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We’re thrilled that you’ve made the decision to join our community and can’t wait to welcome you this fall.

We know there are a lot of parts to getting ready for college. Orientation--which begins in the summer and continues once you arrive in August--is the first step in your Emory journey. The "Before You Arrive" guide is the best place to start. We encourage you to reference this site and the materials below throughout the summer to get information that's most pertinent to you.

See you in August!

Emory Orientation Team

Quick Links

Blue & Gold Pages

Important Dates

August 2019: Course Registration

Saturday, August 24: Move-In and Orientation Begins (continues through Tuesday, August 27)

Sunday, August 25: Parent & Family Orientation Ends at Noon

Wednesday, August 28: First Day of Classes

View the Academic Calendar for more dates

Registering for Classes

You will register for your fall semester classes during the summer, August 2019

Go to our Registration 101 page!

Information about Advising

  • All first-year students will have the opportunity to sign up for a Pre-Registration Guide (PRG) meeting with an assigned Emory College professional who will review first-year requirements, General Education Requirements, and ideas for the fall schedule.
  • Students will be assigned to a Pre-Registration Guide in June, and will receive an invitation to sign-up for a one hour virtual meeting in July 2019.
  • Due to our advising load with current Emory students, we will not be able to “meet” with new students before the provided date.  If there are urgent advising questions, they can be sent to
  • Students will be assigned a Pre-Major Faculty Advisor by August 16 and will meet with this advisor during Orientation, on August 26, 2019. During Orientation, students will also be able to meet with faculty in many departments, and adjust their schedules as needed. 

Tools for Registration


You will register for classes in OPUS.

Need a little help navigating your OPUS Student Center? Check out the Overview of Student Center.

Course AtlasUse the couse atlas to preview all the courses that are available in the upcoming semester.

Moving In (Housing and Residence Life)

Residence Life and Housing Operations

Where can I view photos and information about the residence halls?

View Residence Halls on the Residence Life and Housing Operations website. (includes photos and floor plans)

What should I pack?

Check out Housing's What to Bring page for a packing list.

When do I find out my housing assignment?

Housing assignments will be posted on your MyHousing page by July 1, 2018.

When do I move-in?

Move-In Day is Saturday, August 25. Residence Life will send specific move-in times in July. View more information about Move-In and planning your arrival.

You may only move in early if you are part of a pre-approved group (athletic team, academic program, SOAR trip) If you have a special circumstance (i.e. religious reason) you may apply to move-in early. This application is on your MyHousing page under the Applications/ appeals tab. Note: this will not open until June 1 and will close July 15th.

Do I have to live on campus?

Yes. All first year and second year students are required to live on campus. If you are asking for an exception to this policy, go to your MyHousing page, look at the tab labeled Applications/ appeals, and fill out the appropriate form.

Summer Emails

We will communicate with you and your family over the summer via email. All messages will go to your Emory email address and any personal email address you provided.

If you completed the Common Application with a high school email address, we recommend providing us with an updated one here.

How to access Emory email address:

  1. Log-In to OPUS
  2. On the home page, under Personal Information, look for View Email Addresses

View previous emails we have sent here.


Student Financial Services

Where can I see my bill?

Bills will post to OPUS around six weeks before the first day of class.

When are bills due?

Bills are due one week before the start of classes.

How do I pay my bill?

Payment can be made online from your checking/savings account, via wire transfer or Western Union, or mailed to the office:

Emory University
Student Financial Services
101 B Jones Center
Atlanta ,GA 30322 and must
(Please include your 7 digit student ID)

Can my parent/other family member see my bill?

They can view on your OPUS account after log-on with your NETID and password or you can set up a Guest account and give them access to your bill. 

Financial Aid

For questions regarding Financial Aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at Student Financial Services will not be able to answer questions related to Financial Aid.