Admission Events

Signature Fall & Spring Events

Fall Events

College Essay Writing Workshop

Saturday, September 30, 2017
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.*
*Optional lunch and campus tour 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Writing your admission essay can be one of the most nerve-wracking parts of applying to college. Take control of the process with help from writer, author, and blogger Betty Londergan. Betty spent 25 years as a Creative Director in advertising before publishing two autobiographical books. Her college essay writing workshop will help students identify potential topics, define a clear structure, create an engaging opening, and communicate their unique story to an admission committee. RSVP NOW!

Financial Planning & Fast Application Workshop

Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. – Noon
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Paying for college can be complicated – but it doesn’t have to be. Our Financial Planning & Fast Application Workshop gives you the tools to understand institutional, state, and federal aid, as well as strategies for maximizing your financial potential while paying for college. Attendees will have the chance to file the FAFSA on the spot with step-by-step assistance and complete their Common App or Oglethorpe application. Students and parents welcome.

Spring Events

Scholarship Weekend

January 26-27, 2018

For admitted high school seniors (by invitation), and their families.

Seminars, interviews and auditions for the James Edward Oglethorpe (JEO), Civic Engagement and Oglethorpe Theatre Scholarship programs. Learn more about Scholarship Weekend.

Admitted Student Days

April 4 & April 18, 2018

For admitted seniors and their families.

Enjoy an optional overnight stay with a current OU student, meet other incoming Petrels, learn about academics and campus life at OU, attend panel discussions about special programs, and become a part of the Stormy Petrel community! Registration will open in February.

Making A Petrel days

Summer 2018

For incoming students and their families.

Discuss your schedule with your Compass Advisor, see your on-campus Residence Hall, get connected with current students and faculty, and learn the ins-and-outs of Oglethorpe! Registration will open in May.