Turner Lynch Campus Center: Community, reborn.
Oglethorpe is committed to creating an engaged campus community, in part by enhancing campus infrastructure, facilities and programs to foster deeper connections among all members of our community. Oglethorpe’s strategic plan focuses on improving the university’s physical infrastructure in ways that strengthen our cultivation of students’ personal and academic development.
The award-winning Turner Lynch Campus Center opened in fall 2013, replacing the Emerson Student Center, built in 1968. Offering architecture that is both modern and classic, the new Campus Center’s walls of granite and glass provide a seamless visual connection to the surrounding leafy environment and campus quad. The open and modern facility provides flexible, multi-purpose spaces to meet, study and play, including a dining hall, a full-service Starbucks, bookstore, lounges and outdoor patios. The building also is home to Campus Life offices, as well as the Atlanta Laboratory for Learning (A_LAB), which marries theory with practice by providing students with extraordinary opportunities for hands-on learning in undergraduate research, professional development and internships, global education and civic engagement.
At the heart of campus, the Turner Lynch Campus Center is Oglethorpe’s “living room” — offering spaces that promote interaction and the exchange of ideas.