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Atlanta Preservation Center’s annual history tour includes Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University will once again be featured in Atlanta Preservation Center’s annual Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites. Started in 2003 after the rescue of the Fox Theatre changed Atlanta’s perspective on preservation, Phoenix Flies brings organizations and community members together to show the value of Atlanta’s historic built environment. For its 21st […]

OU Giving Day 2024 a record-breaking success

On February 14, alumni, parents, friends, faculty, and staff united to show their love for Oglethorpe on OU Giving Day and demonstrate their collective commitment to the university. Thanks to support from nearly 200 donors, gifts large and small came together to raise more than $65,000, breaking the OU Giving Day record set in 2021. […]

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 […]

2024 Alumni Award winners announced

The Oglethorpe University Alumni Association is pleased to announce the 2024 Alumni Award honorees. The awards will be presented to these exceptional alumni at the Alumni Awards and Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony on April 19 during Alumni Weekend. Each year, members of the Oglethorpe community nominate alumni for four special alumni awards. The awards […]

Faculty-led training session equips student instructors with skills to support peer academic success

For Oglethorpe students, peer tutors and supplemental instructors are a vital academic resource, offering in-depth support outside the classroom. Recently, the university’s Office of Student Success hosted a Peer Instructor Training session, uniting 19 faculty members with student instructors. This comprehensive training program aimed to equip these student educators with the tools and knowledge necessary […]

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 celebrates Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month

The Oglethorpe community is celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month through October 15.  The national tribute to Latinx culture and history began in 1968 when President Lyndon Johnson created a week-long observation to recognize people of Hispanic descent. The celebration — extended to a month in 1988 — coincides with the independence days of El Salvador, Costa […]