Living On Campus Resources

All undergraduates living in on-campus housing are required to participate in the Meal Plan. Plan options vary depending on your class status (not academic standing) and your personal preference. Click on the link below to find the options for first-year, second-year and upperclass students. Please review the meal plan options carefully and decide on a Meal Plan before you complete the housing application. You will be asked to make your Meal Plan selection in the Housing Selection process. As a part of the Meal Plan, you will have the opportunity to use on-campus food facilities. More information can be obtained from Emory Dining and the Emory Card Office.


To check your Emory Card balances (Dooley and Eagle Dollar balances), visit the Emory Card Services Student Financial Services page or click here.

If you have further questions about dining plans, please contact

On campus mail service is provided by the university and is NOT managed by the Office of Residence Life & Housing.

All on-campus housing residents will be provided with a P.O. Box in Few Residence Hall. P.O. boxes are assigned to new students by the Emory post office on August 1. If you do not receive your box number in the mail by mid-August, you can check with the post office once you arrive on campus. 

All on-campus housing residents will also be provided with an address. The address will resemble the addresses below depending on their campus:

Main Campus Clairmont Campus

Recipient's Name
MSC _____ (Student Mailstop Code)*
Emory University
Main Campus
Atlanta, GA 30322

Recipient's Name
MSC _____ (Student Mailstop Code)*
Emory University
Clairmont Campus
Atlanta, GA 30322

*All on-campus housing residents will be assigned a unique mail stop code. Your student mail stop code (MSC) can be found on your MyHousing page.

Shipping Your Belongings

The University's mail contractor, RICOH USA, coordinates all shipping and mailing for our residents. Information about shipping is available on the mail services website. Packages that are sent through a shipping company should be addressed to your Emory University address (as demonstrated above).

Note - Packages shipped prior to move in should not arrive at Emory earlier than August 10, 2019. When you move in you can pick-up your packages at trailers located near your residence hall.

If you have questions and concerns regarding shipping and mailing, please contact Mail Services at Emory University.

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Residence Hall Labs

The Division of Library and Information Technology Services (LITS)  operates computing labs, equipped with Windows and Macintosh (Mac) workstations, in several locations around campus. These locations include:

  • DUC Computer Lab

  • Student Activity and Academic Services (SAAC).

ResNet (Residential Networking)
ResNet provides modern wireless network connectivity (EmoryUnplugged) and cable TV services in each Residence Hall or apartment.  Students with computing concerns can contact or call 404.727.7777 for assistance (7AM-6PM ). For further information about IT services provided for Emory students, such as TV and internet set-up in Residence Halls, please visit the LITS website.

A walk-in and drop-off help center is located in Woodruff Library 1st Floor, 9 AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday. Students can obtain after hour assistance by calling 404.727.7777.



Emory features a number of digital TV channels. These can be accessed via digital antenna or the coaxial port located in residential rooms. Recently manufactured TVs typically have digital antennas built in; check with the supplier before purchasing. Students must provide their own coxial cable. 

The full TV listings can be found here

For more questions about Emory's cable service, contact University IT (404-727-7777)

Other helpful links include:




Shuttle Service
Emory University’s Office of Community Services operates a shuttle bus service between major buildings, parking areas, and residential centers. Contact the Office of Community Services at 404.727.1829 for their shuttle routes and hours of operation. These routes are also available through the Rider App. Shuttles are available to students seeking to go from main campus to Clairmont Campus (Cliff Shuttles), or other locations around Atlanta such as Lenox Mall. Around the time that holiday breaks begin, shuttles to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport are also available. Emory also provides Experience Shuttles. These are shuttles that go to exciting places around Atlanta, and destinations vary each year. Click here for more information regarding Emory Shuttles and Emory Experience Shuttles.

Several MARTA bus routes pass Emory’s campus on a daily basis. Many bus routes will take riders to MARTA train stations, where access to many popular areas of Atlanta is available. For more information on MARTA transportation, including how to get bus tickets or bus passes, visit MARTA’s website.

