Going Beyond the Bridge

By Katie Brousseau, MPH’23 in Epidemiology

Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) is located on the other side of the bridge from Emory University’s main campus. While we are fortunate to have everything we need right here in the RSPH buildings, there are a few reasons why Rollins students should consider going beyond the bridge to explore the rest of Emory’s campus. Here are six reasons why:

1. Satisfy Your Taste Buds

Emory’s campus has a variety of food options available for students beyond what is offered at the Rollins Cafe and Dancing Goats. Cox Hall is a popular spot for students to grab a bite between classes, with offerings such as tacos, poke bowls, and smoothies. Kaldi’s coffee shop and the full-service Starbucks are perfect for when you need an extra boost of caffeine.

2. Find a New Favorite Study Spot

RSPH has plenty of space to study in its three main buildings, but when you really need to focus, I would recommend checking out one of the multiple libraries available on Emory’s Campus. The Health Sciences Library is located right across from the bridge and offers a quieter atmosphere, while the main Woodruff Library is on the other side of campus and offers multiple levels of study space, as well as a coffee shop.

3. Connect with Nature

Enjoy a change of scenery and take a walk in nature in Lullwater Preserve. Emory’s Lullwater Preserve is a hidden gem on campus, on the opposite side of Clifton Road from RSPH. The preserve has walking trails and is the perfect place to take a break from studying and enjoy some fresh air and nature.

4. Expand Your Education

Emory has multiple schools within the university, including Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Goizueta School of Business, Emory School of Medicine, and others. Take a foreign language course, delve deeper into health economics, or check off a medical school prerequisite while you are studying at Rollins. The best part is that taking classes at Emory’s other schools is included in RSPH tuition, so you won’t have to worry about any extra costs.

5. Hit the Gym

Emory’s Woodruff Physical Education Center has a variety of cardio and strength equipment, an olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis courts, and group exercise classes that are available for RSPH students without any additional charge. Lockers and showers are available to make hitting the gym convenient, even on days when your schedule has you stuck on campus.

6. Show Your School Spirit

RSPH merchandise is periodically sold by Rollins Student Government Association (RSGA) on designated dates, but the Emory bookstore is open year-round with a wider selection of items. Head to the Emory Bookstore and browse the selection of Emory merchandise. From apparel to accessories to gifts, you’ll find something that suits your style.

There are plenty of reasons why RSPH students should venture beyond the bridge to explore Emory’s main campus. From trying new foods to taking classes in other schools, there’s something for everyone. Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and discover all that Emory University has to offer.

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