MAP Summer Orientation

Welcoming our newest Stormy Petrels

Welcome Class of 2025

There is much to look forward to during your first year at Oglethorpe! Making a Petrel (MAP) Summer Orientation helps incoming first-year students become familiar with the campus experience and the many resources and programs available to them. All summer long we’ll have events, activities, and tons of great info to get you ready to join the OU community this fall. Check back often for opportunities to meet current students who can answer your questions, fellow incoming students in the class of 2025, and members of the OU community who are excited to support you throughout your college journey.

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MAP Schedule Overview


Module 1: Week of  June 1
Welcome to Making a Petrel (MAP) Summer Orientation!

Module 2: Weeks of  June 7 & 14
Life at OU: Living on or Commuting to Campus

Module 3: Week of June 21
First-Year Advising & Fall Course Schedules


Module 4: Week of July 5
How Do I Pay My Bill?! – Financial Aid & Billing

Module 5: Weeks of July 12 & 19
Academic Success in Year One

Module 6: Week of July 26
A_LAB: Service, Study Abroad, and Career Development


Module 7: Week of August 9
Transitions: Preparing for Your First Semester & Move-In

Module 8: Week of August 16
Getting Involved on Campus: SGA, Student Orgs & Greek Life!

Welcome Weekend: Aug. 27 – 29
Schedule overview now available! More details coming soon.

Important Dates

  • Friday, August 27: Move-In day for residential students, Welcome Weekend Begins
  • Saturday, August 28: Welcome Weekend Day 2
  • Sunday, August 29: Welcome Weekend Day 3
  • Monday, August 30: First Day of Classes!