Finessing Emory

  1. Emory students get free access to the New York Times. Check out this link.

  2. Get an upperclassman friend if you want Dooleys and an underclassman friend if you want meal swipes.

  3. Be on the lookout for free screenings around campus. The film and media department once hosted a special screening for free of ‘Get Out’ before it was released in theaters! Other departments have shown films such as Moonlight and Hidden Figures while still playing theaters as well.

  4. You can Stream live TV and thousands of Xfinity On Demand shows and movies directly to your laptop, desktop, and mobile devices using your Emory ID. Check out this link to sign up for Xfinity on Campus (XOC).

  5. At the end of the year, rich kids throw away their “barely used” TVs, room supplies and school supplies. Check out the donation bins at the end of the year. People have finessed flat screens and more.

  6. Don’t waste your money on Microsoft Office if you purchased a new laptop. Emory students get access to download the newest versions every year through their email.

  7. Emory students have full access to ancestry.com through the Emory Library if you need to or are interested in looking up your family history.

  8. Peavine parking garage is open on weekends for anyone who lives in the city and doesn’t regularly drive a car on campus.

  9. If you go to the computer lab in the Math and Science Center they have free printing.

  10. Don’t feel pressured by professors to buy those $300 textbooks unless you’re taking a science course or it’s otherwise imperative of you to do so. Before spending any money check out Library Genesis first. It is an incredible resource that provides free downloads to hundreds of thousands of books. If you can’t opt out of buying a textbook altogether search for cheaper alternatives through Amazon, CHEGG or through Emory Buy & Sell. Also, e-book rentals are significantly cheaper than hardcover and paperback texts.