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Emory Law Forward

As of 07/01/20201:

Based on the current COVID-19 conditions in Atlanta, and in consultation with public health experts on and off campus, Emory University has developed guidelines and resources for a continued safe learning environment this summer.

Latest Updates from Emory Forward

Student Life and Support

We continue to offer a comprehensive program of support that includes access to career services, academic advising, library resources, student life resources, and support for bar preparation. A full list of student resources provides helpful links on resources at the University and the law school, including how to reach various departments. We will continue to distribute On the Docket on Mondays to communicate the week’s activities and provide important reminders. In addition, academic-related information will be posted on Canvas. 

Stress and Wellness Support

Both Emory Law and the University expanded support services for your wellbeing. This includes resources such as Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), Student Health Services, and Anytime Health Services, available to students in Georgia, out of state or in another country. CAPS also provides a weekly drop-in consultation service specifically for law students called “Let’s Talk,” and we have recently launched a partnership with AwareHealth–a mobile app focused on law student wellbeing. Refer to the law school’s wellness webpage for more information.

Health Concerns and Practices

The Emory Forward website includes comprehensive information about Emory’s return to campus, including important health and safety plans. You can view information specific to Emory Law here.

We count on our entire community to uphold the norms and practices of hygiene, distancing, health testing and reporting of conditions, and mutual care necessary to build the safe educational community that we need.

Members of the Emory community should use this form to request intervention by Campus Life staff if another community member is out of compliance with the health and safety protocols of the Emory Community Compact.

Visitor Policy During COVID-19

Effective July 1, general campus-wide visitor restrictions are lifted. Visitors are welcome to access campus; however, certain public-facing spaces may enforce additional restrictions or limitations including reduced services, scheduled appointments, or other measures. Read the revised Visitor Policy.


Any student not fully vaccinated is required to conduct weekly screening testing. 

As a reminder, all students are required to comply with Emory’s student immunization policy, including COVID-19 vaccination, for fall 2021. Depending on school of enrollment, registration holds will begin in July for those not compliant with Emory’s student immunization policy. Please upload your vaccination status as soon as possible. 

Schedule a student screening test.

Access detailed testing information.

Fall 2021 Academic Calendar and Teaching Schedule

Monday, August  9 - First Day of Orientation

Tuesday, August 10 - Online Degree Application Opens

Monday, August 16 - Classes Begin (ADD/DROP in OPUS begins)

Monday, August 23  - Schedule Change Ends (ADD/DROP in OPUS ends)

Monday, September 6 - Labor Day 

Wednesday, September 8 - Grading Basis Change Deadline (Pass/Fail Selection in OPUS)

Friday, September 10 - Degree Application Deadline (Online Application Closes and late fee will be charged after this day)

Wednesday, September 15 - Date of Record

Monday, October 25  - Spring Pre-Registration Begins (exact dates TBA)

Monday, November 22 - Classes End

Thursday - Friday, November 25-26  - Thanksgiving Recess

Wednesday - Friday, December 1-10 - Exam Period

Saturday, December 18 - End of Term/Graduation Date

Full Academic Calendar

Student Technology Assistance

The IT Student Help Desk will continue to have both an onsite and online presence. The onsite help desk will continue to be housed on the entry level floor of MacMillan Library. In addition, there will be online Zoom rooms available with help desk coordinators to troubleshoot typical computer and IT issues.


The Office of Parking and Transportation will provide updates on shuttle availability and parking deck registration, as needed.