Visiting Emory

While our offices are closed to the public, you may be in the area and want to visit the Oxford College or Emory College/Atlanta campus.

Both campuses have arranged informative, self-guided walking tours for family groups of up to 6 people.

Families should register at least 3 days in advance, and we will provide digital materials to walk around campus comfortably on your own.

Planning your visit

What can I see if I come?

Spring in Georgia is usually a gorgeous time of year! Families can access all outdoor green spaces so that you get a feel for the size of campus and the distances between residence halls, classrooms, and other locations important to your student.

Spaces open to visitors include the student center, some food locations and coffee shops, and the campus bookstore. For the safety of the Emory community, visitors are not able to go inside the library, residence halls, gym, and most academic buildings.

How do I register for a self-guided tour?

In order to honor the university’s Covid-19 protocols, families should register at least 3 days before they plan to visit. To register:

  1. Complete the short form below.
  2. Within 2 business days, Emory University will email you a multi-step survey outlining the safety expectations.
  3. Our office will also email details on where to park and the best spot to start the self-guided tour.

If you plan to visit in the next few days and haven’t registered yet, please email admission@emory.edu.

Can I meet in-person with current students or staff?

All admission staff and student ambassadors are working remotely, and we are not available to meet with families in person.

That being said, talking with families is a highlight of our work, and we are happy to connect with you via phone or email.

Do I have to wear a mask on campus?

As a neighbor of the CDC and a global public health leader, we want to ensure your family and the Emory community remain safe from the spread of germs. Anyone on Emory University property, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors, agrees to:

  • Always wear a mask covering your nose and mouth, including while outside.
  • Maintain physical distance between your family group and anyone else you see.

Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe!

How does the self-guided tour work?

The self-guided tour includes locations that showcase academic and campus highlights. Families use their smart phone to navigate an online map (similar to Google Maps), and scan a QR code at each location to learn more about it. Guest WIFI is available at no charge.

Families can explore campus at their own pace and visit locations in whatever order they want, including skipping locations if they’d like.

All of the walking tour locations are part of our virtual tours, which you can also view from home.

Will I be able to see inside a residence hall?

Seeing inside a residence hall room is not available on either campus. This decision prioritizes the health and safety of students living here right now.

While on campus, you will be able to walk around the outside of all of the residence halls and see where they are in proximity to academic buildings, the student center, dining locations, the gym, etc.

360° images of a typical residence hall are available online:

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