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.

First Year Housing Requirement

"First-year student" is a term used at Emory to designate a student that has graduated from high school in the past year, or is participating in their first year of study. A traditional first-year student has a “freshman” class standing, but regardless of the number of academic credit hours, students in their first year of study will remain "first-year" students.

There is a two-year residency requirement for undergraduate students. The first-year experience as a resident in University housing is unique and exciting, as intentional communities are created in our residence halls. Each of Emory’s residence halls offers a different flavor of college life, one that develops according to the needs and personalities of the residents.

All first-year students are required to live on campus and are guaranteed housing in the residence halls. Exceptions may be made if you live in Atlanta with your immediate family.

If you are a first-year student and prefer to live at home, you may appeal to be released from the live-on housing requirement. Please see the detailed information on the Housing Appeals webpage.

First Year Residence Halls

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. Regardless of which residence hall you are assigned, your first year at Emory is sure to be a memorable one.

Housing Options Available to First-Year Students

Apply for Housing

Incoming first-year students apply for housing through our online housing selection application. Housing applications will be available online on April 1.

Please note that you will not be able to access the housing application until your Admission deposit has been paid. Within 48 hours of your deposit, you will be granted full access to all university systems and will be able to log on and apply for housing.

Apply for Housing Online

Watch the First Year Housing Application Walkthrough Video

Housing Assignments

All dates are currently tentative, please check back for updates.

Housing Assignments for incoming first year students will be posted to your MyHousing page on July 1.

Rising second year students are required to live on campus and guaranteed on campus housing.  Housing selection for rising second year students will take place in March and April.

Rising third and fourth year students are not guaranteed housing, however, we work diligently to accommodate as many students in on-campus housing as possible.  Housing selection for rising third and fourth year students will take place in February.

All current students interested in on-campus housing, including sorority and fraternity housing, should participate in the online room selection process by the appropriate deadlines.

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)

Roommate Requests

Roommate requests and roommate matching are done through the application on your MyHousing page prior to the room selection process. 

You may only request roommates who have already completed the housing application.  If you do not find a roommate now, we advise revisiting the roommate selection page frequently to see if more students have completed the application. 

Move In Day*

*All dates are currently tentative, please check back for updates

Moving into your on-campus residence hall or apartment can be fun and exciting.  Mark your calendars for First-Year Move In Day on Saturday, August 22, 2020. Be sure you know where to check-in and What to Bring (and what not to bring), before you arrive.

Students requesting Early Arrival for any reason must complete the early arrival application through their MyHousing page.  There is a nightly fee for early arrival; please see the application for more information. The application will be available May 1 - July 15.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!