Parents and Family


Congratulations! Your student has reached a milestone. They are ready to leave home, make new friends, and embark on a journey of self-discovery. Oxford College is a place where your student will grow, learn new things, and feel right at home among a dynamic and diverse student body.

Parenting college students from a distance comes with the both rewards of seeing your teenagers continue their development into full adulthood and the challenges of trying to support them from a distance through their difficult times. Your role as a parent remains important, and you can play a significant role in helping them navigate through their transition to college. You have guided and accompanied them through a number of transitions already, some more difficult than others. All of the successful work you have done as a parent up to this point grants you the opportunity to trust your student to navigate the challenges of college life.

Your role as a parent is not ending. It, too, is in transition. The information and resources listed below are intended to support you during your own transition.

What's Next

Over the summer, your student will be completing items listed in the "what's next checklist" on the homepage of this site. Please encourage them to continue checking this website for updates and important announcements. They will also be added to an online course through the Canvas platform that will also provide important assignments and information throughout the summer.

You and your student will also receive bi-weekly emails throughout the summer that include upcoming deadlines, and other important information. 

In August, you will also be invited to join the Emory University Parent & Family Portal, which will serve as a communication resource for you over your student’s time at Emory.

Orientation 

Orientation programs for families will take place in August (January for Spring Starts). The full Orientation schedule will be available to parents, families, and students in July for Fall Start and later in the fall for Spring Start students.

Family Weekend

Oxford College’s Family Weekend is October 22-24, 2021. Our current plans are for in-person events. However, we will follow Emory's operating status at the time. You can find information about Emory's operating status on our Emory Forward website.

Most of our Family Weekend programming will be on Saturday, October 23 to accommodate your travels. Programming will include a campus-wide lunch picnic on the Quad, a “screen on the green,” an annual address from Dean Hicks, and more! All events will be outdoors, and we hope for our typical mild fall weather.

There is no registration cost to attend, although we ask that you register by Monday, October 4 so we can plan accordingly. Please contact Veronica Roman (vroman@emory.edu) with questions.

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Hope to see you there!

Additional Resources

Academic Advising & Support

Your student will be assigned a faculty advisor at the start of their first semester. The Advising Support Center (ASC) serves as a resource to Oxford students as they navigate their academic career. ASC assists with topics such as General Education Program (GEP) requirements, routine academic requests about registration/course withdrawals, and pre-professional advising. The ASC can be reached at oxadvising@emory.edu.

FERPA

According to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), your student must give us consent before we can release specific personal information to you, including grades. Your student can give or revoke consent by completing the Oxford College Letter of Consent. The following link requires students to log into their “Inside Oxford” accounts with their NETID and password. This is helpful for parents and families to note before kicking off the academic year.

Questions?


Veronica Roman

Associate Director of Student Involvement and Leadership