Riverside Campus

Olivet University Riverside Campus is located in a beautiful natural setting at the outskirts of San Bernardino National Forest. The neighbouring Los Angeles, San Diego and Palm Springs metropolitan areas offer a wide range of cultural, academic, and athletic events. Outdoors recreation in uniquely diverse and stunningly beautiful settings is available to students and visitors alike. Olivet students enjoy the comforts academic focus of a residential campus partnered with the exciting opportunities that major metropolitan areas offer for mission and ministry..

Riverside County and its surrounding metropolises are filled with first class cultural events, beautiful countryside, and many more unique experiences. Take in a concert at the L.A. Philharmonic, shop The River at Rancho Mirage, enjoy over 130 rare, threatened, or endangered desert plant species at “The Living Desert,” or go mountain biking with some friends at Thomas Mountain.

Getting to Riverside Campus:

Visitors flying in are advised to either use Palm Springs International, San Diego International, or Orange County John Wayne Airports for shorter car travel times to campus upon arrival. LAX airport typically offers cheaper international flight tickets, but depending on traffic at the time of arrival the ride to campus can take significantly longer.

Visitors driving to campus from Temecula take highway 79 S and CA-371 to Cary Road. Then continue on Cary Road to your destination.

Visitors driving to campus from Palm Springs International Airport take El Cielo Rd to E Palm Canyon Dr. Then take CA-74 W to CA-371 W and continue on CA-371 W till Cary Rd on which you continue until your destination.

Campus Tour:

Information sessions and tours begin at Office of Admissions located at 36401 Tripp Flats Rd, Anza, CA 92539. For tour information, please contact info@olivetuniversity.edu.


The University is located in Anza, California, approximately 40 minutes from Temecula or Palm Springs, CA by car. The University has ample parking on campus. Please remember to confirm a reservation prior to reaching the main security gate.


The closest hotels are located at Temecula or Palm Desert. When staying at one of these, please consider your commuting time to campus the next morning.

12 Things to Do Near Campus:

Temecula Wineries
There are over 40 Wineries in Temecula spread over its 35,000 beautiful acres of rolling hills and vineyards. There are many tours available

Old Town Temecula
Temecula Old Town with it's old west ambiance, has numerous restaurants, antique dealers, shops, museums and hosts the weekly Temecula farmer's market. Every spring, Old Town draws thousands of visitors to its Western Days weekend for gun fights, skits, music and the popular Chili Cook Off.

Playing Golf at Palm Springs
Palm Springs is the most popular golf place in California! Enjoy playing golf in Palm Springs with beautiful scenery.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
In this Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, you can enjoy breathtaking desert scenery at the 8,516 ft. high and hiking at the San Jacinto mountain at the same time.

Joshua Tree National Park
Located less than one and half hour from our campus, Joshua Tree National Park has beautiful scenery at the point where the Mojave and the Colorado desert meet.

San Diego Sea World
San Diego Sea World is a marine theme park which provides variety of rides, shows, animal habitats, etc. This is a great leisure place where people in all ages can spend their free time.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
In few hours of time, you can enjoy Los Angeles city and also Los Angeles Philharmonic which is one of the world’s famous orchestra.

“Living Desert” Zoo and Botanical Garden
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, formerly the Living Desert Museum, is a public desert botanical garden and a zoo located in Palm Desert. Over 1,000 acres of desert ecosystem featuring a bighorn sheep enclosure & small animal exhibits.

Big Bear Lake and Skiing
Surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear Lake is the largest recreation lake in Southern California. Diverse recreational activities are available in this lake including fishing, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, etc.

Palomar Observatory
At the top of Palomar mountain which is located 30 minutes from our campus Palomar Observatory is located. Palomar Observatory provides self-guided tour although it is an active research observatory.

Popular Beaches in California
In few hours of driving, you can reach to the finest beaches in California like Laguna, Huntington, or Newport beach.

Birthplace of Azusa Street Revival
You can visit the place of origin of the Azusa Street Revival an important Pentecostal revival in early 20th century.