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MAY 12, 2021

Welcome again, {{Preferred}}!

This email kicks-off our bi-weekly messages you will receive throughout the summer. This message also includes links to the Summer Checklist, Reference Pages and Emory Essentials - all designed to help you prepare for fall.

We need to make sure you receive our latest updates, messages, and reminders. To do that, you will need to provide the most up-to-date contact information for you and your family in both OPUS and Emory Applicant's Portal. Here’s how to do it:

Step One: Update Your OPUS Contact Information

  1. Log-in to using your NetID and Password
  2. Select the "Profile" tile
  3. Navigate to the "Email and Phone Numbers" menu item
  4. Update your address by selecting the record
  5. Click the "Save" button to submit changes

Step Two: Update Family and Email Addresses in OPUS

  1. From the “Profile” tile, you can also select the “Parent/Guardian Addresses” menu item
  2. Update their email address(es) by selecting the appropriate record(s)
  3. Click the "Save" button to submit changes

If you would like to go by a name that is different from your legal name of record, now is also a good time to submit your preferred name. More information on Emory’s Preferred Name Policy, including instructions on how to change your name in OPUS, is available online

The Office of Admission will continue to communicate with you over the next few months regarding your final transcript and college credit – from college courses, AP/IB, etc. Please ensure they have the correct email address for you. 

Step Three: Update Your Emory Applicant's Portal Information

  1. Log-in to your Emory Applicant's Portal 
  2. Scroll down to Account Tools and click on Change Email Address
Start Your Emory Essentials Today!
New Student Checklist
In each email this summer, Swoop – Emory's mascot – will highlight a specific to-do list item to help keep you on track! Review the New Student Checklist and take your first steps as a member of the Class of 2025!  
Start Your Emory Essentials Today!
Begin Emory Essentials
We're kicking off the New Student Checklist with the first module of Emory Essentials, your online orientation, which is now live!     
What is Emory Essentials?

There is a lot to learn and complete even before you get to campus! We will release four modules beginning in May and spaced out through August, which will give you plenty of time to absorb the details in each one and to complete all your to-do list items. 


New to Canvas? Login at with your Emory credentials, select 2021 Emory Essentials, and you will find a guide on the main page.

Reference Pages
First-Year Reference Pages

Our First-Year Reference Pages is a downloadable guide to Emory designed specifically for incoming first-year students, including YOU! 

Both the New Student Checklist and First-Year Reference Pages are available on our website

New Student Updates
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Next Week
Coming Up Next: May 26 | In our next communication we'll introduce you to some of Emory's most beloved traditions and teach you some Emory Lingo!

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