January 2021

This spring, our campus will be open to students who are taking in-person classes or are assigned on-campus housing for the semester. Campus will also be open to enrolled students living in the Atlanta area who need to be on campus for reasons such as on-campus work, meetings with advisors or counselors, or use of campus services such as the libraries, computing facilities, or dining venues.

Are You Cleared for Campus?

Spring Onboarding Clearance Process

BEFORE coming to campus, all students must complete the multistep onboarding clearance processIf you are an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student living on campus or in the area and plan to access campus, you are required to complete the onboarding process in full. This process requires you to:

  • Commit to expectations outlined in the Emory Student Community Compact
  • Complete a Health and Safety Training Module (and any other school-required training)
  • Complete a confidential Health Assessment
  • Designate an Emergency Notification Contact in Emory’s Emergency Notification System
  • Provide a baseline list of close contacts for effective Contact Tracing procedures in the event of COVID-19 exposure
  • Schedule and take a COVID-19 Screening
  • Upload Immunization Records in the Student Health Patient Portal
  • Receive a Flu Shot, preferably at least two weeks prior to returning to campus


Once all steps have been completed, you will receive a confirmation email indicating you are cleared to be on campus.


Your Home Away from Home

If you will be living on campus for the spring, you probably also have a running checklist of things you need to know to help you get packed up and ready to make the move.

Of course, you will only have so much space in your residence hall room or suite – which means you need to start prioritizing what you plan to bring with you. You can view room layouts in each building on the Housing website. Please note that, although we intend for you to be able to leave your belongings on campus between the fall and spring semesters, we are advising students to pack lightly in case you are asked to transition off campus during the semester, due to developments with the pandemic. Please refer to these “What to Bring” and “What Not to Bring” lists for more guidance.

If you already have your housing assignment, you are also ready to start shipping items to yourself (or reminding your friends and family that they can send care packages to you on campus!). Visit the Mail Services website for more information on shipping your belongings and forwarding mail and packages.