Educational Resources

Oxford College students have access to numerous resources such as the Oxford Library, Information Technology facilities, Writing Center, Mathematics Center, and the Office of Accessibility Services.

Libraries

Oxford Library and Academic Commons

The Oxford Library and Academic Commons offers a powerful combination of traditional and digital resources, student-centered spaces, and a personal commitment to excellent service. As the social and academic hub of the Oxford College campus, the library is dedicated to the achievement and success of our students, faculty, and staff. Within an inclusive and supportive environment, the library provides agile services, information literacy instruction, learning and research opportunities, and preservation of Emory’s history for Oxford College as a part of the larger university. The library maintains a commitment to the following student-centered services:

Research Practices Library Instruction Program: Collaboration between librarians and faculty provides course integrated library instruction, helping students maximize the resources available to them and become skilled and critical information consumers.

Librarians’ Office Hours: One-on-one research help with a librarian is available in dedicated research consultation areas. Students may drop in for a research consultation or make an appointment for more in-depth help.

Resources/Services: Oxford students have access to the following resources and services:

  • Library staff that may be reached by phone, email, text message, or instant message for assistance.
  • Full access to the extensive print and electronic resources of all the Emory University Libraries, including 4 million print and electronic volumes, 100,000 electronic journals, and internationally renowned special collections.
  • Items requested from any of the Atlanta Emory libraries are delivered directly to the Oxford campus.
  • Interlibrary Loan request system—get resources you need if they are not available at any Emory libraries.
  • Check out MacBooks and iPads, and a variety of A/V equipment, including phone chargers, data projectors, cameras, and tripods.
  • Technology-rich group study spaces that may be reserved online.

More information about the Oxford library can be found on our website, oxford.library.emory.edu

Information Technology Facilities

Oxford College Information Technology (OCIT) views information technology as central to both living and learning experiences to students. Technology makes learning more interactive at Oxford via classrooms equipped with multimedia equipment and software.

Getting Help

In Person: Student Technology Support; Humanities HotSpot (Monday through Friday, noon to 5:00 p.m.). Online: Open an AskIT ticket.  Call: 404.727.7777 (available 24x7)

Courses, Grades, Bill Information

Online Pathway for University Services (OPUS) is where you register for courses, view progress toward graduation requirements (Degree Audit), check grades, bills and control parental access.

Internet

Campus WiFi offers fast reliable and secure internet service across the entire campus, including the Quad and all residence hall rooms, which are also equipped with cable TV connections. A separate network provides wireless connectivity for game consoles, e-Readers, internet TVs, Rokus, Apple TVs, and other consumer devices.

Free Software

While at Oxford, you may download and install MS Offi Suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote) onto fi different devices. Antivirus software, required for connectivity, is provided.

Printing

Print stations called EaglePrint are available at Humanities Hotspot, Oxford Library, and at residence halls. $0.08 per black/white sheet and 0.50 per colored sheet are charged to your EagleDollars account. Wireless printers are not permitted in the residence halls.

Online Video Training

Provided by Emory University – learn software, business, and creative skills on your laptop, tablet or mobile device from Lynda.com.

Cloud Storage

All students receive 1 TB of cloud storage via email. Upload and save documents, pictures and videos. An additional 100 GB of cloud space is available on Emory Box.

Academic Technology Services

The Academic Technology team aligns the robust technology needs of the students, faculty, and staff with the academic mission of the College. We support students through our work with faculty. Systems and services we support include campus and classroom audio/visual solutions, Canvas course design, virtual reality, and the gaming center in the Humanities Hotspot.

Writing Center

The Oxford Writing Center offers tutoring in writing and composition for any class. The tutors are students with diverse majors and interests who can help their peers with critical thinking, structure, organization, style, grammar, and citation mechanics. The Writing Center is located in Pierce Hall and is open twenty-five to thirty hours a week. For current hours and announcements, please visit the website at inside.oxford.emory.edu/academics/centers-institutes-programs/writing-center/.

Mathematics Center

The Mathematics Center offers help and support for all math classes taught at Oxford College. One-on-one tutoring from both faculty and student tutors is available Mondays through Thursdays in the afternoon (see the website referred to below for specific times).

Tutoring can be done either by appointment or on a drop-in basis. Students are encouraged to use the center as a place to do their math homework, asking questions of the faculty and student tutors as needed. For further information or for additional help and resources for some courses (in the form of written and video tutorials), please refer to the Mathematics Center website at www.oxfordmathcenter.com/drupal7/

English as a Second Language (ESL)

The English 186 Critical Reading and Writing for Multilingual Students course offers intensive classroom instruction for one semester to high proficiency students whose first language is not English, followed by out-of-classroom support and one-on-one tutoring through the Writing Center.

