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First-Year Orientation

At Emory, your Orientation Experience starts during the summer and continues after you arrive on campus for move-in. 

Below is a brief overview of what you can expect from your Orientation Experience. 


Your Virtual Summer Orientation consists of:

  • Reviewing the New Student Checklist
  • Completing Emory Essentials, a series of online learning modules
  • Meeting with an Advisor during Pre-Registration Advising
  • Registering for Courses


Your Fall Orientation consists of:

  • Moving into your on-campus residence hall
  • Participating in a Pre-Orientation Program (optional)
  • Attending orientation events and activities

2021 Important Dates

Orientation Week: August 21 - August 24, 2021

Move-in for students participating in Pre-Orientation Programs will take place on August 17, 2021. Move-in for all other first-year students will take place on August 21, 2021.

We anticipate being able to welcome parents and families to campus for move-in, with limitations on the number of guests who can enter the residential buildings or other campus facilities.

New students and families will be provided additional details and protocols regarding move-in and Orientation Week throughout the summer.

For University updates and messages regarding the upcoming fall semester please refer to

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