athletics.

Olivet consistently has one of the most diverse student populations of any private institution in Michigan. In a typical year, the student body includes 16 percent minority students and international students from six countries. All of this makes the campus community a microcosm of the world – an ideal place for learning to live and work in the global society of the 21st century.

Home Event Information

BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL
Games are played on the fields located behind The Cutler Event Center. The visiting team uses the first base dugout. Locker rooms are located inside The Cutler Event Center.

BASKETBALL
Games are played on Hathaway Court inside The Cutler Event Center. The visiting team uses the team area at the west end, where Olivet is painted on the baseline. Locker rooms are located inside the facility.

FOOTBALL
Games are played on Cutler Field inside the Cutler Athletic Complex. There are locker rooms inside The Cutler Event Center.

GOLF
The home course for men’s golf is Bedford Valley Country Club, 23161 Waubascon Rd., which is a couple turns off M-66 in Battle Creek. The home course for women’s golf is The Medalist Golf Club, 15701 N Drive North, which is just off I-69 in Marshall.

LACROSSE
Games are played on Cutler Field inside the Cutler Athletic Complex or on the field behind The Cutler Event Center. There are locker rooms inside The Cutler Event Center.

SOCCER

Games are played on the field located behind The Cutler Event Center. The visiting team bench is at the north end of the field. There are locker rooms inside The Cutler Event Center.

SWIMMING AND DIVING
Swimming and diving meets are held in the Upton Center pool. There are locker rooms adjacent to the pool.

TENNIS
Matches are played at the Minges Creek Athletic Club, 21 Minges Creek Blvd., which is off Beckley Road in Battle Creek.

TRACK AND FIELD
Track and field meets are held on Kolassa Track inside the Cutler Athletic Complex. The track is around the perimeter of the football field, while field events will be contested in other areas within the Cutler Athletic Complex.

VOLLEYBALL
Matches are played on Hathaway Court inside The Cutler Event Center. The visiting team uses the bench at the west end, where Olivet is painted on the floor. Locker rooms are located inside the facility.

WRESTLING
Dual meets are held in The Cutler Event Center. There are locker rooms inside the facility.

Admissions Policy

Olivet College has a $7 admission charge per person for all home regular season volleyball, football, basketball (men’s and women’s) and wrestling contests. Students from MIAA schools are free with ID. Admission for all of the other home athletic events is free. The admission charge for MIAA and NCAA championship contests may be different.

Van/Bus Parking Information

For all athletic events, except football and swimming and diving, visiting team vans or buses must park in the parking lot beside the Cutler Event Center.

For football, the visiting team buses must park in the grass lot across from the football field. The entire paved parking lot in front and beside The Cutler Event Center is pass only. Fans are asked to park in the grass lot across from the football field.

For swimming and diving, visiting team vans or buses may be parked on any street surrounding the Upton Center or in the parking lot behind the center.