MAP Days Schedule

Welcome to MAP!

Student and Parent/Guest programming may differ at certain points of the day. While student participation is required, parent/guest participation is highly encouraged (not required). Please check back regularly for updates.

Register for your preferred date:

9:30 a.m.  Check-in and light breakfast | Conant Performing Arts Center

10 a.m. Welcome by Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Meredith Raimondo, Icebreakers led by OU Orientation Leader Mentors (OLM) | Conant Performing Arts Center

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Choose your own Petrel Path (rotating sessions) | Cousins Center

10:30 a.m. Petrel Pathway Session 1
11:00 a.m. Petrel Pathway Session 2
11:30 a.m. Petrel Pathway Session 3

  • College 101: Stormy Petrel Edition
    • Residence Life: Living in the Nest
    • Student Engagement: Activities in the Nest
  • Protect your Petrel Peace: Transitioning to College, Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Petrel Perseverance: Becoming a Successful Student
  • First to Fly: First-Generation Petrels
  • Thinking Outside the Petrel’s Nest: Global Education

12:00 p.m.: Lunch | Turner Lynch Campus Center
The Campus Store will be open during this time. IT, Admissions, Accessibility Services and Residence Life will be available at lunch to answer questions, and troubleshoot other concerns.

2:00 p.m.: Group A: Academic Schedules | Lupton Auditorium
Group B: OLM Small Groups | Various Common Spaces

2:00 p.m.: Group A: OLM Small Groups | Various Common Spaces
Group B: Academic Schedules |Lupton Auditorium

3:00 p.m.: Closing Reception & Activities | TLCC Atrium & Patio
The Campus Store will be open during this time.

Residence Hall Show Room Tours will start at 3:15 p.m.




Action Items

Complete Your Enrollment Checklist

  • Access your Petrel Portal to ensure your enrollment checklist is complete! A Course Preference Form will be added to your checklist closer to your registration date, which will help us craft an ideal class schedule just for you!
  • Submit Your Final, Official Materials. This includes high school transcript, dual-enrollment transcript, AP scores, IB diploma, ACT/SAT score report (if submitted with your application).
  • If you think you’ve already submitted something that is shown as missing, please contact your admission counselor to follow up.
Petrel Portal

Continue learning about Oglethorpe!

Watch videos on our online video portal. There’s so much to explore and learn about OU! Enjoy watching “The Oglethorpe Experience,” “Athletics at OU,” “Academic Experiences,” and OU Residence Hall Tours. 

Collage of students around campus


Keep in Contact with Your Support Team!

  • Get to know your admission counselor. Every incoming student has an assigned admission counselor who can answer just about any question you have about Oglethorpe and the enrollment process. We are here to help you! Get to know your counselor and reach out at any time!
  • What does a student ambassador do? Ambassadors are current OU students who work or volunteer in the office of admission to support incoming students. Meet them here! See someone you’d like to chat with? Email [email protected] to get connected. You can also meet them at some of our summer events.
  • Who are Orientation Leaders(OLs)? OLs are current students who assist with and build rapport during MAP all summer long. These elite students also help with Move-In and Welcome Week in August! They’ll also be around to help welcome you to the OU community!