Module 2: Life at OU

— Weeks of June 7 & 14 —

Events for Students and Parents

Living on or Commuting to Campus 

Thursday, June 10 at 6:00 PM ET

If you or your family members are wondering what your life will be like as a student at Oglethorpe – whether you’re living in our Residence Halls or commuting on a daily basis – you should attend this session! Join Blake Petty, Director of Residence Life, to learn about safety measures, student support, and campus engagement opportunities during your first year on campus. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Blake Petty, Director of Residence Life

Small Group Events for Students

Calling all Student Athletes!

Wednesday, June 9 at 2:00 PM ET

Come to this casual event to meet student athletes from some of OU’s 16 teams and other incoming freshman players. Ask your questions about OU and hear about life as a Stormy Petrel student athlete!

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LGBTQIA+ Student Chat

Tuesday, June 15 at 4:00 PM ET

Join current students, staff, and faculty to hear about their personal experiences at Oglethorpe as well as the recent revival of OUtlet – Oglethorpe’s LGBTQIA+ student organization. Meet other incoming students and learn what it means to be a part of an inclusive and welcoming community as Stormy Petrel! 

Dream.US Scholar Meet & Greet

Wednesday, June 16 at 6:30 PM ET

Did you receive the Dream.US scholarship? Come meet your fellow scholars! We will discuss how to prepare for your first year at Oglethorpe, how the Dream.US program works, and answer any questions you may have about Oglethorpe and the scholarship.

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Action Items

Review your Housing Assignment or Confirm your Exemption

All students must complete the housing application, even if you plan to live off-campus.

Students who placed their enrollment deposit and submitted a housing application by May 15 will receive their housing assignment or exemption by June 8.

You should receive an email asking you to log in to eRezLife to review your assignment, which will also have information about how to request changes. Take this opportunity to reach out to your future roommates & suitemates!

Commuter students with an approved exemption to the housing requirement will see that exemption in eRezLife. If you do not see your exemption and feel you qualify, please contact

If you missed the May 15 deadline, your housing assignment will be released in the net batch in mid-July.

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Residential Students: Explore Residence Halls

Visit our Residence Life website for lots of information about our various housing options. Watch students give a tour of their living space, see photos, floorplans, hall-specific amenities and more!

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Living on Campus Scavenger Hunt

Excited about living in a residence hall? Learn how to be a good neighbor from the Living on Campus Handbook. Once you’ve taken a look, complete this Scavenger Hunt quiz to test your knowledge!

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