Photo of a smiling student sitting in the Commencement audience

Planning Your Visit


We hope that the information presented below along with our Frequently Asked Questions section will help you as you plan your visit to Emory's 2021 Commencement Ceremonies. The main Emory website also contains a helpful visitor's guide for general campus information.

All information presented below is subject to change. Visit this page frequently as you plan and, if you use Twitter, definitely "follow us" to be kept informed of any major changes.

Commenncement 2021 will be at the Georgia World Congress Center. Check out restaurants near the Georgia World Congress Center.

On-campus Dining Options

Visit the Emory's Dining Services website for a full listing of campus dining options.  Be sure to check for Commencement-specific hours.

Emory Village

All Emory Village restaurants listed below are within walking distance of the Quadrangle.

Chipotle

1401 Oxford Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 855-4990
Mexican grille, fast casual

Dragon Bowl

1556 North Decatur Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 378-8188
Casual Asian cuisine

Panera Bread - Emory Village

1545 North Decatur Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 373-4240
Soups, salads and sandwiches

Zoës Kitchen

1385 Oxford Road
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 233-9637

Dave's Cosmic Subs

1540 North Decatur Road
Atlanta, GA 30307
30307
(404) 373-2650

Double Zero

1577 North Decatur Road
Atlanta, GA 30307
Modern Italian-American Cuisine
(404) 991-3666

Emory Area:

Thaicoon & Sushi Bar

1799 Briarcliff Road NE
Atlanta, GA
(404) 817-9805
0.6 miles

Taqueria Del Sol

2165 Cheshire Bridge Road
Atlanta, GA
(404) 321-1118
1.8 miles
Mexican and Southwestern casual

Pig-N-Chik BBQ

1815 Briarcliff Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 474-9444
1.1 miles

Emory Point (located next to the Emory Conference Center Hotel):

Which Wich?

1520 Avenue Place
Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 549-8889

The General Muir

1540 Avenue Place
Suite 230
Atlanta, GA
30329
(678) 927-9131

Aladdin's Mediterranean Grill

1568 Avenue Place #150
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 748-4587

Boruboru Sushi Burrito + Bowl

1568 Avenue Place #160
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 458-5518

Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

1520 Avenue Place #B1-140
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 835-2748

Tanaka Express

1540 Avenue Place #B-260
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 486-8788

Briarcliff Road Area

Red Pepper Taqueria

2149 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 634-2333
1.3 miles
Fast casual Mexican

Mellow Mushroom

1679 Lavista Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 996-2279
1.2 miles
Pizza, calzones, salads, sub sandwiches

Toco Grill

1658 Lavista Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 781-7482
1.2 miles
Middle Eastern, Kosher cuisine

Thai Chili

2169 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 315-6750
1.3 miles
Thai food

The Kosher Gourmet

2153 Briarcliff Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 636-1114
1.3 miles
Take out only, meats, cheese and wine

Emory Commons Area

Athens Pizza House

1341 Clairmont Road #A
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 636-1100
1.3 miles
Pasta, Greek cuisine

Community Q BBQ

1361 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 633-2080
1.3 miles

The Po Boy Shop

1369 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033
(678) 974-8725
 1.3 miles

Brew and Bird

1355 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 205-5566
 1.3 miles

BullGogi

2140 N. Decatur Rd.
Decatur, GA 30033
(470) 305-7522
1.3 miles

Ms. Icey's Kitchen and Bar

1371 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 963-7871
 1.3 miles

Blaze Pizza

2131 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033
(678) 882-7610
1.3 miles

Hiro Ramen

1363 Clairmont Rd, Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 228-5697
1.3 miles

Toco Hills Area

Chili's Grill & Bar

2133 Lavista Road NE
Toco Hills Shopping Center
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 325-8680
1.6 miles

Golden Buddha Chinese Restaurant

1905 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 633-5252
1.7 miles

La Parrilla

2945 North Druid Hills Road
Toco Hills Shopping Center
Atlanta, GA 30329
(678) 403-3831
2.1 miles
Mexican cuisine

Sushi Matsuya

2899-B North Druid Hills Road
Toco Hills Shopping Center
Atlanta, GA
30329
(404)321-1605
1.9 miles

Outback Steakhouse

2145 Lavista Road
Toco Hills Shopping Center
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 636-5110
1.7 miles

Top Spice Thai & Malaysian Cuisine

3007 North Druid Hills Road NE
Toco Hills Shopping Center
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 728-0588
2.1 miles

