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Photos: MAP Day welcomes first students in Class of 2023

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 expect for their […]

Video: Dear Professor – Dr. Mario Chandler

Dear Professor: Dr Mario Chandler Class of 2019 graduate Haley Evans writes a letter to Dr. Mario Chandler on the way he influenced her over the last four years. Chandler is a Spanish professor and Evans majored in Spanish and Sociology. Several Oglethorpe seniors were asked to write a letter to a professor who impacted […]

2019-2020 Student Government Association & Programming Board Representatives Announced

The results for the 2019-2020 Student Government Association & Programming Board Representatives elections have been announced. These students will represent the student body for the next academic year. SGA had record-level voter turnout in this year’s election. Student Body President: Glenn Kaiser Vice President of the Senate: Taylor Roberts Vice President of Programming Board: Daira […]

Photos: Oglethorpe South Asian Club celebrates Holi

The Oglethorpe South Asian Club hosted a Holi celebration at the Turner Lynch Campus Center to usher in the spring season. Holi is a traditional Hindu festival of color and love. More than 50 students covered each other in brightly colored powder amidst water fights, and were treated to a catered lunch buffet from Moon […]

Photos & Video: Oglethorpe Day 2019

Anthony Ray Hinton – Oglethorpe Day 2019 Prison reform advocate Anthony Ray Hinton speaks in the Conant Performing Arts Center during Oglethorpe Day 2019. Hinton spent 30 years on Alabama’s death row before being exonerated and released in 2015. Among our beloved traditions, Oglethorpe Day annually celebrates the university’s namesake, General James Edward Oglethorpe, with the […]

Photos: Battle of Bloody Marsh commemorates Oglethorpe milestone

The annual “Battle of Bloody Marsh” is named for the famous 1742 battle in which General Oglethorpe’s forces defeated the Spanish troops in South Georgia. Each fall, a team of students and a team of faculty and staff meet to do battle …via tug-of-war. Having lost the “battle” for the first time in ages last year, the faculty/staff […]

Video: What’s it like to live in Jobe Hansen?

ResLife: Jobe Hansen Amanda takes you on a tour of her room in Jobe Hall at Oglethorpe University. The Jobe Hansen building features suites with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchenette and living area. Meeting your roommates for the first time can be nerve-wracking, but it was more serendipitous for freshman Amanda Howie and two of […]

Diversity, inclusiveness on display in student-led efforts

Oglethorpe’s Campus Life office seeks to promote diversity, inclusiveness, well-being, student engagement and “Petrel Pride,” and recently supported student-led efforts to observe Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and Native American Heritage Month on campus. “I know what it’s like to be a first-generation college student and never see yourself or your culture in academic spaces,” […]