Welcome to Oglethorpe!

Whether you are entering college for the first time, or whether you’ve got some classes under your belt, we are looking forward to helping you transition into Oglethorpe. Orientation will be one of the busiest, most exciting weekends in your Oglethorpe career, and we are happy to help you  get acquainted with our campus.

tate orientation2015 Fall New Student Orientation will be held from Friday August 21st to Sunday, August 23rd, and all new students are required to attend Orientation in its entirety.These sessions will prepare you for your time at Oglethorpe through student training, information sessions, and interactive programs. We have worked hard to provide our students with the most effective and relevant information during Orientation. You will be totally prepared to handle life as a new student at Oglethorpe after these sessions!

All new students are required to complete an Online Pre-Orientation Safety Training by Saturday, August 22nd. Oglethorpe University has partnered with EverFi, whose mission is to help students address critical life skills such as alcohol abuse prevention and sexual assault prevention in higher education institutions across the country. Each year over 700,000 students complete these courses. Instructions for completing the training have been sent to your student email account. If you complete this training before Saturday, August 22nd, you will be entered to win TWO MUSIC MIDTOWN TICKETS! All students who do not complete this training by August 22nd will be required to do so on Sunday, August 23rd during New Student Orientation.

The full Orientation schedules can be found below. Please click on the student type that describes you to view the correct schedule. All Orientation events are now available in the Oglethorpe University app. To download the app, simply search “Oglethorpe University” and select the “Orientation” tab. Please continue to check this page for more information, as some sessions may change a bit before August 21st. We will work to provide you with the most up-to-date information so you can come prepared.

Please check out our University website; you can find so many resources about academics, housing, and student life at Oglethorpe there. If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to reach out to me! I am happy to help you through the Orientation process.

See you in August!

meAlexandra Yancey
Coordinator of Orientation, Greek Affairs, & Leadership


2015 Fall New Student Orientation Schedule of Events

Please click the schedule that best describes your student type:

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Student Type Descriptions

First Year Student: We refer to all students who are starting their first semester in college at Oglethorpe University as “first year” students. Because some students enter Oglethorpe with credits from high school or dual-enrollment, we prefer to use the term “first year” over “freshman” during Orientation.

Transfer Student: Any student who is entering Oglethorpe after completing credits at another college or university is considered to be a “transfer” student. Please visit the Transfer page for more information.

International Student: International students are Rotary, Exchange, or 4-Year Degree Seeking students who do not have permanent residency in the United States. Please contact Nancy Boyken, Global Education and International Student Services Coordinator, at nboyken@oglethorpe.edu for more information and resources available to International students.


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