MAP Summer Orientation

Welcoming our newest Stormy Petrels

Welcome Class of 2026

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 2026, and members of the OU community who are excited to support you throughout your college journey. We’re excited to host MAP on campus again this year!

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Important Dates

  • Friday, June 10: First round of Housing Assignments/Roommates Released
  • Friday, June 24: MAP Day Option #1
  • Friday, July 15: MAP Day Option #2
  • Friday, August 5: MAP Day Option #3
  • Friday, August 12: Payment Arrangement Deadlines
  • Friday, August 26: Move-in day for residential students, Welcome Weekend Begins
  • Saturday, August 27: Welcome Weekend Day 2
  • Sunday, August 28: Welcome Weekend Day 3
  • Monday, August 29: First Day of Classes!