EAA Bucket List

The Emory Alumni Association (EAA) gathered suggestions from alumni of must-do, must-see things that define the Emory student experience as part of the school's 175th anniversary celebration in 2011.

  • Participate in all of the wonderful graduating senior activities like Modupe Dayo, Oxford Continuee Reception and the Graduation Ceremony
  • Go cheer on the Eagles at a sporting event
  • Check out the Michael C. Carlos Museum. The permanent collections are amazing and they get the coolest exhibits. Check out the mummies and the new year’s flasks.
  • Study in each of the different University libraries 
  • Go to Homecoming
  • Watch the sunrise from Stone Mountain
  • Watch the sunset from the top of the Westin Peachtree Plaza
  • Eat a hamburger for lunch at The Vortex
  • Attend an Emory swim meet
  • Write a paper on the second floor of Oxford’s Few Hall
  • Visit the World of Coke
  • Visit the Georgia Aquarium
  • Take a road trip to the Oxford College campus and visit the old church and cemetery
  • Visit archives and special collections at Woodruff Library and take in the campus view from the balcony
  • Sit on the lawn at a Wonderful Wednesday
  • Attend an Arts at Emory event
  • Attend events sponsored by organizations on campus including SPC and cultural groups
  • Play on McDonough
  • Take a complete campus tour of Emory
  • Have lunch/coffee with one of your old professors
  • Attend Martinis and IMAX at Fernbank Museum
  • Reconnect with a freshman companion
  • Nap under the warm sun's rays on the Quadrangle
  • Take pictures of the striking Atlanta skyline from the Woodruff Library balcony
  • Walk through the living sculpture behind Michael C. Carlos Museum
  • Go to MJQ on a Wednesday night
  • Sing Karaoke at Famous Pub on a Thursday night
  • Spend at least one summer in Atlanta
  • Attend a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
  • Attend Songfest as an upperclassman
  • Participate in stream clean-up on campus
  • Visit the recycling center
  • Be Dooley
  • Design a plan to secretly be another Dooley during Dooley's Week
  • Attend the Ghetto Burger at Miss Ann's Snack Shop
  • Enjoy $10 all you can eat tapas on Sunday nights at Twist
  • Enjoy $10 all you can eat tapas on Monday nights at Shout
  • Run the Georgia Marathon/Half-Marathon
  • Grab frozen yogurt from Yogli Mogli
  • Take a run through Piedmont Park
  • Take MARTA
  • Visit Six Flags
  • Stroll through The High Museum of Art
  • Explore Fernbank Museum
  • Tour the president's house
  • Have drinks at Brickstore
  • Climb a tree somewhere on campus
  • Witness the Stone Mountain Laser Show Spectacular
  • Thank a food service worker, shuttle bus driver, security guard, construction worker, or grounds crew worker for all of their hard work
  • Have your class cancelled by Dooley
  • Study for finals in Lullwater with a pint of Ben and Jerry's from the dining hall
  • Check out some improv comedy at Dad's Garage
  • See a student-directed musical by Ad Hoc Productions
  • Stock your family’s pantry back home with exotic Atlanta goodies from Fresh Market, Trader Joe’s, and Rainbow Natural Foods
  • Take a tour of Sweetwater Brewing Company
  • Explore Hahn Woods and Wesley Woods
  • Take a class with Bobbie Patterson
  • Have brunch at the Flying Biscuit
  • Take social dance
  • Go back to Crossroads
  • Attend the Tibet Week opening ceremony
  • Walk from main campus to Clairmont campus in the pouring rain
  • Make smores on the Clairmont grill
  • Play a game of Ultimate Frisbee in the rain on the quad or on Mcdonough Field
  • Take a tour of the Miller-Ward Alumni House
  • Do an art tour at the Goizueta Business School, Candler School of Theology, and Emory Law School
  • Sing karaoke at Maggie’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill
  • Read your favorite book in the little sitting area on the side of the library—it’s a true hidden gem
  • During Halloween, go trick or treating at President Wagner's house
  • Rock climb in the WoodPEC
  • Eat just one more pizza at Everybody's
  • Find the walkway to the nature preserve and tunnel that stretches beneath Woodruff Library
  • Go to Hot Jam Swings on a Monday night: swing dancing in a cabin in the woods--in the heart of Buckhead
  • Mentor an underclassman
  • Check out the Dogwood Festival at Piedmont Park
  • Visit the Martin Luther King  Jr. Center
  • See a play at the Fox Theater
  • Eat at Gladys Knight's Chicken and Waffles
  • Sing your heart out on the quad
  • See a concert at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
  • Have a picnic on the quad
  • Immerse yourself in the Visual Arts Gallery
  • Attend a Dinner with 12 Strangers
  • Enroll in Botany at the Oxford Campus with Dr. Eloise Carter
  • Participate in mud sliding on McDonough Field
  • Play trivia at Maddios
  • Walk around campus and hand draw a map of everything you see there. Bring it to your 10th, 20th, and 30th reunions and then see all that has changed
  • Walk down the Ravine on the Trakus sculpture
  • Find the entrance to the old steam tunnels under the school
  • Go to a Hawks game
  • Participate in Emory Cares
  • Attend all the local festivals that take place in Atlanta
  • Visit the Emory Farmers Market
  • Ride every shuttle buses
  • Find the Monument to Gravity and ponder its meaning
  • Attend Taste of Atlanta
  • Finish the Double Bypass burger at the Vortex
  • Take a class with Susan Tamasi
  • Go to Barenaked Voices in the spring
  • Shower in the library
  • Put a zebra in the administration building
  • Go to East Andrews in Buckhead
  • Study in a foreign country and experience another culture
  • Learn great networking skills
  • Attend an Emory football game
  • Use only public transportation to tour Atlanta
  • Go to Ruby Falls
  • See the Dalai Lama
  • Go on a group trip together for an entire week
  • Go to the Clermont Lounge
  • Go to balloon fiesta in Albuquerque, NM
  • Enjoy the grace period before you have to repay the loans
  • Go swimming in the Med School fountain
  • See a mummy at the Carlos Museum
  • Think about ways you can improve the country
  • Have brunch at the Houston Mill House
  • Volunteer with local organizations
  • Visit the Atlanta History Center
  • Jog in Lullwater Park
  • Go to a Falcons game
  • Spend time under a tree looking through the leaves as the clouds pass by
  • Hike up Stone Mountain
  • Sit in the center of Asbury Circle doing absolutely nothing
  • Have a picnic in Lullwater Park
  • Apply to become an Emory tour guide
  • Take at least one class that’s not in your major -- just for fun
  • Get active and make a difference
  • Attend the Little Five Points Halloween parade
  • Spend a night in the Stacks
  • Go to a Jazz Concert
  • Attend an Organ Recital
  • Go to Candler Lake and the Quad to see (and hear) John Grade's Piedmont Divide
  • Take an Atlanta Belt Line tour
  • Sit quietly on the Quad on a beautiful day and think about those who have supported you and influenced you during your days here. Then, most importantly, take the time to tell them what they have done for you
  • Take a road trip with friends to New Orleans for Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest
  • Go to an Oxford field party