Welcome to Your New Home!
Check our list of important upcoming dates for this year’s move-in day. Students may not arrive before this date. It is important for all new students to start together and receive the same orientation.
Please report to campus the morning of your move-in date where you will check in for orientation and receive keys to your room. To learn more about orientation, please visit the First Year Experience Orientation website.
Please be sure to thoroughly read through the “Living on Campus” handbook to become familiar with Residence Life policies and learn the ins and outs of becoming a member of the Oglethorpe University campus community.
The on-campus bookstore will be open on move-in day. Several stores such as Costco, Target, Wal-Mart, Publix, Kroger, Home Depot, Lowes, etc. are just a few minutes away from campus if you need something at the last minute. There is an ATM located conveniently in the Starbucks/Game Room area of the Turner Lynch Campus Center.
Each residential student is assigned a mailbox in the garden level of Lupton Hall (complete address is included on your assignment letter). You will get your combination during orientation. For more information on student mail services, you can contact Mail & Telecommunications services at (404) 261-1441.
Oglethorpe’s wireless network is available throughout the residence halls and student-owned wireless routers are not allowed. For additional information on internet access, visit IT Services.
There is no curfew or sign out sheet for students who live on campus. Students are free to come and go as they please. Off-campus guests are asked to sign-in with their Resident Assistant so they know who is in the building in the case of an emergency.
It’s a good idea to ask some of your friends who may have recently attended college the same question. Do not forget to contact your roommate to avoid duplication!
Use common sense. Don’t even think about bringing any of the following items:
Weapons (guns, swords, knives, etc.), fireworks, appliances with open faced heating coils (such as toasters, toaster ovens) or heating plates, wireless computer routers, waterbeds, candles or incense, any pet other than fish, expensive jewelry or a lot of cash.
Here are a few ideas and suggestions from current Oglethorpe students (remember these items are NOT required).
To Keep Clean:
Laundry basket or bag
Fabric softener or dryer sheets
Clothes drying rack
Bathmat and bathroom rugs
Basic medications: allergy medicine,
Aspirin, cold medicine, anti-itch cream, etc.
First Aid Kit
Shower caddy or shower organizer
Wastebasket (desk, bathroom, bedroom)
Iron and small ironing board
Lysol or other cleaner
Dish detergent and sponge
Small vacuum cleaner
For Your Bed:
Twin size sheets and mattress pad
(twin XL, fits an 80” mattress)
To Furnish Your Room:
Desk lamp and a lamp that clips onto your bed
Comfy seating like a love seat, recliner, futon, beanbag chair
Cushion for desk chair
Small end table or coffee table
Area rug and welcome mat
Curtains and tension rod (there are blinds on all the windows)
Under-the-bed storage containers
Hanging shoe or sweater rack
BookcaseFor Preparing Meals:
Small refrigerator* (not bigger than 4.2 cubic feet)
Automatic coffee maker* (please note that electrical appliances can not have open faced heating coils)
DVD player and movies
Printer with ink cartridges*
Backpack or tote bag
Bedrest or “husband pillow” for reading in bed
Binders, notebooks, pens, pencils, etc.
Good Things to Have:
Reusable water bottle
Address book, stationery, stamps
Pictures of family and friends
Posters and pictures for your wall
Removable sticky squares for hanging posters (Command Strips)
Basic tool kit
Fluorescent light bulbs*
An open mind, sense of humor, and a spirit of adventure!