By: Krystyn Malveaux – Epidemiology
Being at Rollins is one of the best experiences, but sometimes it feels like we are disconnected from other parts of the Emory University campus. Many students in Rollins have not ventured across the bridge or past the School of Medicine circle, and there is so much left to discover.
Kaldi’s Roasting Coffee – The Depot
In the case you need a caffeine break and a quick walk to clear your mind Kaldi’s Depot is near the train tracks, and provides a nice coffee shop environment for students that prefer to study at Starbucks. Also, there is another location in the School of Medicine which is directly on your left after crossing the bridge.
Cox Hall – Food Court
Rollin’s Café can get congested during lunch time as it the closest cafeteria for the nearby research buildings and the School of Nursing, so it a good idea to have a back-up plan. Cox Hall is one of the best nearby places on campus and you have multiple options including Ray’s Pizza, Maru Sushi, Twisted Taco, and more. Check out the menu here for more food options.
Emory Farmer’s Market
Every Tuesday from 11:00 am-3:00 pm, Emory Dining and the Office of Sustainable Initiatives host a farmer’s market on Cox Hall Bridge. The market is full of local seasonal produce, artisan breads and baked goods, various coffees, and different lunch options. You can find market dates by the semester and some vendor information here.
Emory Student Center (formerly the Dobbs University Center)
Formerly known as the Dobbs University Center (The DUC), the new Emory Student Center (ESC) is scheduled to open by the end of April 2019. The DUC-ling currently severs as a temporary dining facility, but is scheduled to close at the end of Spring semester 2019. The ESC will include lounges, meeting spaces, and a new dining facility. You can find more information on the ongoing project (including a live stream) here.
If you are in search for a scenic area on campus, make sure you check out the Quad area. It is visually pleasing (like most Emory buildings) and can be really relaxing on a nice day.
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Did you know Emory houses the museum with the largest ancient arts collection in the Southeast? As a student you can observe the art of the Michael C. Carlos Museum for free, and you can bring visitors for only $8. Feel free to peruse the art and stop on the top floor to experience the Ebrik Coffee Room when you need a caffeine pick me up. Make sure to check out the website to stay updated on different exhibits and events here.
Robert Woodruff Library
The closest library to Rollins is the Health Sciences library which is great for a quick study fix, but at night when it’s closed and the Gracement isn’t too appealing you have options. There Woodruff Library on campus is open 24 hours throughout the week and houses a lot of resources from research librarians to workshops to improve research skills.
Overall, there is so much that Rollins offers that it is often forgotten that Emory University can offer you different resources too. I hope that during your time here you will make time to see what you can do across the bridge.