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.

Please visit the Emory New Student Programs page! Here you will learn the steps that are needed to take prior to your arrival to Emory including links to The Emory Welcome App. The app will serve as a guide throughout the summer and Orientation Week. 


Important Dates

Monday, April 1 - Housing application available on MyHousing*

Saturday, June 1 - Housing application due

Monday, July 15 - Housing assignments are released

Monday, August 19 - First-Year Move-In Day 1 (For Pre-Orientation Participants Only)

Monday, August 19 - Friday, August 23 - Pre-Orientation

Saturday, August 24 - First-Year Move-In Day 2 (For All Incoming First-Year and Transfer Students Not Participating in a Pre-Orientation Program)

Saturday, August 24 - Tuesday, August 27 - Orientation Week

Wednesday, August 28 - First Day of Classes

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



We look forward to seeing you on campus!

First-Year Housing Information

Securing your assignment for the 2024-2025 academic year takes a few easy steps!

  • Complete the 2024-2025 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!
  • Please note that you can only match with one other student. If you would like make a request for one of our triples, please email
  • 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 2024-2025 academic year here.
  • Housing assignments are released on July 15th.

For more information, please email us at

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.

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 note that you can only match with one other student. If you would like make a request for one of our triples, please email

Please make sure you are selecting the “Fall 2024” term from the drop-down box when searching for a roommate. 

roommate matching

Please visit each residence hall's specific page to learn more about the different floor plans, room layouts and furniture dimensions. 

All mattresses in the first- and second-year Residence Halls are twin xl (80" x 36" x 8"). 

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)

Please click this link for more on-campus resources!
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.  

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 2024-2025 Housing Agreement. 

The First Year Experience (FYE) program gives you a chance to get to know the campus, your professors, and your fellow hallmates. Whether you are trying to figure what to do this weekend or which major to choose, FYE offers numerous programs ranging from social events to in-hall academic advising. 

FYE Signature Events:

  • 6 Week Kickoff
  • Songfest
  • Freshmen Semi-Formal
  • Cookies, Coffee, and Care
  • First-year Farewell

FYE Living-Learning Communities 

First-year students may apply to be part of an immersion community led by a faculty member and/or other campus partners. Immersion communities offer intentional programming and resources designed around shared academic, cultural, organizational, or personal interests. FYE immersion communities include:

  • Black Men’s Initiative
  • Black Women's Initiative
  • Empowering First