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 Turner Lynch Campus Center replaced 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, coffee shop, bookstore, campus life offices and outdoor patios. The building is home to Campus Life offices, as well as our new Atlanta Laboratory for Learning (A_LAB), which marries theory with practice by providing students with extraordinary opportunities for hands-on learning in research, internships, global education and civic engagement.
At the heart of campus, our it is Oglethorpe’s “living room”—offering spaces that promote the interaction, exchange of ideas and strengthen student services.