International Student Resources

     International Students

 Welcome to ESU!

Our international students love to live on campus to learn about American culture and meet new, interesting people. Most students live on campus because of the convenience and security campus living offers and excitement of being where the action is!  

  • On-campus housing provides an all-inclusive living community that is most convenient for our students. 
  • Morse Hall residents can use the community kitchen to prepare cultural dishes.
  • Living on campus is safe, economical and fun!
  • Cost of housing includes water, air conditioning, heating, electricity and unlimited Wi-Fi use at no additional charge.
  • The contract is for an academic year, and not for 12 months as some off-campus housing requires.
  • Dining Hall meal plans are also provided with the ability to pick the right one for your needs.


 Some Frequently Asked Questions:  


How do I reserve my room and select my meal plan?

Submit a completed contract (available on our website) to the Department of Residential Life.

When is the contract due?

Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; the sooner you submit your contract the more likely you are to be assigned your first room preference. 

Am I required to have a meal plan?

Yes.  All students who live in the residence halls are required to have a meal plan. You have a choice to pick one of three plan options.

When do I have to move out?

The housing contract ends on May 17,  2014 and you must be checked out by 12:00 pm that day.

Can I cancel my contract?

Only under special circumstances is a contract cancelled, and there is a 40% fee associated with cancelling.  If  a student’s permit only allows for one semester of study at ESU, the housing contract only applies to the one semester.

What furniture is already in my room?

All rooms include a bed, extra-long twin mattress, desk, desk chair, and built in closets or wardrobes.

What if I have other questions?

Contact the department of Residential Life: Call us at 620-341-5264, fax 620-341-6228, send an email to, or visit our website:


First-Year residency requirement:

Emporia State University requires all full-time, first-year students to live in the residence halls (freshmen and international students). Please complete the housing contract as soon as possible to reserve a room.

The Housing Contract is located here.

Any student in their first year at Emporia State who wants to be exempt from the live-in requirement policy must complete a International Student Housing Waiver Request form.

To know if you qualify, please read the directions on the above form or contact the Office of International Education for more information.


Visit us at:                                                                                     

308 South Morse Hall - Campus Box 4009
1200 Commercial Street, Emporia, KS 66801-5087
Tel. (620) 341-5264 Fax. (620) 341-6228

We are also on Facebook and Twitter @ESUReslife

                                           Welcome ESU International Students!!! 


Temporary Housing

Unfortunatley we are no longer able to offer temproary housing within the Residence Halls. If you need to book a hotel for your first few nights in Emporia, please contact Office of International Education