First Year Student Housing Guide
"First-year student" is a term used at Emory to designate a student that has graduated high school in the past year, or is participating in his or her 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.
The first-year experience as a resident in University housing is unique and exciting. All first-year students are required in live in on-campus University housing which creates communities 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.
Because all first-year students are required to live in the residence halls during their first year at Emory, the University guarantees housing for first-year students. 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.
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 hall and floor 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.
As part of the First Year at Emory, all incoming first-year students will be assigned to a Living-Learning Community. To help us better understand your interests and to help you start thinking critically about your first year, we ask incoming first-year students to fill out an FYE questionnaire no later than May 31, 2017. This questionnaire asks about your academic interests, extracurricular and program interests, and goals you have for your first year. Please budget between 15-20 minutes to complete this survey. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incoming first-year students can apply for housing through our online housing selection application. Housing applications will be available online coinciding with the release of regular Admission decisions (no later than April 1, 2017.)
Please note that you will not be able to access the housing application until your Admission deposit has been paid. When your deposit is received, you will be granted full access to all university systems and will be able to log on and apply for housing.
Accommodations for various disabilities take time to arrange. For this reason, it is important that accommodation requests for pre-existing conditions be made at the time of application. If you have a disability that may require a specific type of housing assignment, you must register with the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS). All requests for housing accommodations must be submitted to OAS by May 10, 2017.
For questions regarding this process, please contact email@example.com or call 404.727.9877.
Roommate requests and matching are done through the application on your MyHousing account prior to the room assignments process.
At this time as we have begun our first year housing assignment process, roommate matching is no longer available.
Moving into your on-campus residence hall or apartment can be both fun and exhausting. Mark your calendars for Move In Day on Saturday, August 19 from 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM. Before you arrive, be sure to know where to check-in and What to Bring (and what not to bring).
Students requesting Early Arrival for any reason, must complete the early arrival application through their MyHousing portal. The application will be available June 1 - July 15.
We look forward to seeing you on campus!