Programs & Events >> Fall


Crossroads is a pre-orientation and fall break retreat for first-year students. It’s a way for students to make a smooth transition into college life, an opportunity to better understand others and themselves, and a place to make lasting friendships. Learn more.

During orientation, Emory welcomes new students to campus with a series of activities designed to bring students, faculty, and staff closer together. Learn more.

MORE Reception 
This multicultural welcome for new students and families provides refreshments and an opportunity to check out the M.O.R.E. (Multicultural Outreach and Resources at Emory) Mentoring Program; sign up and meet peer upper-class mentors; meet campus administrators, faculty, staff; and learn about programs and support services in the OMPS Office. Learn more.

Held during Orientation, Songfest is an annual competition in which students from each first-year residence hall perform songs about their respective communities. Songfest serves as an ice-breaker, helping first-year students bond with their hallmates and meet students from other residence halls. Learn more.


Homecoming includes alumni class reunions, exciting student activities, selection of the "Spirit of Emory" Homecoming Court, the traditional Homecoming parade and tailgate party, Homecoming sports, campus tours, the Classes without Quizzes faculty lecture series, and more.


Family Weekend 
A wonderful opportunity for families to reconnect with their student and to experience all that Emory has to offer, including the Lullwater Day family picnic, student entertainment, athletic events, and more. Learn more.

DUCtoberfest has become a traditional fall event that brings together multiple facets of the student center with the purpose of providing students a stress reliever and a break from their studies. A full day of fun, the event features food, entertainment, giveaways, games, and more. 

National College Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW)
In a series of events ranging from panel speakers to game nights, NCAAW at Emory aims to increase alcohol awareness in the college environment and in the overall Emory community.

Sexual Assault Awareness Week
This annual event features guest speakers, sexual assault peer advocacy training, and a discussion about safe and healthy sexual relationships, among other events.

Take Back the Night 
Featuring an annual Speak Out and Rally, Take Back the Night is a week of programs held nationally to spotlight the problem of sexual assault.


Emory Cares Day 
Emory Cares Day is an international day of service and Emory’s largest service event of the year, featuring over 850 students, faculty, staff, and their families volunteering in the community. Learn more

Unity Month 
Unity Month is a month of reflection, recognition of our personal histories, and celebration of the cultural diversity that molds our Emory community. Some of the programs include the Unity Month Kick-off, the Keynote, Cultural Beats, and the Unity Ball. Learn more


Multicultural Holiday Party and Kwanzaa Celebration
Sponsored by Black Student Alliance and African American Studies Department, the Multicultural Holiday Party and Kwanzaa Celebration includes a Kwanzaa ceremony and student presentations of multiple cultural traditions during the winter holiday season.