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Choose OU: Spring Event Series


Various hours
March 30-April 19

Choosing a college is a big decision. We’re excited to show you what makes Oglethorpe special and help you start to see yourself as a Stormy Petrel! Join us for our three-week series of highly engaging virtual events to learn all that Oglethorpe has to offer and why you should choose OU! You can register for any event that interests you, or all nine of them! Parents and guests are also welcome to register and attend on their own.


Week 1: Living the Petrel Life

Get Plugged-in: Campus Life

Tuesday, March 30 at 6 p.m.
Wondering what there is to do on campus? Hear from the experts! Join current student leaders along with members of our Campus Life team to find out how you can become part of the amazing Oglethorpe community starting on your very first day. You’ll learn about clubs and organizations, Greek Life, student government, social events and more!

Living at OU: Residence Life

Wednesday, March 31 at 7 p.m.
Learn all about living on Oglethorpe’s gorgeous campus! We’ll discuss our residence hall options, the housing selection process, and all the ways to connect with other Petrels in your dorm. Staff from our Residence Life team and current student Resident Assistants will be present to tell you more and answer your questions!

OU Uncensored: Ask a Student

Thursday, April 1 at 6 p.m.
Curious about what it’s really like to be a Petrel? Here’s your chance to find out! Ask current OU students all your questions about campus life, classes, living in the dorms (or commuting!), opportunities in Atlanta, or anything else on your mind.

Week 2: Making OU Possible

Petrel Parents: Support Your College-Going Child 

Tuesday, April 6 at 6 p.m.

Future OU Parents, this one is for you! Join staff and administrators who will help your child transition to life at Oglethorpe, as well as parents of current students who will share about the experience. You’ll learn about the OU community who will support your child during their college years and get your questioned answered! 

Making OU Affordable 

Wednesday, April 7 at 7 p.m.

We want to make attending Oglethorpe a financial reality for every prospective Petrel. Join this session led by OU’s Director of Financial Aid to learn about scholarships, grants, student loans, and payment options, as well as tips for understanding your financial aid letter. Parents are encouraged to attend and questions are welcomed!  

OU Uncensored: Ask a Professor 

Thursday, April 8 at 6 p.m.

Hear from Oglethorpe’s faculty why they love teaching at OU! Professors will share their efforts to create a safe, yet challenging classroom environment for our students. They’ll be ready to take your questions and share tips for success in your first year! 

Week 3: Making OU Yours

Petrels in ATL & Beyond

Wednesday, April 14 at 6 p.m.

Civic Engagement, Study Abroad – What you’ll learn inside the classroom is valuable, but just as important are your experiences in the Atlanta community and beyond. Join members of our A_LAB staff and a panel of current students to hear about the exciting opportunities offered through civic engagement and study abroad!  

Petrels Go to Work: Internships and Career Development

Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Our students are accomplishing BIG things in their careers, starting with internships in the city of Atlanta and beyond.  Join members of our Career Development Office and current Petrels to hear about the exciting opportunities our Petrels have to get to work! 

Ask an Ambassador 

Friday, April 16 at 4 p.m.

By now you’ve learned a LOT about OU! We’re capping off our spring event series with a student-only space so you can chat with our student ambassadors about anything and everything OU! Ambassadors will be ready to take all your questions and tell you why they love being a Petrel. 

#GetStormy: Athletics at OU 

Monday, April 19 at 7 p.m.

Thinking of joining an athletic team at Oglethorpe? Get the play-by-play from coaches and current student-athletes about NCAA Division III sports at OU. Learn about the strong support system we have in place to ensure student-athletes succeed, both on the field and in the classroom.