Goldberg's Bagel Company and Deli

3003 North Druid Hills Road
Toco Hills Shopping Center
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 329-5000
2.1 miles
New York-style deli

The Flying Biscuit Cafe

2935-A North Druid Hills Road
Toco Hills Shopping Center
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 835-2072
2.2 miles
All-day breakfast

Masti - Indian Street Eats

2945 North Druid Hills Rd NE
Toco Hills Shopping Center
Atlanta, GA 30329
(678) 949-9414
2.2 miles

Paopao Ramen Factory and Bar

2929 N Druid Hills Rd NE
Toco Hills Shopping Center
Suite C
Atlanta, GA 30329
(678) 973-0613
2.0 miles

Virginia Highland Area

Atkins Park Restaurant

794 N Highland Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 876-7249
2.2 miles
American, Southern cuisine

Oceanwave

820 N Highland Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 873-2009
2.1 miles
Sushi and Thai Food

Highland Tap

1026 N Highland Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 875-3673
1.9 miles
Steakhouse

Murphy's Restaurant

997 Virginia Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 872-0904
2.0 miles
Classic American cuisine

Taco Mac Virginia Highlands

1006 N Highland Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 873-6529
2.0 miles
Hamburgers, wings, extensive beer selection

La Tavola

992 Virginia Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 873-5430
3.3 miles
Italian

North Decatur Area (Suburban Plaza/North Decatur Station)

Louisiana Bistreaux

1496 Church Street, E-G
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 963-1463
2.4 miles

Moe's Southwest Grill

1524 Church Street
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 373-0675
2.4 miles

First Watch

2571 Blackmon Dr #100
Decatur, GA 30033
(770) 828-7040
2.4 miles
Breakfast/brunch

City Barbeque

2511 Blackmon Dr.
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 410-2566
2.3 miles

Zoe's Kitchen

2501 Blackmon Dr, Ste 610
Decatur, GA 30033
2.4 miles
Mediterranean 
678-681-9244
2.4 miles

Mod Pizza

2502 Blackmon Dr, Suite 810
Decatur, GA 30033
(678) 251-4625
2.3 miles

Curry Up Now

1575 Church St.
Decatur, GA 30033
(470) 343-2911
2.6 miles
Indian street food

Jason's Deli

1605 Church St. Suite 605
Decatur, GA 30033
(678) 705-3232
2.6 miles

Bad Daddy's Burger Bar

1575 Church St.
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 343-3198
2.6 miles

Tin Drum Asian Kitchen

1565 Church St. Suite 510
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 600-4149
2.7 miles

Gusto

1545 Church St. Suite 310
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 549-8525
2.5 miles

Decatur

Farm Burger

410b West Ponce de Leon
Decatur, GA
30030
(404) 378-5077
2.4 miles

Leon's Full Service

131 East Ponce De Leon Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 687-0500 
2.4 miles
Continental cuisine

Parker's on Ponce

116 East Ponce De Leon Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 924-2230 
2.4 miles
Steakhouse

Chai Pani

406 West Ponce de Leon Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 378-4030
2.4 miles
Indian street food

Wahoo Decatur Grill

1042 West College Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 373-3331 
2.8 miles
Seafood, steaks, fresh fish

Cafe Lily

308 W Ponce de Leon Ave,
Decatur, GA 30030
 3 miles
(404) 371-9119
Mediterranean 

No. 246

129 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(678) 399-8246
 3 miles
Italian

The Iberian Pig

121 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 371-8800
 3.2 miles
Spanish Tapas

Revival Restaurant

129 Church Street
Decatur, GA 30030
(470) 225-6770
 3.3 miles
Southern

Twain's Brewpub and Billiards

211 E. Trinity Place
Decatur, GA 30030
2.7 miles
American gastropub

North Druid Hills Area/Brighten Park

Fortune Cookie Restaurant

2480 Briarcliff Road NE, #7
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 636-8899
2.6 miles

Grub Burger Bar

2470 Briarcliff Road NE, #47
Atlanta, GA 30329
(678) 254-0930
2.6 miles

Eataliano Kitchen

2480 Briarcliff Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 321-2111
2.7 miles

Moe's Southwest Grill

2484 Briarcliff Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 248-9399
2.7 miles

Jersey Mike's Subs

2470 Briarcliff Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 321-0080
2.6 miles

Zoe's Kitchen

2470 Briarcliff Road NE, #47
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 728-0052
2.7 miles

Panera Bread

2311 N. Druid Hills Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 982-7270
2.7 miles

Commencement 2021 will be at the Georgia World Congress Center. Check out hotels near the Georgia World Congress Center.


