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COVID-19

Recent grads make a difference in nearby Buford Highway community

In response to the increasing need for resources, education, and medical assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, recent Oglethorpe graduates Jessica Bamaca ’21 and Judith Silva Vivanco ’21 have put their skills to work, volunteering to help the Latinx Brookhaven community. As an intern with the Latin American Association (LAA), Vivanco began working with the organization […]

Oglethorpe to offer COVID-19 vaccine clinics on campus

The COVID-19 vaccine offers the surest way to protect against severe illness from COVID-19, while reducing the risk of community spread. The vaccine is now widely available, and Oglethorpe University is providing additional access to anyone seeking a COVID-19 vaccine by hosting two clinics on campus. These free, walk-up vaccination clinics are offered in partnership […]

COVID-19 vaccination policy for fall 2021

This message was updated on July 29, 2021, to reflect an update to the location of the Brookhaven vaccination site. In an effort to safeguard the health and well-being of students, employees, and the surrounding community, Oglethorpe will mandate students, faculty, and staff to be fully immunized against COVID-19 for the fall 2021 semester. A […]

How two Oglethorpe international students are navigating uncertainty

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, international students faced a lot of uncertainty. Universities across the country had suspended in-person activity to mitigate spread, but this left the students who rely on campus infrastructure — housing, food, income — scrambling to find a Plan B. Oglethorpe University and its Department of Global Education, […]

In-person commencement ceremonies to celebrate 2021 & 2020 graduates

This spring, Oglethorpe University will host on-campus, in-person commencement ceremonies to honor the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020! These events will be the university’s first large gatherings in more than a year—and a welcome chance to come together to celebrate an important milestone for our graduates! The Class of 2021 commencement ceremony […]

Oglethorpe announces plans for full return to campus in Fall 2021

Oglethorpe University President Nick Ladany announced today the university’s plans for a full return to campus for the fall semester. “As we near the mid-semester mark, I continue to be inspired by the commitment and ingenuity of our community,” said President Ladany. “As vaccinations continue to be dispersed and transmission rates slowly decline, we are […]

Canton & Company spotlights Oglethorpe’s successful COVID-19 strategy

Oglethorpe’s partnership with Canton & Company was key to a successful fall semester—and it continues to aid campus operations while navigating the ongoing pandemic. Recently, the public health company released a case study of Oglethorpe’s approach to reopening campus. Canton & Company provided guidance for implementing multiple strategies in fall 2020 to limit the spread […]

Oglethorpe’s Counseling Center expands services, welcomes staff

The Oglethorpe University Counseling Center has welcomed new staff and expanded its services and programming for the upcoming fall semester to help students navigate the “new normal.” Empowerment coaching (e-coaching) will be a brand new program designed to help students plan out and work toward personal goals, such as better organization or improved time management. […]