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September 20 – September 22, 2019

Family weekend has something for everyone!


What is Family Weekend?

There is something for everyone at Family Weekend annually taking place during the Fall at Oglethorpe University. Whether it’s attending a student art show, cheering for our athletics teams, attending a lecture, or spending a couple of hours seeing the sights in Atlanta, it will be a time to remember!

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Family Dinner in the Petrel’s Nest
6:00-7:30 pm
Location: Turner Lynch Campus Center Dining Hall

Guest meals are $10.90 payable at the entrance

Anatomy Fashion Show w/ Dessert Reception Presented by Phi Delta Epsilon
7:30-9:30 pm
Location: Dining Hall

Preorder your family weekend T-shirt when you register. All proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital of Atlanta

Oglethorpe Men’s soccer v. Anderson
7:00 pm
Location: Turf Field

Saturday, September 21, 2019

“Donuts with the Dean”
Location: Cousins Center for Science and Innovation, SASS classroom

Come meet the Hammack School of Business Dean, Dennis Kelly and learn more about how the HSB is building robot-proof leaders to tackle 21stcentury challenges.

Family Weekend Discount (10%) University Campus Store
11 am- 2 pm
Location:  Turner Lynch Campus Center

Family Team Trivia
Location: TLCC Game Room
Compete with other families and students. Snacks provided

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
Location:  Weltner Library

Free admission to The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day, Free admission for two people available online.  Oglethorpe students have free admission with Petrel Pass ID.

Explore Atlanta, here are some of the many events this weekend:

  • Chocolate-Covered Weekend (10am-3pm) Atlanta Botanical Gardens
  • Buckhead Fine Arts Festival (12pm-6pm)
  • Beltline Lantern Parade (7pm-11pm)
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • High Museum of Arts
  • The National Center for Civil and Human Rights Movement
  • Atlanta Braves v. Giants (7:20 at SunTrust stadium)
  • Atlanta United v San Jose (3:30pm Mercedes Benz Stadium)

Sunday, September 22, 2019


11:00 am – Oglethorpe Director of Athletics Todd Brooks invites you to the opening booster club event.  Check-in at Howell Tennis Courts between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

12:00 pm – Oglethorpe Volleyball v. Millsaps  on Pinholster Court inside Dorough

1:00 pm – Oglethorpe Men’s Soccer v. Roanoke on the Turf field

3:00 pm – Oglethorpe Volleyball v. Huntingdon later on Pinholster Court

Come out and show your Petrel Pride while cheering on these young men and women. Admission includes lunch buffet and non-alcoholic beverages, music, giveaways and the chance to see Petey!  Register by September 16.


Don’t forget to register so we know you are coming!

Register Here


Family Weekend Questions? 

Please contact Leron Burge, assistant director of student involvement with questions or needs at

Need to book a hotel for the weekend?

Check out the Oglethorpe discounts offered by our Petrel Partners!