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COVID-19 vaccination policy for fall 2021

This message was updated on July 6, 2021 to provide a link to the student form and a deadline for acknowledging status/filing for medical or religious accommodation. 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 […]

Oglethorpe selects Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Following a national search, Oglethorpe University President Nick Ladany has named Dr. Kathryn McClymond as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, starting July 19. Dr. McClymond is currently Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs in the College of Arts & Sciences at Georgia State University, where she has been a faculty member for 22 years. […]

Juneteenth becomes an official university holiday

Beginning this year, Oglethorpe will recognize Juneteenth as an official university holiday. Because Juneteenth occurs on a Saturday this year, the university’s observance will take place Friday, June 18. A combination of the words “June” and “nineteenth,” Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of General Order No. 3 on June 19, 1865. On this day, Union Army […]

Oglethorpe selects inaugural Dean of Student Success

Oglethorpe University has named Brad Blitz as the inaugural Dean of Student Success, effective June 14. In this new role, Blitz will provide vision and leadership to create a comprehensive advising model and strategy for student success that supports academic progress, retention, and degree completion. Blitz has spent his academic career focused on advising strategy, […]

Commencement speakers for Class of 2021 and Class 2020 ceremonies announced

Two prominent Atlanta leaders will address the Class of 2021 and Class of 2020 graduates during their respective commencement ceremonies, the university announced today. Georgia State Representative Dar’shun Kendrick, an Oglethorpe alumna, will address the graduating Class of 2021 on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Retired Atlanta Federal Reserve President and Chief Executive […]

2021-2022 Student Government Association & Programming Board announced

The results for the 2021-2022 Student Government Association and Programming Board elections have been announced. These students will represent the student body for the next academic year. President: Justin Bennett Vice President of the Senate: Jakeb Sanders Vice President of the Programming Board: Jillian Heatly Vice President of Inter Club Council: Hrishika Chhertri Treasurer: Olivia […]

Mary Jane Stuart Kohler Memorial Scholarship application deadline May 3

The Mary Jane Stuart Kohler Memorial Scholarship Fund provides a $2000 scholarship to a rising junior or senior female student at Oglethorpe University who best exhibits the distinguishing characteristics of Mary Jane Stuart Kohler: “An outgoing, upbeat personality; passionate in the pursuit of personal excellence; active in campus life; and displaying a strong sense of […]