What to Bring FAQ's

 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. The Clairmont Tower on Clairmont Campus has both twin xl and 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.

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

Students may contract with any storage or shipping company. Students are responsible for working individually with any company they contract with in regards to storage and shipping. Emory’s preferred storage solution is Storage Squad. Please note Emory does not provide shipping or storage. 


Please address your packages using the following address formats, depending on if you are living on Main Campus, or Clairmont Campus.

Main Campus Resident

Student's Name

Emory- MSC #####

1762 Clifton Road

Atlanta, GA 30322


Clairmont Campus Resident

Student's Name

Emory- MSC#####

1946 Starvine Way

Decatur, GA 30033


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.

Please include a return address on the package.

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

For information about Move-in mail sevices please visit the Emory Mail Services Fall 2022 Bulletin.

Mail Services FAQ's

Students must ship their packages to arrive at Emory NO EARLIER than August 1.

Please reference the attached document outlining instructions for shipping your packages to Emory for Fall 2022. 

Emory Mail Services Fall 2022 Bulletin