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Humans of Oglethorpe: Stephen Graffius ’24

Stephen Graffius ’24 is a junior physics-engineering dual degree major.  “The reason I came to Oglethorpe is because I was recruited to run cross country and track. And it’s worked out so far, which is really nice. I’ve picked up a lot of things along the way that I wouldn’t have really expected—like joining a […]

School spirit shines through on Oglethorpe Day ’22

Today, students, faculty and staff celebrated one of Oglethorpe’s beloved traditions — Oglethorpe Day. The sun shone brightly as the campus community gathered for the event for the first time since 2020. This annual tradition celebrates the university’s namesake, James Edward Oglethorpe. It is on Oglethorpe Day that we are reminded of the motto of […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: James Aiken ’22

James Aiken ’22 is an Adult Degree Program student majoring in Business.   About a month into flight school, I’m sitting on the couch, watching the news before one of my flight lessons. It was something like six o’clock in the morning in Arizona, so it was nine-something in New York. I turned on the news […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Ethan Hawkland

Ethan Hawkland is assistant director of admission at Oglethorpe University.  “I grew up 18 years on the family farm in the same house. I’m from a very small town called Collins, Georgia, where the closest grocery store is 30 minutes away. My family has lived in that town for generations, passing the farm down from […]

Oglethorpe University issues letter of support for DACA

Oglethorpe University President Nick Ladany has issued a public comment in response to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), published Sept. 28, 2021. DACA is a federal immigration policy to allow undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as minors to legally remain in the country […]

Oglethorpe ranks among best colleges in Georgia, top liberal arts school has once again named Oglethorpe University among its top 10 Best Colleges In Georgia. The research annually identifies the 40 top schools in the state based on the quality of education, cost, potential future earnings, reputation, and flexibility. All accredited higher education institutions—from small, private colleges to the largest state universities—were reviewed. Oglethorpe University […]

Supporting service members and veterans at Oglethorpe

As a yellow ribbon school, Oglethorpe University is proud to support service members and veterans through tuition discounts. The Yellow Ribbon Program helps pay for some out-of-state, private school, or graduate school tuition that the Post-9/11 GI Bill doesn’t cover. Prospective students can find out if they are eligible for the program and view participating […]

A guide to understanding college terminology

During the college research and application processes, students and parents are often stumped by new terminology — and Google searches quickly become second nature. The world of academia is saturated with jargon that can seem like foreign language. For example, an admission counselor might say, “Please submit your transcript listing your unweighted GPA. And don’t […]

How to maximize your college visit experience

Visiting a college campus is more than just taking a stroll across the quad. The one-to-two-hour first impression of a college campus influences one of the biggest decisions of your life. College is not only a time to expand your knowledge, it’s a chance to experience and explore a new environment. No matter how much […]