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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: For the cost, we could use a lot more perks.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorm life is about 50/50. The worst dorms to be in are Traer and Jacobs/Alumni halls simply because they are the oldest buildings and are really rundown. The school has been savaging them too long, however I did hear there are going to be new dorms built in place of these dorms. The best dorms are Dempsey, Jobe Hanssen and NoSo. These dorms are fairly new and are kept up very well. The atmosphere in the nice dorms is pretty average. These dorms are a lot quieter than Traer and Alumni/ Jacobs which are known as the party dorms. Dempsey is quiet which is usually where people who study a lot stay (unless they run out space and you end up in Traer) and if they desire some high energy late at night they will go to the "party dorms." Cost is actually not bad. Traer should be as cheap as Alumni/Jacobs because of the building being old, but I digress. the other buildings are definitely worth the pay. Housing process is very simple. Fill out the application submit your fee and they notify everyone what room they are in, who there roommate is, their contact info (phone number, twitter, facebook) and also the suite mates contact information. If there is a change in any of that they will send an email with new information regarding the change. When we moved in they had a team who literally just strip your car of every box, bag, anything and they take it to your room. It literally takes less than 5 minutes, and your only job is to pack and unpack. It was very easy.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Upperclassman dorms are significantly newer than the freshman dorms, and are apartment style, which is nice. Unfortunately they are much smaller rooms, though the facilities are very nice. For first years, I recommend Traer over Dempsy because it has a good social atmosphere. It is louder, but definitely better for meeting new people, which is important in the first year.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Oglethorpe just received a large grant to complete renovations, these new renovations will enhance the already apartment like housing available for upperclassman. However, until they remove traer the freshman hall then entering students will have to wait to experience the beautiful campus housing. Traer isn't that bad but has a very communal feel to it.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I am a commuter so I dont stay on campus as much but the dorms are rather nice. The outside looks rather old but the inside is beautiful.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 789th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 1149th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1294th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1297th
    Cleanest Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

There's no blanket term that can describe the dorms on campus. There are plenty of good points, but there are also a few issues in need of fixing. While freshman dorms are generally good, they have poor sound insulation and are prone to broken utilities. If they listen hard enough, students can hear entire conversations from nearby rooms; in Traer, this is often loud enough to interfere with students' sleep. Traer also has broken doors, while Dempsey has a faulty fire-alarm system. Both can be annoying, but they are not much of a problem beyond that.

Upperclassman dorms are inarguably better and offer all of the utilities a student requires. They use electric key-cards and magnetic locks, which helps increase security and privacy. They also have kitchens and separate bathrooms, which may not be essential, but they're definitely appreciated.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Campus Housing Capacity
Types of Housing Offered
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Wellness housing
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Undergrads Living On Campus
Freshmen Living On Campus
Number of Dormitories
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
Best Freshman Dorms
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Phase II
Worst Freshman Dorms
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Greek Row
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Dempsey Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Suites include carpet, common living area; building features elevator, extended quiet hours, first-floor common bathroom, laundry facilities, lounges, substance-free floors, vending machine.
North and Magbee Halls (aka NoSo)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 4-bedroom suites (singles)
Special Features: Units include furnished living and dining rooms, a kitchenette, and tile floors; buildings feature a conference room with kitchen, game room, glass atrium, laundry facilities, multimedia theater.
Phase II
Floors: Four
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 4-bedroom suites (singles)
Special Features: Units include furnished living and dining rooms, kitchenette, tile flooring; building features catering kitchen, conference room, game room, laundry facilities.
Traer Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Rooms include carpet; building features community kitchen, interior courtyard, laundry facilities, lounges, vending machines.

Student Polls

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