New Student Information

Information for 2018-19 will be posted in late spring. Do plan to attend New Student Orientation, which will take place on August 15, 2018.

Welcome to Emory and the Laney Graduate School!  We are pleased that you have chosen Emory and the Laney Graduate School for the next step in your education, and we look forward to welcoming you to our campus in August.

Between now and then, there are a number of important issues for you to attend to.  Be sure to read this page as well as the three pages to the left.  If you have questions, it is often best to contact your program first, but if that is not possible then of course contact us directly.

We look forward to seeing you...

... watch these pre-Orientation videos

To get started on your Emory journey, we encourage all new students to watch these short videos prior to Orientation. You will find helpful tips on getting connected to Emory systems, getting settled in Atlanta, getting familiar with campus resources and services, and getting acquainted with Laney programming and policies. 

... come pick up your EmoryCard 

Starting Monday, August 14, 2017, EmoryCards (student IDs) will be available in the LGS office -- Administration Building, Room 209.  Please note that when you come to pick up your EmoryCard, you must bring along a government-issued photo ID (such as a driver's license or a passport) so we can be sure we are giving the card to the right person.  Remember to pick up your card before Friday, August 18: you will need it to register for the JPE 600 class.

... if you are an international student, attend International Student Orientation (required)

International Student Orientation will take place Monday, August 14, 2017 from 11:30am - 3:30pm at the Psychology and Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, Room 290. Presentations by International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and university offices and organizations serving international graduate students. ISSS encourages international students to view their pre-arrival checklist before arrival.

... attend the Jones Program in Ethics: JPE 600

Friday, August 18, 2017 from 8-5:30 in the Glenn Church Memorial. This course will introduce students to the foundations of ethical reflection in which they will engage throughout the course of their graduate careers. The course is required for all incoming doctoral students, with the exception of incoming international doctoral students who will take the course after their first year. Visit the Jones Program in Ethics to learn more. 

... join the Laney Graduate School Orientation

New students are required to attend the Laney Graduate School Orientation. Orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2017  from 9:00-11:00 am in the Glenn Memorial Building. Breakfast will be served, and there will be presentations by Dean Tedesco and university offices and organizations. 

... enjoy food, drink and fun at the Laney Graduate School Welcome Picnic

The Welcome Picnic will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Atrium of the Math and Science Center.  All new and continuing graduate students, faculty, and staff are welcome. The picnic is a great opportunity for you to begin building relationships with other graduate students and with faculty and staff with whom you will work during your graduate studies at Emory. 

Official Transcripts

If you haven’t already done so, please make sure you submit official final transcripts to the Laney Graduate School by August 1, 2017. We must have official transcripts showing receipt of degrees and all post-secondary work before you can register in an Emory degree program. Please send your transcript directly to us at Laney Graduate School, Emory University, 209 Administration Building, Mailstop 1000-001-1AF, 201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.  

Important details about submitting official transcripts is in the document posted at right under Transcripts.

If you are unable to submit transcripts before registration for Fall semester, you need to complete, sign and submit the LGS Request to Extend Deadline form posted at right under Transcripts.  We will contact students who need to submit this form.

If English is not your first language,

then you must participate in an English language proficiency assessment or receive an exemption from the English Language Support Program before registering for classes. More information is in on our English Language Support Program pages.

Student Support Services

For information about various offices across campus that provide student support services, such as counseling and health services, information technology, parking, transportation, and many others, please see our Student Support Services page.  Here are links to information that is commonly sought by new students:

Office of Accessibility Services

Self-identification form:

Use this form, in either version, to inform the ODS about any disability/chronic medical condition that may require assistance or accommodations from Emory University.

Housing information

Transportation and Parking Services

Campus Map

A Convenient Calendar

Here is a one-page calendar for new students, with important pre-semester and fall semester dates.

New Student Calendar