|Directions to Emory University|
From Downtown Atlanta and Hartsfield International Airport
Take Interstate 85 North to Clairmont Road (exit #91). Proceed south on Clairmont Road about four miles to North Decatur Road. Turn right and follow North Decatur Road to campus.
From Interstate 285
From any direction, exit I-285 at Hwy 78/SR410/ Stone Mountain Freeway (exit #39A) and go west, toward Decatur. Move into the left two lanes, where the sign reads “To Lawrenceville Highway-Decatur.” Proceed about two miles to North Decatur Road. Turn right on North Decatur Road to campus.
From Interstate 85
Take Interstate 85 to Clairmont Road (exit #91). Proceed south on Clairmont Road about four miles to North Decatur Road. Turn right and follow North Decatur Road to campus.
From Interstate 75
Whether coming from north or south, look for the junction of I-75 and I-85 on the north side of downtown. Take I-85 North to Clairmont Road (exit #91). Proceed south on Clairmont Road about four miles to North Decatur Road. Turn right on North Decatur Road to campus.
From Interstate 20
Exit I-20 at Moreland Avenue North (exit #60) just east of downtown. Proceed north on Moreland Avenue approximately four miles to North Decatur Road. (Note that at the intersection of Moreland and Ponce de Leon, the street name changes from Moreland to Briarcliff Road.) Turn right on North Decatur Road to campus.
There are many convenient ways to get to and around Emory’s campus using public transportation.
MARTA (Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) operates a coordinated system of bus and train lines for access to all of Atlanta and the metro area.
Emory provides several complimentary shuttle routes to help you get around campus and ease the level of motor traffic. Shuttles generally run Monday through Friday 5 a.m.-12:15 a.m. Visit the Emory Transportation website for routes and information.
Bike racks are located near most venues.
Free parking is available on weekends and after 5 p.m. on weekdays in Peavine and Lowergate South parking decks, after 6 p.m. in Fishburne parking deck, and after 7 p.m. on weekdays in Oxford Road parking deck.
The availability of parking in Fishburne parking deck may be limited.
- Fishburne Parking Deck
- Lowergate South Parking Deck
- Oxford Road Parking Deck
- Peavine Parking Lot and Deck
Clairmont Campus Housing
The Institute will arrange for accommodations on campus in one of the residence halls on the Clairmont Campus of Emory University.
Single $34.50 per day
Family $65 per day
Please note: For participants who choose to stay on the Clairmont Campus, the cost of lodging will be automatically subtracted from your $2,700 stipend.
Complimentary Wi-Fi access
On-site washer/dryer facility
Summer mailing address
Please note: Participants staying at the Clairmont Campus will need to provide their own bedding and towels.
Transportation and Parking
Free Emory Shuttles run between Clairmont Campus and the main Emory Campus every 7-15 minutes. A shuttle also runs between Clairmont Campus and Publix grocery store. Schedule may be slightly different after 8 p.m. Download the Emory App for the latest shuttle schedule information.
Participants staying at the Clairmont Camps will be provided with a parking pass, allowing them to leave their car in the Clairmont Parking Deck. Cost of the parking pass is included in the room price.
Emory Conference Center Hotel (ECCH)
The Emory Conference Center Hotel is available at a premium, but is within walking distance to campus and other facilities in which workshops will take place.
If you choose not to use the on-campus housing options, you may find your own housing in the Decatur area.
Participants choosing to stay at the ECCH or at a separate off-campus residence will NOT be provided with a Parking Pass. Visitor Parking on campus is subject to a daily fee, estimated at $12 per day.
|Institute Venues and Libraries|
The three-week institute will also be supported by partner institutions throughout the city of Atlanta.
Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Book Library (MARBL)
540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322
Located on the Emory University main campus in the Woodruff Library. The Library’s general holdings are searchable via discovery-E. Links to finding aids and guides to collections can be found on the MARBL homepage.
Monday – Saturday 9 am – 5:30 pm | Sunday noon – 5:30 pm
Monday 8 am – 6 pm | Tuesday – Thursday 8 am – 8 pm | Friday 8 am – 6 pm Saturday 9 am – 6 pm | Sunday noon – 6 pm
Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library
111 James P. Brawley Dr., SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
The AUC Woodruff Library is also home to the Archives Research Center, which is noted for its extensive and unique holdings of materials on the African American experience, including the John Henrik Clarke Africana and African American Collection, the Henry P. Slaughter and Countee Cullen Memorial Collection, and the Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection. In addition, at the request of Morehouse College, the library serves as custodian of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection.
Monday – Thursday 1 pm – 7 pm | Friday 1 pm – 5 pm | Saturday & Sunday Closed
Note: 9 am – 1 pm, holdings available by appointment (for Summer Scholars only).
Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30303-2503
Located in the Sweet Auburn historic district, the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History is an important repository for researchers, scholars and intellectuals. The library’s general holdings are searchable via discovery-E.
NOTE: The Auburn Avenue Research Library will be under expansion and construction at the time of the Institute. Collections will be accessible through the Georgia Archives.
Monday & Tuesday Closed | Wednesday – Saturday 8:30 am – 5 pm | Sunday Closed
Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries
223 James Brawley Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Clark Atlanta University’s collection of African American and African art includes the most accomplished, as well as some of the lesser known artists from throughout the African diaspora. Works on paper by Hale Woodruff, Elizabeth Catlett, Charles White, and Lois Mailou Jones are just a few of the major artist’s works to be found in the collection.
Monday Closed | Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm | Saturday – Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm
Hammonds House Museum
503 Peeples Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Hammonds House Museum boasts a permanent collection of more than 350 works dating from the mid-19th century by artists from America, Africa, and the Caribbean. Highlights of the collection include 18 works by master artist Romare Bearden and the oldest known painting by acclaimed landscape artist Robert S. Duncanson. Benny Andrews, Elizabeth Catlett, Sam Gilliam, Richard Hunt, Jacob Lawrence, P.H. Polk, Hale Woodruff, and James Van Der Zee are among the scores of important regional, national, and international artists represented in the collection.
Monday Closed | Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm | Saturday – Sunday 1 pm – 6 pm