Campus Life

Based on the current COVID-19 conditions in our region, Emory has made very difficult decisions that will affect all members of our community but are necessary to create a safe learning environment while upholding our core principles. (Updated September 24, 2020.)

Please see the Emory Forward website for the most recent changes to our fall 2020 plans. Check our site regularly as we will continue to feature Oxford-specific updates and details as soon as that information becomes available.

Transportation

Shuttles

To board shuttles

  • A face mask must be worn at all times.
  • Check in with the driver.
    • Have your Emory Card available as the driver will need to confirm your reservation.
    • If you did not reserve a seat in advance and a seat is available, you will be instructed to log on and reserve the available seat prior to boarding the bus. If no seats are available, you can reserve a seat at the next available shuttle time.
  • Reservations were limited to 50% capacity to ensure that physical distancing can be maintained.
  • Seats are marked with either a green "available" or red "unavailable" sticker. Please sit in seats marked with the green stickers.

Oxford Grocery Shuttles – Kroger at Newton Plaza

  • OTS will run weekly grocery shuttles to the Kroger located in Newton Plaza.
  • There will be 2 buses running per day, 7 passengers per bus.
  • A total of 658 seats will be available per week.
  • Seats must be reserved in advance 
  • Shuttles will run Monday and Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. and Tuesday and Friday between 11:00 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., departing approximately every 15 minutes from the Oxford Transportation HUB beginning on Thursday, August 27, and ending on Friday, November 20.
  • Only available departure times will show up when you log in to the app. If you do not see the time you want, then all seats for that slot have been filled.
  • Additional shuttles will be scheduled to run during the Winter Break (November 25-January 13) to accommodate students remaining on campus. Dates/Times TBD.

To reserve a seat

  • Go to http://oxford.emory.edu/OxfordShuttle, sign in, and follow the prompts.
  • Select the day and time you want to ride. Make sure you select a return time, so you have a ride back.
  • All seats are first come, first served.

Oxford Airport Shuttles

Shuttle dates/times for shuttles going to the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in November will be available on or around September 1.

To reserve a seat go to http://oxford.emory.edu/OxfordShuttle

  • Sign in and follow the prompts.
  • Select the day and time you want to ride.
    • The Atlanta Airport is very large and it will take some time to make your way through the terminal. Give yourself ample time to make your way to the pickup location on the Northside of the main terminal on the lower level. The stairway and escalators to use are located between Doors N5 and N6.

Alternative Transportation Options

  • Bike Oxford Membership
    • Free student membership for fall 2020. Check out a bike at the outdoor basketball courts at the Center for Healthful Living.
  • Access to Enterprise Rental Vehicles
    • Emory University has an under-aged driver requirement waiver on file with Enterprise which allows students under the age of 21 to rent vehicles. Use of these vehicles will be at your own expense. Enterprise has discontinued its CarShare program.
    • You must apply for driver certification through Oxford College. Please contact us at oxford.transportation@emory.edu for more information.
    • Oxford will not have vehicles available for faculty, staff, or students to drive for free. However, faculty, staff, or students who complete the Emory driver certification process will still be able to rent vehicles from Enterprise at their own expense. 
  • Access to Medical-Related Transportation

Mobile Food Orders (Grub Hub, Jimmy John's, Pizza, etc.)

  • When you order groceries or fast food online, please provide the driver with the directions below guiding them to the designated parking space for your residence hall.
  • Provide a phone number to call you when they arrive. You will need to meet them outside to pick up your items. Drivers will not be allowed to enter the residence halls.
    • Murdy and Elizer Halls – Delivery drivers should enter campus on Moore St. Make a right onto Haygood Ave. and look for the 20-minute parking spaces on right.
    • Fleming Residence Hall – Delivery drivers should enter the campus on Pierce St. Turn left onto Haygood Ave. and then take the 2nd entrance on your left into Fleming parking lot. A 20-minute parking space is located straight ahead.
    • Haygood Residence Hall – Delivery drivers should enter the campus on Pierce St. Proceed straight through the two stop signs; Follow the curve on to Wesley St. and make the left into the Haygood parking lot. A 20-minute parking space is located on the left.
    • JRC (Stone, Bonnell, Dickey, Dowman) Residence Hall – Delivery drivers should enter the campus on Pierce St. Go through the intersection at Haygood/Whatcoat/Pierce; Look for the 20-minute parking space on the right before you get to Asbury St. 

Housing

On-campus housing will be limited to those who have an approved housing agreement for the coming academic year and fit into the following categories: first-year, international students, undergraduate students receiving scholarships as part of a scholarship program specifying on-campus housing as a condition of their scholarship, and students with specific on-campus housing needs.

COVID-19 Test Procedures

COVID-19 testing will be required for all students upon arrival to campus. Face coverings are required to enter any of the testing locations. 

Plan for your testing visit to be approximately 60 minutes. However, during high volume testing periods, processing time may be longer. Parents accompanying students on move-in day will not have access to testing.

Present your COVID-19 test email confirmation that you received when signing up for a time and your EmoryCard or government-issued identification.

Bring to your appointment the two documents from your confirmation email: 

  • HIPAA Authorization Form
  • Consent to Test Form

Peachtree Immediate Care will conduct a rapid antigen test using a nasal swab (Anterior Nares) collection. Results are processed on-site while you wait.

