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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 […]

“Spirit of Will” at Oglethorpe

Georgia Shakespeare–the professional theatre-in-residence at Oglethorpe marked its 25th anniversary in 2010.  To celebrate, GA Shakes hosted its annual Bard’s Bash, where revelers “put on the ritz” at the roaring 20’s-themed gala. At the Bash, Georgia Shakespeare presented its annual Spirit of Will Award to Oglethorpe.  The award honors those who exemplify the passion for the human condition that Shakespeare displayed through […]