Undergraduate Students

Classes for the spring 2021 semester will begin on January 25. Classes will conclude by May 3, with most final exams held between May 4 and 14. To accommodate this expedited schedule, there will be no spring break this year.

Spring Semester Plans

Students will receive information from their respective dean with specific dates, further details, and any college or school-specific differences from the university’s calendar. With this change, please know we have heard requests for additional mental health offerings and have added and will add additional resources and services for all members of our community.

We would have liked to bring more students back, but this decision was based on the importance of students living in single occupancy rooms, the rate of transmission in the Atlanta area, and the health of all of our students, staff, and faculty.

Mandatory Onboarding

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

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Academic and Campus Life

COVID-19 Testing

Testing of residential students at frequent intervals has helped us maintain the health of our community this semester. The university plans to move to a saliva-based COVID-19 test this spring, which will allow the tests to be done more frequently and with much less discomfort. Additional information about the testing format, protocols, and frequency of required testing will be communicated once they are established for the coming semester.

Schedule Your COVID-19 Test

All students residing on campus are REQUIRED to get a COVID-19 test every week as a condition of remaining in campus housing. If you live off campus, COVID-19 testing is available to you. On the Oxford campus, testing is available Monday through Friday by appointment in the Murdy Hall breezeway area. If you have issues with the link below, please use this link, but do not bookmark the page.

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Please remember that screening tests are for non-symptomatic students only. If you are experiencing symptoms or feel you have been in contact with a positive COVID-19 case, please access the Student Health Services portal.

Exceptions to weekly testing will be granted on a case-by-case basis.

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We intend to have events in mid-May to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2021 and the milestone of graduation from Emory University. Planning for a socially distanced, limited attendance event is underway, and we will keep you posted in the coming months once details are finalized.

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.

Health Services for All Emory Students

Emory University recognizes that staying physically and emotionally healthy is an important part of your academic success and overall well-being. Whether you are currently enrolled at the Atlanta or Oxford campus, we are ensuring access to resources for all Emory students.

During this period of remote learning due to COVID-19, we have extended our medical and mental health support to all students by offering telehealth and in-person services, expanding nonclinical support, and contracting with a third-party vendor, TimelyMD, to offer telehealth care to all students, including those residing outside of Georgia.

For all COVID-19 related concerns or symptoms, contact student health on your campus.

Oxford College Student Health Services

Emory Student Health Services Portal

Tuition Will Not Increase

Emory will be holding tuition at 2019–2020 rates this 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


Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about remote learning, classes, financial aid, campus safety protocols, and more.

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Taking Care of Each Other

“We know that we must take care of ourselves and each other if we are to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and remain on campus. We all recognize how difficult it is to build a sense of community within the constraints of our new environment, but we—students, faculty, and staff—are working together to provide each other with support in helping to keep us healthy and well while finding new and creative ways to connect, socialize, and learn.”—Enku Gelaye, Vice President and Dean of Campus Life

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