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Family Friday Webinars


2022 SUMMER Family Friday SERIES BEGAN oN MAY 13

During the summer, New Student Programs and the Office of Parent and Family Programs will host individual webinars designed for families of incoming students. Each webinar has a distinct topic area and features campus administrators to answer any questions you may have. Each webinar includes 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 have specific questions, you are welcome to submit them in advance of the webinars.

If you are not able to attend live, recordings of webinars are posted on this website or you can visit our EmoryOrientationATL YouTube website directly.

Please note that the information shared in the Summer Family Friday webinars is related to the Atlanta campus. If your student will be starting their Emory experience on the Oxford campus, we encourage you to review the Oxford Onboarding website.

May 13: 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 (12PM Noon EDT) 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. 

May 13 at Noon, Eastern Daylight Time

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

June 3: Immunizations

Emory is a community that values health and well-being. We know families will have many questions about immunizations and vaccines. During this webinar, leaders from our Student Health Services team will review the University's immunization policies.  

June 3 at Noon, Eastern Daylight Time 

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

June 10: Health Insurance

During this webinar, leaders from our Student Health Services 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 10 at Noon, Eastern Daylight Time

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

June 17: 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), 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 17 at Noon, Eastern Daylight Time

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

June 24: 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 Accommodation Specialists to both initiate and use accommodations throughout the academic year.  

June 24 at Noon, Eastern Daylight Time

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

July 8: Advising and Registration

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 8 at Noon, Eastern Daylight Time

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

July 15: 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 community, while 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, dining hall options, dietary restrictions, and more.  

July 15 at Noon, Eastern Daylight Time

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

July 22: 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 22 at Noon, Eastern Daylight Time

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

July 29: What to Expect During Move-in and Orientation

During this webinar, we will take a closer look at the move in process, how to ship items, and our orientation schedule. We will also cover frequently asked questions. For example, most parents wonder when they should plan to leave campus and what they should wear (Spoilers: it’s any time before 1PM on Sunday, August 21 and casual attire is encouraged because Atlanta is very hot in August!). By the end of this hour, families will know exactly what to expect during Move-in and Orientation so they can plan their visit to campus accordingly.  

July 29 at Noon, Eastern Daylight Time

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

August 5: 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 5 at Noon, Eastern Daylight Time

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

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