Are you looking for a close-knitinclusive community where everyone knows each other? A fun group of people who enjoy similar activities and events? A place where faculty, staff and students come together around common interests?

Have you considered living in theme housing?

The Office of Residence Life & Housing provides students with a unique on-campus living opportunity through Theme Housing.

Theme Housing consists of intentionally designed living experiences centered around a variety of academic, cultural, organizational, and personal interests. Theme Housing at Emory is another way students can be involved in living and learning in a residential environment.

In order to participate in theme housing, you must apply to one of our current themes listed below. 

Theme housing is not available through the traditional housing selection process.

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The Emory Bayit, located in the charming Asbury House in the peaceful Peavine Creek woods (764 Peavine Creek Rd), provides its residents with more than a Jewish living experience – it fosters a dynamic student-led environment with the objective of stimulating personal growth, leadership development, Jewish education, and commitment to Jewish community and traditions. The Bayit is a facility that allows Jewish students to practice Kashrut, Shabbat, holidays, and other customs with ease, while fostering a warm community committed to a pluralistic Jewish lifestyle.

Who Can Apply? Spaces in Emory Bayit are open to all rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

How to Apply: To apply to live in Emory Bayit for the 2020-21 academic year please complete the application here.

The application is due by February 12th, 2020 at 11:59PM. Applicants will be notified of their status by February 17th, 2020. 

For questions about Emory Bayit, please contact Xavier Sayeed at Xavier.sayeed@emory.edu

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The Black Student Alliance House, located at 22 Eagle Row, provides residents, and the greater community, the opportunity to create a space where the Black community thrives and expands. The community fosters and uplifts the Black community as well as challenges residents’ understanding of Blackness. The goal of the entire space is to provide safe haven to Black identifying students and be thoroughly dedicated to supporting them.

The Black Student Alliance is an organization founded on the mission of devotion, service, and uplift to the black community at Emory University. In 1968, the students founded the Black Student Alliance of Emory University.  In the midst of the turmoil, the black students of Emory decided to come together to create a safe and secure environment to express their views and foster open conversation. Since then, The Black Student Alliance's focus has expanded. We exist to encourage diversity, advancement and leadership, as well as provide programs that educate and strengthen the black community. No matter what race, religion, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation, you will always find a home within Emory's Black Student Alliance.

Mission Statement: We, the Black students attending Emory University, in order to maintain an Afrocentric identity for the cohesiveness on Emory University campus;  promote the awareness of a conscious and diverse Black community; to educate on and celebrate Black culture and heritage from all parts of the Black Diaspora; and to serve as a forum for the study and elevation of Afrocentric ideas and goals do hereby establish this Constitution of the Black Student Alliance of Emory University.

The BSA House serves as an extension of the Black Student Alliance’s mission of devotion, service, and uplift to the black community at Emory. The Emory Black Student Alliance is honored to have the ability to provide this residential opportunity to our community. Through all kinds of fellowship, food, and events - hosted by us and the other Black student organizations - we, collectively, hope to continue the work to strengthen the community, build to self-sufficiency, and educate each other.

Who Can Apply? Spaces in the BSA House are open to all rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. All students dedicated to doing intellectual work in the name of freedom and Blackness are encouraged to apply. We encourage students from all backgrounds to apply, while stressing the formative experience that we believe residency can have on Black identifying students. We further encourage applicants to make sure that they are dedicated to the mission of the House (and the organization) and commit themselves to participating fully in the living-learning experience.

How to Apply: To apply to live in the BSA House, please complete the application here.

The application is due by TBA. Applicants will be notified of their status by TBA.

For questions about the BSA House, please contact Nisaa Maragh at nisaa.elaine.maragh@emory.edu.

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Casa Émory, located at 746 Peavine Creek, provides students with the opportunity of living in a Spanish and Portuguese-speaking environment. It is also a center for departmental activities ranging from informal discussions of contemporary topics to the staging of cultural activities such as films, lectures, music and dance. When possible, a student from the Universidad de Salamanca resides in the building and serves as a liaison between Casa Émory and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. The affairs of the House are governed by a Constitution that defines the goals, responsibilities, and expectations of its residents.  For more information about Casa Émory email the Faculty Advisor Elva Gonzalez at egonza3@emory.edu.

Who Can Apply? Spaces in Casa Émory are open to all rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

How to Apply: To apply to Casa Émory, please print and complete this application and return it to Faculty Advisor Elva Gonzalez by January 31st.   In addition, please fill out a housing application to live on campus at MyHousing.

If you have any general questions about any of the Eagle Row or Peavine Creek Theme Options, please contact Complex Director Greg Hollinger (gregory.hollinger@emory.edu).

