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First-Year Orientation

Orientation at Emory begins the summer before you arrive on campus, continues through Orientation Week, and concludes at the end of the fall semester. Below you will learn about different programs and offerings designed to facilitate a smooth transition to campus.

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 which goes live mid-May.

Before You Arrive

The summer before you arrive at Emory is an essential piece of your Orientation Experience, and will provide you with action items, information, and connection opportunities to successfully start your Emory journey in August.


Step One

MAY - August

Summer Action Items


Step Two

JULY- August

Course registration

  • Review the Course Registration section of the Emory Welcome App
  • Attend a Pre-Registration Advising (PRA) appointment
Step Three


PREPARE FOR your arrival

  • Review the Move-In + Orientation Week section of the Emory Welcome App 
  • Review the Pre-Orientation section on the Emory Welcome App (if applicable)
  • Review the International Student section on the Emory Welcome App (if applicable)

2024 Move-In & Orientation Week

Now that you have completed everything in steps 1, 2, & 3, you are ready to arrive at Emory! Explore campus, connect with peers, and learn about all of the resources Emory has to offer through Move-in and Orientation Week programming. 

August 19, 2024: Move-in Day: for Pre-Orientation and International Student Welcome (ISW) participants only
August 19 - 23, 2024: Pre-Orientation & International Student Welcome (ISW)
August 24, 2024: Move-in Day: for all incoming First-Year students not participating in a Pre-Orientation program or ISW
August 24 - 27, 2024: Orientation Week (required)
August 28, 2024: 
First Day of Classes

After Orientation Week

Emory continues to support you through your first fall semester with the following courses & initiatives:

ECS 101
This required first-year class explores topics around b
ecoming a college student, community & well-being, academic experience, and professional pathways

This required first-year class explores 
time management, stress, sleep, nutrition, physical activity, sexual health, mental health, and more.

The First Year Experience (FYE) supports new students in the transition to college, providing students with opportunities to connect with the Emory campus, faculty, staff, and fellow students in their residence halls and beyond.

August 28 - October 15: Six weeks of activities and events to welcome undergraduates to campus including student involvement fairs.

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