Plan for Your Move

Living in Atlanta

Attending Candler gives you the opportunity to enjoy one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world. Candler is located in one of intown Atlanta’s oldest and loveliest neighborhoods—Druid Hills. At the same time, Emory buzzes with a youthful, campus atmosphere. We hear from students and visitors alike:  “What a great place to go to school!”

Atlanta is a city with many historic sites, five professional sports teams, a thriving center for the arts, exciting music and small-theatre venues, the world's largest aquarium and wonderful restaurants. But the biggest attractions are in Atlanta’s small communities—the city is punctuated by green spaces and neighborhoods where you’ll see people walking, biking and strolling to the many restaurants, coffee houses and cafes. You’ll find that everyone has his or her favorite! 


Emory does not offer on-campus housing for graduate and professional students. However there are a number of housing resources available. Please visit Life at Candler to find out more.

Schools and Childcare

We’re often asked:  Are there good schools or childcare facilities for my children? Yes, definitely. There are a number of public and private schools, as well as childcare providers, in the metro Atlanta area. Emory University is dedicated to connecting parents with the resources they need. For information about local schools, childcare and other services available for graduate students, please visit the Emory Worklife Resource website.

Student Health Insurance

All degree-seeking students and all international and exchange students at Emory University are required to have health insurance, purchased through the university ($3,030 annually) or through a comparable United States domiciled plan. A waiver process that includes documentation of a comparable health insurance plan is required of those seeking to have the Emory Health Insurance fee waived. If you are not planning to use the Emory insurance plan and do not request a waiver, you will see the charge for health insurance on your student account.


Emory encourages the use of alternative transportation and operates an on-campus shuttle system called Cliff. Campus parking is tight, and regulations are strictly enforced. Visitor parking lots are designated in convenient locations. 

Atlanta's mass transit system is MARTA (Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority). MARTA operates a coordinated system of bus and train lines for access to all of Atlanta. The Emory campus is accessible from the Lindbergh MARTA station and the Inman Park station on the #6-Emory bus or from the Arts Center station and the Avondale station on the #36-North Decatur bus.

Additional Resources

Emory's Graduate Sustainability Group has developed a Responsible Mover’s Guide with tips on how to make your transition to Atlanta environmentally friendly.