Oxford College Summer Program Experience

Summer Experience Program

Come learn about college life on the campus of Oxford College! Oxford’s Summer Experience Program offers academic courses taught by faculty, leadership lessons, field trips, recreation, and other fun activities!

This summer experience program will give Newton County School System and Putnam County Charter School System students an exciting glimpse of campus life and academic offerings on a college campus while providing them with opportunities for personal and professional enrichment, college preparation, and recreation. The major goals of this program include:

  • Exposing students to the academic experience at a top liberal arts college.
  • Enriching students’ college readiness and empowerment.
  • Providing personal and professional enrichment tools to help students make a smooth transition from high school to college.
  • Increasing program participants’ awareness and knowledge regarding educational opportunities and careers.
  • Demonstrating ways that program participants can align their academic and social profiles with the qualities looked for by college admissions.
  • Improving students’ awareness of the college admission process, financial aid, scholarships, and other opportunities.

30 students from each school system.

The program is free for students selected to participate.

  • Academic experiences taught by Oxford faculty in Political Science, Chemistry, English
  • College Preparation workshops including topics such as:
    - Why should I go to college? Why is it important?
    - Course selection in high school
    - Types of colleges
    - Creating a college list
    - Application Process
    - Financial Aid
  • College Fundamentals workshops including topics such as:
    - Study skills
    - Writing essays
    - Tips and tricks for college success
    - Building connections with faculty
    - Library resources
  • Enrichment and recreation sessions including:
    - Health and wellness
    - Field trips
    - Self-discovery
    - Community service
    - Team-building
    - Games and competitions
    - Food, fun, and more!

Yes, rooms are double occupancy.

- Any medications you use on a regular basis
- Bathing suit
- Bug spray
- Comfortable clothes and shoes for workshops and sessions
- Pajamas
- Pillow
- Shower shoes
- Sleeping bag/bed linens (twin XL size)
- Sunscreen
- Toiletries
- Towels

Anyone under 18 years of age who participates in a sponsored program or camp on Emory’s campuses is required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Those with a vaccine exemption or who are not yet vaccine eligible are required to receive a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of accessing campus. Click here  for more information.

Your school systems’ chaperones will store and distribute medication to students as needed.

Program participants will be taken to the emergency department of Piedmont Newton Hospital in the event of serious injury or illness. The school system chaperones will follow school system protocol for contacting program participants’ family members in the event of an emergency.

No, this is an overnight, residential program on the campus of Oxford College of Emory University. Program participants are not allowed to have guests, including family members, during the week.

Bon Appetit is the meal service provider for Oxford College of Emory University and can work with you to accommodate any specific dietary needs you may have. You can read more about the selections provided within the Oxford College Dining Hall here. Please inform your school system chaperone of any food allergies or dietary restrictions at least one week prior to arriving on campus.

For more information, contact ox.summerprograms@emory.edu.