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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 Campus!  If you have any questions regarding these please contact us at or 620-341-5264.

The 2017-2018 Housing Application and Contract is online and accessible through your Buzz-In under the Student Services Tab. The Residential Life Portal link is on the right side of the screen under 'Student Links' and will take you to the contract. We recommend using Firefox or Chrome to complete the Housing Application. Please remember that when entering your "University ID" that this is your E# found on your ID Card and under "University ID" on the page with your Profile Information. You do need to include the "E" before the numbers or it may lock you out as entering the incorrect University ID.

You can access the 2017-2018 Academic Year Housing by accessing the Residential Life Portal using the instructions below:

1. Go to

2. Sign in using your Emporia ID (what comes before in your email address) and password.

3. Click on the Student Services Tab.

4. On the Right side of the screen you should see Residential Life Portal.

5. Click on the Residential Life Portal. If it asks you to log-in use your Emporia ID and password.

6. From this screen you can apply for Housing, access information regarding room placement & roommates after placements have been made, or change your roommate preferences until June 1st.

If you have any questions please contact us at 620-341-5264 or

2017-2018 Housing and Dining Application and Contract, Terms of Agreement: View

A complete housing application is required before you will be assigned to ESU housing. A complete housing application requires all three of the following: meningitis compliance, $175 pre-payment, and completed housing and dining application. You can submit the $175 pre-payment via a credit card when you complete your online contract through an online secure payment site - OR - you can mail a check to our office - OR - you can submit cash payment at 308 South Morse Hall. Our mailing address is (do NOT mail cash or credit card payments):

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

2016-2017 Housing and Dining Application and Contract, Terms of Agreement: View


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, Cass Coughlin, at 620-341-5264, or prior to your contract due date to discuss options.

Transgender students are also encouraged to contact the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, 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 Diversity & Inclusion 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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