About J. Todd Bennett

J. Todd Bennett is the Chief Communications Officer at Oglethorpe University.

Campus Update: September 12 1:00 PM

Evening classes will resume at 6:00 pm TONIGHT. If you are unable to make it to campus, please contact your professor to make alternate arrangements. 

Power is restored to the front of campus, but the TLCC and all residence halls (except for Traer and Greek Row) are without power.  Georgia Power is working on it but we have no timeline yet from them regarding repair.  Our facilities team is busy clearing paths and addressing issues from the storm.

The library’s 24-hour room is open and a good place for residential students to charge their Petrel Pass, devices, and study. The entire library will open for study today from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

For students without hot water who want to take showers, we will have limited locker rooms open at Schmidt/Dorough from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Meal service continues today with brunch going until 1:30 pm, limited items from 1:30-5:00 pm and dinner service from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the TLCC.

Classes resume at 6:00 pm tonight.  Dining services will resume normal schedule tomorrow morning at 7:30 am for opening.

For residential students who parked in a central lot, please remember to move your car back to your designated lots in the morning.

Thank you for everyone’s patience and for working together through this storm!

 

Classes & activities cancelled for Monday, September 11

Governor Deal has issued a state of emergency for all of Georgia and our campus is under a tropical storm warning. As weather conditions are expected to deteriorate throughout the day tomorrow, we are cancelling all classes and activities for Monday, September 11. Essential employees have already been notified and arrangements made to report. All other faculty and staff should remain safely at home.

For students choosing to remain on campus, please refer to our previous post for preparation instructions. Food will be served in the dining hall from 10:30 am to 8:00 pm.

Our emergency response team will continue to monitor conditions throughout the day tomorrow for a decision about Tuesday.