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Information for Incoming First-Year Students


As a new student at Emory, you probably have several questions about the residence halls, how to sign-up for housing, what to bring, when to move in, and MORE! Below you should find answers to some common questions and concerns. In addition, the links to the left will guide you to other information you may find useful. If you have further questions contact housing@emory.edu or call 404.727.7631.



How to Apply for Housing
Incoming first-year students can apply for housing through our online housing selection application. Housing applications will be available online coinciding with the release of regular Admission decisions (no later than April 1, 2017.)

Please note that you will not be able to access the housing application until your Admission deposit has been paid. When your deposit is received, you will be granted full access to all university systems and will be able to log on and apply for housing.

» Apply for Housing Online

Living at Emory
As a first-year student, you do not have the option to choose a specific building as we make assignments with the goal to create a well-rounded and diverse community of students. You do however, have the option to let us know your preference for the type of hall and floor you are assigned to; we will honor these preferences as we are able. Regardless of which residence hall you are assigned, your first year at Emory is sure to be a memorable one.

» Housing Options Available to First-Year Students

Themed Communities
To help us better understand your interests and to help you start thinking critically about your first year, we ask incoming first-year students to fill out an FYE questionnaire no later than May 31, 2017.

This questionnaire asks about your academic interests, extracurricular and program interests, and goals you have for your first year. A portion of this questionnaire is also dedicated to helping us place you in one of our theme communities. Please budget between 15-20 minutes to complete this survey. Questions may be directed to housing@emory.edu.

» FYE Pre-Arrival Questionnaire

Housing Accommodation Requests
Accommodations for various disabilities take time to arrange. For this reason, it is important that accommodation requests for pre-existing conditions be made at the time of application. If you have a disability that may require a specific type of housing assignment, you must register with the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS). All requests for housing accommodations must be submitted to OAS by May 10, 2017.

For questions regarding this process, please contact adsrstudent@emory.edu or call 404.727.9877.

» Office of Accessibility Services (OAS)

Reservation Fee
Upon acceptance of admission to the University, all incoming first-year students must submit a $485 non-refundable enrollment deposit to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Two hundred dollars ($200) of the $485 enrollment deposit will be used as your housing reservation fee. Although you can complete your housing application before sending in this deposit, a housing assignment will not be made until the fee is paid. This reservation fee will be forfeited if you do not attend Emory and fail to notify us by the July 30th deadline.

If after submitting the enrollment deposit and agreement you need to cancel your enrollment, you need to send a detailed message to admission@emory.edu explaining your reason for withdrawing. Include your full name, date of birth, and EMPLID in your message. Do note, the $485 enrollment deposit is non-refundable. The Office of Undergraduate Admission is responsible for cancelling enrollments and informing other campus departments.

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