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COVID-19

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 […]

Commencement message for the class of 2020, 3/18/20

A message to seniors from President Schall No Description Due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 virus, we are saddened to have to cancel the in-person 2020 commencement exercises scheduled for May 9, 2020. A planning group of senior class officers and student leaders are meeting to develop alternate ways to celebrate, which may include the ability […]

Campus Update, 3/18/20

A Message from Dean Michelle Hall: Dear students: Yesterday, Governor Kemp signed an executive order to close all public universities following declarations of a State of Emergency at the federal, state and now city levels. Most private universities have moved to remote teaching, telework for staff, and if they have not already closed their residence […]

Residence Halls Closing, 3/17/20

Dear Residents: Yesterday, Governor Kemp signed an executive order closing all public universities in the state following declarations of States of Emergency at the federal, state and now city levels. Most private universities have moved to remote teaching and if they have not already closed their residence halls, they are in the process of doing […]

COVID-19 Updates from Residence Life, 3/16/20

This email was sent to students who have not checked out of university housing as of 3/16/20. The purpose of our move to online classes and reduced numbers of students on campus is to follow public health recommendations designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. For this reason, the university has instituted additional policies and […]

Student Update, 3/13/20

Some points of clarification based on questions received: Friday, March 13 is the last day for in-person courses. Next week, March 16-20, is a week of preparation for faculty to have all coursework ready to be delivered online starting Monday, March 23. Residential students will continue to receive information from residence life via email. Please […]

Housing Update, 3/12/20

Dear Residents, As you read in the President’s notice, we are suspending classes for the week of March 16th and going to a full online class schedule starting March 23rd for the rest of the semester.  At this time, residence halls are open.  We want to make sure students that want and need to be […]

Important Announcement to Oglethorpe Community: COVID-19, 3/12/20

From President Schall: Dear Oglethorpe Community, I write today to share important information for the Oglethorpe community regarding the fluid and rapidly changing COVID-19 situation. Let me begin by saying how appreciative I am for all the dedicated faculty and staff in our community who have tirelessly researched best practices for responding to the situation […]

Coronavirus Update, 3/11/20

The university continues to monitor the updates on the spread of coronavirus and has formed a COVID-19 Task Force that is assessing the situation on our campus and local community daily to ensure the safety of everyone in the Oglethorpe community. The task force continues to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control […]

Coronavirus update for the Oglethorpe community, 3/4/20

Oglethorpe University is continuing to monitor developments with the COVID-19 (Corona) virus. To date, two cases have been confirmed in Georgia, confined to a single family and related to travel to Milan, Italy. We are in close contact with our students travelling abroad and are monitoring their health and safety. As this is an evolving […]