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Incoming Freshmen Issued Passport to College Life

The university’s annual OU Passport summer orientation event held recently on campus gave incoming freshmen a taste of what their new and exciting college lives will be like this fall!  The new Petrels met with their academic advisors to register for their first college classes and received a warm welcome and academic advice from  Provost Denise von Herrmann. A 21st century version of […]

Oglethorpe Magazine Examines “The Art of Critical Thinking”

Attention all OU alumni, parents, students and friends—the latest issue of Oglethorpe’s award-winning Carillon magazine is here! This issue delves into the role of liberal arts and sciences in the 21st century and features articles written by senior Foss Baker and Dr. Brian Patterson, assistant professor of computer science & mathematics, President Schall, and our new provost, Dr. Denise von Herrmann.  Read stories about Oglethorpe alumni […]

Sharing the Oglethorpe Experience

It was a real treat to recently attend a college fair on behalf of Oglethorpe. It was hosted at a very large high school, just north of Dallas, Texas—and it was probably the first time I’ve stepped foot into a high school in close to two decades (how did that happen?!) I knew I was […]

Hundreds Volunteer During Oglethorpe’s Orientation Day of Service

Orientation Day at Oglethorpe is unlike orientation at any other school.  While new Petrels do rush to meet their professors and participate in the essential get-to-know-your-campus activities, they also add another stop to their list of things to do:  community service throughout the Atlanta area. On Monday morning,  Oglethorpe University’s incoming class volunteered at seven Atlanta-area nonprofits as part of […]

Oglethorpe Named Among the 2012 Princeton Review’s Best Colleges

According to The Princeton Review, Oglethorpe is one of the best colleges in the southeast and in the country.  The home of the Stormy Petrel was included in the newest edition of Princeton Review’s annual “Best Colleges” book – The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition, available now in bookstores, as among the best colleges in the nation and the “Best […]

Fresh Faces: Class of 2015 Issued PASSPORT to College Life

At Oglethorpe’s annual PASSPORT event last week, more than 150 incoming freshmen got their first taste of college life during the day-long orientation program.  The newbies and their parents swarmed campus as they met up with their professors, coaches, and classmates for their first official welcome to Oglethorpe. A second PASSPORT will be held in July for the remaining freshmen […]

Gates Millennium Scholar Selects Oglethorpe

Edmund Smith, entering freshman in the Oglethorpe University class of 2015, definitely has reason to celebrate.

Edmund was awarded an Oglethorpe University Center for Civic Engagement full-tuition scholarship for his demonstrated commitment to service and leadership in his community and the promise of continued exemplary service as an Oglethorpe Student. Just weeks later, Edmund recieved notification that he had also been named a 2011 Gates Millennium Scholarship recipient.

Scholarship Weekend 2011

More than 250 talented students from 22 states and two countries joined us on campus January 21-22 for Oglethorpe University’s annual Scholarship Weekend. Competing students participated in seminars on various topics, wrote essays centered on their readings and discussions and were interviewed by members of the Oglethorpe community.  These components will collectively determine which of the participants will […]

Oglethorpe Named Among Colleges of Distinction

After making the Forbes and U.S. News’ Best Colleges Lists, Oglethorpe has once again caught the eye of the nation. Student Horizons, Inc has released its 2010–2011 list of Colleges of Distinction. The list, found at, is a free, non-subscription online guide that recognizes colleges and universities that appeal to students’ unique and varied interests. This year’s list […]

U.S. News & World Report Features “Road Trip: Oglethorpe University”

Oglethorpe was spotlighted by U.S. News & World Report in “Road Trip: Oglethorpe University”, an article that profiles the University’s “stories of community spirit.” OU also is featured in an accompanying online photo gallery. The article was carried nationwide in the magazine’s September 2010 issue and in the 2011 Best Colleges Guide. In more good news, U.S. News’ America’s Best Colleges also ranked Oglethorpe among the nation’s […]