Frequently Asked Questions


What if I have concerns about coming to campus for educational activities this fall?

  • You will find more information about how Emory is ensuring the health and safety of our campus community on the Emory Forward website.
  • Contact the Director or DGS of your program to discuss your concerns. 

What if I am not able arrive on campus by August 19?

  • The absolute last day a new student must arrive is the final day of the drop-add period for course registration, currently August 26.
  • If you cannot be on campus by then, consult with the Director or DGS of your program about the option of deferring enrollment until fall 2021.
  • PhD students who do not complete the in-person component of the I-9 process by August 19 will forfeit the half month of stipend paid at the end of August.

What if I am an international student, and I am unable to travel to the U.S. in time for the start of fall term?

  • See the previous question and answer: the same considerations apply.

If I am currently residing outside of the U.S., will I need to quarantine or observe other restrictions when I arrive to campus?