Inclusion on this list does not designate endorsement or guarantee from Emory and all rates are subject to change and based on availability. If you have a negative experience as a Commencement guest at any of the properties listed below, we ask that you email us so that we might consider removing them from future lists. You are always encouraged to ask about any special rates for "Emory University" when booking your stay. Need more options? Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Rooms for select properties can also be booked at Emory rates via the campus hotel portal though that service does not include the full assortment of properties below.

Emory Campus

Located less than a mile from Emory's central campus

Emory Conference Center Hotel

1615 Clifton Road, Atlanta GA 30322
$279 per night with three-night minimum
Reservations: for group rate, call Windy Ditri, Monday - Friday at 404-712-6572 
Request Graduation 2021 room block

The Emory Conference Center Hotel is now accepting reservations for the Class of 2021 Commencement.  

The University Inn at Emory

1767 North Decatur Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
2 double beds for $279 + tax per night

Emory Area

Within 6 miles of the Emory central campus

Holiday Inn Express – Emory (1.5 miles)

2183 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033
King bed for $171.50 + tax
Complimentary breakfast, parking, and wifi

Courtyard by Marriott (2.4 miles)

130 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030
2 queens or 1 kind for $159 + tax

The Highland Inn (2.4 miles)

644 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA
Reservations: 404-874-5756 ‎

Courtyard by Marriott Executive Park Emory (2.5 miles)

1236 Executive Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30329
Ask for Emory University rate (2 doubles or 1 king for $118 + tax), subject to availability

Atlanta Marriott Century Center (5.7 miles)

2000 Century Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30345
Ask for Emory University rate (2 queens for $119 + tax), subject to availability

Virginia Highland Bed and Breakfast (3 miles)

630 Orme Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Full breakfast
Reservations: 404-892-2735

Doubletree Hotel Atlanta-North Druid Hills (4.2 miles)

2061 North Druid Hills Road, Atlanta, GA 30329
Reservations: 404-321-4174

Hampton Inn Atlanta-North Druid Hills (4.3 miles)

1975 North Druid Hills Road NE, Atlanta GA 30329
Reservations: 404-320-6600
Complimentary hot breakfast, shuttle service to Emory

Holiday Inn Express Atlanta NE (4.8 miles)

2920 Clairmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30029
Reservations: 800-315-2621 or 404-248-1550
Complimentary hot buffet breakfast

Midtown

Within 6 miles of the Emory central campus

Stonehurst Place (4.3 miles)

923 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-881-0722 or 877 ATL BB INN

Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel (3.8 miles)

866 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
Reservations: 1-800-716-6009 or 678-412-2400

Four Seasons Atlanta (4.5 miles)

75 Fourteenth Street,  Atlanta, GA 30309
Reservations: 404-253-3853 or 404-881-9898

Crowne Plaza Atlanta-Midtown (4.7 miles)

590 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
Ask for the Emory Commencement Weekend Rate (2 queens or 1 king for $129 + tax, based on availability)

The Georgian Terrace Hotel (4.9 miles)

659 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Reservations: 800-651-2316 or 404-897-1991

Hotel Indigo - Midtown Atlanta (4.9 miles)

683 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Reservations: 404-874-9200

Residence Inn by Marriott (5.6 miles)

Atlanta Midtown/17th Street
1365 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-745-1000
Reservations: 404-745-1005 or toll free at 1-888-236-2427
Please ask for the Residence Inn Atlanta Midtown/17th Street

Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown (5.0 miles)

1414 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

Buckhead

Within 7 miles of the Emory central campus

Homewood Suites Buckhead (5 miles)

3566 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30305
Reservations: 404-365-0001

Staybridge Suites –Atlanta Buckhead (5.7 miles)

540 Pharr Road, Atlanta, GA 30305
Reservations: 404-842-0800
Ask for Emory University rate:
1 king or 1 queen for $125 + tax
2 doubles for $139 + tax
1 king suite with living room and bedroom for $139 + tax

Rate includes hot breakfast buffet, evening social (Tue-Thu), Wi-Fi, parking, and shuttle service within 3 miles of hotel.

