Graduate and Professional Students


Based on the current COVID-19 conditions in Atlanta, we have made very difficult decisions that will affect all members of our community but are necessary to create a safe learning environment while upholding our principles.

Emory University will be lowering the number of students allowed to live in residence halls and take in-person classes this fall. We will still deliver a first-class education to all students but will do so in ways that allow us to maintain community health for faculty, staff and students.

Graduate and professional programs are being addressed on a case-by-case basis with online classes offered for those courses that do not necessitate in-person instruction. Schools and programs will reach out with specific details.

Previously approved tuition rates for graduate and professional programs will remain in place for 2020–2021.

Mandatory Fall Onboarding Process

If you are planning to be on campus for any amount of time during the fall term, you are required to complete the mandatory onboarding process in order to gain access to campus. 

Complete the Fall Onboarding Process

Read the Student Community Compact

Academic Experience

Each school and college has specific procedures and associated dates for course registration, add/drop, and advising. There is one consistency—we welcome the opportunity to help students develop their schedules for the fall. We apologize for the changes that have been made to schedules thus far and appreciate your patience moving forward.


Communications from Your School

Emails from your specific school or unit will be sent to you with information about registration. In addition, please refer to your program’s website for additional information and relevant dates. 

Student-Led Programming

  • All undergraduate and graduate student clubs and activities, including fraternities and sororities, will be held virtually for the fall semester.
  • Off-campus events will not be allowed and travel associated with student groups will be prohibited.
  • The university will not have competition for Division III athletics, club sports, or intramurals through January. Students should not return to Atlanta this fall solely for intercollegiate athletic, club sport, or intramural opportunities. 

Campus Life will be working with student organizations to ensure they continue to thrive during the fall semester and that all students have access to the Emory Community.

Additional Information from Campus Life

Alumni Mentors

The Oxford and Emory alumni network is a great resource for you as you explore your professional pathways and provides an opportunity to connect to other Emory graduates. Alumni can be helpful in serving as mentors, locating internships or volunteer opportunities, conducting informational interviews, or finding other points of connection. We encourage you to visit  EmoryConnects, fill out a profile, and begin your lifelong professional connection with Emory’s global network.