Freshman Honors Class Puts Theory to Practice at Gables Construction Site

Dr. Jeffrey Collins and Dr. Humayun Kabir recently held their freshman honors sustainability class in a different kind of classroom—the construction site for Gables Brookhaven, a new on-campus apartment community opening in fall 2015. The course immerses students, from all majors, in the field of sustainable living—in buildings, in future homes they will build, and on …

Oglethorpe Welcomes 400 New Students, Record Freshman Class

In fall 2015, Oglethorpe University welcomed more than 400 new students, including a record freshman class of 322 students. This represents a 16+ percent growth over last year’s freshman class. New Oglethorpe students hail from 21 states and 15 countries; 24 are international students and an additional 13 are exchange students. Within the Class of 2019, …

Oglethorpe Uses Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Grant to Help Protect and Promote Students’ Well-Being

Since 2008, Oglethorpe University has been awarded an annual grant from the The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. The grant promotes and raises awareness for highway safety issues, and thanks to Leanne Henry-Miller, director of counseling services, Oglethorpe has continued to benefit from this grant in some amazing ways. In 2008, the grant was fundamental …

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 …