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University Resources/Campus Life

When you enter Emory University School of Medicine as a student, you become part of a diverse and caring community of students, faculty, and staff—all working together to help you become the kind of doctor you want to become. As members of the Emory community, medical students enjoy many resources, services, and support throughout the campus.


The Barnes & Noble Emory University Bookstore carries Emory-imprinted clothing and gifts, school and office supplies, music, greeting cards, trade books and many other items.

The Emory Medical Bookstore is located on Barnes and Nobles' 2nd Floor, and serves the needs of the medical and allied health students and faculty.

Campus Dining

Emory Dining offers busy students numerous campus dining choices:  Cox Hall is just a five-minute walk from the School of Medicine and provides familiar food court options, as well as daily cafeteria selections.  For more information about campus dining options, please visit

William R. Cannon Chapel / Religious Life

Cannon Chapel provides program and worship space for Candler School of Theology and the University community. Designed by Paul Rudolph, the chapel has attained national attention as a landmark in contemporary religious architecture. The flexibility of the chapel design makes it well-suited for worship, education, music, and the arts.

A wide variety of worship experiences are conducted in Cannon Chapel. The Interreligious Council is composed of representatives and staff members from all campus religious groups. The goal of this council is to foster interreligious understanding at Emory.

University Worship, an interdenominational service, is held every Sunday during the academic year. There are Sunday morning and evening celebrations of the Mass for Roman Catholics, and a variety of Protestant services offered during the week. Jewish organizations offer Shabbat and High Holy day services, as well as kosher on-campus dining options, and many other programs and activities. Muslim students meet regularly for prayer services and other events. Diwali is offered by the Hindu Student Council. Buddhist meditations and sittings are available. Special guest preachers, speakers, choirs, and other religious leaders visit the campus for worship and education throughout the year.

For complete information about worship services and religious organizations at Emory, please visit the Religious Life web page at:

Michael C. Carlos Museum

Located on the main Quadrangle of the campus, the Carlos Museum houses a permanent collection of more than 16,000 objects, including art from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near East, the Americas, Africa, and Asia, as well as American and European works of art on paper from the Middle Ages to the present. In addition to the permanent installations, the museum offers temporary special exhibitions from nationally and internationally renowned institutions and private collections.

The 1916 beaux arts design of Michael C. Carlos Hall (the original section of the museum), designed by Henry Hornbostel, has earned the building a place on the National Register of Historic Places. A 1985 interior renovation was designed by celebrated postmodernist architect Michael Graves, who returned in 1993 to design a 35,000 sq ft expansion, which opened to great critical acclaim. A dramatic renovation to showcase the museum’s permanent collection galleries of classical art was unveiled in 2004.

For a complete listing of current exhibitions and for more information about the Carlos Museum , please visit their website at:

The Center for Ethics

The Center for Ethics strives to ignite moral imagination, to deepen knowledge of ethics, and to encourage lives of moral meaning and ethical practice through the Emory community. The Center leads innovative, collaborative programs, initiates thoughtful public discussion of pressing ethical issues, fosters new programs and organizations that advance ethical teaching, research, and service, and develops faculty capacity for teaching and research in ethics throughout the University.

The Center’s program in health science ethics connects the University and the community. Health science ethics faculty members teach courses in the School of Medicine , the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, the Rollins School of Public Health, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The Health Care Ethics Consortium of Georgia—a collaborative program of more than 70 hospitals and healthcare organizations—explores clinical and organizational issues and considers policy implications. Current health science research projects include enhancing end-of-life care for children and adults and improving the reporting of medical errors.

The Center frequently collaborates with campus organizations and University departments to host public events to explore pressing ethical issues. Recent guest speakers have included Eve Ensler, Ralph Nader, Aaron McGruder, Ben Stein and Cornel West.   

Campus Life Center (CLC)

Scheduled to open Summer 2019, the beautiful new Campus Life Center is designed with students in mind.  Located just a few steps from the School of Medicine, this new center will give medical students even more space for study, collaboration, meeting and dining options.