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that targets historically difficult courses at Oxford College. Faculty select and SI hires, trains, and oversees students who have demonstrated mastery of course material and leadership skills to lead weekly review sessions in future semesters. SI is designed to help any student, not just the students who are not doing well in the class. On average, evidence supports that regularly attending SI sessions can increase a student’s grade by a half to a full letter grade. For further information, refer to the website at inside.oxford.emory.edu/academics/student-services/supplemental-instruction/.

Office of Accessibility Services (OAS)

Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) works in partnership with the college and students to help provide equal access to educational opportunities  for students with disabilities. In order to ensure access and accommodations that support students to attain their academic goals, OAS staff and our campus partners work actively to reduce barriers in the physical, electronic, and social environments of the campus. These practices encourage accessibility for all learners who wish to participate in what Oxford College and Emory University have to offer. Please visit our website for more information at accessibility.emory.edu/index.html.

Student Health Services

Student Health Service (SHS) provides high quality healthcare from a staff of nationally certified and experienced nurse practitioners. Students may schedule appointments for evaluation and treatment of their primary healthcare needs or concerns. Students commonly visit SHS for acute respiratory infections, dermatologic problems, minor injuries, sexual health care, sports physicals and provision of health/wellness information. Referrals to the college medical advisor or other physician specialists are made when situations necessitate further medical evaluation and treatment. Students do not pay for office visits to SHS but are responsible for costs of special services such as laboratory tests, prescription medicines and visits to private physicians or clinics and hospital emergency rooms. Fees for special services may be billed through the Bursar’s office.

To obtain more information about SHS, please visit our webpage or call 770.784.8376.

Required Health Forms

SHS provides access to all the mandatory forms and documents through the Oxford Campus Patient Portal, which can be found on students OPUS home page.

Health Insurance

Students are required to have health insurance. Under this requirement, students are automatically enrolled in the Aetna Emory Student Health Insurance plan. Students do have the option to waive out of the plan by providing documentation that their personal plan meets the criteria set by Emory. Students must successfully complete the wavier process online via their OPUS account, or they will be automatically enrolled and charged through the Student Financial Office. The wavier process must be done online via OPUS each year.

Counseling and Career Services

Counseling and Career Services (CCS) offers a range of services that promote personal, interpersonal, vocational, and professional development of Oxford College students. As a whole, CCS engages students in developing insights and skills for application to the many dimensions of their lives.

We facilitate students’ exploration and discovery of their identities and aspirations, guiding them to use the various resources available to them. Whether we invite reflection, offer empathy and support, help create opportunities for discernment, or guide their navigation of barriers and challenges, our aim is to enhance their academic experience and overall growth toward lifelong flourishing.

Our career services help students explore the many dimensions of career and life planning. This includes guiding students through discovery of their values and interests and help them in life-planning choices such as deciding a major, choosing a suitable career, or even finding an internship. We also provide help related to writing or revising resumes and cover letters.

Our licensed mental health providers offer free and confidential services including individual counseling, psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and crisis intervention. Our counselors help students address a range of student development and mental health concerns, attending to and respecting the many culturally informed perspectives and experiences reflected in our diverse student body.

All CCS services are free and confidential. For additional information, please refer to the CCS website at inside.oxford.emory.edu/life-at-oxford/counseling-and-career-services/ or call the office during business hours at 770.784.8394.

Residential Education and Services

Residential Education and Services (RES) contributes to student success  by supporting academic efforts within the residential communities. RES is dedicated to promoting both personal and academic success by providing activities related to individual growth and leadership skill development.

Residential Education and Services is supported by a staff of student resident assistants (RAs) and professional residence life coordinators (RLCs) who live in the residence halls and coordinate programming efforts and activities for students. Programming efforts give students opportunities  to experience a campus atmosphere conducive to balancing scholastic achievement, leadership, and campus life. RES staff is knowledgeable about available campus resources to assist students in managing their academic endeavors and involvement outside of the classroom successfully.

Parking Rules and Regulations - Student Vehicle Registration

If you plan to bring a vehicle to Oxford College, fall and/or spring semesters 2018–2019 and have not already registered your vehicle, you should do so at this site: oxford.emory.edu/parking.

It is recommended that you register as soon as possible because parking permits are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. The cost to register your vehicle for the school year is $125.00 per semester. The parking permit fee will be billed to your student account as part of the pre-term registration bill. Students must register their vehicle prior to June 15, 2018, for the fall semester to avoid an additional $25.00 late fee. If you plan to keep your vehicle on campus for both fall and spring semesters, you should register for both fall and spring semesters when registering. If for any reason, you determine that you no longer need a vehicle permit after obtaining one you can have a prorated credit provided to your student account after returning your parking hang tag permit to the Financial Services Office located on the first floor of Seney Hall. Questions about billing or refund credits should be directed to 770.784.4767.

Student parking permits will be available for new students during First-Year Student Orientation inside the library. Returning students that register for a parking permit will be contacted by email about where to pick up their parking permit once they arrive on campus.