Life

Your new home

It’s easy to find your place at Oglethorpe

Oglethorpe students are a diverse, unconventional, and fascinating bunch, and their interests and activities are just as varied. Fortunately, our location in Atlanta and our vibrant campus culture make it easy to explore the world from every angle.

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HOUSING
& DINING

Residence life and on-campus dining are a huge part of the Oglethorpe experience. Learn about our everyday life on campus.
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TRADITIONS

Oglethorpe has a long history of curious traditions including the Battle of Bloody Marsh, Buried Elephant, Petrels of Fire, and more.
EXPLORE TRADITIONS

THINGS
TO DO

Whether you are more interested in a Atlanta Falcons game or a rousing quidditch match, you’ll never have to worry about keeping busy.
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OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

HOUSING AND DINING

Residence life and on-campus dining are a huge part of the Oglethorpe experience. Learn about our everyday life on campus.

LEARN MORE

TRADITIONS

Oglethorpe has a long history of curious traditions including the Battle of Bloody Marsh, Buried Elephant, Petrels of Fire, and more.

EXPLORE TRADITIONS

THINGS TO DO

Whether you are more interested in a Atlanta Falcons game or a rousing quidditch match, you’ll never have to worry about keeping busy.

SEE MORE TO DO

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

HOUSING & DINING

Residence life and on-campus dining are a huge part of the Oglethorpe experience. Learn about our everyday life on campus.

LEARN MORE

TRADITIONS

Oglethorpe has a long history of curious traditions including the Battle of Bloody Marsh, Buried Elephant, Petrels of Fire, and more.

EXPLORE TRADITIONS

THINGS TO DO

Whether you are more interested in a Atlanta Falcons game or a rousing quidditch match, you’ll never have to worry about keeping busy.

SEE MORE TO DO

MEET OU STUDENTS

Chris Fernandez '17

Oglethorpe’s many student organizations allow students to gain valuable skills that can’t be taught in a classroom.

MEET OU STUDENTS

Chris Fernandez '17

Oglethorpe’s many student organizations allow students to gain valuable skills that can’t be taught in a classroom.

ENJOYING CAMPUS LIFE

At some point during your time at Oglethorpe, you might find yourself…

  • Cheering for the Stormy Petrels — or catching an Atlanta Braves, Falcons, or Hawks game.
  • Gazing at a gorgeous painting at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art — or the High, the premier art museum of Atlanta and the Southeast.
  • Glimpsing the glittering city skyline from a fast-moving MARTA train or the top floors of a midtown skyscraper.
  • Hitting the streets for a walking tour in Barcelona, London, or Rome.
  • Offering a hungry person a hot meal or wading into a stream to repair a dam during one of Oglethorpe’s campus-wide days of service.

Support for Self-Care

While you’re keeping busy with everything under the sun, it’s also important to take time for yourself. We know that can be hard to do, so we’ve made it a little easier: Campus Life at Oglethorpe is designed to help keep every student happy, healthy, and safe.

That goal is why we have a strong, close-knit residential community, and a dining hall with home-style cooking you can enjoy anytime. It’s why our private campus is monitored 24/7 by safety officers, and staffed by advisors who live on campus and are always on call. It’s why we offer resources like the Academic Success Center (for help with that tough paper) and the Counseling Center (for help with life’s tough questions).

Oglethorpe isn’t just a place from which to explore the world; it’s also a place where you can feel completely at home.

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