Receiving Test Results

For a Negative COVID-19 Test, you will receive a text message from Peachtree Immediate Care indicating you may now leave the testing area. After you receive your negative result, a volunteer will provide you directions to your residence hall location.  

For a Positive COVID-19 Test, a Peachtree Immediate Care representative will provide you with discharge paperwork containing guidance on next steps. Residential students will receive information regarding transitioning to temporary isolation housing and an assessment by Student Health Services. All students have the option of returning home for their isolation period.  

View our Health and Safety Guidelines

Residence Hall Visitation 

Students will not be permitted to have guests/students in their rooms after move in. They will only be able to visit the residence hall where they are assigned. Students may use common areas in the halls where they are assigned to socialize and will need to follow physical distancing and wear face coverings.

View Our Revised Housing Calendar

View More Housing Updates

Questions?

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

Dining

Like many other aspects of campus life at Emory this fall, the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated changes to our dining program. In reimagining our dining program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we use the principles of safety, accessibility, quality, variety, and community to guide our conversations and decisions.

New Meal Plan Options

We have updated our meal plan options with the goal of simplifying offerings while continuing to provide flexibility with Dooley Dollars.

  • All students residing at Oxford College are required to participate in a dining plan and may choose to participate in either Dining Plan A1 or A2 for their fall and spring semesters.
    • Students who have not selected a meal plan by August 1, 2020, will be automatically enrolled in plan A1.
  • Plans B and C are an option for commuters ONLY. Students living off-campus may elect any one of the plans offered. 
  • Students given an off-campus housing assignment by Oxford will be considered commuter students for the purposes of electing a dining plan and may also choose either plan B or C.
  • Students may add additional Dooley Dollars to their meal plan at any time during the semester via the MyHousing portal.
    • Dooley Dollars can be used at Jackson Family Kitchen, located in the Oxford Student Center, to purchase items from the late-night dining menu offered by the Oxford Dining Hall, or to purchase drinks or snacks at one of the vending machines across campus. A cold food vending machine, offering ready to eat sandwiches, salads, fruit, and more, is available at the Student Center.

RESIDENTIAL DINING PLANS

DESCRIPTION

COST PER SEMESTER

Oxford – A1

21 Meals per week + $125 Dooley Dollars

$3129

Oxford – A2

15 Meals per week + $150 Dooley Dollars

$3129

COMMUTER PLANS

DESCRIPTION

COST PER SEMESTER

Oxford – B

10 Meals per week + $200 Dooley Dollars

$2232

Oxford – C

50 meals per semester + 100 Dooley Dollars

$845

Meal Exchange Locations

Jackson Family Kitchen will continue to offer a meal swipe option for breakfast and lunch, in addition to accepting Dooley and Eagle Dollars.

All Oxford dining locations also accept Eagle Dollars, cash, credit, and debit cards.

Safety and Sanitation

As part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Oxford Dining is implementing a wide variety of new measures to ensure the highest standards of safety and sanitation. 

  • The Emory community standard of physical distancing will always be required in campus dining facilities; highly visible signage will be in place to help with compliance.
  • Students will be required to sanitize hands before entering any campus dining location; additional touch-free hand sanitizer stations will be in place throughout all dining facilities.
  • Face coverings will always be required when not eating.
  • Dining locations will be take-out only; dining room seating will be limited or eliminated with queuing and occupancy based on Emory guidelines for physical distancing. Look out for new outdoor seating and shading throughout campus as an ideal place to enjoy a meal in addition to your residence hall room.
  • To provide ample time for deep sanitization between meal periods, dining locations will have modified hours of service.
  • Self-serve stations have been eliminated. All food will be either grab-and-go or served by trained, uniformed staff wearing personal protective equipment and following strict safety guidelines.
  • All vending machines on campus will now accept Dooley Dollars.

What to Expect

You should generally expect streamlined menus and points of service, some changes to operational hours, and take out service. Halal, made without gluten, vegan, and vegetarian options will continue to be offered at each meal and dining menus will continue to be peanut, tree nut, and shellfish-free.

  • Oxford Dining Hall – Two service lines with duplicate stations to get you in and out safely and quickly.
  • Jackson Family Kitchen – Streamlined retail menu with hot and cold meal-swipe options.
  • And, watch for pop-ups on campus throughout the semester offering additional meal options.

Questions?

Center for Healthful Living

The CHL has new hours for the fall semester:

  • Sunday-Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: noon-6:00 p.m.

Other times are available by appointment.

Athletics

Emory will not have varsity athletics competitions or athletically-related activities for any program during the fall semester. Please visit the Emory Oxford Athletics site for more information.

Williams Gym

All gyms at Emory are currently closed for all indoor use, including Williams and Residential Education and Services (RES) workout rooms. A time for reopening Oxford's gym facilities has yet to be established. Reopening and use of campus facilities will be based on institutional and public health guidelines. 

Outdoor Recreation

Students, faculty, and staff can reserve outdoor spaces such as the outdoor basketball court, tennis court, and soccer field. You can also check out tennis rackets, spike balls, and basketballs. Book an appointment online.

Bike Oxford

Free student membership for fall 2020. Check out a bike at the outdoor basketball courts at the CHL.

Virtual Fitness and Sports

The CHL will offer virtual group fitness classes and eSports this fall.

Club and Intramural Sports

There will be no in-person club or intramural sports activities during the fall semester. We will keep you updated when we offer virtual programming.

Questions?

Contact oxrec@emory.edu or ask the CHL staff:

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