Housing & Residence Life


Emory & Henry is considered a Residential Campus which means we require all students to live on-campus while attending the College. 

The historic campus maintains the scenic beauty of Central Appalachia but gives convenient access to the region’s activities and culture. On-campus residents find there are always friends and activities to engage in. The E&H campus features a variety of residence halls with co-ed, single-gender, and gender-inclusive accommodations. Residence halls feature Resident Advisors to assist students as they acclimate to their new surroundings. The Office of Housing and Residence Life website hopes to offer you an array of information to prepare students for their arrival to campus. 

Students who are interested in living off-campus must submit an Off-Campus Housing Application and be approved by the Office of Housing and Residence Life. All applications are due by February 1st and must be completed annually. To learn more about living off-campus, please see details here

For any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach our team at housing@ehc.edu.

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  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/1378-when-will-first-year-students-find-out-where-they">When will first-year students find out where they will live on campus?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Students who commit to Emory & Henry College and pay their deposit can find out their specific room numbers and roommate assignments in mid-July in order to accommodate students with disabilities and specific housing accommodation needs.</span><br/><strong><br/><br/></strong></div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/1400-how-big-should-my-microfridge-and-microwave-be">How big should my microfridge and microwave be?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Microwaves must be UL approved and less than 1000 Watts. Microfridges must be UL approved and no larger than 4.6 cubic feet. Bring appliances outside of the restrictions have the potential to exceed the electrical capacity of the room/building, may frequently flip breakers, and damage the appliances. To learn more about standards for appliances, please review the</span> <a href="https://www.ehc.edu/live/files/381-508emory-henry-college-community-living-guide"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Community Living Guide</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/1393-how-will-i-do-my-laundry">How will I do my laundry?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Laundry facilities are available to every residential student within the residence halls and the cost of laundry is factored into their housing fee. There is no need for coins.</span></div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/1403-how-will-i-receive-my-mail-and-packages">How will I receive my mail and packages?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Students can send and receive mail and packages on campus. <a href="/residence-life/campus-mail/index.php">Learn more about campus mail services.</a></span></div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/1392-can-i-paint-my-room-or-hang-pictures-in-my-room">Can I paint my room or hang pictures in my room?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">No alterations can be made to any residence hall room, which includes painting the room and placing nails in the walls. Students who wish to hang items within the residence hall rooms must use picture hanging strips that can be removed without damaging walls.</span></div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/1396-can-i-live-off-campus-in-a-rented-apartment-or">Can I live off-campus in a rented apartment or house?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer">As a residential college, all students are required to live in campus housing unless they meet the criteria for a residency waiver.<a class="faq-widget-link link-with-arrow yellow" href="/live/blurbs/1396-can-i-live-off-campus-in-a-rented-apartment-or">More info</a></div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/1407-if-my-belongings-are-damaged-lost-or-stolen-who">If my belongings are damaged, lost, or stolen, who will take care of replacing the items?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Emory & Henry College is not responsible for any damaged, lost, or stolen personal belongings. Although renters insurance is not required of our residential students, every student is highly encouraged to obtain renters insurance to cover the cost and replace damaged, lost, or stolen personal items.</span></div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/1385-do-first-year-students-have-to-have-roommates">Do first-year students have to have roommates?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">All first-year students who have not been approved for a housing accommodation through the <a href="/powell-resource-center/disability-support-services/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Office of Academic Support & Disability Services</a> are assigned roommates.</span></div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/1391-when-will-first-year-students-move-into-the">When will first-year students move into the residence halls?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">All first-year students who have not been required to move into the halls early for athletic or affinity programs will move into their residence hall room on the first day of fall student orientation.</span> <a href="/orientation/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Learn more about orientation</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></a></div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/1398-can-i-have-a-pet-if-so-what-kind-of-pet-can-i-have">Can I have a pet? If so, what kind of pet can I have?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Currently, no pets are permitted in the residential facilities with the exception of fish contained in a tank equal to or less than ten (10) gallons (per apartment, suite, or room).</span></div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/764-can-i-bring-my-own-bedfurniture">Can I bring my own bed/furniture?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer">No, students must use the furniture that is provided in the room. Each assigned space is fully furnished and residents may not bring extra personal furniture into their room/suite/apartment without written authorization from the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Housing & Residence Life or designee. By prohibiting personal furniture, such as couches, futons, chairs, bean bags, etc., Housing & Residence Life is able to lessen the likelihood of infestations, bacteria, and other issues from upholstered furniture. To learn more about items permitted and prohibited in the residence halls, please review the <a href="/live/files/381-508emory-henry-college-community-living-guide" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Community Living Guide</a>.</div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/1375-how-is-housing-assigned-for-first-year-students">How is housing assigned for first-year students?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">All incoming students who have committed to Emory & Henry College and paid their deposits will complete the Housing Agreement & Residence Life Data Form. The form will collect information about each student’s habits, interests, and needs to best assign campus housing and match compatible roommates. Students are assigned housing and notified about housing assignments via their Emory & Henry email address.</span></div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/1401-how-safe-is-it-to-live-in-campus-housing">How safe is it to live in campus housing?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Emory & Henry College has been recognized regionally and nationally as one of the nation’s safest colleges. All residence halls are locked and only the residents of an assigned hall have keyless card access or key access to the hall. <a href="/campus-police/">Learn more about campus safety here.</a></span></div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/1404-if-i-need-help-in-the-residence-halls-who-will">If I need help in the residence halls, who will help me?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Emory & Henry College prides itself on being able to provide individualized care for our students. Each residence hall on campus is assigned to a Resident Advisor, who serves as a student employee within Housing & Residence Life and receives extensive training and certifications on assisting our students. Additionally, each residence hall and Resident Advisor is assigned to an Area Coordinator, who serves as a professional live-in staff member. The professional and student staff assist students with any need they may have within the residence halls and connect students to other campus resources as well.</span></div></aside>
  • <aside class="faq-widget"><div class="faq-widget-question"><a href="/live/blurbs/1399-what-is-an-emotional-support-animal-or-a-service">What is an emotional support animal or a service animal? Aren’t those just pets?</a></div><div class="faq-widget-answer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Emotional support animals and service animals are not pets. These animals serve as accommodations for students with documented needs through the <a href="/powell-resource-center/disability-support-services/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Office of Academic Support & Disability Services</a>. As accommodations, emotional support animals and service animals are protected by the Fair Housing Act and must be accommodated within campus housing. <a href="/powell-resource-center/disability-support-services/policies-procedures/">To learn more about emotional support animals and service animals, see the policies here.</a></span></div></aside>