Biking and other methods of alternative transportation are encouraged at Emory. If you choose to bring a bike to campus, bike racks are located near every residence hall on campus. Additionally, for your safety, we encourage you to register your bike through BIKE EMORY.


 First-year students are not permitted to have cars on campus at Emory. Parking is available to upperclass students and upperclass residents of University housing. Any car driven on Emory campus and Clairmont Campus at any time must be registered with the Emory Parking Office. All parking is managed by the Office of Transportation and Parking. Students who intend to maintain and park a vehicle on campus shall be required to register the vehicle in accordance with and thereafter adhere to all policies and parking fees as outlined by the Office of Transportation and Parking ( 404.727.PARK )

Some residence halls have designated parking areas, while residents of other halls may park in on-campus parking decks. The following residence halls have designated parking areas, in which only residents of the hall may park.

  • Clairmont Campus Apartments: Non-Clairmont residents who wish to visit Clairmont residents or utilize the SAAC are encouraged to shuttle over from main campus on weekdays. After 4:00 PM (until 6:00 AM) and on weekends, visitors can park for free in the Clairmont Campus Parking Deck. Shuttle transportation is available for all Emory students and employees.
  • Clifton Tower
  • Woodruff Residential Center

Car Registration and Driver's License Information 
If you will be changing your state of residency to Georgia you must obtain a Georgia driver's license and automotive tags within thirty days of your move. For more information about where to obtain your license call the Driver's License Bureau at 404.624.7400. The license fee is $15.00. Automotive tags are distributed according to county of residence. Emory is located in DeKalb county. Current registration, title or the name and address of any lien holders (the person(s) that have the right of property), proof of insurance, and an emissions certificate are required. The fee is $8.00 plus the impact fee (a prorated percentage of the car's value).

You must pay with cash or a local check. Call the location in your county for hours of operation and further details.

DeKalb (Emory Residents): 404.298.4000  

Emory Police Department (EPD) - Escorts
EPD, in conjunction with the Office of Community Services, provides security escorts to ensure the safety of those who travel the campus. These escorts are provided by the Office of Community Services Officers, Student Patrol, and EPD officers. To request the escort service, call 404.727.8005. The EPD dispatch will arrange for an escort to meet you and accompany you to your destination.


Blue-Light Phones

There are many Blue-Light Phones located throughout the entire Emory University campus that provide a direct connection to the EPD Communications Center, staffed 24-hours-a-day. If you have or know of a crime that is occurring, a fire or medical emergency, or need to request an escort, simply pick up the handset or press the “call” button and you will be connected to a 9-1-1 operator. Remember – help is just a call away!

Severe Weather / Tornado
The risk of a tornado striking the Emory community is low, but its consequences can be catastrophic. It is critical to be prepared and familiar with the terminology of severe weather threats.

Tornado Watch: Conditions are favorable for the development of a tornado. Be aware of your surroundings and be alert, should the watch be upgraded to a warning.
Tornado Warning: A tornado has been spotted or indicated by radar in your immediate area. Action should be taken to ensure your safety

If a tornado warning is issued for portions of Dekalb or Newton counties (which include the Emory/Oxford campus) look for these notifications:

  • Outdoor sirens, emergency text messages to enrolled users, and Emory's cable TV system which will notify students, faculty, and staff of a threat or potential threat.

  • An Emory community email may also be sent to your Emory email address and an announcement will be posted on Emory's Emergency Announcements page at You may also turn on your NOAA weather radio and monitor for information in your local county (Dekalb, Fulton, Newton).

If you are outside...

  • Seek shelter immediately on the lowest floor of a sturdy nearby building and away from windows. If you are outside with no shelter available, lie flat in a nearby ditch or depression and cover your head with you hands. Watch out for flying debris. Flying debris causes most fatalities and injuries associated with a tornado.

If you are in a vehicle….

  • Exit the vehicle and go to the lowest floor of a sturdy nearby building; vehicles offer little to no protection. If shelter is not available, lie flat in a nearby ditch or depression and cover your head with your hands.