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 orientationSpring 2016 New Student Move-In & Orientation will be held on Sunday, January 10th, and all new students are required to attend all sessions. 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 prior to arriving to campus. 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 will be sent to your student email account before December 1st. All students who do not complete this training by January 15th will have a hold placed on their student account.

The full Spring 2016 Orientation schedule is now available! Please click the button below to view the full schedule of events. All Orientation events will also be 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, and 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 January!

meAlexandra Yancey
Coordinator of Orientation, Greek Affairs, & Leadership


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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.