Emory University

Emory University

Event Types Welcomed

  • Expo/Competitions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


Emory University is in Atlanta, Georgia’s historic and scenic Druid Hills neighborhood. This unique location offers your guests a small-town feel with large-city amenities. Atlanta’s top cultural, entertainment, and recreational activities are conveniently located just minutes away from our campus venue.

The Emory University Conference Center is equipped for a variety of Atlanta area events, whether you are planning a small meeting or a large conference or retreat.

The university is proud of their commitment to sustainable building and green space with nearly 2 million square feet of LEED-certified space. This includes four residence halls and a “no net loss of forest canopy” policy that ensures any trees removed for construction are replaced elsewhere on campus.

View the video above to experience why Emory University is the perfect location for your next Atlanta area conference, meeting, or special event.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 1800 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 250
  • Largest Theatre Style: 200
  • Largest Arena Seating: 1800
  • Academic Year Largest Group: no
Few Demonstration Kitchen
Building Lounges
Building lounges are typically reserved for conferences that occupy the residence hall in which the lounge is located. Spaces vary by hall, but all have flexible seating and controlled access. 
Cox Hall Ballroom
Cox Hall Ballroom is a full-service, 7,200 (60’x120’) square foot ballroom. The ballroom can be partitioned into four separate spaces to fit the needs of your event. It can be set to your specifications, including the addition of a small platform.
  • 7,200 Sq. Ft.
  • 500 Banquet Style
Harland Cinema
This remodeled cinema is a digital movie theater in the Alumni Memorial University Center that is perfect for showing films or having a special meeting. The cinema contains a stage area with limited lighting, ideal for talent shows or other performance events. Rental fee does not include fees for projector use, or overtime for events not held during normal hours. All films shown must have proof of rights.
  • 198 Theatre Style
Glen Memorial
Listed on the National Register of Historical Buildings, Glenn Memorial Auditorium was built in the 1920’s and is the largest building on campus. Guests hosted at Glenn have included the Dalai Lama, Jimmy Carter, Ben Stein, Ben Folds, Julian Bond, and governor Sonny Perdue to name a few. Built with 40’ vaulted ceilings and fixed seating, Glenn is perfect for speakers, panel presentations, and performances for larger groups.
  • 1400 Theatre Style
Classroom Spaces
Conference Services is able to access and reserve Emory University's academic classrooms for conference use. Classrooms range in capacity from 10 to 280 persons, are wheelchair accessible, and all equipped with dry-erase boards. Seating styles vary from seminar, moveable desks, to auditorium. Most classrooms are equipped with audio-visual equipment; please let your Conference Assistant know if you have A/V needs so that we may accommodate accordingly.

Food & Beverage Options

Dobbs Common Table
Emory Dining provides quality food using authentic, seasonal dining options prepared with balance and well-being in mind. In addition, we offer vegetarian, made without gluten containing ingredients, kosher, and halal options to meet all dining needs. All menus are written based on seasonality and availability of regional fresh products.

  • Seating Capacity: 480
Located on Clairmont campus, SAAC Cafe is the perfect spot for a meal or a quick snack! Take a break from the books or the pool with a fresh made burger, chop salad or flatbread pizza. We also have a variety of grab and go eXpress options to take back to your room!
  • Seating Capacity: 40

Catering options

Emory Catering
From basic morning breakfast breaks to outdoor events of unlimited numbers, Emory Catering provides a full range of quality catering services backed by a diverse, service oriented staff. Our fresh, contemporary menus are only a starting point. For every event, we will create a customized menu, providing your guests with an exceptional dining experience.


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 2500
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 1,350
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


Alabama Hall is located in the center of campus between the Dobbs University Center and Cox Hall. Recently renovated (in 2014), Alabama Hall is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Alabama Hall features large, sunlit, fully-furnished rooms. 
  • 91 Beds
The Complex
The Complex consists of three buildings, Hopkins, Smith, and Thomas Halls, that are joined together by study rooms and lounges. Each of the buildings' rooms and amenities are similar, and share some communal areas (such as the large multi-purpose room or kitchen.) The Complex is conveniently located across the street from Goizueta Business School, Woodruff Library, and only a short distance from the Schwartz Center, Emory University Hospital, and Cox Hall.
  • 311 Beds
Just by looking at Dobbs, one would never know that it is the oldest residence hall on campus. Built in 1917, Dobbs Hall has undergone several renovations (most recently in 2013) to keep it modern and in pace with newer buildings on campus, but still retains the charm of early 20th century architecture from the high, wood-vaulted ceilings in the building's parlor, to the original (refurbished) glass paned windows on its façade. Dobbs is centrally-located on campus, across from the Dobbs University Center and adjacent to both the P.E. Center and Cox Hall. 
  • 177 Beds
Few & Evans
Few Hall is located at the top of Eagle Row and overlooks McDonough Field, with its "twin" Evans Hall. As part of the first-year housing master plan, Few and Evans ("Fevans") were completed in 2008, becoming the first LEED Gold certified residence halls on Emory's campus. Some "green" features of Fevans include room occupancy sensor lights, low-flow shower and sink faucets, and dual-flush toilets that are flushed using recycled rain water. Learn more about sustainability in Emory residence halls here. 

