How do I select a roommate?
Specific roommate preferences are not indicated on the housing application but instead should be entered via your MyHousing page.
If you know a student(s) you would like to live with, go to your MyHousing page (after completing your housing application) and click on the navigation link "Roommate Requests." Complete at least one field of the requested information and when you see your requested roommate's name, click "Request Student as Roommate." If there is more than one match to the information you enter, you will be provided a list of names from which to make your selection.
If your desired roommate has selected "privacy" regarding his/her information at the University, his/her name will not be available to select. In that instance, your desired roommate will need to select you first, after which you must confirm the selection when you are notified via email of the selection.
• Roommate requests must be mutual. All roommates will need to go into their respective MyHousing pages and request each other. Do not allow "unmatched" roommate requests to stay on your account as that will hinder your ability to select a room.
• You do not have to have a roommate request to receive housing, but be aware that if you are assigned to a double (or larger) space, you will have a roommate(s) assigned to you.
When do I select a room?
Please review the appropriate calendar for the dates and times of the selection processes.
I am currently a first-year student but have enough hours to be a Junior. How do I select?
You should select as a rising second-year student. First-year students are identified as students who are in their first year of study at Emory University. This typically means that a student is enrolled as a freshman in the University and is exclusive of one's academic standing.
(Likewise, second-year students are students in their second year of study at University.
This typically means that a student is enrolled as a sophomore and again, is exclusive of one's academic standing.)
How do I cancel my housing?
Students who select a room either through a manual process or an online process have 24-hours from the time of their selection to cancel the reservation. Cancellation requests should be mailed to email@example.com.
The email should include: your full name, 7-digit student ID number, room assignment that was selected, and the statement that you wish to cancel your Agreement. Emails will be reviewed to ensure that they arrived in the 24-hour time period and responded to as quickly as possible.
Requests outside of the the 24-hour time period must be submitted as housing appeals.
Students who will not be returning to the University (withdrawing/transferring) for the fall semester have until July 30 to notify the Office of Residence Life & Housing. Students not returning for the spring semester have until the last day of Fall semester to provide notification. After those dates, a Cancellation Fee (minimum $200) will be charged.
Can I cancel my selection and re-enter the process?
Yes, but we cannot guarantee this will happen. When you cancel your selection, we must re-enter you into the system manually. Because of the high volume of correspondence we receive during selection time, if you do not send us notification of your cancellation in a timely manner, we may not be able to re-enter you into the system.
To cancel your selection and re-enter the process, send your request directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we are able, we will cancel your original selection and reassign your original time.
How do I change rooms?
Beginning March 19 and throughout the summer, if you decide that you want a different room or roommates, you may log on to your MyHousing web page and complete the information on the "Request a Room Change"
tab. Undergraduate students may change rooms up until August 1.
Please note that you may not submit a room change request for another person; for example, if your current roommate wishes to change rooms with you, s/he will also need to submit a request.
If you are trying to "swap" rooms with another person (you are going to his/her current assignment and s/he is going into your current assignment) each student who is moving must write individually; it is not necessary for roommates or suitemates who are not moving to write.
Room changes will be processed for upperclass students periodically starting in April, and continuing through August 1. Please do not call to inquire about the status of your room change request; you will be notified by email (Learnlink) when your request has been processed.
Room changes are not guaranteed.
My friend signed up for another room; how do we get into the same room?
You can both send in a room change request asking to be reassigned together, or if one of you has a vacancy in your room, the other can send a room change request to move into that vacant space.
I need to talk to someone...when/where can I do that?
Please come by one of the HousingHelp Live! times; view the schedule here. If you are not able to come to any of these times, please contact us at email@example.com to request an appointment.
How much does housing cost?
Click here to view housing rates.
How do I confirm my assignment?
Your housing information can always be viewed on your MyHousing page.
I'm going abroad in the spring; how do I cancel?
If you are going on an Emory-approved study abroad program, your housing and meal plan will automatically terminate when you move out in December. Please note that spring charges will not be removed until you check out.
I'm going abroad in the fall; do I select now?
No. The selection processes in January/February are for Fall housing so you do not select now. You will need to complete the spring application. Spring housing information may be found here.
I missed my time! What do I do now?
Go on as soon as possible and select your room. The time listed on your MyHousing page is your START time; you are able to pick a room from that point until the end of the process.
I missed my whole process! What do I do now?
You should plan to select during the next process in which you are eligible to participate. If there are no processes remaining, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist you in securing a room.
What is Gender Neutral Housing?
Gender Neutral Housing is a housing option available to third- or fourth-year students where they may request a roommate of any sex or gender for residence in a two-bedroom apartment in the F-wing of the Clairmont Residential Center.