Back to School 2017

Emory welcomes Class of 2021

Emory's newest undergraduate students arrive with top grades and test scores, bolstered by years of community service and impressive athletic and artistic achievements.

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 Fall courses engage emerging scholarship, hands-on learning

Fall courses engage emerging scholarship, hands-on learning

Across Emory, fall semester courses bring both new insights and historical context to critical issues, tackling topics ranging from big data to big questions like what it means to be human and where human rights come from.

 As semester starts, Campus Life Center construction advances on schedule

As semester starts, Campus Life Center construction advances on schedule

The swift demolition of the DUC over the summer laid the groundwork for the rise of Emory's new Campus Life Center, which will offer more space to connect, recreate and collaborate.

Exceptional students arrive as new class of Emory Scholars

Exceptional students arrive as new class of Emory Scholars

They come from as far away as Ghana and as close as Atlanta. They have performed at Carnegie Hall, founded nonprofits and graduated as valedictorian. Get to know the newest Emory Scholars, selected for their achievements and potential.

New PhD students bring diverse talents to Emory

New PhD students bring diverse talents to Emory

Undergraduates aren't the only new students arriving on campus. Emory also welcomes hundreds of new students seeking the university's highest degree, the PhD, pursuing original research on subjects ranging from chemistry to climate change.

New professors offer a rich array of experiences, scholarship

New professors offer a rich array of experiences, scholarship

From mathematicians, environmental scientists and chemists to scholars who study literature, ancient DNA, and health care disparities, new faculty members bring a wealth of expertise across a sweeping range of intellectual disciplines.

New academic year means new programs, events across Emory

New academic year means new programs, events across Emory

The nine schools that make up Emory University have big plans for the 2017-18 academic year. Get the stats on their incoming classes, plus a roundup of what's noteworthy, from new degree programs to new leaders.

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Fall sports teams look forward to winning seasons

Emory's volleyball, soccer and cross country teams start their fall seasons Sept. 1, aiming to build on last year's success, when all posted winning records and volleyball advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships.

Move in Day Video

Video: Emory Move-In Day 2017

When Emory's newest students arrived Saturday to move in at their respective campuses, they joined in a time-honored ritual -- an experience made smoother by months of advance planning and hundreds of volunteers. Here's a glimpse of Emory Move-In Day 2017.

Photos: Oxford Olympics

Photos: Oxford Olympics

The Oxford Olympics, a favorite Orientation tradition on the Oxford College campus, lets incoming first-year students make new friends while battling in good-natured, often silly competitions.

Songfest Photo Album

Photos: Songfest unites first-year Emory students

Woodruff PE Center was packed Aug. 24, as first-year students competed in Songfest, a beloved Emory tradition where students from each residence hall perform an original song about their new home.

Photos: Emory Convocation

Photos: Emory Convocation

Steeped in ceremony and tradition, Emory Fall Convocation marks the official start of the academic year. Held Tuesday, Aug. 22, the event began with a bagpipe procession and closed with the alma mater.

Solar eclipse adds cosmic spin to Emory orientation

Photos: Eclipse captivates Emory community

Emory's 2017-18 academic year got off to a unique start Monday as students, faculty and staff gathered on the university's Atlanta and Oxford campuses to watch the first partial solar eclipse to grace the area in decades.

Photos: Emory College Move-In Day

Photos: Emory College Move-In Day

Emory College's Class of 2021 arrived on campus Saturday, Aug. 19, for Move-In Day. Enthusiastic volunteers greeted new students and carried their belongings into residence halls.

Photos: Oxford College Move In

Photos: Oxford College Move-In Day

Oxford College welcomed the Class of 2021 to campus on Friday, Aug. 18, with a variety of activities, including the traditional Coca-Cola Toast.