Oglethorpe University Alumni Weekend 2012
Thursday, April 26- Sunday, April 29
Our Alumni Weekend theme was inspired by the iconic picture of WWII pilot and dedicated Oglethorpe alumnus Steve Schmidt '40 who named his B-29 Bomber The Stormy Petrel. While flying 14 successful combat missions in the Pacific, Schmidt's unusual name for his plane caught the attention of many of his fellow soldiers who learned of Steve's proud connection to Oglethorpe University and it's unusual mascot.
Our entire campus community looks forward to welcoming you back to campus. Oglethorpe University is soaring to new heights, much like Steve Schmidt '40, Amelia Earhart '35 H, and our famous mascot, the Stormy Petrel. We encourage you to be a part of our journey. We hope you and your family will plan to join us for the weekend to celebrate our past and cheer our future!
Pre-registration is important in helping us properly plan for this large number of campus visitors. All pre-registered alumni receive helpful weekend information and updates on events. The nominal fees charged for some events cover food, beverage and entertainment, plus many activities are complimentary.
Alumni Weekend Schedule
View the entire weekend schedule of events
. Classes ending in 2’s and 7’s will celebrate milestone reunions in 2012. There will also be special activities for all athletes, alumni art show, a band party and much much more!
To learn more about Alumni Weekend registration options and prices, please visit our Information page
or take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions
page for even more answers to your questions.
Send your ideas for Reunion class events to your class committee, or better yet, volunteer to serve on a committee. We need help contacting classmates to spread the great news about Alumni Weekend.
If you would like to help your class reunion by contacting your classmates, please contact the Alumni Office
A new tradition "takes off" this year as we introduce a commemorative lapel pin for all annual fund donors. Alumni donors who attend Alumni Weekend will receive a lapel pin fashioned after the above OU SOARS logo in appreciation for their support. Each year forward, a new lapel pin will be introduced basked on the Alumni Weekend logo and theme. This pin tradition is intended to be a fun way for Oglethorpians to share their pride in giving back and remaining connected to OU.
Need More Information?
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions
page, contact us by email
or call 404.364.8893.
Register online by clicking the "Registration" button at the top or bottom of this page or you may click here
to download and print a copy of the registration as a PDF.
You may also click here
to view the full printed brochure for Alumni Weekend 2012.
Click here to view pictures from Alumni Weekend 2011