Facilities

Preparing facilities for your health & protection

Oglethorpe is operating in the orange phase of its Campus Protection Guide in Spring 2021. Campus will be open only to on-campus residents, commuter students attending classes on campus, and authorized personnel. These individuals are known as Petrels Authorized for Campus Access (PACAs).


Campus Facility Operations Spring 2021 

Wastewater Testing

In addition to the baseline COVID-19 testing and recurring testing of the campus population, Oglethorpe will be implementing regular wastewater testing on campus. This will help detect the presence of the COVID-19 virus in residence halls, which will help determine a need for more targeted testing. 

Air Purification Systems

New ionization technology installed in HVAC systems across campus. This air purification system reduces airborne particles and odors and kills viruses and bacteria while rendering viral particles inactive on stagnant surfaces Another advantage of this type of hardware, is that it produces no harmful by-products. All air handling units have also had Merv-13 filters installed.

Facility Access 

The side gate to campus will remain closed, and a Petrel Pass is necessary for accessing campus through the front gate and the Gables gate. Faculty and staff authorized to work on campus should ensure their Petrel Pass is current and up to date. For questions regarding your Petrel Pass, please email petrelpass@oglethorpe.edu.

A comprehensive listing of campus facilities and their operational status and hours for the spring 2021 semester can be found below. Facility access is intended only for PACAs, as these individuals are in the university’s testing protocols and expected to follow the policies and protocols outlined in the COVID-19 HandbookView additional information and FAQs for faculty and staff.

Campus will be closed to outside visitors, unless approved by administration. No visitors are permitted inside the residence halls, including parents and guardians, aside from pre-approved visitors on move-in day.

Category 1 – Open Facilities

Mon.(open)Mon. (close)Tues. (open)Tues. (close)Wed. (open)Wed. (close)Thur. (open)Thur. (close)Fri. (open)Fri. (close)Sat. (open)Sat. (close)Sun. (open)Sun. (close)
Cousins Center8 a.m.6 p.m.8 a.m.6 p.m.8 a.m.6 p.m.8 a.m.6 p.m.8 a.m.6 p.m.closedclosedclosedclosed
Turner Lynch Campus Center7:30 a.m.8 p.m.7 a.m.8 p.m.7 a.m.8 p.m.7 a.m.8 p.m.7 a.m.8 p.m.10:30 a.m.7:30 p.m.10:30 a.m.7:30 p.m.
Library10 a.m.2 p.m.10 a.m.2 p.m.10 a.m.2 p.m.10 a.m.2 p.m.10 a.m.2 p.m.closedclosedclosedclosed

Cousins Center

The Cousins Center will be open at the listed times for access by students and faculty who are attending classes, as well as location for commuter students to study or break in between classes in the designated study areas located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building. Exterior doors will be unlocked/locked according to the schedule. Interior (classroom and lab) doors will remain locked at all times and only accessible by faculty or students who are enrolled in scheduled in person classes at that time. 

Turner Lynch Campus Center

The TLCC will be open in a limited capacity during the spring semester. Access to the dining hall and our Campus COVID-19 testing site are the primary functions of this building for the semester. The game room, Starbucks and Campus Store will remain closed as we begin the semester. Most lounge furniture has been removed to accommodate a testing site location on the first floor. The dining hall and 2nd floor atrium tables and chairs have been spaced to promote social distancing when in use. Please do not move tables and/or chairs. Please note that you must purchase a dining hall plan for the semester if you would like to eat in the dining hall. The A_LAB Exchange will also be open during the hours of 8 a.m-5 p.m. for any students who need access to a printer.

Lowry Hall (Library) 

Lowry Hall will be open for limited hours Monday – Friday and intended to be used as an additional space for commuters or residents to study or research in a safe manner, following our campus COVID-19 protocols. There will also be some classes scheduled on the 2nd floor. The Oglethorpe Museum of Art and Digital Media Labs will remain closed for the semester. 


Category 2 – Limited Use Facilities

Mon. (open)Mon. (close)Tues. (open)Tues. (close)Wed. (open)Wed. (close)Thur. (open)Thur. (close)Fri. (open)Fri. (close)Sat.Sun.
Gables Complex
G10110 a.m.11:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.5:30 p.m.10 a.m.11:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.5:30 p.m.10 a.m.11:30 a.m.closedclosed
G1029 a.m.10:15 a.m.11:15 a.m.3:45 p.m.9 a.m.10:15 a.m.11:15 a.m.3:45 p.m.9 a.m.10:15 a.m.closedclosed
G103closedclosed11:15 a.m.5:30 p.m.closedclosed11:15 a.m.5:30 p.m.closedclosedclosedclosed
G10410 a.m.11:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.10 a.m.11:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.10 a.m.11:30 a.m.closedclosed
G105closedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosed
G106closedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosed
Lupton Hall
2nd Floor (use middle stairwell)closedclosed8 a.m.5:30 p.m.closedclosed8 a.m.5:30 p.m.closedclosedclosedclosed
Music Area EntranceTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDclosedclosed
Admission Entrance8 a.m.5 p.m.8 a.m.5 p.m.8 a.m.5 p.m.8 a.m.5 p.m.8 a.m.5 p.m.closedclosed
Mail Room Entrance8 a.m.5 p.m.8 a.m.5 p.m.8 a.m.5 p.m.8 a.m.5 p.m.8 a.m.5 p.m.closedclosed
Hub Entranceclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosed
Business Office Entranceclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosed
South Stairwellclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosed
Auditorium1 p.m.2:30 p.m.9:15 a.m.6:45 p.m.1 p.m.2:15 p.m.9:15 a.m.6:45 p.m.1 p.m.4 p.m.closedclosed
Hearst Hall11 a.m.3:45 p.m.11 a.m.5:30 p.m.11 a.m.3:45 p.m.11 a.m.5:30 p.m.11 a.m.3:45 p.m.closedclosed
Robinson9 a.m.3:45 p.m.11:15 a.m.5:45 p.m.9 a.m.5:30 p.m.11:15 a.m.5:45 p.m.9 a.m.11:45 a.m.closedclosed
Conant1 p.m.5:45 p.m.1 p.m.7 p.m.2 p.m.5:45 p.m.1 p.m.7 p.m.1:30 p.m.3:15 p.m.closedclosed
Turf Field*9 a.m.6 p.m.9 a.m.6 p.m.9 a.m.6 p.m.9 a.m.6 p.m.9 a.m.6 p.m.closedclosed
Track Hours*9 a.m.6 p.m.9 a.m.6 p.m.9 a.m.6 p.m.9 a.m.6 p.m.9 a.m.6 p.m.closedclosed
Tennis Courts*9 a.m.6 p.m.9 a.m.6 p.m.9 a.m.6 p.m.9 a.m.6 p.m.9 a.m.6 p.m.closedclosed

