New Student Information

Welcome to Emory and the Laney Graduate School!

As LGS plans continue to develop, this page will be updated with the latest information for new students. Please check back regularly. Resources, information, and an interactive digital community can also be found on our Explore and Thrive in LGS site for new students.

For new Laney Graduate School students, here are some crucial dates about the start of fall term:

  • New student activities start on August 13.
    • Program orientation activities may include in-person activities.
    • PhD students: the in-person component of the Form I-9 Section 2 process must be completed no later than August 18. You will receive detailed instructions by email.
  • Classes start on August 25.
  • Additional details about the Fall are forthcoming.

Between now and the start of the fall term, there are a number of important for new students to complete. Click on a topic below to learn more and get started.

Please use Emory's interactive campus map to navigate event locations.

Friday, August 13, 2021

8:30 AM –
9 AM

New Student Breakfast

Student Center, Multipurpose Rooms

9:00 AM –
10:30 AM

LGS New Student Orientation

Student Center, Multipurpose Rooms

11:30 AM –
1:30 PM

Centennial Scholars Celebration

Student Center, Multipurpose Rooms

Monday, August 16 

9:00 AM –
5:00 PM

 TATTO 600

Student Center, Multipurpose Rooms

Tuesday, August 17

9:00 AM –
5:30 PM

 TATTO 600

Student Center, Multipurpose Rooms

Wednesday, August 18

8:00 AM –
5:00 PM

JPE 600

Student Center, Multipurpose Rooms

5:00 PM –
7:00 PM

JPE Networking Social

Asbury Circle (rain plan: Student Center, Multipurpose Rooms)

Thursday, August 19

8:30 AM –
9:45 AM

International Student Welcome and Visa Info Session with ISSS


4:00 PM –
6:00 PM

WiNS Fellows Meet-n-Greet and Women in the Sciences Mixer

Cox Hall

Tuesday, August 24

3:00 PM –
5:00 PM

LGS Welcome Picnic

McDonough Field

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: