Student Life

The dormitories at Riverside are divided by gender among students. A limited number of family rooms are available as well.

Living at Riverside Campus

On Campus Living

The dormitories at Riverside are divided by gender among students. A limited number of family rooms are available as well.

Off Campus Living

A limited number rooms are available in the town of Anza near campus. A greater variety of accommodations can be found in the cities of Temecula, Hemet, and Palm Desert. In this case, however, you need to drive to the campus. The Riverside Campus student affairs team can advise you concerning your search process.

On Campus Dining

Riverside cafeteria features a diverse menu with dishes from Western to Asian foods. The chefs provide a unique experience to meet various taste for students in the campus. When it does not have to be a full meal stop by for a cup of coffee in the morning or a quick snack between class.

Guest House

Riverside campus has a number of studio apartments available for guests. Please contact campus staff and book the room in advance.

Faculty and Staff Housing

The creation of dedicated faculty and staff housing at OTCS Riverside Campus is already entering the planning stage. Please understand that until the completion of new capacities Riverside Campus does not offer on campus faculty housing. Near by Temecula, Palm Desert, or Hemet offer a variety of options for new faculty and staff to settle down.


Riverside campus is surrounded by several mountains, which are all proper for hiking. One swimming pool is also located at the center of the residential district. Gym is available for basketball and volleyball. For further information about cultural and recreational activities near campus go to “Visitor Information” in the “About Us” section.

Living at San Francisco Campus

On Campus Living

San Francisco campus does not offer on campus living. However, readily available housing nearby the campus can be easily found by interested students. Prices can vary considerably, though, depending on the individual requirements of each student. Our campus staff is happy to help students searching for suitable housing.

Near Campus Dining

Whether it is Subway just across the street offering for a quick sandwich, salad, or wrap something else, any choice of food is always only a few minutes down the road. For the fancier tastes restaurants in the downtown area provide exclusive taste experiences.

Typically students enjoy Asian fusion at Charya Brasserie, Burritos at Chipotle as well as one of the many choices like mini burger, Thai noodle or Korean BBQ of the Metreon food court across the street from the Moscone Center.

Since San Francisco is located in the Bay Area near Silicon Valley it is always worth a try searching online or in various apps for electronic coupons. The offers can be sometimes surprising, but often worth a try.

Guest Housing

Olivet University maintains long standing arrangements with different SOMA hotels to house guests in close proximity at reasonable cost. When planning your trip, please contact one of our administrators for additional help.

Travel and Transportation

Muni is the public transit system for the city. Students can get MUNI passes for transportation throughout the city.

Bart is the Bay Area’s rapid transit system with five routes connecting the city with other cities in the East Bay

Caltrain is another option for travel in the direction of Silicon Valley