What to Bring

*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



Package Shipping Schedule and Package Delivery to your Assigned Room

Emory Mail Services will provide delivery of student belongings to assigned Residence Halls prior to Move-In Week of August 13, 2020 – August 17, 2020. 

 In order to schedule the room delivery of student belongings, students must ship their packages to arrive at Emory NO LATER than August 3rd, 2020.

Packages can arrive later than August 3rd, 2020, but room delivery cannot be guaranteed after this date. 

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.

Package Pick Up Locations

Emory Mail Services will provide delivery of student belongings to assigned Residence Halls prior to Move-In Week of August 13, 2020 – August 17, 2020.  However, if your packages arrive after August 3rd, they will need to be picked up from the following locations:

  • Emory Main Campus Residence Halls (all)
    • Woodruff PE Center (WoodPEC)
  • Emory Clairmont Campus Residence Halls (all)
    • Mail Center located in the Student Activity & Academic Center (SAAC)

Visit www.map.emory.edu for the Mail Center and Residence Hall locations.

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

Mail Services FAQ's

You can ship your packages to Emory starting on 7/17/20 to arrive as soon as possible.

Please reference the attached document outlining instructions for shipping your packages to Emory for Fall 2020. 

Emory Mail Bulletin Move-In 2020

Emory Mail Services is scheduling delivery of your packages to your assigned Residence Hall Room.  In order to insure we have sufficient time to schedule your delivery, please have your items shipped in sufficient time to have them arrive on campus by 8/3/20.
If your packages arrive on campus by 8/3/20 your belongings will be delivered to your assigned room.  If your shipments arrive after 8/3/20, you will pick up your items from Emory Mail Services.  If you reside on the Emory Main Campus, your items can be retrieved from the Mail Services pick up operation in the Woodruff PE Center (WoodPEC).  If  you reside on the Clairmont Campus, your items can be retrieved from the Mail Center in the Student Activity & Academic Center (SAAC).
During Move Out in Spring 2020, student’s belongings that remained on Campus were packed and stored.  Mail Services will be delivering these to your assigned room.