Undergraduate 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 reducing 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.

Our hope for the spring is to expand in-person opportunities if conditions allow. 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. 

Fall Semester Plans

Not All Students Will Return to Campus

On-campus housing will be limited to those who have an approved housing agreement 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 of this form.

Mandatory Fall 2020 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

On-Campus Classes Will Be Limited 

Undergraduate on-campus classes will be limited to courses that must be taken in person for students to make meaningful progress toward graduation in the coming academic year (this will predominantly apply to seniors), international students, select first-year seminars, and a small number of courses that mandate in-person labs, performance and studio time, academic research, or necessitate campus-specific library access.

All Other Students Will Have Remote-Only Learning

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors not included in the categories listed above will have remote-only learning this fall. This decision will be revisited for the spring semester and will be contingent upon a lessening of COVID-19 prevalence in Atlanta and the ability of the Emory family to practice safety measures this fall. These students should stay where they are and not travel to Atlanta for the fall semester.

All Students Will Be Allowed to Choose Remote Classes 

We are encouraging everyone to make their own decisions for their fall semester Emory experience.

Your Tuition Will Not Increase

Emory will be holding tuition at 2019–2020 rates for the coming year. In addition, families can request to have their financial aid reassessed if they have experienced changes in economic status since filing their FAFSA.

Learn more at the Office of Financial Aid

Emory Community Compact

Find out more about the online training and onboarding modules required of all students, faculty, and staff who return to campus. You will receive an email once the compact is available for the community to access in the Emory Learning Management System, but it is available for review here.

Read the Community Compact