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COVID-19 vaccination policy for fall 2021

This message was updated on July 29, 2021, to reflect an update to the location of the Brookhaven vaccination site. 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 COVID-19 for the fall 2021 semester. A […]

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 […]