Campus Life

Because Oxford is centered around a vibrant and exciting community of students, we anticipate that focus will continue this fall. The Student Government Association, student organizations and clubs, and varied offices around campus will be working hard to provide innovative and creative student experiences on campus. (Updated July 7, 2020.)

Using technology, virtual programming, and physically distanced programming, students will have the opportunity to connect over shared interests, build strong friendships, and have fun. Our stunning new student center will still house exciting student programs, like gaming and movie nights. We will work to expand our use of outdoor spaces to provide scenic and safe opportunities for new types of gatherings.

We will also be working closely to provide resources and support to our Student Organization leaders to ensure that they can continue to provide the invaluable club experience that is critical to Oxford's community.

While it may feel challenging in this moment, our small, close-knit campus is well-positioned to make the fall of 2020 an exciting and joyful time. We expect that the Oxford Classes of 2021 and 2022 will create new and lasting traditions on campus and our community will be stronger than ever. 

Housing

We expect to welcome back to campus all students who wish to return. Because we are reducing the number of students in residence halls, some sophomores will have the choice to live with a small community of Oxford students in two local hotels.

We expect that most students will choose to live on campus, but there are two other options:

  • You will have the opportunity to choose full-time online learning while not being in residence for the fall semester.
  • Those who live nearby or in the metro Atlanta area will have the choice to live with their family or in their own off-campus housing and drive to campus.

Residence Halls

We will reduce overall density by limiting room assignments to no more than two students. Students may request to live in a single room, with priority given to students with health vulnerabilities or conditions.

We will observe physical distancing in the residence halls as well as across campus, increase the frequency of cleaning bathrooms, and students will be required to wear a face covering in hallways and common spaces.

Returning Sophomore Students

If you have chosen a roommate, you will be able to stay with your roommate. Please note the following:

  • Because of our efforts to reduce density, you may be assigned a different room or residence hall. A small number of sophomores requesting a single may be assigned to one of the hotel rooms that we have reserved to reduce density. 
  • We have reserved two nearby hotels — the Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express of Covington — both within easy driving distance (8-10 minutes) of campus — to serve as additional housing options for some sophomore students. If you are a sophomore, you may request to live in one of these single hotel rooms with a private bath.
  • We will provide regular, physically distanced shuttle transportation between the hotels and campus. If you would like to have your car, we will provide parking spaces on campus and will not charge a parking fee.

Residential Education and Services (RES) will be in touch with all students soon and will make assignments as soon as possible.

Questions?

Please ask the Residential Education and Services (RES) staff:

Dining

Details on dining will be available soon. Please consult this page frequently, as new information will be added. 

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