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Photos: OU Dreamers

The Oglethorpe community is full of dreamers, but it’s also filled with Dreamers. Students, faculty and staff gathered in the Turner Lynch Campus Center to inform the campus on the current status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Students organized a letter writing campaign to legislators, while handing out buttons in support […]

Photos: Quadfest 2017

To celebrate the first week of the 2017-2018 academic year, the Academic Quad was converted into a scene from a Circus with stilt walkers, fortune tellers, magicians, snake handlers, fire performers and more! Dinner and King of Pops were also served at the event hosted by the Student Government Association’s Programming Board.

Opening Convocation closes first week of classes

In one of Oglethorpe’s greatest traditions, students and faculty gathered in the Conant Performing Arts Center to hear campus leaders, such as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Glenn Sharfman, Director of the A_LAB Dr. Beth Concepcion ’90, Director of Theatre Matt Huff, Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Peter Kower and Student Government Association President […]

Introducing OUConnect

The Student Engagement and Leadership Office (SEL), with the financial backing of SGA, is excited to announce a partnership with Campus Labs to facilitate a new platform for community engagement – OUConnect. Starting this fall, OUConnect will replace the SOURCE calendar and the Oglethorpe App to become a centralized place for the Oglethorpe Community to […]

Photos: Total Eclipse 2017

Like communities across the nation, Oglethorpe’s campus paused today—the first day of classes—to experience the historic total eclipse. Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, family, and neighbors gathered together on the quad for a viewing party hosted by the Society of Physics Students, which provided the in-demand requisite glasses, special telescopes and instruction to safely view […]

ECOS Campus Garden in full bloom

Behind Goodman Hall lives one of Oglethorpe’s best-kept secrets. Managed by the Environmentally Conscious Oglethorpe Students (ECOS), the Campus Garden is a collection of planters kept by members of the Oglethorpe community. Despite relentless rain this summer, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and herbs flourished under the watchful eye of students and faculty. A new crop of […]

Incoming first year students MAP out next four years

Making a Petrel (MAP) Day brought incoming students to campus for the first time this summer. The event allows new Petrels to discuss class schedules with a Compass Advisor, see on-campus residence halls and get connected with current students and faculty. Parents are also in attendance to learn the ins-and-outs of Oglethorpe so they know what to […]

Video: Urban Smash brings disc golf to campus

The Urban Smash disc golf tournament at Oglethorpe University The inaugural Urban Smash is the first disc golf even held on the campus of Oglethorpe University. Ashley Collins and the Atlanta Women’s Disc Golf Club hosted the event, which raised funds for the Piedmont School of Atlanta. Ashley Collins spends her days grooming and maintaining […]

Biology department’s basketball games bring out students

Biology department basketball games connect with students Oglethorpe University professors regularly play pickup basketball with students. This semester even featured a “Final” with prizes for the top finishers. The Oglethorpe Biology department began playing pickup “knockout,” a basketball shooting game, last year. What started as a way for professors to take to the gym turned into […]