Student Life

Given the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and a growing vaccination rate among the campus community, Emory will return to full campus density in fall 2021.

For students, this means traditional campus activities will resume, including standard housing policies and a wide array of events and programs.

Campus Housing 

Atlanta Campus 

Information regarding on-campus housing for fall 2021 is available on the Housing website. We will return to full density in the residence halls, and all incoming first- and second-year students are required to live on campus. As such, these students are guaranteed campus housing. Housing assignments for first-year students will be posted on the MyHousing portal beginning July 15.  

Housing applications for upperclassmen are available, though third- and fourth-year students are not guaranteed on-campus housing. Visit the Housing website to learn more about applying for housing, roommate selection, move-in, and more.  

Student Programs

Clubs and Activities 

Effective July 1, Emory will lift restrictions on gathering size, density, and duration for both on- and off-campus events. Any gatherings still will need to adhere to current Emory health and safety protocols, as directed by university guidelines, including the Student Involvement, Leadership, and Transitions student organization program planning guidelines.  

  • Student organizations seeking more detailed guidance can reach out to the Student Involvement, Leadership, and Transitions (SILT) office at  
  • More information on student clubs and organizations are their activities is available on the Hub
  • Fraternities and sororities seeking more detailed guidance can reach out to the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life (OSFL) at
  • View additional current campus events and programs on the university’s event calendar.  

Athletics, Recreation, and Wellness 

A full schedule of conference competition will return this fall for Emory Athletics. For game dates, schedules, and additional updates, visit Emory Athletics

Emory Recreation and Wellness is excited to welcome student, faculty, and staff members back to its facilities beginning July 1. Some restrictions may still apply. For details on this phased return, please visit the Department of Recreation and Wellness website. 

Alumni Mentors 

The Oxford and Emory alumni network is a great resource for you as you explore your professional pathways and provides an opportunity to connect to other Emory graduates. Alumni can be helpful in serving as mentors, locating internships or volunteer opportunities, conducting informational interviews, or finding other points of connection. We encourage you to visit EmoryConnects, fill out a profile and begin your lifelong professional connection with Emory’s global network. 

Learn More

Visit Campus Life for additional summer and fall 2021 information and updates as they become available.