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The following definitions may help you or clarify some information as you read through this website.

Appeal :: An appeal is a request to be released form housing, made outside of the allowed cancellation period. Please note that an appeal is a request for consideration only, an amy or may not be granted. For more information about the appeals process, click here.

Cancellation :: A cancellation is defined as taking appropriate and timely action to void the Housing Agrement and the associated housing assignment. Students selecting a room during the selection process have twenty-four hours after selecting to cancel. Students who will not be returning to the university for the fall semester should cancel no later than July 30; for the spring semester, by the last day of the fall semester.

Consolidation :: A consolidation is making a change in a student's housing assignment in order to fill all requests for housing. Please read more about consolidation here.

First-year student :: First-year students are students in their first year of study at Emory University. This typically means that a student is enrolled as a freshman in the University but is exclusive of one's academic standing. Transfer students are not included in this category. First-year students are required to live on campus.

Fourth-year student :: Fourth-year students are students in their fourth year of study at Emory University. This typically means that a student is enrolled as a senior in the University but is exclusive of one's academic standing. Students who are enrolled in undergraduate study beyond eight semesters are considered to be fourth-year students within the selection processes. Fourth-year students are not required to live on campus.

Second-year student :: Second-year students are students in their second year of study at Emory University. This typically means that a student is enrolled as a sophomore in the University but is exclusive of one's academic standing. Transfer students are usually included in this category. Second-year students are required to live on campus.

Please note that "second-year" is a university designation, unrelated to academic credits; typically it is based upon the number of semesters that have passed since first enrolling/attending a university. For housing purposes, the determination made by the Office of Residence Life & Housing should be considered final. If you are unsure of your status, please contact us at housing@emory.edu for confirmation before making alternate plans.

Third-year student :: Third-year students are students in their third year of study at Emory University. This typically means that a student is enrolled as a junior in the University but is exclusive of one's academic standing. Transfer students who have completed two full years of course work at another university are included in this category. Oxford Continuees are considered to be third-year students. Third-year students are not required to live on campus.

Transfer Student :: Transfer students are students who have completed at least one full year of course work at another university. Transfer students are considered to be second-year students until their transcript review is completed by the Office of Admission.

If you encounter information on this website that is not clear to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at: housing@emory.edu.