Out-of-Town Visitors


Some hotels close to our campus offer special rates for Oglethorpe University guests. See the full list of our Petrel Partners.


If you are unfamiliar with the Atlanta area and are driving to Commencement, review our location and get driving directions.

Some local hotels may offer a shuttle service that can be used to take you back and forth from Oglethorpe University. Ask your hotel concierge or front desk staff for details.

If you choose to stay in downtown Atlanta or in the Buckhead area, the Oglethorpe campus is convenient by taxi or Uber from the Brookhaven/Oglethorpe MARTA station. Please allow time to call a cab company from the station, as there may not be a cab line on Saturday morning. The Checker Cab Company can be reached at 404.351.1111.

Atlanta Activities

Your graduating family member is your best resource for recommendations, but if you prefer to find your own, or want to arrange a special surprise, you might try browsing our list of Atlanta-area places of interest for some spots that our students have grown fond of.

If you prefer to browse on your own for something near Oglethorpe University, local neighborhoods include Brookhaven, Buckhead, Chamblee, Doraville, and Dunwoody, Sandy Springs. The nearby Perimeter Mall, Lenox Mall, and Phipps Plaza shopping districts also boast many fine dining options.