Alumni Weekend is celebrated every year on the third weekend of April (unless there are holiday conflicts). It is a great time for alumni in affinity groups and reunion classes to return to campus and reconnect with their classmates and professors.

Book your group rate for Oglethorpe University Alumni Weekend! 

Hotel Group Rate Summary:
Start Date: Friday, April 17, 2020
End Date: Sunday, April 19, 2020
Last Day to Book: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
• AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead at Phipps Plaza for 119 USD per night


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Friday, April 17

  • OU Mini U Go Back to Class! 10:30AM-1:00PM
    • BIO-110: Biological Inquiry with Dr. Charles Baube (11:45AM-12:45AM; Cousins 204)
    • ECO-222: Intermediate Macroeconomics with Dr. Peter Kower (11:45AM-12:45AM; Lupton 200)
    • ECO-122: Principles of Macroeconomics with Dr. Peter Kower (10:30AM-11:30AM; Lupton 100)
    • FRE-102: Elementary French II with Dr. Jay Lutz (11:45AM-12:45AM; Gables 101)
    • HIS-290: ST: Ancient Warfare with Dr. Jessica Tomkins (11:45AM-12:45AM; Hearst 112)
    • COR-202: Human Nature & the Social Order II with Dr. Kristen Clayton (10:30AM-11:30AM; Hearst 101)
  • Lunch with Retired Faculty Noon-1:30PM in the Philip Weltner Library Atrium
  • Alumni Awards & Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner & Ceremony 6:00PM Reception, 7:00PM Dinner; Turner Lynch Campus Center Dining Hall. Registration is $50/adult (includes cocktail reception and dinner with wine/beer). Business attire. Reservations required by April 10th.
    • Hall of Fame Inductees:
      • Katie Dale '10, Women's Golf
      • Mark Olas '01, Men's Track & Field
      • Charlie Owens '68, Baseball
      • Ahmed Kareem Shaheed '08, Men's Basketball
      • 1993-1994 Men's Basketball Team
    • Alumni Award Winners:
      • O.K. Sheffield Young Alumnus/a Award: TBA
      • Carillon Award: TBA
      • Spirit of Oglethorpe Award: TBA
      • Talmage Award: TBA


Saturday, April 18

  • Registration and Hospitality 9:30AM-5:00PM. Front Entrance, Great Hall of Hearst
  • Petrels with the President Alumni Forum: Last alumni address by President Schall 10:00AM Turner Lynch Campus Center, Trustee Room. Coffee with President Schall and State of the University update followed by open Annual Alumni Association Meeting.
  • Hammack School of Business (HSB) Open House 11:00AM Hammack School of Business, Cousins Center, 3rd Floor. Come meet HSB Dean Dennis Kelly and Assistant Provost Beth Concepcion '90 and toast the opening of HSB with mimosas and light snacks. Dean Kelly will speak about the strategic plan for HSB and how alumni can get involved.
  • QuadFest Family Picnic Noon-2:30PM Academic Quadrangle
  • Oglethorpe University Museum of Art Noon-5:00PM Weltner Library, third floor of Lowry Hall. Museum Director, Elizabeth Peterson welcomes alumni to visit the OUMA at any time during Saturday's festivities.
  • Carillon Ceremony for Reunion Classes and Celebration of 100 Years of Lupton 1:30PM Front of Lupton Hall
  • Alumni Athletic Matches
    • Oglethorpe Volleyball NCAA Spring Match 1:00PM Dorough Field House. Alumni Volleyball Match with current volleyball team.
    • 15th Annual John P. Salamone '86 Alumni Soccer Tournament, Men's & Women's 2:00PM Salamone Field. Calling OU Soccer players of all ages! It's time to put on your cleats or just cheer on players and visit with friends on the sidelines. Fee for players includes a t-shirt. Spectators are free.
    • Alumni Basketball Game, Men's and Women's $ 2:30PM Dorough Field House. Join your teammates for some hoops on Pinholster Court! All are welcome to cheer on alumni basketball players as they relive their glory days.
    • OU Baseball Doubleheader 2:00PM and 5:15PM Hermance Stadium. Come cheer on the Stormy Petrels as they take on Birmingham Southern!
  • Retirement Celebration of Dr. Keith Aufderheide and Coach Peter Howell/Faculty and Staff Appreciation Reception 4:00PM-6:00PM Weltner Library Atrium. Join the National Alumni Association in celebrating past and present faculty and staff! This is your chance to thank your favorite professor or staff member for their time, commitment and dedication to Oglethorpe. All current faculty and staff are our invited guests. Complimentary appetizers, beer & wine will be served.
  • Petrel Pints & Vines Wine and Beer Tasting and Class Reunion Celebrations $ 6:00PM-9:00PM Patio of Turner Lynch Campus Center. Alumni of all ages and affiliations are invited back to campus to enjoy samples of specialty beer and wine served by The Stout Brothers. Celebration will include buffet and live music as well as a dessert truck! Tables will be designated by decade so all alumni & friends have a community to join.
    • Host Committee: Scott McAdoo '75, Chris McFadden '80, Sherry Rosen '85, Barbara Bessmer Henry '85, Brooke Bourdelat-Parks Gorman '95, Kristen Hanzsek Schutt '95, Misty Hood Whitlock '00, Mandy Sloan McDow '00, Blake Stabler '00, Jillian Martin '05, Caitlin Mazzarino Douglas '10, Stephanie Jefcoat Moore '10, Emmanuel Brantley '15
    • 45th Reunion -- Class of 1975
    • 40th Reunion -- Class of 1980
    • 35th Reunion -- Class of 1985
    • 30th Reunion -- Class of 1990
    • 25th Reunion -- Class of 1995
    • 20th Reunion -- Class of 2000
    • 15th Reunion -- Class of 2005
    • 10th Reunion -- Class of 2010
    • 5th Reunion -- Class of 2015
  • Stomp the Lawn and Celebration of President Schall and Betty Londergan $ 9:00PM-11:00PM Upper Quad. Let's finish off the weekend with a fun dance party and celebration of President Schall and Betty for 15 years of service and dedication to Oglethorpe. All are welcome!

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The 50th Reunion for the Class of 1970 will be celebrated during Commencement Weekend: May 8-9, 2020