New Student Orientation takes place in August and is required for all students. You will begin moving into your residence hall on Friday, August 24.* Orientation will begin immediately after move-in and the program will continue until the start of classes. The orientation program will give you the opportunity to develop relationships with faculty and staff, establish immediate friendships, learn about the Oxford community, register for classes, complete placement tests, and engage in fun activities with your new classmates.

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Upon arrival students should go to their assigned residential hall lobby to receive the key to their room. Valid photo identification is required to complete the residence hall check-in process, and for security purposes the room key can only be released to the assigned student.  Once students have obtained their key they can begin moving their personal items in to their room. 

Overview of the day

General schedule for Friday, August 24, 2018

  • Arrival and Move-In 

  • Business & Information Tables

  • Lunch & Campus Resource Fair 

  • Orientation Welcome

  • Parent & Family Sessions 

  • Student Sessions 

  • Annual Coca-Cola Toast and Farewell Reception

Download the full Orientation schedule to see exact times and locations. 

Parents and families

Parents and families are invited to attend Orientation along with their student on Friday, August 24. Programming for parents will include interest sessions, guest panels, and a resource fair. It will allow families a chance to learn more about what to expect for their student while at Oxford. This program will conclude at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 24, at which point, families will depart campus.

How to Get Here

With an accessible transportation system between Emory's Oxford and Atlanta campuses and beyond, you'll find it easy to get where you need to go.

Where to Stay

Find places to stay in the nearby cities of Covington, Conyers, and Lithonia. Be sure to ask for discounted rates for Oxford College visitors when you make your reservation.


*New international students will arrive on campus earlier for International Student Welcome. Please see the international student page for more information about this program.