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Oglethorpe Day 2024 celebrates humanitarianism and civic duty

 The sun shone brightly on this year’s Oglethorpe Day celebration, a beloved university tradition that beams with school spirit. Dressed in layers of black and gold — and red, for Valentine’s Day — students, faculty, staff and alumni came together today to show their love for their university. This annual tradition celebrates the university’s […]

Campus improvement projects continue into busy Spring Semester

As a distinct campus with buildings on the Historic Registry, Oglethorpe University is continuously working to enhance campus beauty and ensure facilities are supporting student success. “The beauty of our campus is a key factor for students when choosing Oglethorpe,” said Pete Stobie, Oglethorpe’s senior vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer. “We […]

Celebrating Black History Month at Oglethorpe

The Oglethorpe community will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with a variety of events. Black History Month was originally established as a week-long celebration but was later extended to the full month of February in the 1970s. In 1976, President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month. Today, people across the country celebrate the […]

Oglethorpe University recognized for student safety, well-being and inclusion efforts

Oglethorpe University has been named a recipient of the 2023 Campus Prevention Network (CPN) Seal of Prevention. Presented by Vector Solutions, the Seal of Prevention is awarded to higher education institutions that have demonstrated leadership in prevention programming focused on student safety, well-being, and inclusion. Vector Solutions provides postsecondary safety and prevention training, serving more […]

Oglethorpe Day 2024 to feature Petrels of Fire race, DeKalb County CEO and author Michael Thurmond

A time-honored Oglethorpe University tradition is just around the corner. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, students, faculty and staff will gather once again on the academic quad to celebrate Oglethorpe Day. Oglethorpe Day recognizes the lasting legacy of the university’s namesake, General James Edward Oglethorpe. A philanthropist, military leader, and member of Parliament, Oglethorpe was regarded […]

[PHOTOS] Ushering in the holiday spirit at Boar’s Head 2023

The 79th Annual Boar’s Head Celebration on Dec. 1 marked the beginning of the holiday season at Oglethorpe. A timeless and beloved Oglethorpe tradition, this year’s Boar’s Head was filled with holiday spirit and a warm sense of community. The celebration included the induction of 21 new Omicron Delta Kappa members, the alumni reception that […]

Oglethorpe food pantry celebrates two years, expands services

Oglethorpe’s donation-funded food pantry, formed initially by a subcommittee of the Student Government Association in 2021, recently celebrated its second anniversary. Petey’s Pantry has packaged 100 orders just this semester and more than 500 since its launch. Thanks to grants and donations from the OU community, Petey’s Pantry has plans to expand its services and […]

[WATCH] Petrels celebrate Atlanta Pride 2023

This past weekend, Oglethorpe University students, faculty and staff joined the City of Atlanta for one of the largest celebrations of the LGBTQ+ community in the country: Atlanta Pride. This year’s OU representatives joined thousands of participants in the Atlanta Pride Parade, a massive cavalcade that marches down Peachtree, the main street through in Midtown. […]