New Student Information

Congratulations and welcome to Laney Graduate School (LGS)

Information on this page may update frequently between now and the start of classes. Check in weekly and get familiar with the LGS website.

Things to do NOW:

  1. Plan activities around the Fall Pre-Term dates.
  2. Complete the Fall Pre-Term Checklist (below).

We look forward to seeing you in August!

  • New student activities will start August 16.
    • Activities will include an all-student orientation and several other activities required of all or some new students.
    • Program orientation activities may include in-person activities, scheduled during the same time period.
  • Classes start on August 23.
  • Please see the 2023 new student activity schedule below and click here to download a copy of the schedule (JPG).


Welcome Schedule infographic

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

  1. Connect to Emory email and OPUS.
  2. Comply with Emory Immunization Requirements.
  3. Submit your official transcripts.
  4. Review important information for international students. 
    • Language support, visa and tax information, etc.
  5. Complete Canvas assignments
  6. Review financial information and requirements
  7. Review health insurance options.
  8. Register for classes.
  9. Upload a photo for your EmoryCard by the deadline date. 

Emory provides a supportive community environment. To enrich and enhance your graduate experience, please see our Student Support Resources page.

Resources commonly sought by new students include: