Residence Life at Emory College

There will be that moment in your first year at Emory when you realize you just called your residence hall "home." It won't surprise us, as we know our friendly living communities and made-from-scratch meals can make you feel that way. But there's more to it than just feeling familiar with things. It's that first moment when you feel part of something that is your own. Welcome home.

Living on Campus

Your residence hall will be the center of your community, and we offer a wide range of choices for the place you'll call home.

First-Year Student Choices

two Emory students study in their dorm room

All buildings are coed, and there are three floor configurations: single-sex floor, grouped coed floor, or mixed coed floor. Our seven first-year student residence halls are on or near our First-Year Quad, so students get to know one another well from day one.

Learn about our first-year residence hallsTake a virtual tour of our residence halls

Choices for Returning Students

Returning students are also offered a range of living options, including a community located on the adjacent Clairmont campus, theme housing, Greek-affiliated housing, and off-campus options.

Explore housing beyond your first year
returning student housing

Themed Communities

Themed communities are organized by residence hall and offer programming and events surrounding a common interest or focus area. This provides yet another way to make friends and develop your interests. Recent themed communities include:

  • Creativity and Arts
  • Exploration
  • Fusion: Engaging in the Liberal Arts
  • Global Cultures: Bringing the World to Emory
  • Health and Happiness
  • Living Green: Sustainability in the 21st Century
  • Social Innovation

Who lives on campus?

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of sophomores
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Hear from our students

student Maya Fleischer 24C stands in front of the Haygood-Hopkins Gate on the Atlanta campus

“I'm a big advocate of self-care. For my self-care, my favorite thing is running at Lullwater Preserve. That is Heaven on earth to me, running that little loop. It’s crazy to me that there's a lake and trees on campus! The fact that on campus, there are all of these academic buildings here and people running around with their backpacks going from class to class but you cross the street, and you feel like you're at a national park. It’s so refreshing for me to have that at the tip of campus, to escape from the to-do lists, the busy schedules, and to have a mental and physical break.”

—Maya Fleischer 24C

Dining on Campus

rendering of the under-construction Student Life Center

Emory Dining makes campus feel even more like home. Students enjoy quality food using authentic, seasonal dining options prepared with balance, well-being, and diverse dietary requirements—including vegetarian, vegan, and kosher—in mind. Emory Dining takes student suggestions and serves meals in diverse settings, from small cafes to larger dining halls, giving students flexibility and adding to our sense of community.

Learn about meal plans, menus, and more at Emory Dining
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Parking and Transportation

Where do I park?

If you're a first-year student, you won't. Only sophomores, juniors, and seniors are allowed to have cars on campus.

Learn about student parking on campus

How do I get around?

Take a Shuttle

Emory has a large fleet of shuttles that are 100 percent alternatively fueled, fully accessible, and equipped with bike racks. And, they can take you to places including the airport, the Oxford campus, Georgia Tech, the supermarket, and the mall. Plus, the Emory Experience shuttle makes weekend excursions to Atlanta's entertainment and cultural hot spots.

Watch videos from Emory Experience shuttles

Try Emory's Car-Sharing Program

Through our partnership with Enterprise CarShare, you can have use of a car—one that's easy to pick up and drop off at locations around campus.

Find out about Enterprise CarShare