Oglethorpe offers academic services and programs to support students’ academic and intellectual engagement, help them achieve their educational goals, and ensure they thrive and succeed.
Office of the Provost
The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer of the university, charged with oversight of all academic programs. Located in Lupton Hall, the provost’s office supervises all academic affairs, including academic divisions, the Hammack School of Business, the Core curriculum, Philip Weltner Library, registrar’s office, the Center for Student Success, and the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art. Dr. Kathryn McClymond has served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs since 2021.
Enrollment Services at “The HUB”
Enrollment Services at “The HUB” is the one-stop shop for all functions related to registration, graduation, academic records, financial aid and billing. Located in “The Hub”, a student-centric space on the garden level of Lupton Hall, the enrollment services team helps to ensure a seamless student experience.
Philip Weltner Library
The Philip Weltner Library, located in historic Lowry Hall, is a beautiful place to study, but more importantly, its staff and resources are there to help students throughout their academic careers. The library helps to teach lifelong learning skills, provides knowledge and research resources, and works to enhance and strengthen academic research within the Oglethorpe community. The library prepares students to manage and embrace the challenges of their academic pursuits.
Student Success, located in Robinson Hall, provides Oglethorpe students with a range of services designed to address academic challenges and helps students to set and achieve their academic goals. Services include advising, disability services, international student services, and academic support through tutoring, supplemental instruction, writing assistance, coaching, and test proctoring.
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is the only small liberal arts university museum in the southeast that regularly hosts nationally and internationally recognized exhibitions. Lecture and concert series complement the exhibitions on view. A teaching museum, OUMA offers numerous opportunities for student involvement, including gallery assistant internships, independent study, and work study. In addition, collaborative planning with faculty and staff allows for course development in conjunction with exhibitions to give students an immersive experience.
Oglethorpe’s laboratories and multimedia presentation rooms are located across campus. The Cousins Center for Science and Innovation, home to the natural sciences, offers science research laboratories for biology, chemistry, physics, and ecology with top-of-the-line research equipment often available only at the graduate level. Other spaces include the digital media lab, computer labs, the Weltner Library Reference Lab, plus music and psychology labs.