Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if I have properly submitted my registration?

Upon registration you will recieve a confirmation email outlining your event selections. You will also receive a final confirmation prior to the event. Please ensure that your email address is correct in your OPUS student center and that you are offering us an email address that you check frequently. We will use that email address to send you any important updates.  Please check your email account's spam and junk folders if you do not receive an immediate confirmation notice.  Be sure "emory.edu" is added to your safe list.

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What will I need when I check in?

When you arrive, please check in at our registration table located in the Plaza Lobby of the Claudia Nance Rollins Building and offer us your name.  Upon checking in, you will receive the following:

  • An individualized schedule (Thursday participants only) with your registration selections
  • A name tag
  • A welcome bag with the VE program, research fair guide, a coffee ticket for Thursday, and parking validation(s).

No additional verification is required to check in.

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How do you suggest I proritize my visit on Thursday, particularly?

We understand the challenge that goes into narrowing your selections when there are so many wonderful opportunities for you to experience.  To begin, it is not possible to attend everything.  Fortunately, all of our activities on Thursday can be experienced in some way either on your own or on Friday (the Main Day).

For instance if you are unable to attend the Campus Crossings Housing Tour, you can meet the representatives from that community (and other apartment communities!) during the SGA Student Organization and Resources Fair on Thursday afternoon.  Additionally, residential and housing information is also included in your online Visit Emory packet. Finally, you can arrange a time on your own to visit local area housing communities. Many of them are only a Cliff Shuttle ride away!

The Housing Tour alternatives is just one example of how you can still gather the information you are seeking while participating in activities you feel will be more beneficial to you.  Ask yourself the following questions as you sign up for certain activities:

  1. What must I experience in order to know if Emory is the best fit for me?
  2. Can I find viable alternatives to certain activities?  Will those alternatives offer me the information I need?
  3. What are my expectations for this visit?
  4. Will this activity be repeated or will there be an opportunity for me to experience this activity on my own time?

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Should I bring my resume or CV?

If you plan to attend the Rollins Research and Opportunities Fair on Friday, you will have the opportunity to interact with several faculty members and project coordinators.  The purpose of the Fair is to showcase all of the academic opportunities and research taking place at Rollins, but a few of the tables you visit may have available opportunities for the Fall. Your are welcome to bring some copies of your resume to this event but it is not a requirement. Copying and printing services will not be available so please be sure to have these items prior to your visit.    

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What is the attire?

The attire for Visit Emory is casual. Other suggested items include:  
  • A light sweater or jacket (some areas may be cooler than others)
  • An umbrella (in case of rain)
  • Comfortable shoes (The two days are filled with activities that require walking or standing).

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Is there a place for me to store my luggage?

For those arriving on Thursday or Friday directly from the airport, you are invited to store your luggage in the Office of Admission and Student Services until 6:00 p.m. We are located on the 1st Floor of the Grace Crum Rollins Building in Suite 164. A Student Ambassador or Staff member will be available to assist you. Please be sure to make arrangements to pick up your luggage at or before 6:00 p.m.

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Will housing with a current student be off-campus?

All graduate housing at Emory is off-campus. Many of our current students live in the immediate area so you can quickly and easily commute to the campus.  This housing opportunity is only available for visiting students who are traveling alone or would like to make individual lodging arrangements. Spaces are limited so early registration is encouraged.

Please note that hosts are not responsible for transportation or food.

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What will be the length of my stay with a current student?

Our current students will offer housing accommodations on Thursday (all day and Thursday night) and Friday (all day and Friday night).  In exploring this option, please make your travel arrangements accordingly.  Please also carefully consider your time of arrival and departure and make certain those times are during normal working hours (between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.).  It is more likely that we can match you with a current student who can accommodate you during normal working hours.

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If I am driving to campus, will parking be available?

Yes, there will be free parking available on campus for those who drive. You will receive a detailed confirmation email from us with directions to the school and specific information about parking when you register for the event.

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Is there anything else I could do to prepare for Visit Emory?

You are encouraged to prepare questions for faculty, departmental advisors and current students.  Explore the website of your department and the other sections of this Portal assist you in generating these questions.

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What if I am unable to attend?

We are sorry that you are unable to join us- your presence will be missed. There are certainly other opportunities for you to connect with us. Please visit the following page to learn more or arrange a visit at another time: Personal Visit. We look forward to meeting you!

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