  • 293 Beds
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Harris Hall was first opened in 1929 as an all-women's hall for nursing school students. Since then, Harris Hall has undergone an addition and several renovations, most recently in 2014 to reflect current amenities. Harris Hall is located directly on Clifton Road, adjacent to the Emory University Hospital. One of our larger buildings, Harris features 343 bedspaces in a variety of styles; a beautifully renovated parlor, close proximity to the Business School, Law School, and University quadrangle.
  • 343 Beds
Holmes Hall is one of our smaller buildings, housing only 125 over its 5 floors. Opened in 2012, Holmes' size is great for smaller groups looking for more privacy; Holmes features doubles and semi-suites, as well as open and private study rooms on each floor. Holmes is located adjacent to the Dobbs University Center and the School of Medicine.
  • 125 Beds
Opened in 2010, Longstreet-Means Hall was the third phase of the most recent housing master plan. Longstreet-Means is currently the only other LEED Gold certified residence hall on campus. Like Few and Evans, it features several "green" amenities, including room occupancy sensor lights, low-flow shower and sink faucets, and dual-flush toilets that are flushed using recycled rain water (when available.) Learn more about sustainability in Emory residence halls here. 
  • 351 Beds
Raoul Hall is the newest residence hall on campus, opened in the summer of 2014. Raoul houses 341 residents in singles, doubles, and suites, as well as the main Housing, Residence Life, and Conference Services office. In line with the University's commitment to sustainability, Raoul was designed to be LEED Gold certified. Located right off of Eagle Row, Raoul Hall is located in close proximity to McDonough Field, the Dobbs University Center, and the School of Medicine. 
  • 341 Beds
Turman Hall is the first LEED Silver certified residence hall in the state of Georgia. Opened in 2007, Turman was the first residence hall on campus to include "green" features such as dual-flush toilets, low-flow faucets, flooring made from recycled materials (including automobile glass!). Besides kicking off the newly completed housing Master Plan, Turman is a popular hall because of its close proximity to the Dobbs University Center and the Emory University School of Medicine. 
  • 130 Beds
Woodruff Residential Center is located off of Clifton Road, across from the Rollins School of Public Health, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, and the Center for Disease Control. Woodruff features both single and double suites (two rooms joined by a private bath), as well as on-site parking, an exercise room, and classrooms.
  • 379 Beds
6 Eagle Row
The house at 6 Eagle Row is a beautiful brick structure overlooking McDonough Field that accommodates 36 residents on three floors with communal bathrooms. The house features a kitchen, living room, dining room, social room, and back deck. On-site parking is available at this location.
  • 36 Beds
8 Eagle Row
8 Eagle Row features four floors of 20 double rooms with suite-style bathrooms. 
  • 20 Rooms
  • 40 Beds
10 Eagle Row
  • 21 Beds
12 Eagle Row
  • 32 Beds
13 Eagle Row
13 Eagle Row is one of the smallest houses at Emory in terms of capacity. This provides for a great opportunity for hosting an intimate conference or retreat. 
  • 8 Beds
14 Eagle Row
  • 43 Beds
15 Eagle Row
  • 48 Rooms
17 Eagle Row
  • 31 Beds
18 Eagle Row
  • 30 Beds
20 Eagle Row
  • 49 Beds
22 Eagle Row
  • 42 Beds
Sorority Village
Sorority Village, located on Eagle Row, houses residents in suite-style rooms in townhome-like houses. Sorority Village includes 10 individual houses, eight of which house up to 24 residents, two that house 12. Each house has a private entrance, living area, dining room, kitchen, and access to an elevator. 
  • 12 or 24 Beds

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • In-House Catering
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Running Trails
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


2 Eagle Row,
Atlanta, Georgia 30322


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • MetroMetro
  • TaxiTaxi
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International - 30 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International - 30 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Nearby Cities

Atlanta – within city

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: Yes
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes


Emory University has wireless internet in all meeting and guest rooms; multimedia is available in nearly all meeting spaces.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • ADA Accessible: Yes


"Thanks for another great summer! Last year I was on the Clairmont campus, this year Turman Hall. I'd highly recommend Emory to anyone considering planning/attending an event here."
Gilder Lehrman Institute Attendee
"Emory just gets better and better whenever we come here."
Barkley Forum Attendee
"Staff was very pleasant and attentive!"
Candler Licensing School Attendee