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Oglethorpe a ‘standout’ in 2021 Forbes College Financial Grades

Forbes recently took a look at the financial health of 921 private not-for-profit colleges to determine their annual college financial ratings—this year as a potential measure of how they will weather the pandemic. The leading finance publication specifically called out Oglethorpe University as a “standout,” citing the university’s “big comeback” financially. “Oglethorpe finished fiscal 2018 […]

Freshman’s new club delivers a bear, a book, a balloon…and a smile

Sahara Moore ’24, a first-year student majoring in biology and art, recently founded A Bear, A Book, & A Balloon, a new philanthropic student organization. The student club assembles care packages of items—a teddy bear, a book, and a balloon—and delivers them to patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Their goal is simply to bring happiness to […]

Celebrating Philanthropy Week 2020!

Philanthropy is an important part of Oglethorpe’s history and tradition. Now in its fifth year, Philanthropy Week celebrates generosity, good acts, and gratitude—and the importance of giving and giving back. The week-long annual celebration honors the generosity of the OU community, raises awareness for all the good giving does, and aims to inspire everyone to […]

Support Oglethorpe University through AmazonSmile

Did you know there’s an easy way to help support Oglethorpe University—while you shop? Browse via AmazonSmile to donate 0.5% of your purchases to Oglethorpe! AmazonSmile is a program that easily allows shoppers to donate to their favorite charitable organization. And this October 13 and 14, during Prime Day — Amazon’s annual deals event for Prime […]

New Woodland Walk will improve campus connectivity, accessibility

In September, Oglethorpe broke ground on a new ADA-compliant boardwalk, which will improve accessibility and help to connect the academic quad to the Turner Lynch Campus Center and residence halls. Design plans call for the current steep sidewalk with stairs to be transformed into an elevated boardwalk winding through the grove of trees and to […]