Student Activity & Academic Center

SAAC Summer Membership Update

Thank you so much for your interest in a pool membership. We are currently finalizing our 2024 membership rates. Please know rates are subject to change from the previous year, and we will be sharing those details as soon as they become available. You can secure your spot now by completing this FORM (click here) and direct communication will be sent with 2024 rates, membership structures and instructions on how to pay when 2024 rate details are available. 
 Tentative dates for SAAC Pool Operations will be:
April 1 - October 4, 2024
Both Summer (May 15 - Sept 2) and Summer Extended (Apr 1 - Oct 4) memberships will be available. More details to come on 2024 rates.


The Student Activity & Academic Center (SAAC) is located on the Clairmont campus and features both indoor and outdoor recreational facilities. The SAAC also houses a mail center, café and the Office of Accessibility Services.

Clay tennis courts are closed during the winter months.
To access our facilities, students, members and guests must present their Emory ID, facility access card or Government issued ID.

Welcome Center Phone: 404-712-2430

Facility hours are located here.

Facility Address:                                                          
Student Activity and Academic Center
1946 Starvine Way
Decatur, GA 30033

SAAC Facilities

SAAC Fitness Center

Fitness Center

The Fitness Center is located on the first floor of the facility and features six Woodway treadmills, four arc trainers, two AMTs, two ellipticals, one upright bike, two recumbent bikes, 16 pieces of Cybex strength and conditioning training equipment, and free weights ranging from 3 to 80 pounds. Located beneath the stairs you will find stability balls and a stretching area. The Fitness Center also has a cardio theater with 6 large screen televisions. In addition to our first floor Fitness Center we have the Overlook, located on the second floor right above the stairs. The Overlook features an elliptical, two upright bikes, free weights and a stretching area.



The gym is located on the 1st floor and features 2 basketball courts that may also be setup for volleyball and badminton.



Several classrooms are available for use in the Student Activity & Academic Center. Room 315 & 317 are small study rooms that may be reserved for free for a maximum of 2 hours by members starting at 5:00pm for the following day by calling the front desk at 404-712-2430. Rooms 312, 316 and 316 are larger classrooms and are available for reservation by students, departments and the community. The Student Activity & Academic Center also features a computer lab and study space with five Mac computers. This lab is open to Emory students, faculty, and staff and you must use an ID to access.

SAAC Outdoor Facilities

The multipurpose field may be used for a variety of activities ranging from intramural games (soccer, ultimate frisbee, football) to campus-sponsored musical concerts.

The Aquatic Center at the Student Activity & Academic Center is a premier outdoor swimming facility offering its members a wide range of swimming opportunities. The Aquatic Center is complete with a 50-meter pool with two 1-meter diving boards, separate 25-yard 4-lane teaching pool and children’s pool. See opening dates and hours here.

Pool Facts

50 Meter Pool:

  • Volume: 589,000 gallons
  • Depths: 4 ft minimum and 12 ft maximum
  • Flow Rate: 1,810 gallons per minute
  • Turnover Rate: 5.5 hours
  • Temperature: 78 degree minimum

25 Yard Teaching Pool:

  • Volume: 62,900 gallons
  • Depths: 3.5 ft minimum and 4.5 ft maximum
  • Flow Rate: 502 gallons per minute
  • Turnover Rate: 2.1 hours

Kiddie Pool:

  • Volume: 2,495 gallons
  • Depths: 9 inches
  • Flow Rate: 70 gallons per minute
  • Turnover Rate: 0.6 hours

The Student Activity & Academic Center boasts one of the finest tennis centers in the Atlanta metro area. The tennis center is comprised of six hard courts (Plexipave) and two soft courts (HAR-TRU Hyrdocourt System).

The Plexipave courts provide an all-weather, durable, quick drying surface that provides resistance to deterioration from ultra-violet rays. It is constructed with an acrylic latex surface formulated over concrete and asphalt.

The HAR-TRU Hydrocourt System is a unique subsurface irrigation system with a built-in controlled water reservoir that disperses water evenly throughout the clay surface. The clay courts are closed from last day of Fall Semester classes through spring break for the winter freeze/thaw cycle. During Emory's Spring Break the courts are reconditioned with four tons of topcoat as well as new lines and nails.

The Student Activity & Academic Center offers sand volleyball on a first-come, first-serve basis. Volleyballs are available for check out at the Welcome Desk.

The Student Activity & Academic Center offers outdoor basketball on a first-come, first-serve basis. Basketballs are available for check out at the Welcome Desk.

Contact Us

26 Eagle Row. Atlanta, Georgia 30322 USA


404.727.6551 (WPEC Member Services Office)

404.712.2431 (SAAC Member Services Desk)