What to Bring

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

*In light of COVID-19 our what not to bring list has been altered. In Fall 2020, we recommend that all students pack light. 

Here is a list of ESSENTIAL items that will be needed by every student on campus. 

  • Multiple Face Coverings (N95 Respirators & Reusable, Cloth Masks) Please do not bring disposable masks, other than N-95 masks, to Emory. Please bring cloth, reusable masks to reduce waste caused by disposable masks.  
  • Hand Sanitizer (Travel & Large Size)
  • Clorox Spray & Lysol Wipes
  • Thermometer 
  • Tissues


The important thing to remember is that it is a lot easier to have your family send you the things you didn’t realize you would need, than to find that you need to go through the hassle of shipping unneeded items to your home from school. We recommend that you communicate with your roommate to decide who will bring large items such as televisions, stereos, or mini-refrigerators*.

Also, remember that there are stores within walking distance (the Emory Bookstore / Barnes & Noble) or a quick drive from Emory (Target; Wal-Mart; Bed, Bath and Beyond; IKEA etc.) for picking up things you may have forgotten, or things you choose to purchase when you arrive at Emory.  You can find a guide to reducing waste while packing, moving on campus, and while living at Emory here.

Here is a list of items (with sustainable options) that on-campus residents often find helpful. This is NOT a list of required items, nor does it represent everything you might want or need.  

Microwaves are prohibited unless they are a microwave-refrigerator (Microfridge) combination. The approved company for Microfridge rental is Collegiate Concepts. If you would prefer to purchase a Microfridge, please make sure the unit you purchase meets the following specifications:

  • UL Approved
  • 3.7 cubic feet or less
  • When the microwave is engaged, the fridge must disengage and vice versa

** All Atlanta campus residence halls have twin xl beds. Clairmont Campus URC AND CRC apartments have a full xl beds. Both standard and extra long twin size sheets will fit on University twin mattresses. University twin mattresses measure 36"w X 8"h X 80"l. Full xl mattresses measure 53"w X 8"h X 80"l.  For more information regarding furniture dimensions, please click here.

What NOT to Bring

Perhaps more importantly, here are a few things that you MUST LEAVE AT HOME!

  • Pets
  • Full-size refrigerator
  • Large Furniture Items
  • Firearms, weapons
  • Fireworks
  • Hot plates
  • Mini indoor grills (à la George Foreman) *only permitted at Clairmont
  • Microwave (only allowed or provided in apartment-style residences)
  • Any appliance with exposed heating coil
  • Candles or incense
  • Extension cords or multiple-plug converter; only surge protectors with a reset button are allowed in residential facilities.
  • Halogen lamps (i.e. floor lamps or any desk lamp that uses a halogen bulb)
  • Coil lighting or string lights
  • Waterbed
  • Air conditioners
  • Ceiling fans
  • Space heaters
  • Plug-in air fresheners
  • Velcro, double sided tape, hooks with double sided tape, etc. will damage the walls when removed and are prohibited
  • All types of equipment used in creating a local wireless network. This includes but is not limited to WiFi routers, hubs and switches, as well as (active) WiFi printers and Range Extenders.

Here are a few things that we recommend you leave at home:

  • Expensive clothing and jewelry
  • Off-season clothes
  • Large pieces of luggage



For security of persons and property, residence halls remain closed until TBD. Students who wish to ship items to Emory prior to that date may do so with any one of these major freight carriers: UPS, DHL, FedEx, and USPS.

International Students: Please wait until TBD to ship any packages.

Domestic Students: Please wait until TBD to ship any packages.

Packages should have a tracking number so that students can trace the package, if necessary. Please address packages as follows:

Student's Name
Emory University Main, MSC ##### (Mail Service Center address - Instructions below)
 (if you are a transfer student living on Clairmont Campus, you will use "Clairmont" instead of "Main")
1762 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322-1006

To find your Mail Services Center address: log-in to OPUS. On your home page, scroll click on the “Profile” tile. On the side menu click on, “Addresses.” Your Mail Services Center Address will be listed last in your list of addresses. You may also find your MSC number on the main screen of your MyHousing page.

View additional information from Mail Services about package pick-up.

Please include a return address on the package. You will be able to pick up your packages when you arrive on campus to move-in. Orientation staff can help direct you to the proper location for package pick-up based on your residence hall.

For information about Mail Services at Emory, please visit: http://www.mailservices.emory.edu/.