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Family Friday Webinars


SUMMER Family Friday SERIES BEGINS ON JUNE 4

During the Summer, New Student Programs will host individual webinars designed for families of incoming students. Each webinar will have a distinct topic area and feature campus administrators to answer any questions you may have. Each webinar will include a presentation along with a live chat where you can ask questions to the presenters, live. 

All Family Friday webinars will take place on Zoom. You can find the individual topics and unique links to join each session below. If you're not able to attend live, recordings of webinars will be posted on this website after the live event or you can visit our EmoryOrientationATL YouTube website directly.

June 4: Welcome Families!

Join New Student Programs and the Office of Parent and Family Programs as we kick off our Family Friday Webinar series. Over the course of the summer, we will host live webinars on Fridays (Noon EST) to share information and resources that will support your student's transition into the Emory community. Our first webinar will present an overview of what to expect throughout the Orientation Experience. 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). If you can't join us live, all webinars will be recorded and posted by the following week.

June 4 at Noon, Eastern Standard Time

Open to Parents/Families of: First-Year and Transfer Students

June 11: Immunizations and Health Insurance

Emory is a community that values health and well-being. This year, in particular, we know families will have many questions about immunizations, vaccines and healthcare. During this webinar, leaders from our Student Health Services team will review the University's immunization and health insurance policies. They will also discuss what services are available for all Emory undergraduates and how/when your student can use these services. 

June 11 at Noon, Eastern Standard Time 

Open to Parents/Families of: First-Year and Transfer Students

June 18: Accessibility Services (Accommodations)

The Department of Accessibility Services (DAS) is committed to creating an accessible and barrier-free environment for students by offering a variety of services and ensuring that all matters of equal access, reasonable accommodation, and compliance are properly addressed. During this webinar, members of the DAS team will discuss how and when your student will register with the office. They will also provide an overview of how students will work with Compliance Specialists to both initiate and use accommodations throughout the academic year. 

June 18 at Noon, Eastern Standard Time

Open to Parents/Families of: First-Year and Transfer Students

June 25: Transition of Care

Before your student even steps onto campus, it is important to make a transition plan for their health and well-being needs. Our Directors of Student Health Services (SHS) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) 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 25 at Noon, Eastern Standard Time

Open to Parents/Families of: First-Year and Transfer Students

July 9: Registration and Advising Process

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 9 at Noon, Eastern Standard Time

Open to Parents/Families of: First-Year Students (Information not applicable to transfer students)

July 16: Learning in a Hybrid World

This fall, the University is committed to 100% density, but will still be offering some courses in an online format. During this webinar, you will hear from faculty who have taught both in person and online as well as what your students can expect in any Emory course this fall. We will share how Emory faculty have been trained to lead online courses and lessons they have learned from a year of online teaching. We will also share the Student Learning Toolkit that highlights many campus resources that will support your student in all learning formats! 

July 16 at Noon, Eastern Standard Time

Open to Parents/Families of: First-Year and Transfer Students

July 23: Finding Community and Connection

We know your students are excited to meet new friends, join new clubs and engage in new experiences. We also know that finding their place in a new community and connecting with people, resources and opportunities takes time. Join campus partners from Student Involvement, Belonging and Community Justice and the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life who will highlight many ways in which students find community and connections. They will also explain how students can reach out and ask for help if they are not finding those connections.

July 23 at Noon, Eastern Standard Time

Open to Parents/Families of: First-Year and Transfer Students

July 30: Housing, Dining, and Residence Life

Emory isn't just a place where students learn, it's also the place students call “home.” Our Housing team works to provide a comfortable and safe place to live, our Residence Life team fosters communitywhile our Dining team provides an innovative dining experience that focuses on health and sustainability. In this webinar, we will discuss our various housing facilities on campus, what to bring/what to leave at home, how to ship items, dining hall options, dietary restrictions, and more. 

July 30 at Noon, Eastern Standard Time

Open to Parents/Families of: First-Year and Transfer Students

August 6: Talking to Your Student About Sensitive Topics

As your student prepares to live independently, issues of how to handle personal relationships, stress, safety, and temptations with alcohol and other substances are important to discuss. Family members can have a meaningful influence on how students adjust to the college culture. Please join us as our panel of Emory professionals will discuss what to consider as you support your student’s development as an emerging adult.

August 6 at Noon, Eastern Standard Time

Open to Parents/Families of: First-Year and Transfer Students

August 13: Parent and Families Office Hours

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 Office Hours!

August 13 from 11 AM - 1 PM, Eastern Standard Time

Open to Parents/Families of: First-Year and Transfer Students

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