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 Apply to live on campus!

We are excited that you have chosen to live with us on campus. On-Campus living provides an amazing community and support that helps you make the most of your college experience. For additional reasons why living on campus is great visit our Top 10 Reasons to Live On Campsus!  If you have any questions regarding these please contact us at ResLife@emporia.edu or 620-341-5264.


Click here for the 2014-2015 Housing Contract. This is the contract for the upcoming academic year.

Please note that there is an early arrival fee of $19 per night for all students moving in before the move-in date. This is only for students approved by the Department of Residential Life who are participating in academic or University sponsored programs.

ATTENTION UPPERCLASS/TRANSFER STUDENTS:  Residential Life is pleased to have received so much interest in on-campus housing for the 2014-15 school year!  With on-campus housing in such high demand, our upperclass/transfer housing complex is near capacity.  If you would like to live on campus in the fall, we recommend submitting your housing contract to our department as soon as possible.  As of June 24, 2014, Residential Life will be maintaining a waiting list, prioritized by date and time the contract is received, in order to assign students a room.  If a room assignment is possible, based on waiting list priority, individuals will be notified via their Emporia State University student email account. Please call 620-341-5264 or send an email to reslife@emporia.edu if you have questions.  

Click here for the 2014 Summer Housing Contract. This is for this past summer. We will be updating this to the upcoming summer sometime in the Spring semester.

We will need both your housing contract and payment ($145 for the academic year application or $45 for the summer application) to process your housing and placement. Please submit your Housing Contract to the Residential Life Office by faxing it to 620-341-6228 or mailing it to our office. You can either call in and pay with credit card, mail a check or stop in to our office. Our address is:

Residential Life Office Box 4009
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801

We understand that when your gender identity or expression is not readily reflected on a housing contract, it is difficult to determine what would be optimal for you. Our Residential Life staff is committed to assisting you to determine how on-campus living can work for you. Please contact the Director of Residential Life, Wade Redeker, at 620-341-5624, or wredeker@emporia.edu prior to your contract due date to discuss options.

Differently gendered and transgender students are also encouraged to contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs, which is devoted to serving students and the Emporia State Community regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning students, and their allies (GLBTQQA). The Office of Multicultural Affairs works closely with other campus offices striving to provide a safe atmosphere for all students.

(Statement adapted from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse Housing Department.)


Residency Requirement Waiver

If you are a full-time, first-year student you are required to live on campus. If you would like to request a release from this requirement please see our Housing Waiver information.


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