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Welcome to the First Year Student Page!

Emporia State University takes great pride to ensure living on campus is the best experience for all our students.



Residential Learning Communities

Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) allow students with similar academic interests to live on the same floor. For more information on what dynamic communities we offer as RLCs visit their page HERE!

Each RLC will be co-ed by room. 

Interested? Indicate your preferences on the housing/meal plan contract below.

Interested in living in this community? You can move to this floor with your current roommate, or move alone, the choice is up to you! If you are interested in moving to this community, please email by July 27, 2013. Space is limited in this new community and will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.


Housing/Meal Contract

Now that you have decided to live in the Nest, please print off and complete the Residence Hall Room / Food Service Contract, and bring it in to our office at South Morse Hall room 308 or mail it along with the non-refundable $145.00 application/processing fee.  Make checks payable to Emporia State University.

Our address is:

Residential Life

1200 Commercial, Campus Box 4009

Emporia, KS 66801


What to bring and what NOT to bring, that is the question!

Want to know what you should bring from home? We have that list for you, please also check out the items to not bring as well. Click HERE to see the list.


Questions, Concerns, or more information...

If you have any questions or just want to get to know our staff, please call 620-341-5264 or email and we will be happy to help. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter @ESUReslife.


Additional information and E-Team Members 

Living in the Nest is a great opportunity to get to know fellow students, the community, and to be a part of a fun atmosphere. To help our incoming students,  Emporia State has a group of students called the E-Team that assist with orientations and help you to transition into the college life. The team also gives pointers on how to make the most of your college experience or to serve as a friendly face.

Emporia State University requires that all incoming first year students live the residence halls. We believe that to maximize the college experience, living on campus where constant support is provided and fellow students all strive for the same goal, helps with adjusting from life away from home.  Resident Assistants are on each floor to help students with the needs of living away from home and the new responsibilities of college life.


Waiver form

To apply for an exemption from the on campus housing requirement please complete and submit the Housing Waiver Request Form, and required documentation.


Check out the rest of our webpage and check us out on Facebook and Twitter @ESUReslife.