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Residential vs. Commuter

In the Emory Pre-College Program, you live away from home and experience the independence and responsibility of college life.  Pre-College students live in an air-conditioned residential community in Dobbs Hall, in the heart of campus beside the Dobbs University Center (DUC).

You will have a roommate, and resident advisors provide supervision and academic support.  Resident advisors, who are Emory undergraduates, also organize on-campus social activities and host excursions off campus.

There are many meal options available, including the Dobbs Market in the DUC, Cox Hall Market, Starbuck's, Zaya at Dooley's Den, Dunkin' Donuts, Highland Bakery, Peet's Coffee and Tea, and Domino's.  Emory Village is within walking distance of campus and has a variety of restaurants from which to choose.

The Emory residential experience is a safe and secure one.  Each student is given an access card to the residence hall.  No one can enter the building without this prior approved access card.  All outings off campus are attended by the Residence Life Staff.  Should any emergency arise, Emory Police are always available.

Commuter students have access to the same co-curricular and extra-curricular activities as the residential students.  You will not have a meal plan nor live in the residence hall.  Places to eat on campus are plentiful or you may bring your meal.  You must be able to get yourself to campus every weekday for class.  You have access to the residence hall until curfew (11 pm on weeknights and midnight on weekends).


Emory Pre-College students have access to Emory's state of the art academic and recreational facilities, including the Woodruff Library, the Computing Center at Cox Hallthe Woodruff PE Center (WoodPEC) and the Student Activity & Academic Center (SAAC) at Clairmont Campus.   

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