Twitter Facebook
Visitor Information
Campus Tours and Information Sessions

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

Other Visiting Opportunities

Class visits provide a glimpse into academic life at Olivet. Volunteer tour guides can answer questions about academics and other student-related issues when available. Appointments are necessary.

Visits with faculty and staff members are available, and are especially useful to students who have a specific question. The Office of Admissions can recommend a representative who is knowledgeable about specific interests upon request. For all faculty and staff visits, please contact the Office of Admissions to make reservations before visiting the campus.

Accommodations

Q: How do I contact a staff or faculty member who is at Olivet?
A: You can mail the staff/faculty member whom you want to contact at the mailing address at 36401 Tripp Flats Rd Anza, CA 92539 or you can call us at 951.763.0500

Q: Where is Olivet located, and where do I park when I get there?
A: 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.

Q: Does Olivet provide overnight housing for visitors?
A: Guest housing on campus is limited as Olivet cannot guarantee availability. Requests for overnight stays should be submitted in advance. Visitors may opt to make hotel reservations in Temecula, CA or Palm Springs, CA.

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

Parking

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.

Hotels

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.

San Francisco Campus

Located at San Francisco downtown, OTCS San Francisco campus is surrounded by a dynamic neighborhood, which provides students diverse cultural experience. Considered the cultural, commercial and financial center of Northern California, San Francisco is the fourth-most populous city in California. Olivet students enjoy various landmarks and historic places in San Francisco including the Golden Gate bridge, cable cars, and China Town district. Take a glimpse at most advanced technology exhibition at Moscone center, the largest convention and exhibition complex, enjoy the nature at Yerba Buena Gardens, or challenge your tastebuds at various restaurants in downtown San Francisco.

Getting to San Francisco campus

Visitors arriving at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) can take the BART Pittsburg/Bay Point to Civic center BART station and then walk to the campus. Visitors driving from SFO can get on US-101 N from Airport Access Rd and follow US-101 N to 7th St in San Francisco to get to the campus.

Campus Tour

Information sessions and tours begin at Office of Admissions located at 1025 Howard St, CA 94103. For tour information, please contact info@olivetuniversity.edu

Parking

Parking around the building is allowed for 1-2 hours. For longer parking you can find public parking lots in downtown area.

Hotels

Hotels/motels can be found around campus. Try locking in a good rate on: http://www.hotwire.com (choose to stay around Union Square area) The Bay Bridge Inn located on 966 Harrison St is recommended. It is just blocks away and offer good rates. http://www.baybridgeinn.com/index.html

Staying at hostel is another alternative with several options downtown. http://www.hostels.com/san-francisco/usa

10 things to do in San Francisco
  • Golden Gate Bridge symbol of the West Coast and the city's most popular tourist place.
  • Golden Gate Park the 1,000 acre-park features trails, picnic areas, lakes, museums and monuments. The place also host various festivals and concerts throughout the year.
  • Fisherman's Wharf includes PIER 39 shopping center and museum. Tourists can catch a ferry to Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Alcatraz Island the prison island is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. A tour to the island provides visitors a chance to see where the prisoners lived.
  • Cable car the city's iconic transportation system will provide you the full experience of San Francisco.
  • Twin Peaks the second highest point in the city will give you fantastic view of the entire city.
  • Union Square Located south of Chinatown, the place is an interesting rest stop for travelers.
  • AT&T park home to the MLB's San Francisco Giants, the stadium is a must-see place for baseball lovers.
  • China Town Chinese culture center with great eastern restaurant and Chinese historical society of America. California Academy of Sciences: features a natural history museum, and world-class research and education programs.
  • Yerba Buena Gardens located just few blocks from the campus, the garden is includes children’s garden, public art, museums and bowling centers.