Family Friday Webinars

Welcome Parents and Families of Incoming Students

Emory College and Oxford College host informational webinars during the summer for parents and families of new incoming students. Each webinar features a distinct topic and discussion with Emory administrators.

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Oxford Campus Family Webinars

Oxford parents are encouraged to visit the Oxford College Onboarding website to find information about Oxford Family Friday Webinars, which cover relevant topics and answer questions for new students and their families. See the upcoming Oxford Family Webinar schedule in the Eagle Updates summer newsletter or click to view the schedule below. All webinars are recorded and available for viewing through YouTube and Zoom.  

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Atlanta Campus Family Webinars

Please note that the schedule and information shared below is relevant for incoming students to the Atlanta campus, unless Oxford is specifically noted. Oxford parents are encouraged to visit the Oxford College Onboarding website to find information about Oxford Family Friday Webinars. 

Register for each webinar you are attending using the link in the schedule. You will receive a calendar invite with the Zoom link after registering. All webinars will be recorded. Recordings and relevant materials will be posted within the week.

Webinar Recordings: YouTube Playlist 

2024 Atlanta Campus Summer Webinars

Welcome! This first webinar will present an overview of what to expect throughout this summer webinar series. We will also cover the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and how your student can give family members access to Emory’s student information system (OPUS).

May 24 at 12 p.m. (noon), Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) 

Open to Parents/Families of First-Year Students on the Atlanta Campus (Information not applicable to transfer students.)

Webinar Recording

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Emory is a community that values health and well-being. We know families will have many questions about immunizations and vaccine requirements. During this webinar, leaders from Emory's Student Health Services (SHS) team will review the University's immunization policies. We will also provide an overview of clinical services SHS offers, walk through the Student Health Portal, and review the required immunization forms.

June 7 at 12 p.m. (noon), Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Open to Parents/Families of First-Year and Transfer Students on the Atlanta Campus.

Webinar Recording

During this webinar, administrators from Emory's Student Health Services (SHS) team will review the University's health insurance policies, including the annual health insurance requirement and waiver process. They will also discuss what services are available for all Emory undergraduates and how/when your student can use these services.

June 14 at 12 p.m. (noon), Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Open to Parents/Families of First-Year and Transfer Students on the Atlanta and Oxford campuses.

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The Department of Accessibility Services (DAS) is dedicated to enhancing the educational opportunities for students with disabilities at Emory University and all of its campuses. To ensure access to University programs, specialists work individually with students to determine reasonable accommodations throughout the academic year. This webinar will provide an overview of how accommodations work at the post-secondary level and Emory's accommodations request process. 

June 21 at 12 p.m. (noon), Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Open to Parents/Families of First-Year and Transfer Students on the Atlanta and Oxford campuses.

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Before your student even steps onto campus, it is important to make a transition plan for their health and wellbeing needs. Our directors of Student Health Services (SHS), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and Student Case Management and Intervention Services (SCMIS) will share resources and information that can help families work with their students to make this transition seamless.

We will discuss when to transfer prescriptions, how to get fully immunized, how to find new doctors and how to access counseling resources on campus or in the community. We also know that your student’s safety is a priority, so we will highlight services and protocols in place that are designed to keep them safe. 

June 28 at 12 p.m. (noon), Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Open to Parents/Families of First-Year and Transfer Students on the Atlanta Campus.

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How do I register for classes? How many credits should I take? How do I create a balanced class schedule? These questions - plus many more - are on every student's mind as they prepare for class registration for the first time. Academic Advisors from the Office for Undergraduate Education (OUE) will provide an overview of the registration process and the advising opportunities available to your students. We will also share suggestions for how families can support their students as they begin their academic journey at Emory.

July 12 at 12 p.m. (noon), Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Open to Parents/Families of First-Year Students on the Atlanta Campus (Information not applicable to transfer students.)

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Emory isn't just a place where students learn; it's also where students call “home.” Our Housing and Residence Life teams are on the front lines of building community in a comfortable and safe environment. The Emory Dining team works tirelessly to provide a dining experience that focuses on health and sustainability.

In this webinar, we will discuss housing facilities on campus, staff who live in our residence halls who are there to support your student, what to bring/what to leave at home, dining hall options, dietary restrictions, and more.

July 19 at 12 p.m. (noon), Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Open to Parents/Families of First-Year Students on the Atlanta Campus (Information not applicable to transfer students.)

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During this webinar, New Student Programs will dive into the ins and outs of the move-in process, shipping items in advance, and review the Orientation Week schedule. Plus, the team will address FAQs like, What's a microfridge and how do I order one? or How do I get my EmoryCard once I arrive on campus? 

By the end of this hour, you will know exactly what to expect during Move In and Orientation so you can plan your visit to campus accordingly.

July 26 at 12 p.m. (noon), Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Open to Parents/Families of First-Year Students on the Atlanta Campus (Information not applicable to transfer students.)

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In 2023, we opened Emory First -- an office (and space!) with dedicated full-time staff to support first-generation college students, or students whose parents/guardians have not received a four-year degree in the U.S. Come hear from the Emory First team about the services and programs available to help first-gen students succeed at Emory. 

August 2 at 12 p.m. (noon), Easter Daylight Time (EDT)

Open to Parents/Families of First-Year and Transfer Students on the Atlanta Campus.

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We will encourage your students to attend Office Hours (no appointment needed) with their professors throughout their time at Emory. Just like them, we want to make sure you have a place to ask any remaining questions across all topic areas before the beginning of the academic year, so join us for your own Drop-In Hours!

August 9 at 12 p.m. (noon), Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Open to Parents/Families of First-Year and Transfer Students on the Atlanta Campus.

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We understand finding community and connection at Emory is a top priority for your students. We also know that finding their place(s) can take time. Join campus partners from Student Involvement, Leadership, and Transitions, Belonging and Community Justice, and the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life who will highlight many ways in which students find community on campus. They will also explain how students can reach out and ask for help if they are not connecting, and how you can provide support and encouragement through this process.

August 30 at 12 p.m. (noon), Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Open to Parents/Families of First-Year and Transfer Students on the Atlanta Campus.

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It's been quite the summer! How are you all feeling? This "final" summer Family Friday Webinar serves as a transition for you as well. We will cover reminders about FERPA, OPUS Guest Access, and how to use the Parent Portal. 

September 6 at 12 p.m. (noon), Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Open to Parents/Families of First-Year and Transfer Students on the Atlanta Campus.

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