Parents and Supporters

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, and feel right at home among our dynamic and diverse student body.

  1. Parenting college students from a distance comes with the reward of seeing your teenager develop into full adulthood and the challenges of trying to support them from a distance. Your role as a parent is crucial as they navigate the transition to college. 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 is also in transition. The information and resources listed below are intended to support you during this time.

What’s Next

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

You and your student will receive biweekly emails during the summer that include upcoming deadlines and other important information. 

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

Campus Life Onboarding Webinars

Parents and prospective students can find videos with information and resources that will help support the transition into the Oxford community on our Vimeo account. Topics will include student health, campus engagement and involvement, advising, course registration, housing, residence living, dining, sending packages and much more.  All webinars will include contact phone numbers, websites and/or email addresses. 


An Orientation program for families will take place on August 23 (January 9, 2025, for Spring Start students). The detailed Orientation schedule will be available to parents, families, and students in early August for fall start and later in the fall for spring start students.

Family Weekend

Oxford College’s Family Weekend is October 25–27, 2024 

Family Weekend is a great time to learn more about the Oxford community and reconnect with your student. Programming will include a campuswide picnic on the Quad, social events, and more.  

Registration for Family Weekend at Oxford College will open in the fall. Registration is required for any guest planning to attend. 

The registration link and details about the weekend can be found on the Oxford College page within the Parent Portal:

Additional Resources

Academic Advising and Support

Your student will be assigned a faculty adviser 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 Oxford General Education Program (GEP) requirements, routine academic requests about registration and course withdrawals, and preprofessional advising.

Contact the ASC


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.