Gables Complex

The Gables classrooms will be opened prior to the first academic offering and closed after the last academic offering each weekday. In between each session, each classroom will be disinfected. Students and faculty are only allowed to occupy these spaces at their designated times for each class. There is to be no one in these spaces outside of those scheduled times to ensure that they can be properly cleaned. 

Hearst Hall

Hearst Hall will only have its exterior doors open according to class schedules within the building. Faculty and students can occupy assigned classrooms only at their designated times. Faculty who have offices in the building AND are in our testing protocols for the spring, can be in their offices outside of the listed times above. Please note that we are prohibiting gathering in the Hearst Great Hall for the semester. Commuters are encouraged to find space in Lowry Hall or the Cousins Center. 

Robinson Hall

Robinson Hall will only have its exterior doors open according to class schedules within the building. Faculty and students can occupy assigned classrooms only at their designated times. Faculty who have offices in the building AND are in our testing protocols for the spring, can be in their offices outside of the listed times above, as long as campus COVID-19 policies are followed. Commuters are encouraged to find space in Lowry Hall or the Cousins Center. 

Conant Performing Arts Center 

The Conant Performing Arts Center will only have its exterior doors open according to class schedules within the building. Faculty and students can occupy assigned classrooms only at their designated times. Faculty who have offices in the building AND are in our testing protocols for the spring, can be in their offices outside of the listed times above, as long as campus COVID-19 policies are followed. Commuters are encouraged to find space in Lowry Hall or the Cousins Center. 

Lupton Hall 

2nd Floor Classrooms – Any faculty or student assigned to a Lupton classroom is encouraged to use the middle north facing stairwell to access the 2nd Floor. This door will be open according the class schedule. 

Admissions Entrance – The Bimby Conference Room will be used for the spring semester as the designated location for any campus visitors who are NOT in our campus testing protocol but have a need to drop off or pick up items. This entrance will be open according to the schedule listed above. Further information will be issued about the use of the Bimby Conference Room and keyhole parking as it relates to visitors and guests accessing campus. 

Mail Room Entrance – The mail room will be open according to the schedule listed above for members of campus who are in our testing protocols AS WELL AS CAMPUS MEMBERS WHO ARE NOT. If you are not in the testing protocol and need to check mail or pick up packages, we ask that you take the following steps: 

  • Notify your supervisor or Campus Safety of your intent to enter campus 24 hours in advance
  • Perform a self-check of COVID-19 symptoms prior to arrival to campus
  • Park in the keyhole parking 
  • Keep your visit to pick up mail less than 15 minutes 
  • Wear a mask, please keep social distance (6 ft) 

Auditorium/Music Suite Entrance – These entrances will only be open according to schedules for student/academic use in the studios or the Lupton Auditorium. 

*All other exterior doors around Lupton Hall will remain locked from the outside and will be designated as “EXIT ONLY” 

* Faculty who have offices in the building AND are in our testing protocols for the spring, can be in their offices outside of the listed times above, as long as campus COVID-19 policies are followed. 

Turf/Track and Lower Tennis Courts 

The artificial turf field/track and the lower tennis courts will be open during the spring in a limited capacity. Members of the campus community who are in our testing protocols can use these spaces for outdoor activity or exercise as long as no scheduled athletic practice is taking place. Signs will be posted during these hours while practices are in session. 


Category 3 – Restricted Facilities

Mon.Tues.Wed.Thur.Fri.Sat.Sun.
Doroughclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosed
Schmidtclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosed
Greek Rowclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosedclosed

Dorough Field House/Schmidt Recreation Center

Both of these athletic facilities will only be open to coaches, student athletes and athletic staff members who have designated scheduled practice times in the building. The weight room, cardio areas and courts will be closed to non-student athletes for the semester. 

Greek Row

The Greek Houses (6) will be closed for the duration of the semester. 


Category 4 – Residential Facilities

Although all our residential facilities will be in a low volume model, access to these buildings will remain as they always have for our residential students. Doors will remain locked 24/7 and access is only given to the residents of a specific building.