About Us

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Welcome. Whether this is your first interaction with Emory University, or your millionth, we extend a warm welcome and offer our pledge to make your time with us—online, or at one of our signature events—enjoyable, memorable, and worthy of this destination university.

Our mission is to define and continually refine the presidential standard of hospitality at Emory, and to extend that standard to all Emory events through educational opportunities, event-planning resources, and creative collaborations with Emory faculty, staff, and student event planners.


The Office of University Events (formally the Office of University Events and Convocations) was founded in 2005 as part of the Operations division of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR).  From 2005 to 2009, the University Events office produced over 400 events including several signature events. During that same period, the office received several awards and recognitions and has helped to set a standard of excellence for events produced at Emory.

Education and Collaboration

In September 2009, the Office of University Events launched the Emory Events Exchange, an educational forum and support network for campus event planners, venue managers, and those who service or are affected by events on campus.  The program features both online interaction as well as formal gatherings with presentations, product demonstrations, tastings, and panel sessions.  Venue and vendor tours complete the education component and offer new and long-time campus event professionals a chance to learn, network, and collaborate in a new forum.

The Office of the Vice President and Secretary of the University

In recognition of the more central role that the office plays within Emory, the Office of University Events transitioned from DAR to the Office of the Vice President and Secretary of the University on September 1, 2009.