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Located on the 7th floor of the Tower Apartments on the Clairmont Campus, the German House offers a unique living environment where daily activities are conducted in German. It has three bedrooms, and can accommodate 6 students. The Teaching Assistant for the Department of German Studies lives in the apartment, speaks German with the residents, and helps coordinate extra-curricular activities such as viewing a German film, socializing, or discussing current events. A benefit of living in the German House for our students is the daily opportunity to practice German with a native speaker.

Application to Live in German House

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The Media, Literature, and Arts Outreach (MLAO) theme house, located at 20 Eagle Row, is proudly comprised of a group of Emory’s most involved artists, musicians, writers, designers, and performers on campus. Residents of MLAO collaborate with other house members, local talent, and organizations across campus to offer a variety of programs for students and staff alike. MLAO encourages artists of all types alongside those interested in hosting events on campus to join the close knit community.

Who Can Apply? Spaces in MLAO are open to all rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

How to Apply: To apply to live in MLAO for the 2020-21 academic year please complete the application here. Applications will be accept on a rolling basis. 

For questions about MLAO, please contact Ethan Mock at ethan.mock@emory.edu or Raegan Clark at raegan.clark@emory.edu

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Theme Description: The P.E.A.C.E Living Learning Community is located at the Clairmont Residential Center (CRC). It offers a unique residential opportunity that incorporates a Philosophy course taught by Dr. Huseyinzadegan (a.k.a. Dr. H). This course, PHIL 497R Independent Study (1-Credit), which will be offered in the Fall of 2020, deals with the question of political freedom, its history and its current relevance. Once selected for the P.E.A.C.E. Living Learning Community, residents will be automatically enrolled in PHIL 497R. In the Fall semester, Dr. H and the residents of P.E.A.C.E. Hall will meet once every two weeks (times/days to be determined according to residents’ schedules) to discuss short Philosophy texts, view films, and analyze current national and global events related to theme of political freedom. In the Spring semester, residents will also have a chance to engage in projects that aim to bring the intermingling of their own intellectual and socio-political commitments to the larger community at Emory. Events may include such things as field trips, informal dinners, invited speakers, and politically-engaged activities. This living learning community is designed to give its residents social and political literacy through a combined experience of an undergraduate Philosophy course and Clairmont residency. It aims to be fun and relaxed as well as creatively and intellectually fulfilling. Interest in social justice issues is a must; background in Philosophy is not required for applicants.

Who Can Apply?

P.E.A.C.E. Living Learning Community is open ONLY to rising third- and fourth-year students at Emory (College, Business, Nursing, etc.), who will not be studying abroad for 2020-21 Academic Year and will not be graduating in the Fall 2020. All students of diverse beliefs, cultures, and fields of study are encouraged to apply. 

Contact Information: For general Clairmont Theme Housing information please contact Courtnay Oddman at coddman@emory.edu. For specific questions related to the PEACE LLC, contact Dr. Huseyinzadegan dhuseyin1@emory.edu

How to Apply:

Applications are accepted each spring semester. Please fill out the application at the link below and submit it by 11:59PM on February 12, 2020. You will be notified of your acceptance by February 17, 2020.

Application Link Here.

Theme Description: The Scientific Research and Mentorship Hall will establish a learning community of Emory undergraduate research students. While living together in the Undergraduate Residential Center (URC) of the Clairmont Campus, participants will be expected to pursue their research interests and work toward servicing the Emory community through peer mentorship and community engagement. While research and service are the main pillars of this theme hall, encouraging inclusivity and equal representation in STEM related career paths will be an additional objective. Participants will be supported by bi-weekly direct engagement with a Faculty-in-Residence, professional development activities, and community building events.

Who Can Apply: A commitment to undergraduate research for the 2020-2021 academic year (Candidates should have already identified a research mentor/lab at the time of application) and a demonstration of academic prowess in STEM courses (via submission of an unofficial transcript) is required. The Scientific Research and Mentorship Hall is open ONLY to rising third- and fourth-year students at Emory (College, Business, Nursing, etc.), who will not be studying abroad for 2020-21 Academic Year.

Contact Information:  For general Clairmont Theme Housing information please contact Courtnay Oddman at coddman@emory.edu. For specific questions related to the Scientific Research and Mentorship Hall, contact Dr. Eladio Abreu at eabreu@emory.edu

How to Apply:

Applications are accepted each spring semester. Please fill out the application at the link below and submit it by 11:59PM on February 12, 2020. You will be notified of your acceptance by February 17, 2020.

Application Link Here.