Center for Women at Emory

The Center for Women at Emory provides a gathering place for women for lively discussion or quiet contemplation. Established in 1992, the center offers learning experiences that help Emory women transform themselves and society. Its educational programs link the individual woman’s personal creativity to a life lived in community. The diverse views of women in all walks of life are welcomed, reflected upon, and discussed. The center provides advocacy, support, and the opportunity to translate concerns into action.

The Women’s Center offers a variety of programs such as women’s health, sexuality, and violence against women. The center’s library and resource room house a large and diverse collection of books and research materials related to gender issues. There is a private room within the center for nursing mothers. The center also offers on-site wellness services, including massage therapy and free, confidential drop-in time to consult with a counselor.

Lullwater Park

Lullwater is a beautiful 185-acre park located in the center of Emory's campus. Its gardens, wooded walking trails, and scenic lake are enjoyed by members of the Emory community year-round . Located across the street from the medical school, many Emory medical students can be found relaxing, picnicking, studying, or exercising at Lullwater.

Motorized vehicles are prohibited in the park, so pedestrians, skaters and cyclers are safe from traffic at Lullwater. The park is also the location of the University President’s historic home:  Lullwater Estate.

Safety & Security

The Emory Police Department is responsible for providing community service and law enforcement service functions for Emory University and the Emory community. The Emory Policy Department, Parking and Community Services, Alternative Transportation Services, and Fire Safety form the Community Services Division of Emory University.

Police, fire, and emergency medical services are available through the Emory Police Department, a state-certified police department. Emory police officers maintain full law enforcement authority in the state of Georgia . The department includes criminal investigators, crime prevention and community relations specialists, and uniformed police officers who patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Emory First Responder Unit is a student-run emergency medical response unit that is administered and funded through the Emory Police Department. The members of this unit are certified emergency medical technicians. The unit’s vehicles carry base life-support equipment, and each vehicle is always staffed with a certified emergency medical technician. The unit operates every day of the regular academic year and works closely with the DeKalb County EMS Division to provide for illness, injury, and emergency medical assistance.

In addition to providing traditional law enforcement services, the Emory Police Department places a great emphasis on community relations and community services, providing education programs on such topics as general crime prevention, DUI education, and sexual assault awareness.

The department also provides nighttime building security, motorist assistance services, and security escort services (from dusk to dawn).

Emergency telephones, designated by blue lights and “Emory Police” signs, are located throughout the campus. Each residence hall has a call box with an emergency button, and each elevator on campus is equipped with an emergency telephone. All these emergency phones connect directly to the police department’s emergency communications center. These phones can be used to request emergency and non-emergency assistance at any time. All University shuttles are radio equipped and can contact the police department to provide assistance as needed.  

Student Health Services

The Emory University Student Health Services (EUSHS) offers high-quality outpatient primary healthcare and health education services for enrolled Emory students. EUSHS is staffed by dedicated professionals, including physicians, psychiatrists, counselors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, nutritionists, health educators, and administrative staff.

EUSHS offers the following services:

  • Allergy injections and immunizations
  • Anonymous HIV and STD testing
  • Gynecology, family planning, and colposcopy
  • Health education programs and presentations
  • International travel clinic and immunizations
  • Laboratory testing
  • Mental health counseling and referral
  • Nutrition counseling and education
  • Physical examination
  • Primary healthcare
  • Referrals to specialists
  • Substance abuse counseling and referrals

For more information, visit the EUSHS website at: 

Student Legal Services

Student Legal Services, which has been in existence for more than 30 years, handles a wide range of cases. The Emory Law School provides the service, but anyone in the Emory community may utilize it. Students do make up a majority of clients, but Emory faculty and an increasing number of staff have come in as well. All cases are confidential. A minimum of two caseworkers are on call during office hours.

Utilizing Student Legal Services is easy. Clients are taken on a first-come-first-served basis; no appointment is necessary. First they will meet with a law student caseworker who will listen to their problem and take notes. Depending on the case, consultations can last from a minute or two up to an hour. The caseworker then discusses the case with the staff attorney, who will schedule an appointment with both the client and the caseworker to explore legal options.

Student Legal Services carries 68 caseworkers, all of whom are volunteers—none are paid or receive class credit. The office is open for 10 weeks each semester.