Visit Candler

At the heart of Emory University’s main campus in Atlanta’s historic Druid Hills neighborhood, our Candler community looks forward to meeting you.

Welcome, friends!

The absolute best way to experience Candler School of Theology is to visit us in person. We want to give you a warm Candler welcome and our full attention, so please check our main calendar before planning your visit so you miss school holidays and exam periods.

Candler’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid hosts visits for prospective students on most Tuesdays and Fridays, plus they have a series of online info sessions for those who want to explore virtually. Check out our Admissions events calendar to see what’s coming up in their queue.

To arrange accessibility accommodations prior to your visit, contact the Admission’s Office at (404) 727-6326 or Emory’s Department of Accessibility Services at (404) 727-9877.


Candler School of Theology Dickey Drive Building

Buildings and Hours

Candler’s classrooms, offices, Wesley Teaching Chapel, and Pitts Theology Library are located in the Rita Anne Rollins Building (fondly known as “RARB”) at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, Georgia, 30322. Cannon Chapel—which houses the sanctuary where we worship, a spiritual formation room, and Brooks Commons for small events—is situated between RARB and the Emory Quadrangle.

Rita Anne Rollins Building

Monday-Thursday, 6:30am-9:30pm

Friday, 6:30am-6:30pm

Saturday, 9:30am-5:30pm

Sunday, 1:30-8:30pm

Cannon Chapel

Sunday-Friday, 7am-9pm

Saturday, closed unless event scheduled

Pitts Theology Library hours

Event Scheduling

Some Candler spaces are available to the public for events. Please use our inquiry form to contact us about making reservations.

Details that make the difference

interior of hotel room showing bed and balcony

Where to stay

If you’re visiting overnight, there are a wide range of accommodations surrounding campus, including the stunning Emory Conference Center and Hotel, shown here. Stunning interiors and cozy outdoor spots, plus a shuttle to your campus destination.

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Visit Candler School of Theology What To Eat

Where to eat

Atlanta is known for its food scene, so don’t miss your chance for a table or takeout at these fine eateries around campus and town. From James Beard Award winners to cosmic subs, there’s a plate of delicious with your name on it.

restaurants to try
Visit Candler School of Theology What To Do

What to do nearby

No matter the season, there’s always something (or lots of somethings!) happening on campus. From concerts and sports to museums and lectures, be sure to take advantage of the many events and experiences Emory has to offer.

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How to Get Here

The Emory University campus is located on the east side of Atlanta, about a 15-minute drive from downtown, midtown, and Buckhead. Plan on at least 30 minutes by car from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.



Driving and parking: Enter the address 27 Eagle Row, Atlanta, Georgia, 30322 into your wayfinding app or GPS for directions straight to parking in the Peavine Visitors’ Lot, a quick 3-5-minute walk to from parking to RARB.

Ride-sharing: Use the address 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, Georgia, 30322 to get directions straight to Candler’s front door.



Emory encourages the use of alternative transportation, and operates an on-campus shuttle system that navigates in and around the campus and connects to MARTA, Atlanta’s mass transit system. MARTA offers bus and rail services throughout the city. You can take a MARTA train from the airport to one of several nearby rail stations, then hop a bus to campus. These bus routes connect a MARTA rail station to Emory’s campus.



The Peavine Visitors’ Lot is the public parking closest to Candler’s building. Enter 27 Eagle Row, Atlanta, Georgia, 30322 into your wayfinding app or GPS for directions straight to parking. If you are coming to Candler for an Admissions visit, we will validate your parking. View visitor parking rates.

Candler School of Theology John August Swanson Art Collection

The John August Swanson Art Collection at Candler

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