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 …

Gaining Perspective

As the class of 2015 prepared for its first semester as college students, the undergrads had more in common than just their freshman status. All first-year students shared a cross-major reading of Malcolm Gladwell’s What the Dog Saw: and other adventures as part of a new common reading program at Oglethorpe. “Several colleges and universities …

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 …

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 …

Orientation Day of Service Reflects the Oglethorpe Difference

The entire Oglethorpe campus is looked forward to welcoming the Class of 2014 when they move into their dorms and take the first steps of their college lives…beginning with orientation. Ahh, college orientation…a time when new students prepare for the upcoming school year with a week-long crash course of the institution itself.  Like most colleges, orientation week for OU freshmen includes attending …