Residential Life


Housing Updates Following COVID-19

Emory and Oxford believe deeply in the value of the residential living-and-learning experience for first-year students in particular, and that is an integral part of the plan to reopen campus safely. As we watched COVID-19 rates increase in Atlanta and throughout Georgia in recent days, we saw the need to reduce drastically our student density and limit campus residence hall rooms to single occupancy.  We are also implementing a more frequent and thorough cleaning and sanitizing regime for our bathrooms and public areas.

Although having fewer sophomores on campus is disappointing to all of us in the Oxford community, we believe that the smaller number of students on campus will enable us to focus our in-person efforts on the educational experience that first-year students will receive while prioritizing health.

Questions? Please contact Residential Education and Services at RES@emory.edu or 770-784-8383. 

Residency requirement

Normally 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. In light of all that has happened this year, we are adopting new policies to accommodate social distancing and safety.

Residential Education and Services staff

Oxford residence halls have both professional and student staff members who live and work in the residential halls. 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

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.  

Our Staff

Housing application and selection process

Deadline: June 1
Assignments available: July 15 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 houses one specific gender. A co-ed hall/floor houses male and female residents with each room housing residents of the same gender. Gender-inclusive housing contains all gendered residents allowing residents to live with another resident(s) of any sex or gender in the same room, based on a mutual roommate match. 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.

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. The amount of students who choose to attend Oxford College has an impact on the types of housing available. 

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

Tide 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! 

Residence Hall Linens

Residence Hall Linens offers matching linen sets (extra-long twin sheets, comforters, towels) and storage items for the college student. Their Value Pack has everything you need for campus living. Spend your time searching for residence hall room accessories, not linens!

Care Packages

Collegiate Welcome Care Package programs help parents and families connect with their students during critical times of year (such as exam periods, holidays) or really – whenever they feel like it! Be sure to check out the healthy packages, special diet and gluten-free care package options.

MicroFridge Rentals

Collegiate Concepts Inc. offers combination microwave/mini-fridge rental services for Oxford students. This is the only way to have a microwave in your individual residence hall room. Note that only one MicroFridge unit is allowed in each two person room. Rooms with more than two students may have up to two MicroFridge units. For more information, please visit collegefridge.com, or contact Collegiate Concepts at 515-597-2303.