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Oglethorpe students flock back to campus to begin the new semester [Photos]

1st Week of School - Fall 2021

After more than a year of remote learning, Oglethorpe students are back on campus for the in-person semester, which means a return to meeting a friend for coffee, studying late at the library, getting together for clubs and, of course, sharing ideas in the classroom.

On Friday, the Class of 2025 was welcomed to campus by the Petrel Moving Co., who quickly surrounded incoming cars, hoisting luggage to residence halls and moving students into their rooms in a matter of minutes.

New Petrel parent Jamie Williams commented on Instagram that he “worked in higher ed for 20+ years on 4 campuses, and never experienced a smoother move-in experience…thanks!”

OU President Dr. Nicholas Ladany stops by the BBQ on the Quad during Move-In Day

Oglethorpe President Nick Ladany on the quad during the Move-In Day BBQ.

Welcome Weekend continued with exciting events for new Petrels, including a BBQ, movie night, games on the soccer field, food trucks, a dessert reception and several meet-and-greets with Oglethorpe President Nick Ladany.

Monday, Aug. 30 marked the beginning of the fall semester. The energy on campus was palpable as students, faculty and staff bustled around campus, eager to get started on a new academic year together. Students could be seen reviewing notes in the Cousins Center, grabbing a coffee at the new Stormy Brews, and practicing in preparation for the launch of the new athletics season.

On Wednesday, more than 70 student organizations tabled at the Student Activities Fair in the Turner Lynch Campus Center to help their fellow Petrels find the club or organization that matches their interests.

To close out the week, QuadFest, an outdoor festival to celebrate the completion of the first week of classes, will be held on the academic quad from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Come out to enjoy food, activities and the dreaded mechanical bull.

Happy first week, Petrels!

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