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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are over 40 Wineries in Temecula spread over its 35,000 beautiful acres of rolling hills and vineyards. There are many tours available.
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.
Palm Springs is the most popular golf place in California! Enjoy playing golf in Palm Springs with beautiful scenery.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
In few hours of driving, you can reach to the finest beaches in California like Laguna, Huntington, or Newport beach.
You can visit the place of origin of the Azusa Street Revival an important Pentecostal revival in early 20th century.
Student attending the Olivet University San Francisco Campus are minutes and hours away from world class destinations. Nationally protected beaches and coastline, alpine snow suitable for skiing and snowboarding near beautiful Lake Tahoe, and hundreds of miles of hiking trails traversed by John Muir himself, await just outside the doorstep of our campus. For students who prefer the urban environment, we are located a half hour away from downtown San Francisco. After a short trip over the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge, students have access to a wide range of cultural and social activities. We are situated in a calm suburban environment, with one of the world’s bustling metropolises next-door, meaning that there is something for everyone who studies with us. Other nearby points of interest include: the Marin Headlands, the Muir Woods National Monument, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Alcatraz Island, and Point Reyes National Seashore.
Location: 201 Seminary Drive Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone: (415) 371-0002
San Francisco (0.5h)
Lake Tahoe (3.5h)
Silicon Valley/San Jose (1.3h)
The largest Chinatown outside Asia and one of the oldest and most established in the United States. This 24-block neighborhood is one of the most popular attractions in San Francisco.
Known for its towering and old redwood trees, trails wind among the majestic giants, hugging the hillside known for breathtaking views. In 1945 the delegates of the United Nations traveled to Muir Woods to give a memorial service for late President Franklin D. Roosevelt, making the monument part of the founding history of the United Nations.
It’s tremendous 746 foot tall towers, sweeping main cables, signature red-orange color, and iconic design, have long the Golden Gate Bridge the symbol of the city and the Bay Area. Having celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2012, it continues to draw over 10 million visitors a year.
Located 1.25 miles offshore from San Francisco, the small island was a federal prison from 1934 until 1963, hosting some of the nation’s most notorious criminals. It is now a popular tourist spot, with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, and a military prison.
Besides being the founding neighborhood of Olivet University in San Francisco, the area features world class art and technology exhibitions in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Start up businesses can be found on every corner, while the headquarters for success stories such as Twitter and Salesforce remind visitors of the dynamic power behind Bay Area entrepreneurs.
Come visit San Francisco, and you will understand why that old song is reminding you to wear some flowers in your hair.
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