Academic & Career Resources

Academic Advising

Emerson students have diverse options when it comes to course selection, and our advisors ensure that each student can make the informed decisions necessary for a fulfilling academic experience. They work with students to help them utilize the wide array of academic and professional resources our community provides. 

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center is the hub for career education, resources, and experiential learning opportunities at Emerson. The Center empowers students and alumni to realize their potential by providing personalized career counseling, a robust employer partnership program, and innovative career development platforms and cutting-edge digital resources.

Education Abroad and Domestic Programs

Education Abroad & Domestic Programs is committed to providing Emerson students with opportunities to explore their academic goals and expand their cultural knowledge in international settings and global environments. In addition to Emerson-sponsored external programs in Los Angeles, The Netherlands, Prague, Spain, Beijing and Shanghai, Austria, Greece, France, Ireland, Mexico and Washington, D.C., students can enroll for a semester of study through non-affiliated universities and other study abroad programs.

Writing & Academic Resource Center (WARC)

The Writing and Academic Resource Center (WARC) supports all members of the Emerson community by developing personalized strategies for academic success. Through one-on-one meetings and conversations, WARC consultants work with students to create pathways toward success on campus.

Campus Life

Athletics

As a member of the highly competitive New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), Emerson's student-athletes compete in 14 NCAA Division III Intercollegiate programs including basketball, baseball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. In addition to our Division III sports, every student has access to high-quality facilities, supportive fitness staff, and a variety of physical activities. Our fitness center has state-of-the-art equipment and machines, and our gym hosts open hours for shooting hoops or playing games.

Dining Services

At Emerson, students have their pick of several dining options serving fresh, sustainable fare with menus designed to suit varied tastes and dietary preferences. Grab a bite to eat with friends, pick up a snack before class, or sit down to enjoy a proper dinner. If they're in a rush, they can even take their meals to go and fuel their study sessions wherever they may be.

Housing & Residential Education

Housing and Residential Education (HRE) provides a safe and comfortable living environment focused on providing a living/learning community supporting a student’s intellectual, emotional, and social development and growth. Community members are challenged to take individual responsibility in a setting that is open, respectful, disciplined, and appreciative of its diversity.

Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL)

Student Engagement and Leadership is dedicated to helping students connect with resources and organizations on campus, commit to personal growth and ultimately serve the Emerson community. Through leadership training, civic engagement, student organizations and fraternity and sorority life, Student Engagement and Leadership gives students the tools and resources that empower them to become engaged on campus.

Student Transitions, Orientation and Family Programs

The purpose of the New Student Orientation program is to provide incoming students with a series of experiences designed to facilitate their successful social and academic transition to Emerson and the Boston community. Orientation strives to help new students become more comfortable and better prepared to take on the various academic and social challenges associated with entering a new and unfamiliar environment.

Off-Campus Student Services

OCSS is here to help with all aspects of off-campus living including getting involved with campus life, finding roommates, signing a lease, and more.

Health, Wellness and Access

Center for Health & Wellness

At Emerson, we believe good health is essential for academic achievement. Our Center for Health and Wellness (CHW) supports students and enhances the learning environment through a range of services and programs. Their staff includes nurse practitioners, a physician assistant, a clinical dietitian, and a health and wellness educator. A supervising physician is also available on call when medically necessary. Their team is well suited to support the health of our dynamic academic community.

Counseling & Psychological Services (ECAPS)

The primary goal Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services is to help students fully develop their intellectual, emotional, and social potential. They focus on helping students prevent, reduce, or eliminate emotional and psychological barriers that may interfere with this developmental process. This service is free and confidential.

Intercultural Student Affairs

Intercultural Student Affairs at Emerson centers humanity, compassion, and education at the forefront of everything they do. They honor, celebrate, and validate the narratives of marginalized voices, and in turn, support community-based advocacy, reflection, and action. They create and hold space for people to be who they are.

International Student Affairs

The Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) offers consultations with students and scholars on immigration and visa matters, specialized programs and events to foster social and cultural adjustment, and personal advising and counseling on social issues to currently enrolled international students.

Spiritual Life

The Center for Spiritual Life is Emerson’s inclusive, multifaith hub for religious and spiritual programming, support, and education. Their team of chaplains and student leaders work to foster a campus environment where faith traditions and spirituality can be practiced freely and wholly.

Student Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) strives to create an inclusive campus environment for students, allowing them to have full access to courses, programs, and activities during their time at Emerson College. They coordinate accommodations and support services that promote equal access for undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities.

Student Success

The Office of Student Success is focused on student retention, satisfaction, and success, making sure that students have the support they need to realize their fullest potential at Emerson. They help students to explore their options, navigate campus systems, and connect to services, support, and each other.