Weather at OU can be unpredictable, ranging from rainy one day to hot the next. But when the weather is nice, the outdoors are beautiful, and students can be found taking advantage of these days by studying or socializing outside.
Overall, the weather stays interesting, but there's usually a lot of rain. The school has seen flooding a few times. This can be an inconvenience when walking to classes and back. Flooding has also caused classes to be cancelled before, which can put a damper on a student's studies.
One of Oglethorpe's most enjoyable weather surprises is snow, which leaves the campus looking gorgeous. This sometimes interferes with preplanned activities, but they are often able to be rescheduled or moved indoors. In any case, the snow allows for plenty of other activities, such as snowman-building competitions or a campus-wide snowball fight.