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Olivet Nazarene University - Campus Life

Environment | Campus Description | Housing | Regulations | Student Employment


  • The campus area is 168 acres.
  • Campus is located within one mile of a city or town.

Campus Description and Transportation Services
168-acre campus in Kankakee (population: 55,000), 60 miles from Chicago.
Served by bus and train; major airports serve Chicago.


Types of Housing

  • Women's Dorms.
  • Men's Dorms.
  • 80% of all students live in school housing of some type.
Students who are required to live on campus:
  • All unmarried students under age 23 must live on campus unless living with family.
Campus housing is not available for all unmarried students regardless of year. Reason: Contact School Directly

Campus Rules, Regulations & Policies

  • All students may have cars on campus.
  • 50% of all students have cars on campus.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus, even to those students of legal drinking age.

Other Policies

  • Permission required for student marriages
  • Class attendance policies set by individual instructors
  • Dress/hair Code
  • Honor Code
  • Hazing Prohibited
  • Other: Tobacco, narcotics, gambling, firearms, and use of obscene language prohibited. Overnight absences must be approved. Freshmen urged to limit weekend passes to one per month.

Student Employment

  • 26% of full-time undergraduates work on campus during the year.
  • Undergraduates may expect to earn, on average, $1000 per year working part-time on campus.
  • This school participates in College Work/Study Program.
  • Institutional employment is available.
  • Part-time off-campus employment opportunities are good.
  • Freshmen are not discouraged from working during first term.