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 Turman Hall or Hamilton Holmes Hall, in the heart of campus. A meal plan is included with tuition.

Most students 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. 

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 off-campus outings are supervised by Residence Life staff.  Should any emergency arise, Emory Police are always available.

Note: The residential program is only available to noncredit students at this time. Also, in alignment with a true college experience, students are pre-assigned to a residence hall and roommate by the Residence Life staff. Requests to reside in any particular residence hall will not be considered. However, we will make every effort to accommodate specific requests for special housing consideration, such as medical and/or physical needs, that are made in advance and in accordance with the protocol described in the pre-arrival documentation.


Noncredit 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.  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).

Places to eat on campus are plentiful or you may bring your meal.  There are many meal options available, including Kaldi's Coffee, Cox Hall Market, Starbucks, Zaya at Dooley's Den, Highland Bakery, and Peet's Coffee and Tea.  Emory Village is within walking distance of campus and has a variety of restaurants from which to choose, including Falafel King, Domino's, Chipotle and Panera Bread.

All Students:

All students (credit and noncredit) 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.