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Crossroads for First Years

Emory Crossroads is a first-year student retreat focused on community building among Emory’s diverse incoming first-years. This retreat has recently gained recognition for its contributions to Emory University as being one of only three universities awarded the 2008 United States’ Presidential Award for General Community Service.

Through a variety of fun-filled, team and community building activities students will have opportunities to interact, build trust, form bonds across cultures and ethnicities, and develop appreciation for their differences as well as their similarities. The Crossroads retreat is a great way to meet new people who come from different places and are involved with different things across campus.

You may choose to attend Crossroads 1, a pre-orientation retreat, or Crossroads 2, a fall break retreat.  This year’s first retreat will be held August 22 – 24, 2013. Students will be expected to arrive between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on August 22nd.  Students will return to campus on the morning of the 24th in time for orientation and other move-in events. The retreat will be held in the Rock Eagle 4H in Eatonton, GA.

The second retreat will be held on October 11-13 over Fall Break at Rock Eagle 4H.  Students will leave campus after classes on Friday afternoon, Oct. 11, and return on the evening of Sunday, Oct. 13. More information about check-in times will be given to participants in the weeks preceding the retreat. 

Crossroads 1 is held a few days prior to student arrival for fall semester at Emory.


Crossroads 2 is held during Fall Break.


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Lena Miao Class of 2015

Thank you for making Crossroads one of the best experiences ever since I've been at Emory. I'm so grateful because it was definitely a life-changing weekend.