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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.

We are excited for all first-year students to be a part of First Year at Emory! In addition to being a part of FYE, each hall houses a theme community. Themed communities give you the opportunity to explore each of these topics through focused programming and interaction with fellow students with similar interests. This year (2015), we have the following themes available in our first-year residence halls:

Living Green in the 21st Century
Global Cultures

Creativity & the Arts
Social Entrepreneurship
Health and Wellness
Fusion: Engaging in the Liberal Arts

To read more about these communities, please visit: www.emory.edu/HOUSING/LLC/first_2015.html


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, 2015.)

Please note that you will not be able to acess 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

If you will not be 18 years old by the time you arrive at Emory (August 22, 2015), in addition to the online housing application, you will need to submit a Housing Agreement with a parent/guardian signature. You may download a copy of the Housing Agreement here and return the signed Agreement as a pdf to housing@emory.edu.

» Apply for Housing Online

Choosing Your Residence Hall
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, 2015.

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

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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