Maymester courses are shorter than the six-week summer session.  You will immerse yourself in the course topic and studies in a three-week format.  The shorter session allows students to earn credit and pursue other summer opportunies.

Emory University recently announced 2020 summer courses and programming will not meet on campus. Many of the Emory College courses scheduled to be offered on campus this summer will be offered online.

This comprehensive list of Emory College Online courses (PDF) includes Maymester courses transitioning online.
If you are currently enrolled in an on campus course, you will remain in the course as it transitions to online.

If you are interested in registering for a course, please note that the transition in the system from on campus to online may take a few more days to be updated. Please utilize the Course Atlas to confirm the status.

Easy tips to find Maymester courses in the Atlas:

  • Be sure to choose the correct options in each drop-down menu for the Term (Summer 2020), Career (Emory College) and Session (Mini Session) as shown below

Screen shot of course atlas search options

  • Search results will show 15 courses
  • Class Notes will confirm "Maymester course"



As we transition into our online summer courses, including Maymester mini-sessions, we want to ensure that all enrolled students are familiar with the Emory College Online summer course model and expectations.

All regular Emory College academic policies (including Add/Drop deadlines, S/U grade change deadlines, and Honor Code policies) will apply to courses taken online this summer.

All summer online courses will include both asynchronous content that you access independently and required synchronous (live) meetings. Please check OPUS for the synchronous meeting times of the courses for which you are registered. Attendance of these live synchronous sessions is an essential part of the successful completion of summer courses, just as attending class would be for an on-campus course.  


  • You may register for only one course
  • You may not concurrently enroll in the first session of summer school
  • Expect to spend about 40 hours per week on coursework


All summer online students should ensure that they have access to the following:
  • A laptop or computer with Windows or Apple operating system
  • Reliable high-speed internet connection
  • A webcam (the one built into your device is fine)
  • A headset with microphone (most earbuds should be fine)

All summer students will be added to a Canvas Summer Online module at the beginning of May and will need to complete a brief 30-minute Emory College Online orientation. Your faculty members should begin communicating with you about your course during the week before Maymester begins.

Maymester Dates: May 12 - May 29, 2020


OPUS is open for registration.

Please contact for further questions or email Mollie Korski at


Maymester courses are 3-4 credit hours. Online tuition: $1,327 per credit hour.

Technology fee: $50

Class days/times:

Maymester classes meeting times are either 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Please check the course listing in OPUS for your specific course class meeting time.

How many courses may I enroll in during Maymester?

You may enroll in one course. The course  meets daily for three and a half hours and with  additional required work outside the classroom. Maymester courses may have related academic field trips, lectures, or other requirements to fulfill outside of the class meeting time.

EAS 216WR/ANT 217WR/ARTHIST 216WR: East Asian Calligraphy

Crowley/Li  |  Daily 9:00 a.m.  - 12:30 p.m.  |  4 credit hours

GER: HAPW  |  Writing Requirement

Prerequisites: None

An interdisciplinary study of East Asian calligraphy in its artistic, cultural, and historical contexts. The course combines systematic hands-on practice with guided reading, reflective writing, discussion, and research.

Looking to fulfill a GER or Writing Requirement? The majority of the courses for Maymester are indicated with SNT, HAPW, HAP, HSC or SNTL.

Refer to the Course Atlas for specific designations.

What if I enroll and then have to drop the class?

The preferred deadline to drop (through OPUS) the class is May 1, 2020. You will not incur financial or academic penalty if you drop the course (through OPUS) no later than May 12, 2020. Refer to the academic calendar

Is financial aid available?

Limited financial aid is available for Maymester. Awards will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis to students who qualify for financial aid during the academic year. Students must have a 2019-2020 Profile and FAFSA on file. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll for the total number of hours they intend to take during Maymester and/or second session so their award is based on the total number of hours of enrollment. Maymester awards may only apply if enrolled in a Maymester course. If the Maymester course is dropped, your award will be reduced. The Maymester award may not apply to second session enrollment.

Will the course count toward my major/minor?

Please contact your department directly to inquire about whether specific course counts or refer to the course listing.

Do Maymester courses have prerequisites?

Yes, some may have prerequisites. Please refer to the course listings or Course Atlas.

Can I also take a Session I summer class?

No, because the sessions overlap, you may not take a Session I class in conjuction with a Maymester class. You may enroll in Maymester and Study Abroad if your Emory Study Abroad program begins after May 31, 2019.

Can I also take a Session II summer class?


Is housing available? How much does it cost?

Yes. Maymester students live on the Clairmont Campus. The cost is $656-$690. To apply for Maymester housing, email or apply online. For more information, visit Summer Living at Emory or

Is a meal plan available? How much does it cost?

Yes. Students enrolled in Summer School regardless of whether they live on or off campus may choose to participate in a summer dining plan. Students have three meal plans to choose from and each plan utilizes Dooley Dollars. The plans range from $360-$1200 depending upon your needs. Dooley Dollars can be used in any retail or dining location on campus. Please verify which locations are open and the hours.

Unused Dooley Dollars from spring carry over to summer sessions. Unused Dooley Dollars do not carry over to fall, 2020. Remaining funds are non-refundable and forfeited at the end of second summer session. For further information about summer dining refer to