International Student Orientation

We are looking forward to your arrival at Emory. To help you settle in and transition smoothly to life in the US, ISSS provides orientations that all international students should attend.

If you have any questions along the way, please feel free to contact your ISSS advisor.


Before you arrive

On campus

  • Complete the New Student Check-in e-form in ISSS Link.
  • Attend orientation. Each school or program will host its own required orientation for international students, where ISSS will give an immigration presentation and answer any questions you might have (TBD = to be determined).

Orientations for F-1 students

School or program Date Time Location
Candler School of Theology Tuesday, August 15 1:30 p.m. Rita Anne Rollins Building 501
Emory College first-year students Thursday, August 17 10:00 a.m.* White Hall 205
Emory College students returning from Korean military service Wednesday, August 23 5:30 p.m. White Hall 110
Emory College transfer students Sunday, August 20 12:45 p.m. Woodruff Library 312
Parents of Emory College students Thursday, August 17 1:30 p.m. White Hall 112
Goizueta Business School MBA students Thursday, July 21 9:00 a.m. Goizueta Business School 201
Goizueta Business School MSBA students Tuesday, August 8 5:00 p.m. Goizueta Business School 334
Laney Graduate School Monday, August 14 11:30 a.m. Psychology and Interdisciplinary Sciences 290
Rollins School of Public Health Wednesday, August 9 9:30 a.m. Claudia Nance Rollins Building; Rollins Auditorium
School of Law (all degree programs) Thursday, August 10 2:00 p.m. Law School 1C
School of Medicine Friday, July 28 9:00 a.m. North Decatur Building 106.1

*Round-robin sessions beginning at 10:00 a.m. - see your individual schedule for specific times.

Don't see your program listed? Orientation sessions are still being scheduled, so check back soon. Your school or program will also contact you with details.

Separate orientations for J-1 students

ISSS will host a separate orientation for J-1 students and their families. Keep in mind that this is a federal requirement for J-1 exchange visitors. Please find session information below:

School or Program Date Time Location
Goizueta Business School BBA & MBA exchange students Friday, August 18 9:00 a.m. Goizueta Business School 304
All other J-1 students Tuesday, August 22 1:00 p.m. Goizueta Business School 201