ISP News & Notes

April 7, 2016 - The Spirit Week Edition

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Don't Forget! It's Tax Time! - April 18 Deadline

All F-1 students are required to submit US Tax Form 8843 each year. The form is located online here and is due April 18. Learn more and see instructions on the ISP web page here.

If you earned income in 2015 while working in the US, you must file federal and state tax forms no later than April 18. Learn more.

Questions? Contact ISP at to schedule an appointment.

Summer Storage

Oxford College does not store returning students' personal belongings over the summer. So what do you do?

Option 1. Rent a unit at a self-storage facility.

Often students share a storage unit rental with friends at a local self-storage facility. Unit rental requires a contract, pre-payment, and purchase of a lock to secure the unit door.

Abba Self Storage (UHAUL)

10170 Hazelbrand Rd. NE, Covington, GA 30014


Always Open Storage

8165 Washington St. Southwest, Covington, GA 30014


Covington Stor-It

8165 Washington St. SW, Covington, GA 30014


G & J Mini Storage Inc

1385 Access Rd., Covington, GA 30014


Option 2. Use the UPS Summer Storage Program.

The UPS Summer Storage Program includes pick up from your residence hall door, storage over the summer and return to your door in the fall. Learn more here.

Have questions? Contact us at or call us at 770-784-8500.

Transportation to Storage Facilities

The ISP office will provide transportation to help students store their belongings at local storage facilities on April 28 - May 4.

Come to the ISP office to reserve a transportation time slot.

Get your redesigned Form I-20

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program released a redesign of the Form I-20 in June 2015. If your current I-20 was printed prior to June 2015, then you must obtain a new version of your Emory I-20 by July 1, 2016.

Request your updated I-20 by coming to the ISP office during regular office hours Monday thru Friday, 9 am - 4:30 pm. We recommend you email to notify us of the day and time you will be coming so that we can prepare your I-20 in advance. Call us at 770-784-8500.

Learn more about the redesign of the Form I-20 here.


End of the Semester Airport Shuttle Service

Oxford College provides shuttle service to the Atlanta airport at the end of the spring semester. Reservations are required and can be made at

Shuttle Schedule:

May 3rd and 4th - 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Graduating F1 Students - SAVE THE DATE - April 26

Save the date for the ISP-hosted Graduating F1 Student Session & Reception on Tuesday, April 26 at 1:30 pm in the Akin Room.

  • Talk with former Oxford iMentors about their experience on the Atlanta campus, and get their tips and advice.

  • Meet Natalie Cruz from the Atlanta Office of International Student Life and representative from the Atlanta Office of International Student & Scholar Services.

  • Participate in your Oxford Alum Pinning with Tammy Camfield from the Oxford College Development and Alumni Relations office.

  • Let Jennifer and Christine get one last hug from you before you graduate!

Graduation Ceremonies

Mark the end of your time at Oxford College by participating in the traditions of graduation. Invite your family to share in these special ceremonies.

  • Fri., May 6 - Baccalaureate
  • Sat., May 7 - Commencement

Learn more about graduation ceremonies and how to register.

Did you travel outside the U.S. during Spring Break?

If YES, upload a copy of your new I-94 to ISSS Link now.

What's Coming Up...

Upcoming Important Dates

  • April 25 - Last Day of Classes
  • April 26 - Reading Day
  • May 4, 7 p.m. - Residence halls close for first-year students
  • May 7, 10 a.m. - Commencement for 2016 Oxford Graduates
  • May 7, 4 p.m. - Residence halls close for graduating students

Honor Council Member Applications - Due April 18

Students interested in serving on next year's Honor Council are encouraged to apply by April 18th.

Applications should include:

  1. A petition with at least 25 student signatures
  2. A statement explaining why you want to be a member of the Honor Council
  3. 2 letters of recommendations from faculty members

If you have questions, email Dr. Leinweber, Dr. Hawley, Nia Bilal, or Alex Weaver.

Emory Global China Connection Annual China Summit - April 9

China Summit provides students with a platform to create and to showcase innovative solutions to China’s contemporary issues, turning them into opportunities for growth. This year the Summit focuses on “ Mobile Payment in China” in case format and asks students to come up with business strategies for American mobile payment companies to enter and survive in Chinese market. Participants will have the opportunity to network with judges from Delta Airlines, InComm Inc’s Payment Strategy development and AONeSolution.

Learn more and register for the event here.