1836 Dinners

In 1836, Emory University was founded and named for Bishop John Emory who dreamed of an American education that molded the character, as well as the mind, in a vibrant intellectual community. The 1836 Dinners celebrate the tradition of the university's strong educational community by offering first-year students several opportunities each year to dine together as a residence hall community, along with faculty, alumni, and administrators.

Every fall, an 1836 Dinner is held for each freshman residence hall to welcome incoming students to the Emory community. Centered around the theme of each hall, these events are facilitated by the 1836 Dinner Hosts – a group that includes student leaders, faculty, staff, alumni, and administrators – who bring freshmen together for an evening of meaningful and thoughtful conversation. The 1836 Dinners are also held throughout the year and extended to students of all classes with distinguished guests speaking on a chosen topic.

All dinners begin at 6:36pm.

For more information, please contact us at 1836Dinners@emory.edu
For announcements, please visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/1836Dinners