Living in Atlanta

Whether you are new to the city or have been here for awhile, we hope our Living in Atlanta page can help you find your way around as well as give you some new places to check out! 

For general information, visit the About Atlanta page on the Emory University website or the Atlanta City Visitors Guide.


Emory University does not provide designated graduate student housing. Most students in the MDP program choose to live off campus in order to better integrate into the Atlanta community. Below are several resources that students have found helpful in locating housing. 

Graduate Housing at Emory University

Campus Crossings at Briarcliff

Emory Off-Campus Housing Finder

Main Campus Map

Emory's main campus is located a few miles from downtown Atlanta in the Druid Hills neighborhood, between the Virginia Highland neighborhood and the small city of Decatur.

The Haygood-Hopkins Memorial Gateway, the traditional main entrance to campus, overlooks the intersection of North Decatur and Oxford roads.

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For driving directions to main campus, please see this link

Public Transportation

Bus routes (#6, 19, 36, 245) to and from several train stations (Avondale, Arts Center, Brookhaven, Decatur, Inman Park, Kesington, Lindbergh) connect the Emory community to the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).

MARTA routes and schedules

MARTA information: 1 (404) 848-5000

The Emory Cliff Shuttle provides free transportation around campus and to its off-campus locations.

Emory Cliff Shuttle routes -- Check out their real-time shuttle tracker!

Transportation Services at Emory -- Parking, transportation alternatives, incentives, and more!

Civil and Financial Resources

Getting a Georgia driver's license

DMV test preparation

Registering a car in Georgia

Registering to vote in Georgia -- You can register to vote at the DMV when you get a GA driver's license

Paying taxes: Georgia Department of Revenue

Resources for Support and Connection

Laney Graduate School Student Support Services 

Emory Cares 4 U 

Community and Diversity Office 

Recommended by Emory Graduate Students

The following resources are recommended by Emory graduate students:



Cultural and/or Recreational Resources

Neighborhoods: Get to know Atlanta by learning the neighborhoods!

Disclaimer: inclusion on one of these maps implies only that some graduate students have indicated the information might be helpful.  The Laney Graduate School and the Emory MDP program do not endorse any products or services offered by the businesses or other entities listed.  Please use a second source to verify the quality, location, business hours, etc. of the place of interest.


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