Scholarship Weekend Details


Oglethorpe will provide food and refreshments during the time you spend on campus for Scholarship Weekend. The events you attend may include coffee stations, lunch buffets, an hors d’oeuvres reception, snacks, and party food stations on Saturday. Atlanta also boasts many excellent restaurants where you may choose to dine on your own on Friday night and during your visit.


Scholarship Weekend attire will be business casual. No jeans, please. Plan to wear comfortable walking shoes (we mean it!) as program sessions will occur in many parts of campus. Atlanta’s average temperature in January is about 43°F, but be sure to check the local weather forecast as you prepare. Your attire should allow you to feel at ease throughout the day, and the leaders, interviewers, and presenters will understand this. If in doubt, choose comfort over formality! We want you to enjoy your time with us.


The music program at Oglethorpe is proud to offer world-class study in a number of accomplished ensembles.

The vocal program features the University Singers, which is our flagship 60-voice auditioned mixed-voice concert choir, and the Oglethorpe University Chorale, an elite 16-20 voice chamber choir. Both are one-credit ensembles. Students have the added option, upon approval, to enroll in private voice lessons with one of OU’s talented affiliate vocal artists.

The Oglethorpe University Symphony encourages experienced winds, brass, percussion, and string players to audition, and meets for rehearsal once a week for one-credit, performing exciting new music and historical masterworks. Upon approval, students may also opt to study privately with one of our talented instrumental faculty.

The Oglethorpe University Jazz Ensemble, the “Jazzy Petrels” welcomes students with jazz experience to audition. The Jazzy Petrels meet for two rehearsals a week, and often perform off campus representing the University.

During Scholarship Weekend, students may request an audition for participation or scholarship in the University Singers and Chorale, the OU Symphony or the OU Jazz Ensemble, or a combination of all three! Please indicate your interest on the RSVP form.



Attendance at Scholarship Weekend is optional but encouraged for parents and guests! There will be a full track of “Parent and Guest Programming,” complete with information about financial aid and internships, meetings with faculty and administrators, and time for campus tours. There will be unique parent programming on Friday and Saturday.


Scholarship Weekend is the perfect opportunity to decide if Oglethorpe is the best fit for you! You do not have to commit to attending the institution in order to attend Scholarship Weekend.