First Year and Transfer Housing
New to Emerson students, both first year students and transfer students will gain access to the housing application process via their admissions portal once they are a deposited student. This happens in early May for the fall semester and mid-fall for the following spring. Through this application, a student will complete a lifestyle questionnaire and room preferences. First Year students are also able to make roommate pairings or trios if they choose, however, we encourage students to leave that work to our talented staff.
Transfer students will also be able to rank preferences of the upper-class buildings as they are placed as space is available throughout campus. Our housing operations team will then review all submitted materials and place students in their assignment for the upcoming year. Students will learn about the housing placement no later than August 1 for the fall and late fall for the spring semester. We do not do any room changes once assignments go live, but will happily answer any questions a student might have on their placement or pairing.
Returning students participate in the housing selection process each upcoming academic year during the spring semester. The housing selection is a multi-phase process which includes an application and a self-selection into their space for the upcoming year. Students will have the opportunity to form groups to apply for a suite together or navigate the process as an individual. Students without a housing requirement are also able to apply to participate in the process.