The plan for the spring semester was based on projected COVID-19 caseloads, flu predictions for the coming months, and the possibility of safely accommodating more students on campus. (Updated November 20, 2020.)

Please see the Emory Forward website for the most recent information about our spring 2021 plans. Please check our site regularly as we will continue to feature Oxford-specific updates and details as soon as that information becomes available.

Spring 2021 Update

Classes for the spring 2021 semester will begin on January 25. Classes will end on May 3 and exams will conclude by May 14. To accommodate this expedited schedule, there will be no spring break this year.

With this change for spring break, please know we have heard requests for additional mental health offerings and have added and will add additional resources and services for all members of our community.

Continued Resources for Studying Remotely

For those of you who will continue learning away from campus in the spring, we want to remind you of your continued access virtually to campus resources, including

Oxford Student Health Services and the Office of Counseling and Career Services are also available to you, and there are expanded physical and mental health options available through Emory Student Telehealth provided by TimelyMD, which provides services well beyond the traditional business hours to help meet all our students' needs.

Academic Support for COVID-19

  • If Student Health Services diagnoses you with COVID-19 and you are put into isolation, or if you have been told to go into quarantine (as a result of contact tracing), the isolation and quarantine coordinator will fill in the Student of Concern Form. This will send information directly to your academic support office who will reach out to you.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19 somewhere other than SHS, make sure you notify Student Health through the Oxford patient portal and notify one of your school Covid Academic Liaisons, who are Lauren Braun ( and Ian Jesse ( so that you can get all the academic support you need.

Even if you do not think that you need support, it is really important that you keep in close contact with your advisor. You can reach out to the Covid Academic Liaisons or to the Advising Support Center (log in required). 

Find more Academic Information

Academic Calendars

View the updated spring 2021 calendar 

View the updated fall 2020 calendar


Ordering Books

Students can get course materials for their classes through the Barnes & Noble at Oxford College website for pickup at the Gilbert Bookstore or shipment.

Steps to follow

  • Add your courses into the textbook wizard to easily find your books
  • Choose your textbook format: Rent or Buy; New, Used or, Digital
  • During the shipping portion of checkout, choose your preferred shipping/pick-up method and add any last-minute items to your cart:
    • Pick-up at Gilbert Bookstore (available 24-48 hours after you place your order)
    • Oxford Student Center (Mural Room)
    • Oxford Mail Services - only if you opted to have books shipped to Mail Services
    • Home Delivery: Free with purchase over $49

International Students

International students can also order their course materials by following the steps above.

  • If you will be shipping your materials to a European Union country, please email us at or call the bookstore during business hours at 770.784.8365 for further instructions.
  • Any other international country will be able to follow Home Delivery as a shipping option.
  • If your country is not listed as an option for delivery, please email us at or call the bookstore during business hours at 770.784.8365 for further instructions.

Bookstore Hours

  • August 31–November 24: Regular Store Hours, Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.