Student Experience


The Emory University campuses look very different this fall. We are disappointed that we all can’t be together on the Atlanta and Oxford campuses, but we look forward to the time when we can, and we are thankful to have a resilient, connected community.

Emory University has reduced 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. 

Housing and Dining

Students who have an approved housing contract for the coming academic year and fit into the following categories: first-year and new transfer students, international students, undergraduate students receiving scholarships as part of a scholarship program specifying on-campus housing as a condition of their scholarship, and students with specific on-campus housing needs, pending review and approval, may live on campus. 

Not all residence halls or buildings will be used this fall, with student population and available restrooms determining use. 

Those students with a housing contract and who fit the categories listed above will receive further communications outlining their housing assignment and meal plan options and pricing.  

Move In 

Residence hall move in will occur August 13–17, and students will receive further information on their specific date and new move-in procedures.   

Campus Life

Student-Led Programming and Greek Life 

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

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.

Intercollegiate Athletics and Club Sports 

Emory University will not have competition for Division III athletics, club sports or intramurals through January; this Division III decision aligns with a recent announcement from the University Athletic Association.  

Emory will also restrict practices for all teams until public health conditions allow for safe participation for all our student-athletes. Students should not return to Atlanta this fall solely for intercollegiate athletic or club sport opportunities.