Arrival and Departure

We have gathered all the information you need to prepare you to arrive for your session. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon. Click on each link below to find the related details.

Arrival and Departure Dates
Airport Shuttle
Driving and Public Transportation
Permission to Leave Campus
Parking Information for Commuter
Nearby Hotels and Dining


Arriving and Departing from Campus

All noncredit Pre-College students, both commuters and residential, must attend Arrival and Orientation on the Sunday before their session begins (Session A students- June 17; Session B & IDI students- July 1; Session C students- July 15).  Check-in begins at 11 am, so please plan accordingly. 

Residential students should plan to arrive at the residence hall between 11 am and 3 pm on Arrival day. 

Commuter students should check-in at the residence hall between 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm on Arrival day and plan to attend Orientation.  Commuter students are also invited to attend the Sunday evening dinner and welcome activities as well as all other extra-curricular activities and outings during the program.  They will receive a list of these activities and have an opportunity to sign up for them during Orientation.

There will be a closing ceremony and activities on the last full afternoon and evening of all sessions.  We encourage students not to plan their departure from campus until the check-out dates listed here for their program. 

Residential students must check out of Dobbs Hall by noon on the last day of the program: Session A: June 30; Session B: July 14; IDI: July 21; Session C: July 28.

Airport Shuttle

Airport shuttles are available for $25 one-way or $50 round trip.  The shuttle is available only on Check-In and Check-Out dates listed on the website.  If you are arriving or departing on other days or times, you will need to make your own arrangements to get to/from campus.   Space on the shuttles is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  The shuttle will run from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm on Orientation/Check-In days.  You should plan your flight to arrive by 2 pm to make the last scheduled shuttle to campus. 

On Check-Out days, the shuttle will depart at 7 am, 9 am and 11 am.

Reservation deadlines are: Session A: June 11th, Session B and IDI: June 25th and Session C: July 9th.  Reservations are made through your application.

To reserve space on the Airport Shuttle, please log in to your application using the OISP PORTAL LOGIN at the top of the screen.

Taxi: You may click here for information on taxis to and from the airport.

Commuter Check-in & Orientation Parking Information

For check-in and orientation, you should park in the Peavine Parking deck.  It will be open and free of charge on Orientation day ONLY.

The address for Peavine Parking Deck is 29 Eagle Row, Atlanta, GA 30322. 
To get to Dobbs Hall, walk along Eagle Row to Dickey Drive.  Turn left to go up the hill.  Dobbs Hall is at the top of Dickey Drive on the left across from the Anthropology Building.  Here is a link to a campus map.

Driving Directions

The address for check-in is Dobbs Hall, 586 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA, 30322

* Due to construction on campus, navigational systems may provide incorrect instructions to streets that cannot be accessed.

TRAVELING I-20 WESTBOUND

Take exit 60, the Moreland Avenue exit. Turn right on Moreland and follow it approximately 3 miles. Moreland becomes Briarcliff Road once it crosses Ponce de Leon Avenue. Continue straight on Briarcliff to North Decatur Road. Turn right. At the second roundabout, take Oxford Road, fourth right turn. (Do not take first Oxford Rd exit.) Turn right on Eagle Row and at second stop sign turn right onto Dickey Drive.  Proceed to roundabout for luggage drop-off and check-in at Dobbs Hall.

TRAVELING I-20 EASTBOUND

Take exit 60-A, the Moreland Avenue North exit. Continue/merge on Moreland and follow it approximately 3 miles. Moreland becomes Briarcliff Road once it crosses Ponce de Leon Avenue. Continue straight on Briarcliff to North Decatur Road. Turn right. At the second roundabout, take Oxford Road, fourth right turn. (Do not take first Oxford Rd exit.) Turn right on Eagle Row and at second stop sign turn right onto Dickey Drive.  Proceed to roundabout for luggage drop-off and check-in at Dobbs Hall.

TRAVELING I-85 NORTH

The airport is located in the southwest section of the city, approximately 25 minutes from the Emory University campus. Visitors driving from the airport should take I-85 North.

Take exit 91, the Clairmont Road exit. Turn right on Clairmont and follow it approximately 3 miles to North Decatur Road. Turn right and follow North Decatur to the roundabout. Take the Oxford Road exit (1st right turn). Turn right on Eagle Row. At the second stop sign, turn right on Dickey Drive. Proceed to roundabout for luggage drop-off and check-in at Dobbs Hall.

TRAVELING I-85 SOUTH

Take exit 91, Clairmont Road. Turn left on Clairmont and follow it approximately 3 miles to North Decatur Road. Turn right and follow North Decatur to the roundabout. Take the Oxford Road exit (1st right turn). Turn right on Eagle Row. At the second stop sign, turn right on Dickey Drive. Proceed to roundabout for luggage drop-off and check-in at Dobbs Hall.

Permission to Leave Campus

As detailed in the Conduct Code, residential students are not allowed to leave campus with non-Pre-College personnel during the program unless their parent or guardian has previously spoken with Pre-College staff and completed an Off-Campus Travel Permission Form.  We discourage students from leaving campus to visit friends and relatives during the program.  If you have relatives or friends in the Atlanta area, we encourage you to plan a visit before or after the Pre-College Program.  Your relatives or friend(s) are welcome to meet you for a meal on campus or in Emory Village.  No additional paperwork is required for these on-campus visits.

If a student must leave campus with a family friend or relative, please contact Cherrish Robinson to ensure that the timing of the planned visit will work with your student's schedule and to fill out the appropriate form.  This form must be submitted at least 24-48 hours before the anticipated off-campus travel.  The Sunday during the middle of the program is a good time for any off-campus visits.  You may reach Cherrish Robinson, cherrish.robinson@emory.edu.  These forms will also be available at the program Check-In.

Parking Information for Commuter Students

All commuter students who are planning to drive a vehicle and park on campus daily must purchase a parking pass.  A two-week parking pass costs $25, a monthly parking pass costs $50, and a six-week pass costs $75.

The Transportation and Parking Office is located in the Starvine Parking Deck on the Clairmont Campus.  The office is open from 7:30 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday.  Students should plan to visit the office to purchase their parking pass either the week before their classes start or early on the Monday morning that their classes are scheduled to begin.  Please inform the parking officials that you are an Emory Pre-College student and that you would like to purchase a two-week/four-week/six-week parking pass for the Peavine parking deck.

There will be no charge to park in the Peavine Visitor's Lot on the Sundays of Orientation, but students will be charged an hourly rate to park in this lot without a parking pass on weekdays.

Local Hotels and Dining Guide

For hotel accommodations and dining near the Emory campus, please see the Visitor's Guide on the Emory College website for suggestions.