News Release: Admission and Financial Aid

Aug. 21,  2009

Emory Welcomes Back Students

News Article ImageMove-in day is a timeless tradition on campuses across the nation.

Emory University welcomes the Class of 2013 to campus this weekend when fall semester kicks off Saturday, Aug. 22, with move-in day for residence halls and the start of freshmen orientation.

Class of 2013 Profile

Emory University's undergraduate colleges welcome a highly selective and diverse freshmen class to their campuses this fall. Emory College's Class of 2013 – 1,315 in all – was chosen from 15,610 applicants. The class hails from 45 states and beyond, with 12 percent (up from 9.7) of the students representing 22 different countries.

Highlights of Emory’s opening week activities include:

First Lesson: How to Save a Life

For the second consecutive year, Emory’s Emergency Medical Services will offer CPR training for the entire freshman class Sunday, Aug. 23 at 8:15 p.m. in the Woodruff P.E. Center. Emory EMS trained more than 700 freshmen last year during orientation (almost two-thirds of the class), and their goal this year is a minimum of 800 students.

How to Parent a College Student

Emory University psychology professor Marshall Duke has helped ease the separation process for parents and their newly minted college students with a tremendously popular Emory orientation seminar on “Parenting a College Student: What To Expect.” He’s delivered his tried-and-true advice for nearly 25 years, and will speak to parents Saturday.

Advice to Parents

Green Orientation

From conserving water and promoting alternative transportation to encouraging the production and consumption of locally or sustainably grown foods on campus, Emory is committed to achieving greater sustainability, and its new students are no exception. Incoming freshman have been encouraged to take the university’s “Sustainability Pledge”. They also will be able to track what impact their sustainable activities are having in reducing energy use and environmental impact.

During orientation, students will receive reusable totes and CFLs (compact fluorescent light bulbs) to use in desk lamps, dine on compostable ware and learn about alternative transportation options, including Bike Emory. All handouts will be printed on post-consumer recycled content.

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