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Campus improvement projects continue into busy Spring Semester

As a distinct campus with buildings on the Historic Registry, Oglethorpe University is continuously working to enhance campus beauty and ensure facilities are supporting student success. “The beauty of our campus is a key factor for students when choosing Oglethorpe,” said Pete Stobie, Oglethorpe’s senior vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer. “We […]

Peaceful Hammock Garden honors devoted Oglethorpe alumna

Marsa’s Hammock Garden, named in memory of devoted Oglethorpe trustee and longtime donor Martha Laird Bowen ’61, was recently installed near the Turner Lynch Campus Center. Nestled beneath a canopy of trees, the new space features 10 large soft-weave hammocks and space for students to put up their own hammocks as well. Each hammock is […]

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 a grove of trees down to […]

Construction underway for new music, counseling, office spaces

With student enrollment steadily increasing, several buildings on Oglethorpe’s campus are undergoing renovations to accommodate growth. In 2020, Goodman Hall will be reverted back into a residence hall. Due to this change, the areas currently in Goodman—practice/lesson rooms for music, the Counseling Center, and University Communications offices—will be relocated to remodeled spaces in Lupton and Lowry […]

Cousins Center receives plaudits from design community

The I.W. “Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation’s eye-catching design and focus on sustainability has been highlighted by several national and local news outlets. See what publications such as Architectural Digest had to say about the design, and how building architects Cooper Carry looked to improve the student experience and connect to the campus’ […]

Summer Progress: Campus updates over the break

A lot happened around Oglethorpe in between commencement and the start of the fall semester. While classes and labs were already in session at the I.W. “Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation during the spring, the building is now fully open, furnished, and full of activity. The project, which broke ground the day after […]

Schmidt Recreation Center scores new wood floor

It’s out with the old and in with the new at the Schmidt Recreation Center auxiliary gym. A custom Stormy Petrels wooden floor was recently installed in the space and has breathed new life into the gym. “The rubber tartan floor that existed there was past its life expectancy,” said Athletic Director Todd Brooks. “Wood […]