Oxford students sit outside a residence hall

The Office of Residential Education & Services (RES) oversees Oxford's four residential communities on campus, including:   

  • Murdy and Elizer Halls
  • Fleming Hall
  • Jolley Residential Center 
  • Haygood Hall

Residency requirement

We require all Oxford College students to live on campus. The on-campus living experience provides you the opportunity to fully engage in outside-the-classroom activities such as evening concerts, theatrical productions, club events, and study sessions.

Residential Education and Services staff

Oxford residence halls have both professional and student staff members who live and work in the residential halls. Staff members empower residents to respect each other as individuals, seek new experiences, and take an active and creative role in shaping their living environments.  

Meet our residence life staff.

Housing application and selection process

Deadline: June 1
Assignments available: July 1 via myhousing portal

Application

After your deposit has been processed, you're able to access the online housing application portal (“myhousing”). You'll need your Emory User ID and password to access this website.

To complete the housing application, you must agree to the terms and conditions of residence hall living.

View a printer-friendly copy of the Oxford College Housing Agreement

You'll be prompted to read and indicate your acceptance of these terms before you can move on to the next stage of the application process through myhousing. If you're under the age of 18 at the completion of your housing application, your parent or legal guardian will receive an email. This email will request they click a link and complete an electronic signature in order for your application to be accepted. If your parent does not receive this email upon completion of this application, please email RES@emory.edu and request that we resend the verification. In the email, please inform us of your parents name and email address.

You won't get the chance to select a desired residence hall space. You'll have the chance to select the type of hall (single gender or co-ed) and type of floor (single gender, co-ed, gender-inclusive). A single gender hall/floor is a hall/floor that consists of one specific gender. A co-ed hall/floor contains all gendered residents.

Starting this academic year, we are implementing Gender-Inclusive Housing (GIH) for both returning and incoming students. The term "Gender-Inclusive Housing" signifies rooms in the residence halls where a resident can choose to live with another resident of any sex or gender in the same room, based on a mutual match. A mutual match means that students have selected and confirmed each other as roommates in the housing system. Restrooms within a gender-inclusive housing community can also be utilized by residents of any sex or gender.

Students will be able to indicate their interest in Gender-Inclusive housing on their housing application. In order for students to receive an assignment in gender-inclusive housing, they must match with a roommate that is also interested in living in gender-inclusive housing. Understanding that all incoming Oxford students will not know other incoming Oxford students, we will work with students that are interested in living in the gender-inclusive housing community that do not have a selected roommate.

If you don't identify with the gender listed on your college admission application, or have any questions regarding Gender-Inclusive Housing, you may contact Carlos Northern, Assistant Director of Residential Education and Services, at RES@emory.edu, or at 770-784-8383.

Exceptions

In some individual circumstances, students may desire to request commuter status. Commuter status is defined as a student living at the primary, permanent address of their parent/legal guardian located within a certain mileage of the Oxford College campus. Please email RES@emory.edu for more information about commuter status. Receiving permission to commute is an exception to this requirement and is granted on a case-by-case basis.

Room and Roommate Assignments

Our housing system assigns students based on date of completed and received housing application, living preferences, and personal preferences. The system houses students in order of completed housing application, but assigns students at random based on the living preferences. This means that students with completed/received housing applications in April will be housed before students with completed/received applications in May. The assignments will be at random based on available space. 

Roommates

You can select your own roommate, search for a roommate, or be assigned a roommate. Living with a roommate is one of the defining experiences in a student’s college career. You will learn shared responsibility, conflict resolution, compromise, flexibility, and in many cases, you will be exposed to a diverse individual. This is a once in a lifetime chance to live in an academic environment and take advantage of all the opportunities on-campus living provides.

Searching for a Roommate

As you begin the journey of finding a roommate or building a roommate relationship, remember to be honest in sharing your values and lifestyle on your housing application and while talking to possible roommates.

You can search for a potential roommate through the myhousing portal. You can create a profile (my profile tab) and search for roommates based on the same questions used to complete the "personal preferences" section of the housing application. You may want to use advanced search feature through myhousing to assist you.  

Random roommate assignment

The majority of incoming students choose to be randomly assigned a roommate based on living and housing preferences. You do not have to request a specific roommate to receive housing, our system will match you with a roommate based on your application preferences if you do not request someone. 

Please note: Roommate requests must be mutual. All roommates will need to go into their respective MyHousing pages and request/accept each other. Do not allow "unmatched" roommate requests to stay on your account.

Making yourself at home

Want to know what to bring, or not bring, to campus? View our packing guide for lists of items on-campus residents often find helpful. The “bring” list is NOT a list of required items, nor does it represent everything you might want or need. There is also a list of items that you cannot bring, along with information about things you may choose to leave at home.

Residence hall services

Eagle Laundry

In addition to doing your own laundry at the laundry rooms located in each residence hall, you have the option to have your laundry done by University Laundry. Please note, laundry in the residence hall is included so no coins needed!