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First-Year Orientation

We are excited to welcome the Class of 2028 to Emory's Atlanta Campus in August!

Before You Arrive

Step One

MAY - August

Summer Action Items

  • Complete the First-Year Student To-Do List 
  • Read bi-weekly email communications from the Orientation Team
  • Download and begin reviewing the Emory Welcome App
  • Attend the Student Summer Webinars
  • Explore Pre-Orientation options before registration deadline.


Step Two

JULY- August

Course registration

  • Follow the Course Registration Timeline in order to register and adjust your schedule
  • 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 participating in a Pre-O program including ISW

2024 Move-In & Orientation Week

Now that you have completed everything in steps 1, 2, & 3, you are ready for your arrival on Atlanta's campus! Below are important dates for the first few weeks at Emory.

August 19, 2024: Move-in Day 1: for Pre-Orientation including International Student Welcome (ISW) participants only
August 19 - 23, 2024: Pre-Orientation & ISW
August 24, 2024: Move-in Day 2: for all incoming First-Year students not participating in a Pre-Orientation program
August 24 - 27, 2024: Orientation Week
August 28, 2024: 
First Day of Classes
August 28 - Fall Break/October 15: Weeks of Welcome


After Orientation Week

To continue to support first-year students, Emory continues the Orientation experience within the fall semester through the following courses & initiatives:

ECS 101
This required first-year class explores topics around:

  • Becoming a College Student
  • Community & Well-Being
  • Academic Experience
  • 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. ​ 

Six weeks of activities to welcome undergraduates to campus including student involvement fairs.

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