Recreational Opportunities

Arts & Concerts at Emory

Information about arts and concerts at Emory, including information about free concerts, is available here. The link to “events calendar” allows creation of a custom calendar based on areas of interest. The Schwartz Center for Performing Arts 1700 N. Decatur Road is one of the newer Emory concert venues, with parking available for evening performances (recently has been free parking in the evenings) in the adjacent Fishburne parking deck accessible off North Decatur Road less than one block west of Clifton Road and just west of the Schwartz Center. The Carlos Museum in on the main quad and includes permanent and temporary exhibits.

Discount Ticket Booth and Information Desk at Emory Dobbs University Center (DUC)

The tickets and information desk is located within the DUC on the Emory campus. General Emory information, information about on-campus programs, and discounted tickets for local movie theaters and some area attractions are available. The phone number is 404-727-INFO (4636) and additional information is at the Dobbs University Center (the DUC). Clicking on the link to “info desk” on the website gives access to the tickets available.

Sparkfly Discounts

As an advantage to working for one of the largest employers in metro Atlanta, Emory and Sparkfly have partnered to offer employees (and retirees) a unique discount program. Save time and money on things like travel, restaurants, electronics, movie and event tickets, shopping and so much more. Enrollment is automatic as an Emory employee so there is no need to sign up or enroll. Find out more here.

Other Emory Employee Discounts 

Click here to learn more about discounts to art events, fitness facilities, transportation, continuing education, and more. Also see Emory Software information on this site.

Membership in Emory Health and Fitness Centers

There are three health centers at Emory which faculty can join at a discounted rate. The largest is the George W. Woodruff Physical Educational Center on the main campus, which has an Olympic indoor pool. The smaller Biomeyer Health fitness center on the main campus is for faculty and staff only. The Student Activity and Academic Center (SAAC) on Clairmont Road is the closest to (just south of) the Atlanta VAMC and includes an Olympic size outdoor pool. Additional information on these facilities, as well as information on other athletic activities, can be found at the Emory Athletics Site. Look down the page to "Where we play and compete" for links to  each facility. 

VA Fitness Center

There is a fitness center in the VA (GA235) on the ground floor in the same tower as the police station, around the corner from the badge office, with shower facilities and lockers nearby. There are exercise bicycles, treadmills, stair machines, elliptical machines, and free weights. There is 24/7 access with your badge after it is activated. To activate your badge for fitness center access, contact Police Sgt. Eric Adams at(404) 321-6111 Ext 1866, or by email Eric.Adams1@va.gov. 

Going Between Emory and the Atlanta VAMC

See the Transportation page for details on bus routes and walking between the institutions.