Here are our top 4 FAQs for Orientation:

1. What do I wear? 

Business casual attire is most appropriate on Wednesday-Friday during the week of Orientation. On Tuesday, August 28, Con Ed I site visits will be happening, so we recommend no open-toed shoes or heels. Also, students who will be completing Con Ed I at Lee Arrendale State Prison are instructed to not wear any khaki-colored clothing or jewelry.

2. Do I need to bring breakfast and lunch?

No, we'll provide a light breakfast and lunch for you each day. Drinks will not be available, but we'll also provide you with a water bottle so that you can stay hydrated!

3. Where do I park?

If you purchased an Emory parking permit for the Peavine Parking Deck, you can park there. If you did not purchase an Emory parking permit for the Peavine Parking Deck and you plan on driving, you can park in the Peavine Visitor Lot. The lot charges by the hour, so you can expect to pay about $12 each day.

4. What do I need to bring?

A backpack or tote bag, a laptop, $20 cash for a locker (if you're requesting one during Pre-Orientation), a journal or notebook, and yourself!

Orientation will be held at the Candler School of Theology

Located at 1531 Dickey Dr, Atlanta, GA 30322


Parking and Transportation:

Students who purchased a parking permit for the 2018-2019 school year can now visit the Emory Transportation and Parking Services office to pick it up Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:30AM-4:30PM. We recommend picking up purchased parking permits prior to Wednesday, August 22. 

For students who did not purchase a permit but plan on driving to campus for Orientation, parking in the Peavine Visitor's Lot (29 Eagle Row) would be ideal. The estimated fee for parking per day is $12.00. 

If you live off-campus and prefer to ride the bus, the Emory Cliff shuttle provides commuter shuttle service to two Park-n-Ride locations. Commuters can park for free at these locations and ride to the Clifton campus. Cliff Park-n-Ride provides regular morning and afternoon service between the Woodruff Circle Transit Hub (in front of Emory University Hospital) to:

Look for Emory Park-n-Ride signs for designated parking spaces at these malls. Emory's designated spaces are monitored by mall security or Emory parking security services.

For those requiring a multi-modal commute, most Cliff buses are equipped with bike racks and are generally able to transport both passengers and bicycles.

MARTA also provides three routes to the Emory area:

  • #6 Route connects MARTA's Lindbergh and Inman Park stations via the Clifton Corridor and Emory, and also serves Emory's Briarcliff campus
  • #19 Route connects MARTA's Chamblee and Decatur stations via Clairmont Road and Emory's Clairmont Campus
  • #36 route connects MARTA's Midtown and Avondale stations via N. Decatur Road

Contact MARTA:


Telephone:(404) 848-5000

Emory supports a bicycling culture for those who cycle to work, and those who bicycle around campus. Consider cycling to work or class as a healthier alternative to driving.

Emory's bicycle commuter program provides incentives for those who choose to cycle instead of driving to work. Once cyclists register they receive an Occasional Parking Permit, which will allow them to park on campus in the event of inclement weather. Bike Emory has an arrangement with the local bike retailer Bicycle South to provide bikes for Emory faculty/staff/students.

If you live close enough to campus, walking is a great option! If you choose walking as your primary method of commuting, be sure to have an alternative method for inclement weather days.  


Click here to download an Emory map:

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