Arrival and Schedule


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. Throughout the summer, feel free to reach out with questions to or 770-784-4659. 

Arrival and Move-In  

The first day of classes for fall semester 2020 is now Wednesday, August 19, and the last day of in-person classes is November 24, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. This schedule change as well as operating procedures with regard to the pandemic will also affect the dates of such events as new-student orientation and residence-hall move-ins. We are working now on a new approach to these, and we will inform you as soon as possible. We will proceed with an eye to safety and health while also keeping the excitement we all feel at the start of a new academic year. 

The Oxford Olympics

The Oxford Olympics, Oxford's New Student Orientation program, will launch virtually the week of August 10. The program will run until the start of classes on Wednesday, August 19, and all incoming students are expected to participate.  We have designed a flexible schedule that will accommodate all move-in times and the ability to participate online. Through a combination of scheduled (synchronous) and on-demand (asynchronous) activities, students will work through a fun and engaging competition to kick-off the semester.

Throughout the Oxford Olympics, you will learn about the Oxford and Emory community, meet new friends, begin exploring your academic career with your faculty advisor and learn about Oxford resources and activities. As you complete challenges, you will earn points and prizes, but more importantly, you'll begin building lifelong friendships with your classmates and have some fun, too.

There is nothing you will need to do to prepare for the Oxford Olympics. When the games open, you will receive an email with the Opening Ceremonies video and PDF guide to completing the challenges. We cannot wait to meet you in August!



Orientation Hotline