ATLANTA, GA (06/19/2018)– On June 8, Oglethorpe University welcomed incoming students to campus for MAP Day (Making a Petrel) for students who have committed to attend Oglethorpe. During MAP Day, first-year students meet with their advisors, enroll in fall semester classes, and receive their official Petrel Pass student IDs. Classes start August 20, 2018.
Among the first-year students are:
Taj Lowe of Loganville (30052)
Dustin Muzik of Loganville (30052)
Nathaly Santibanez of Loganville (30052)
Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University is Atlanta’s only co-educational small private college, home to 1250 eclectic and engaged students from 33 states and 38 countries.
Renowned for its groundbreaking Core program, Oglethorpe’s academically rigorous programs emphasize intellectual curiosity, individual attention, close collaboration among faculty and students, and active learning in relevant field experiences. Oglethorpe joins theory and practice in its A_LAB (Atlanta Laboratory for Learning), an incubator for experiential learning through internships, study abroad, civic engagement, and undergraduate research.
Under the leadership of President Lawrence Schall since 2005, Oglethorpe has entered an unprecedented era of innovation and growth, evidenced by increased enrollment and philanthropic giving, and new strategic entrepreneurial partnerships. Since 2013, Oglethorpe has seen the addition of an award-winning campus center; a residential complex with six state-of-the-art classrooms; and the expansion of arts and athletics facilities. Oglethorpe’s partnership venture with LeadAbroad has expanded its global footprint with the development of five global campuses in Barcelona, Cape Town, Greece, London, and Rome. Oglethorpe will open the I.W. “Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation in 2019.
Oglethorpe is home to the Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, study abroad partner LeadAbroad, and the Piedmont School of Atlanta. The Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels compete in the NCAA Division III Southern Athletic Association.