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Getting Started


We are delighted to welcome the Class of 2028 to the Emory community! Below is a high level overview of what you can expect from now until the fall. 

The information below pertains to students starting on the Atlanta Campus. For information about orientation and programs on the Oxford campus for incoming students or their family members, please visit the Oxford Onboarding website

Update Contact Information in OPUS

In order to receive essential information throughout the summer, contact information for both students and their families needs to be correct within OPUS. Only family members who are added in OPUS will receive family-specific email communications.

Students should update OPUS by using the following steps:

  1. Retrieve their Emory NetID and password. This is different from the Admissions Application Portal login. 
  2. Log into OPUS using Emory NetID and password.
  3. Click on the “Profile” tile, then update their and their family members’ contact information. 
    • Select “Email and Phone Numbers.” Review and update if needed. Click “Save” to submit changes.
    • Select “Parent/Guardian Addresses.” Review and update if needed. Click “Save” to submit changes.

The Emory Welcome App

The Emory Welcome App is your guide to Emory! Each incoming class has a customized version that includes everything students and families need to know throughout the summer, Orientation Week, and the first fall semester.  

Download your version, Orientation Atlanta 2024, now by clicking this link on your phoneor scanning this QR code below. Watch our video on how to download the Emory Welcome App or view our step-by-step guide. No login required. Compatible for both Android and Apple. 

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Your First-Year To-Do List

The First-Year To-Do List is a comprehensive list of action items that you will need to complete before Move-In. Below are important items included on the First-Year To-Do List that take time and preparation. Start gathering documents and scheduling appointments now. 

Summer Onboarding Support At-A-Glance

We will guide students and families every step of the way this summer!

Important dates for planning include:

  • Late May: Optional Pre-Orientation registration opens
  • Late May: Register for International Student Welcome (ISW) required for F-1 visa holders
  • July 15, 2024: Housing assignments released
  • August 13 - 15, 2024: First-Year Course Registration
  • August 19 - 23, 2024: Pre-Orientation and the International Student Welcome (ISW) 
    • August 19, 2024: Move-in Day (for Pre-Orientation participants & ISW participants only)
  • August 24 - 27, 2024: Orientation Week  (required)
    • August 24, 2024: Move-In Day: (for all incoming First-Year students not participating in a Pre-Orientation program or ISW)
  • August 28, 2024: First Day of Classes Fall 2024
  • September 2, 2024: Labor Day
    • No classes, res halls and dining remain open
  • September TBD: Fall tuition due
  • October 14 - 15, 2024: Fall Break
    • No classes, res halls and dining remain open
  • November 27 - 29, 2024: Thanksgiving Break**
    • No classes, res halls and dining remain open
  • December 12 - 18, 2024: Final Exams**
  • January 14, 2025: First Day of Classes Spring 2025
  • For more details, visit the College Academic Calendar

    **Fall schedules will be finalized by the end of Add/Drop/Swap on September 11. Please wait to schedule any travel until schedules are finalized.
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