OFFICE OF
Undergraduate
Admission

Group Visits

Thank you for your interest in visiting Emory University. The Office of Undergraduate Admission can accommodate groups ranging from 10 – 75 high school students, with a campus tour and information session. To request a group visit, please complete our Group Visit Request Form.

Requests must be submitted at least three (3) weeks in advance. Requests made less than three (3) weeks in advance will not be confirmed due to necessary scheduling requirements for our admission staff and tour guides. Group tours are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Submission of the group visit request form does not secure a visit. Please allow up to seven (7) business days for processing. You will receive a confirmation email once your schedule has been finalized. Included with this confirmation email will be a group tour agreement that must be reviewed, signed, and returned to the Office of Undergraduate Admission to finalize the visit reservation.

All groups must register through the group visit request form. Groups that register for the general campus visit will not be accommodated

PLEASE REVIEW OUR GROUP VISIT POLICIES, IN ADVANCE OF SUBMITTING A REQUEST:

  • Group visits are only available Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
  • Group visits include a 2:00pm information session and/or 2:45pm campus tour.
  • Only one group visit can be scheduled per day, and groups are accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • No group visits are offered in the months of March and April, due to the increase of visitors to our campus.
  • No group visits are offered in December due to student exam schedules and winter break.
  • We do not offer group visits on weekends or during University closings and holidays.

Campus Tour

Campus tours are offered at 2:45pm. The 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, computing lab, main student center/dining hall, gym, and various academic buildings. All participants should have comfortable footwear and come prepared for the possibility of inclement weather. We do not cancel tours for inclement weather.

Information Session

In addition to the tour, a 45 minute information session starting at 2:00pm is optional, depending on your request. We offer three different information sessions for group visits. Please read below for a description of each session.
  • The Emory Experience
    (Suggested Grades 9-12)
    The goal of this session is to provide an overview of Emory University. We will discuss the community, resources, and the many opportunities provided to students during their undergraduate experience. In addition, students will gain extensive insight into the Emory University admission process.
  • Realizing the College Dream
    (Suggested Grades 9-10)
    This session is an introduction to college and the college search process. Students will also learn about post-secondary opportunities. The session will include an overview of higher education opportunities and different types of institutions within the US (i.e., 2-year, 4-year, vocational, and community colleges). Students will gain an understanding of the benefits of attending an institution of higher education 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 it's much more than those few hours of work. Students will be guided through an in-depth conversation regarding completing 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 in which they serve as the admission committee and decide who gets into a selective college.

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. Due to ongoing construction at Emory and traffic in the Atlanta area, please allow for extra travel time. Please call 404.727.6036 if you are running late. We cannot hold visit appointments for more than fifteen (15) minutes beyond the scheduled time out of respect to the tour guides and the admission staff.

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 our answer key.

Additional Items of Interest for your Group Visit

Arrangements are not made by the Office of Admission.

Directions to Campus and Parking

Parking is limited. 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 the 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 Office of Admission, Peavine, and Fishburne. Cars or vans with a clearance over 7' should park at Peavine visitor lot.

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