There are numerous cultural opportunities for students outside the classroom, such as concerts, theatrical productions, and lectures. The Mack A. Rikard lectures expose students to leaders in business and other professions. The University Singers and Oglethorpe Winds perform every semester and sponsor seasonal events with guest artists. The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art sponsors exhibitions and lectures on associated subjects and occasional concerts in the museum. The theatre department stages various productions each year in the Conant Performing Arts Center. Annual events, such as Night of the Arts, provide a showcase for campus talent.
Oglethorpe is located eight miles from downtown Atlanta and just two miles from the city’s largest shopping malls. A nearby rapid transit station makes transportation quick and efficient. This proximity to the Southeast’s most vibrant city offers students a great variety of cultural and entertainment opportunities. There are numerous excellent restaurants and clubs in nearby Town Brookhaven and Buckhead. The center for civic engagement sponsors a series of domestic study trips to museums and places of cultural, political, and historical interest in the metropolitan Atlanta area.