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What memories will be made this year?

Each week, a different Oglethorpe University student takes over the @oglethorpelife Instagram account. Here’s what 2018-2019 looked like through the eyes of our Petrels. Interested in running @oglethorpelife? Visit to apply. Oglethorpe Life 2018-2019 Each week, an Oglethorpe University student takes over the @oglethorpelife Instagram account. Here’s what a year of campus life looks like.

Oglethorpe University to host its first-ever 5K

On August 10th, Oglethorpe will host its first Stormy Petrel 5K, a closed-course road race around the historic campus. The race is intended for all ages, with male and female bracketed age groups ranging from 12 and under to 60 and over. Money prizes will be given to the top participants, and medals will be awarded […]

Oglethorpe student band Silver Lake Waves makes a splash

Wander anywhere near Goodman Hall after classes, and there’s a good chance you’ll hear the Silver Lake Waves giving it their all at full volume. An Oglethorpe student-led band, Silver Lake Waves, by their own description, specialize in “bangers for anxious souls.” The band includes Ryan Holtzen ’20 (guitar and bass), Liz Kontyko ’20 (synth), […]

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 […]