OFFICE OF
Undergraduate
Admission

Group Visits

Thank you for your interest in scheduling a group visit with Emory University's Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Group Visit Policies

  • Group visits are only available for groups of 10-75 prospective high school students, in 9th-12th grades.
  • Requests must be submitted at least two weeks in advance. Requests made less than two weeks in advance will not be confirmed due to necessary scheduling requirements for our admission staff and student tour guides.
  • Submission of the group visit request form does not secure a visit. Please allow up to seven (7) business days for processing.

Group Visit Schedule

  • January through mid March and May through November:
    Mondays and Fridays:
    10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Optional Information Session
    11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Campus Tour

    Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays:
    2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Optional Information Session
    2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Campus Tour
  • We are unable to offer group visits in late March and April due to an increase in the volume of visitors to campus.
  • Group visits are not offered in the month of December due to student exam schedules and winter break.
  • We do not offer group visits on weekends, university closings/breaks, and national holidays.
  • Only one group visit can be scheduled per day, and groups are accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Check-in Procedures

  • All groups are expected to arrive at the Admission office 10-15 minutes before the scheduled visit to allow adequate time to sign in. Late-arriving groups may not be able to participate in all scheduled activities. We cannot hold visit appointments for more than 15 minutes beyond the scheduled time out of respect to the student tour guides and admission staff.

Campus Tour

The campus tour is a 60-75-minute walking tour led by a current student. The typical group campus tour includes a view of the Quadrangle, main library, computer lab, gym, and various academic buildings. All participants should have comfortable footwear and come prepared for the possibility of inclement weather. Tours occur rain or shine!

Optional Information Session

In addition to a campus tour, you can elect to have a 45-minute information session, on one of the three topics below. Please review the topics offered, as you will need to make a selection on your Group Visit Request Form.
  • The Emory Experience
    (Suggested Grades 9-12)
    The goal of this session is to provide an overview of Emory University. We will discuss the student community, resources available, and the many opportunities provided to students during their undergraduate experience. In addition, students will gain insights into the Emory University admission process.
  • Realizing the College Dream
    (Suggested Grades 9-10)
    This session is a broad introduction to college and the college search process. Students will learn about the range of post-secondary opportunities, different types of institutions in the US (i.e., 2-year, 4-year, vocational, and community colleges). Students will also gain an understanding of the benefits of a college degree in order to achieve their personal and professional goals.
  • Beyond the Numbers
    (Suggested Grades 9-12)
    Students often think about standardized exams when it comes to getting into college, but applying to school is much more than those few hours of work. Students will engage in an interactive conversation regarding applications (from curriculum choices to standardized testing and extracurricular activities), and the unique opportunities they have to share their story through their application. Students will also participate in a game where they serve as the admission committee and decide who gets into a selective college.

Grades K-8

For groups with students in grades K-8, we offer a scavenger hunt and self-guided tour. These options do not require registration. Please print our scavenger hunt and self-guided tour before coming to campus—there is no need to check-in with the Office of Admission. After you are done exploring campus, make sure to check your answers with the answer key.

Directions to Campus and Parking

Large buses should park in the designated bus parking at Glenn Memorial Church on Fishburne Drive and unload passengers to take a short walk to our office. To get to bus parking, continue on North Decatur Road, heading east, and take a left onto Clifton Road. Turn left at Fishburne Drive. At the second stop sign, turn right. Proceed to the next stop sign, take a right, and park in Bus Parking across form Glenn Memorial Church.

If you are traveling by car (with a clearance of 7' or below), pay-as-you-go parking is available at the visitor lots of the Oxford Road Building, the Peavine Parking Lot, or Fishburne Parking Lot. Cars or vans with a clearance over 7' should park at Peavine Visitor Lot off of Eagle Row.

To request a group visit, please complete our Group Visit Request Form.

Please email admission@emory.edu if you have any questions. Thank you for your interest in Emory. We look forward to your visit!