Get involved in an enriching campus life!
Make lifelong friends and connections!
You always have someone to study with!
Live right in the middle of it all!
Living on-campus means all-inclusive billing!
There are always fantastic events happening!

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The Housing Application and Contract is now LIVE for 2017-2018!

You can access the application via your Banner account, so please log-in and complete it today.

Our Residence Halls provide you with all the comforts of a home away from home and an engaging educational experience. You will be right at the heart of campus and in the middle of the action! Check out the drop-down menu at the top of each page for links to our specific sites!

 Send Your Student Mail

Towers, Singular & Trusler Mailing Address      Morse Complex Mailing Address  
Resident Name
1501 Market St
Building, Room number
Emporia, KS 66801-5066
Resident Name 
1500 Morse Dr. 
Building, Room number 
Emporia, KS 66801-5074

Student's receive mail in their designated Mail Box by the Reception Center.

 Residential Life

Call us: 620-341-5264
Tweet at us: @ESUReslife
Like us on Facebook: ESUReslife   
Our Office is located at:
308 South Morse Hall
Mailing Address:
1 Kellogg Circle Box 4009
Emporia, KS 66801

We are open 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday when University offices are open.

 Information for Students

Residential Life wants your on-campus experience to be a great one! Starting with Move-In Day we want you to feel welcome and get connected. In addition to making great connections we want you to flourish and develop new skills. To accomplish all of this we have fantastic staff to assist you, Resident Rights & Responsibilities to help you be successful, and programs and activities to help you have a great time.

To see more of what we are about check out our pages on the Residence Hall Options under the Living On Campus drop-down menu at the top of the page. If you have more questions you can contact our office or head to our Meet The Staff page under the About Us drop-down menu to find out which staff member to contact directly. When you live on campus, you are right in the heart of it all and are able to get the most out of your college experience!

Check out the drop-down menu at the top of every Res-Life page to navigate.

 Information for Parents & Family

Sending a loved one off to college can be difficult as well as exciting. There are a lot of new experiences and fantastic opportunities available to your student. You care about them and want them to do well. We also want them to do well and develop into successful people. We can work together to help you help your student. The biggest thing that you can do to help your student is to refer them to University staff. We have professional experience with strategies to help residents with concerns or issues they may be dealing with. Residential Life staff are a resource for your student and can help if they communicate with us. In addition, we help residents learn about opportunities across campus and within the community that can help them create a fantastic college experience. There are so many struggles and opportunities that do not exist outside of the college environment and we can help your student take advantage of those opportunities while helping them navigate any struggles.

Check out Parents & Family on the Drop Down Menu above for more information!

 Semester Calendar 

June 1, 2017: Priority deadline for housing application; Last day to cancel housing application and receive refund of $100 pre-payment

July 5, 2017: Fall housing assignment communication begins

July 30, 2017: Last day to cancel housing without further penalty (40% cancellation penalty for cancellations July 31 and after)

August 17, 2017: Morse Complex move-in (details sent via move-in communication in July)

August 18, 2017: Towers Complex move-in (details sent via move-in communication in July)

September 23, 2017: Family Day

October 12-13, 2017: FALL BREAK (no classes, residence halls open)

November 3-4, 2017: ESU Homecoming 2017

November 22-25, 2017: THANKSGIVING BREAK (no classes, residence halls open)

December 11-15, 2017: Fall Semester Final Exams

December 16, 2017: Residence Halls Close (12:00 Noon)*; personal belongings can remain in rooms during winter break

*Residents are expected to complete their checkout no later than 24 hours after their last scheduled final.