College 101: New, Exciting, Scary

College 101: New, Exciting, Scary.

August 22, 2019

Student Success Center

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Come join your fellow students in checking in after the first week of classes.  We will talk about how this change can bring lots of emotions and feelings up during this time. We will start with a mindful moment and talk as a group about how to develop skills to get through the semester.

Office of Residence Life Purpose


The Office of Residence Life seeks to assist in the development of the total person and recognizes residence hall living as an integral part of the student’s educational process.  Residence hall living at Olivet creates the opportunity for students to feel a sense of belonging, acquire new skills and experiences, gain self-responsibility, and integrate knowledge obtained both inside and outside the classroom.  Residence Life staff will work to support students in their personal growth, and to challenge students to successfully achieve their academic goals.



Office of Residence Life Mission Statement


To strive for holistic student development in an inclusive, educational, living-learning community.




Office of Residence Life Goals


The following goals were developed to support the Purpose and Mission of the Office of Residence Life:


Goal 1: To create an environment that is safe, comfortable, and conducive to a complete education.


Goal 2: To create a staff that is diverse, well-trained, enthusiastic, and team-oriented.


Goal 3: To provide a sense of belonging and community within the residence halls.


Goal 4: To create an educational experience for all residents outside of the classroom.


Goal 5: To foster the personal growth and development of individual students.


Goal 6: To create an environment where individual differences are appreciated and celebrated.


Goal 7: To teach and promote self-responsibility.


Goal 8: To provide involvement and community service opportunities within the residence halls.

2019-2020 RA interview information will be available Spring 2020.

RA Application Materials

Please return to Mott 208 by February 24th, at Noon. 

(.doc, 44K)

Please return to Mott 208, Wednesday, February 19th, by Noon.

(.doc, 163K)