J.W. Marriott Buckhead (5.76 miles)

3300 Lenox Road Atlanta, GA 30326
Reservations: 404-262-3344
Adjacent to Lenox Square Mall and Atlanta's rapid rail system (MARTA)

The Westin Buckhead (6.2 miles)

3391 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30326
Reservations: 404-365-0065

Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center (6 miles)

3405 Lenox Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Reservations: 800-228-9290 or 404-261-9250

Fairfield Inn Buckhead (6.1 miles)

3092 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30305
Reservations: 404-846-0900 or 800-228-2800

Grand Hyatt Atlanta (6.5 miles)

3300 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Reservations: 404-237-1234

Embassy Suites Atlanta - Buckhead (6.5 miles)

3285 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Reservations:
 404-261-7733
Emory Rate - 20% off Best Available Rate

Hyatt Place Buckhead (6.4 miles)

3242 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30305
Reservations: 800-233-1234 or 404-869-6161

InterContinental Buckhead (6.58 miles)

3315 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Reservations: 404-946-9000 or 888-424.6835
Ask for Emory University rate (2 doubles or 1 king for $169 + tax) , subject to availability

Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead (6.83 miles)

3376 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Reservations: 404-995-7500

W Atlanta Buckhead (6.83 miles)

3377 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Reservations: 678-500-3100

Residence Inn Atlanta Buckhead/Lenox Park (4.7 miles)

2220 Lake Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
Reservations: 404-467-1660
Studio Suites for $84 + tax; one-bedroom suites for $104 + tax
Use code EHC when booking on website

Complimentary daily breakfast buffet,
Wi-Fi, evening social (Mon-Wed), complimentary parking and area shuttle (limited to 3-mile radius)

Element Westin Buckhead (5.9 miles)

3491 Piedmont Road,Atlanta,Georgia30305
Click here for 20% off standard rate

La Quinta by Wyndham Atlanta (3.3 miles)

2535 Chantilly Drive, Atlanta, GA 30339
1 king or 2 queens for $72 + tax
Complimentary breakfast and wifi


Northlake

Within 8 miles of the Emory central campus

Doubletree Hotel NE Atlanta/Northlake (7.5 miles) 

4156 Lavista Road, Atlanta, GA 30084
Reservations: 770-938-1026

Holiday Inn Northlake (7.5 miles)

2158 Ranchwood Drive, Atlanta, GA 30345
Reservations: 770-934-6000 or 800-972-2404
Full breakfast buffet

Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta-Northlake (6.43 miles)

4083 Lavista Road, Atlanta, GA 30084
Reservations: 770-938-1200
Emory Rate:1 king or 2 queens for $124 + tax, includes complimentary parking, Wi-Fi and area shuttle (limited to 5-mile radius)

Hampton Inn Atlanta-Northlake (7.6 miles)

3400 Northlake Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30345
Reservations: 770-493-1966 or 1-800-426-7866
Ask for the Emory University rate, subject to availability
Complimentary: breakfast and Wi-Fi

Quality Inn Northlake (6.2 miles)

2155 Ranchwood Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30345
Reservations: 770-491-7444

Downtown

Within 9 miles of the Emory central campus. For a full list, please visit the Atlanta Convention and Visitor's Bureau website.

Reverb by Hard Rock Downtown Atlanta (8.8 miles)

89 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Reservations: 470-552-8410

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center (6.7 miles)

100 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA 30303
Reservations: 404-659-0000

Embassy Suites at Centennial Olympic Park (7.4 miles)

267 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA 30313
Reservations: 404-223-2300

The Glenn Hotel, Downtown Atlanta (7.2 miles)

110 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Reservations: 404-521-2250

W Downtown Atlanta (6.1 miles)

45 Ivan Allen Jr, Boulevard NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
1 king bed starting at $203 + tax per night; 2 queen beds starting at $224.92 per night

Copies of the printed Commencement program will be available at each ceremony. Copies are placed on each seat. Extra copies are not available on site. An electronic PDF version of the program will be available for download here after Commencement Day. Previous years' programs are posted in the history and archives section.

If you are unable to attend in person, copies will be available for order. Please check back in May.

It is very important that students release any privacy holds on their records if they wish to be listed in the printed program.