Residence Life

Frequently asked questions

The COVID-19 Task Force released a Campus Protection Guide that introduced three protection phases for campus operations. Oglethorpe is currently operating under the red phase, with campus being closed with limited exceptions and delivering fully remote instruction.

Residence Life has prepared answers to your most frequently asked questions. This information is subject to change based on guidance from the CDC and state/local health agencies. If your question is not answered here, please contact and our staff will gladly help.

Questions and answers about life on campus this fall

On-campus residents should receive an email informing them of their updated housing assignment for Fall 2020. We are excited to welcome you back to campus this fall. As we have communicated, each student will now be in a 1 person per bathroom, and 1 person per room housing configuration in accordance with our COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your email or the information below for important housing and move-in updates.

NOTE: This information will be updated soon to reflect spring semester plans.

Update from 08/05/20

In keeping with our principle of health and safety, we will also offer a low-density model for campus housing. To allow for residential flexibility, all students will have the option to opt out of their on-campus housing requirement; students who wish to do so should take 1 minute to complete the On-Campus Opt-Out Form as soon as possible. The deadline to complete your opt-out request is August 10.
Students who wish to maintain their on-campus housing do not have to complete an opt-out form. Students living on campus are expected to adhere to community guidelines including the mandatory use of face coverings in all public spaces and careful observation of social distancing measures. Residents will have access to COVID-19 testing and can expect to be tested on campus prior to move-in and on a regular basis. We are following the guidelines of public health officials and developing measures for contact tracing and quarantining.  Unfortunately, Greek housing will be closed for the Fall semester. Move-in for residential students will still take place on September 4 for incoming students and September 7 for returning students.