ISP News & Notes

Finals Week Edition - 12/11/14

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Happy Happy Holiday!

I wish you all much success on your finals. Everyone has worked (and played) very hard this semester. For some of you this is the end of your first semester at Oxford, for others this is the last before your final countdown to the ATL campus, and for others still this is the capstone of an experience that hopefully has set you on the path to fulfilling your potential. May you enjoy a much deserved safe and peaceful holiday. Christine and I look forward to welcoming returning students in January, and we wish good luck to those of you moving on the the ATL campus or to places farther afield.

A few reminders before holiday...

Are you traveling outside the U.S. this holiday?

If yes, then check your I-20. Will the travel signature on page 3 of your I-20 be less than 12 months old on the day you re-enter the U.S.? If no, then stop by the ISP to get a new signature. Also verify that your visa will be valid and that your passport will be valid at least 6 months into the future from the day of your re-entry.

The ISP office will be open this week and next between 9 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Our location is room 325, Elizer Hall.

Helpful Links - - Preparing for Winter Break - Travel Tuesday: Know What to Expect During Holiday Travel

Residence Halls - Closing and Reopening

Oxford's residence halls close to students for the winter break on Thursday, December 18th, at 10 a.m. and will reopen for sophomores on Sunday, January 11th, at 9 a.m. and for freshmen on Monday, January 12th, at 9 a.m.

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Visit the RES web page for more important residence hall dates for spring semester and next academic year.

Food Truck Event on Campus - TONIGHT! 9 p.m. to midnight

The food trucks return this evening to fuel your brains. Trucks will be located between Seney Hall and the Admissions building from 9 p.m. to midnight. And don't worry - steps will be taken to ensure fast service.

ISP Goody Bags - Come and get them!

We still have plenty of goody bags filled with treats to help you get through finals week. Stop by the ISP office and help yourself. Available this week and next until they are gone!

Sophomores - Emory Connections Day is Monday, January 12

All sophomores returning to Oxford this spring are required to attend Emory Connections Day on Monday, January 12th. The bus departs from Oxford campus promptly at 8:30 a.m. For information about the event and how to register, contact Academic Services at

Want to be an iMentor? A PAL? An RA? A VOC?

Then stayed tuned to the Ask Dean Moon bubble in Emory Bubble for information about upcoming interest meetings and applications. In January Campus Life will host a Leadership Fair where you can learn about leadership opportunities, applications will become available, and the iMentors will answer questions at the January 29th Cookies in Candler.

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Join the Emory Bubble and be a part of what's going on.