As a new student at Emory, you probably have several questions about the residence halls, how to sign-up for housing, what to bring, when to move in, and MORE! Below are answers to some commonly asked questions. If you have further questions, contact or call 404-727-7631.


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Important Dates

Saturday, April 1 - Housing application available on MyHousing*

Thursday, June 1 - Housing application due

Saturday, July 15 - Housing assignments are released

Monday, 8/14 - First-Year Move-In Day 1 (For Pre-Orientation Participants Only)

Monday, 8/14 - Friday, 8/18 - Pre-Orientation

Saturday, 8/19 - First-Year Move-In Day 2 (For All Incoming First-Year and Transfer Students Not Participating in a Pre-Orientation Program)

Saturday, 8/19 - Saturday, 8/26 - Orientation Week

*Login to MyHousing available approximately 48 hours after submitting your Admissions deposit. 

First-Year Housing Overview

Securing your assignment for the 2023-2024 academic year takes a few easy steps.

  • Complete the 2023-24 Housing Agreement located on your MyHousing page by the June 1st deadline. Please allow up to 48 hours after you submit your Admissions deposit in order to gain access to your MyHousing portal. If you are unable to login after the 48 hours, please reach out to us at  
  • Complete any roommate matching you wish to complete. Remember, you can only search for and match with a roommate who has also completed their housing application. Not sure how to use the roommate search/match tool? Check out this guide!
  • Not sure about a roommate? No worries! Roughly 50% of first year students “go random” and do not pre-match with a roommate.
  • Students can indicate their preference for the following: a single room, a double room, single-gender floor or a coed floor. All first-year housing is randomly assigned. Students aren't able to select their specific residence hall or room.  
  • Interested in a first-year immersion theme housing community? Check out programs available for the 23/24 academic year here.
  • Housing assignments are released on July 15th.

For more information, please email us at

First-Year Roommate Matching 

If you are interested in searching for or matching with a roommate, you must complete the housing application on your MyHousing page first. Students will not appear in roommate search if they have not completed the housing application.

Please make sure you are selecting the “Fall 2023” term from the drop-down box when searching for a roommate. 

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First-Year Residence Halls

To see more information about the residence halls available to you as a rising first-year student, please click on the "Housing Options" tab, then "Residence Halls" and then "First Year." You may also use the link below to view all the options for Housing. As a first-year student, you do not have the option to choose a specific building as we make assignments with the goal to create a well-rounded and diverse community of students. You do however, have the option to let us know your preference for the type of floor (same-gender, co-ed) you are assigned to; we will honor these preferences as we are able.

Please click here to view first-year housing options. 

Theme Communities

Are you interested in living in a theme community? Please read more about the theme communities available for the 2023-2024 academic year by visiting the webpage here

Renters Insurance

Renters insurance protects belongings, such as a laptop, smartphone, bicycle, textbooks, clothing, and other costly personal items from theft, vandalism, damage, and other covered events, and can help you repair or replace property, as well as provide personal liability insurance. Renters insurance also protects you and your family financially against unintentional damage to university property or bodily injury to others for which you are legally liable.

Emory University is not responsible for replacing stolen or damaged property. To help protect you and your family, all students who live in University Housing are strongly encouraged to carry renters’ insurance. We have partnered with GradGuard to provide students with a quality low-cost option. GradGuard Renters Insurance offers lower deductibles and premiums, and small claims will not affect your personal premiums for years to come.

Information about GradGuard renter's insurance is provided at the beginning of your 2023-24 Housing Agreement. 

Housing Accommodation Requests

Students requesting a housing accommodation due to a medical need must contact the Department of Accessibility Services (DAS) to request a housing accommodation. As accommodations for various disability/medical needs take time to arrange, it is important that accommodation requests for pre-existing conditions are made well in advance.

For questions regarding this process, please contact or call 404.727.9877.

Department of Accessibility Services (DAS)

Register Your Bike

Housing Operations and Residence Life recommends that all bicycle users registers their bikes with the Emory Police Department. Register your bike through the Operation ID Program by clicking here.  


We look forward to seeing you on campus!