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Pre-Orientation Programs


As our newest community members, you’re invited to connect with peers and upperclass students through one of our immersive Pre-Orientation Programs. 

Pre-Orientation is an optional opportunity open to incoming first-year students. Programs are designed around a specific focus and serve to connect students with the various aspects of the Emory community. Review the different programs, their focus, and registration information by using the links below. 

Pre-Orientation Programs

Emory's Pre-Orientation Programs include:

  • Black Men's Initiative - A program aimed at providing support for Black male students who identify on the African Diaspora through academic and social support, access to campus resources, and professional development. 

  • Ignite Leadership - Through engaging events, activities, and cohort meetings, participants will explore ways to engage in involvement and leadership opportunities at Emory.

  • International Student Welcome - A special pre-orientation program designed for students that have grown up primarily or exclusively outside the United States. Students attending Emory on an F1 visa are required to attend.

  • Summer Outdoor Adventure Retreat (SOAR) - During SOAR, incoming first year students go on a three-day outdoor adventure immediately before Orientation.

  • STEM Pathways - A pre-orientation program providing support to natural science and mathematics students who are the first generation in their families to attend college, or are in identity groups underrepresented in STEM fields. 

Coming Soon

Information regarding Pre-Orientation Programs for incoming students (Class of 2025 and Transfer Students), including registration information, will be updated in spring 2021.

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