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Update on Fall 2020

Dear Oglethorpe Community: First, let me say thank you for your resilience, for your commitment to your families and your community, and for your trust as we navigate these challenging times. Throughout our monitoring of the situation surrounding COVID-19, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to two core principles: maintaining the health and safety of our […]

COVID-19 Weekly Update: 6/3/20

Here is the latest from the Oglethorpe University COVID-19 Task Force. CARES Act Emergency Funds We have begun mailing checks for emergency aid grants to students this week, funded by the Federal CARES Act. Most students enrolled full-time in the spring will receive a grant check. Additional funds are available for students by application. There […]

COVID-19 Fall Planning- Weekly Update 5/29

From the Office of the President It’s officially summer at Oglethorpe and though we haven’t returned to campus, our faculty and staff are busier than ever preparing for our return. Starting next week, our summer classes will begin with record enrollments in 100% remote courses—still small, still personal—but available where you are. There’s still time […]

An Update from President Schall

Dear Oglethorpe Community: Greetings from the President’s Office. As this pandemic brought our semester on campus to a halt, I have been amazed at how our faculty and staff have come together to deliver the Oglethorpe academic experience remotely. Not only have our students and faculty adapted the classroom experience to a virtual environment with […]

Emergency Assistance Funds

Dear Students, We hope this note finds you all healthy and getting ready for the end of the spring semester. We wanted to communicate some news related to the newly enacted CARES Act. A provision of this Act will allow us to provide emergency assistance funds to our students who have been displaced or adversely […]

Class of 2020 Commencement Update

Many thanks to the nearly 200 students and parents who participated in the senior commencement survey. Responses from both groups were overwhelmingly in favor of an in-person ceremony. 80% chose a fall ceremony as their first or second choice, followed by 54% choosing a winter ceremony as their first or second choice. Interest was equally […]

Update from Oglethorpe University, 3/26/20

Dear students: You’ve almost made it through the first week of remote learning. Our faculty have worked incredibly hard to bring the signature Oglethorpe classroom experience to you online, but we know it isn’t the same. We are all learning how to work and interact differently, and we appreciate your patience as our faculty experiment […]