Travel to Emory University

Arrival Survey

In mid-July, we will be sending out an arrival survey asking how you will be getting to campus and when you will be arriving. Please be sure to fill this out so that we may accommodate your needs when planning for the most efficient way to get you to campus.

SOAR Check-in

Check-in for SOAR trips will be open from 8am-12pm on Tuesday, August 15th. In order to ensure that you arrive in time for the departure of your SOAR trip, we generally recommend that students either:

  1. Travel to Atlanta on Monday, August 14th, stay overnight at a local hotel (see below), and check-in on Tuesday morning; or

  2. Travel to Atlanta on Tuesday, August 15th and check in that same morning.


To help simplify your student's travel needs from the airport to Emory, SOAR will offer free shuttle services on both the night of Monday, August 14th and the morning of Tuesday, August 15th. SOAR shuttles will depart from the airport every hour starting around 4pm on August 14th and continue until the last SOAR student arrival that night. They will resume the morning of August 15th with the last shuttle departing around 11:30am. Please note that these times are approximate. The shuttle schedule will be finalized after we receive responses from the Arrival Survey.


Please keep in mind that SOAR is unable to offer early move in. Should you need a hotel room for Monday or Friday nights, we have worked with three local hotels to offer our participants and their families discounted rates:

  1. The Emory Conference Center - $159/night + tax
    Use the link above to make your reservation and access the preferred Outdoor Emory SOAR program rate.

  2. The University Inn - $135/night + tax
    Call to reserve a room and ask for the SOAR Outdoor Emory Rate, there is a block of rooms set aside for our participants.

  3. Holiday Inn Express Emory - 10% off Best Available rate
    Call to make your reservation and ask for the Emory University courtesy rate

If you wish to split a hotel room with another student, email, and we will match you up with the next person who emails us.

If you are financially unable to stay the night at a hotel, please reach out to us at and we will work with you to find alternate accommodations.