Student Life

The university will modestly increase the number of students in residence on campus this spring while maintaining one student per room.

Residential Life

Expanded Housing

The categories of students that will be considered for spring 2021 semester housing in university residence halls are:

  • Students in Emory College undergraduate research programs
  • First-year students not presently living on campus
  • Experiential learners engaged in professional development necessary for spring degree completion
  • International students unable to return for the fall semester

In addition to those already on campus, first-year students and international students who are studying remotely this fall will have the opportunity to live on campus in the spring. A very limited number of sophomores may be invited to campus for specific academic or other reasons.

Housing Details for Oxford College Students

Currently Housed Students

Those students who currently live in the residence halls, have maintained their COVID-19 testing schedule, and abide by the campus compact will be invited back to their original rooms in their current residence halls for the spring semester.

Move In 

Students returning to campus will receive further information on their specific date and new move-in procedures.

Student Programs

Clubs and Activities

All undergraduate and graduate student clubs and activities, including fraternities and sororities, are highly encouraged to plan virtual events. Student organizations may plan in-person events on campus in accordance with the university gathering policy and the Student Involvement, Leadership, and Transitions student organization program planning guidelines. Off-campus events will not be allowed, and travel associated with student groups will be prohibited. Campus Life will be working with these organizations to ensure they continue to thrive in this context and that all students have access to the Emory community, including events and programs.


A working group has been formed to review if and how intercollegiate athletics, club sports, and intramurals will be reintroduced in the spring. Visit Emory Athletics for updates.

Emory Athletics on the Atlanta campus will begin home competitions. No spectators, including family members, will be allowed at this time (as of April 5, 2021). 

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.

Summer and Fall 2021

We are already looking ahead to the summer session and fall semester 2021. The summer will be an opportunity to further increase the number of students on campus, and we are committed to providing the hallmark programming vital to many of our academic experiences. If our increased campus presence is implemented successfully this spring and summer, our current plan is to have all students return to campus by fall 2021.

Learn More

Visit Campus Life for additional spring 2021 information and updates about summer and fall 2021 as they become available.