Emory legacies share the university tradition

Who are Emory Legacy Families?

Alumni and students are the most important people in the Emory community, and this group is designed to honor them as well as encourage their family to become part of the university's proud tradition.

This family is continuing the Emory tradition.
Emory Legacy Families recognizes individuals who make an Emory education part of their family tradition. We encourage the Emory spirit in students who are children, grandchildren, and/or siblings of Emory graduates. Generations of families have passed on the Emory tradition, and we celebrate this special relationship.

This group helps these very important members of the Emory community stay in touch with the university and with other legacies through, events, activities, and networking opportunities, and rewards families for their continued generational support of Emory. This group is just one more way that we're strengthening the bond between the university, our alumni, and our students.

Who is an Emory legacy student?

Any student who has at least one parent, grandparent, and/or sibling who is an alumnus/a of Emory University (undergraduate or graduate program) is considered to be a legatee.

Are you part of an Emory legacy family?

If you have been admitted to or are enrolled at Emory and if you have a parent, grandparent, or sibling alumnus/a of Emory, please fill out a Legacy Profile Form and you will be added to this exclusive group. If you have any questions, please contact Carol So with the Emory Alumni Association at cjso@emory.edu or 404.712.8418.

Complete your Legacy Profile Form

Admission Information for Alumni Families

The Emory University Office of Undergraduate Admission values the legacy connections of applicants and encourages students to accurately detail their university ties on their application.

Legacy Admission FAQs

Children of Emory alumni, are you considering Emory Undergraduate Admission?

Here are some tips:

  • Visit the Emory Undergraduate Admission website for more information about application plans (ED1, ED2, and Regular Decision) and deadlines.
  • Learn more about the student experience through the Admission blog.
  • Plan a campus visit.
  • Attend a class or join an additional tour while on campus to get a glimpse of the full student experience.
  • If you have any questions about a campus visit, connect with your regional admission representative.
  • If you are unable to travel to campus, enjoy a virtual tour.
  • Attend an Emory admission program in your area.
  • Connect with an alumnus to hear about their personal Emory experiences.
  • Be sure to accurately note the name, degree and year of graduation of any alumni in your family, especially parents, grandparents, and siblings, on your Common Application when asked for the educational history of family members.
  • Check out the Emory Admissions playlist on YouTube.


Annie Wells
Associate Director, Alumni Admission and Service Programs