Emory University is committed to making university housing accessible to all students, and that all students in residential facilities have a safe, comfortable, and dignified living experience.


Emory Housing has accessible rooms for students with a disability or medical needs which require accommodations to a residence hall space. These rooms are distributed throughout the campus and may change from year to year. In addition, the University has wheelchair accessible shuttles to service the campus. Housing accommodation assignments are made on a case-by-case basis and recognizes the variability of individual needs and preferences.


Disability/Medical Needs

The Department of Accessibility Services (DAS), part of the Office of Equity and Inclusion, assists qualified students, faculty, and staff with obtaining a variety of services and ensures that all matters of equal access, reasonable accommodation, and compliance are properly addressed. 

Accommodations will be approved, as appropriate, based on receipt of documentation as outlined by DAS. Additional consultation may take place with the Emory Counseling and Psychological Services and/or the Emory Student Health Center. Students who are registered with DAS will be contacted individually, via email, regarding procedures for securing housing during the room selection process.

More information can be found on the DAS website.

Note: Housing does not provide accommodations for Learning Disabilities.

Requesting Religious & Spiritual Accommodations

Emory Housing will provide reasonable accommodations for students that wish to exercise religious or spiritual practices or beliefs that do not cause undue hardship to the University. For incoming students, a request must be made at the earliest possible opportunity after admission. To request a religious or spiritual accommodation in housing, students must complete the accommodation request form. To complete this form, you must be an Emory student.

Religious & Spiritual Accommodation Request Form

Emotional Support Animals 

An Emotional Support Animal is an animal that provides emotional support that alleviates one or more identified symptoms or effects of a resident’s documented disability. Some Emotional Support Animals have been trained to work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a mental/psychiatric disability, but in some cases no training is required. ESAs must be approved by the Department of Accessibility Services (DAS). 

Please visit this page for more information regarding Emotional Support Animals.