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Freshman Dorms

beachrunnerbeachrunner Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
edited June 2009 in Emory University
Please comment on the Dorms at Emory (best, worst and why). I thought there was a thread on this but I can't seem to locate it. Thanks.
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Replies to: Freshman Dorms

  • hilsahilsa - Posts: 2,328 Senior Member
    Ah, so have you decided to go to Emory, all smart one?
  • afitscherafitscher Registered User Posts: 1,181 Senior Member
    Do some research no one is gonna type a synopsis on every dorm.
  • juventusjuventus Registered User Posts: 108 Junior Member
    OP wouldn't be asking if that's what he/she wanted. Can anyone provide the "lowdown," so to speak, on the freshman dorms. Insider tips, etc.

    I am an incoming freshman, and I only know what I gathered from the tour: New buildings (built last year, I think), bathroom for every room, and good AC, near that theater in the park area, I only saw 2 large new buildings which the guide distinguished as being freshman dorms
  • beachrunnerbeachrunner Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    Afitscher...I am looking for comments (inside perspective) from current students. I hardly expected anyone to repeat info that is common knowledge.
    Hilsa...Yes, after much consideration, I decided to choose Emory over Harvard and I'm excited to be coming to Atlanta. Did you hear from Vanderbilt yet?? If you still want to go there tell them you will take my spot, lol!!
  • edwardcullenedwardcullen Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    freshmen can't choose the dorms ,can they?
  • juventusjuventus Registered User Posts: 108 Junior Member
    Apparently I was wrong about dorms with bathrooms in each room being available to freshmen.

    Only these residence halls provide that amenity:

    Clairmont Undergraduate Residential Center (juniors and seniors)
    Clairmont Tower Apartments (sophmores)
    Clifton Tower (sophmores)
    Woodruff (sophmores)
    Spanish House (spanish speakin' folk)

    So that sucks.
  • pepero1pepero1 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Undergraduate Housing :: Housing Options for Incoming First-Year Students
    These are your housing options.

    You cannot choose specific dorms or rooms but you can choose your roommate.

    Individual bathrooms are not a necessity, nor are they that much more convenient. You'll get used to carrying your shower things back and forth. There are sinks in each room though so you can brush your teeth and wash your face in your room.

    The best freshmen dorms are the new ones available through the FYE programs Living Green and Citizenship. You just need to submit an application and hope to be selected.
    Few, Evans, and New Turman are very nicely furnished, spacious, clean, and technologically advanced. They are both located a 10 second sprint to the dining hall (DUC) and the WoodPEC.

    Harris and Complex are not too bad, though they are older, darker, and smaller. They are located next to the library.

    McTyeire and Trimble are old and on the edge of campus, I personally did not know many people who lived there. It doesn't seem like a social dorm. It's neighbors are Few which is across the street, and Turman, which share a parking lot with DUC. It is close to the Depot where you can purchase food with Dooley Dollars.

    Dobbs is the worst dorm because it is the smallest building size (I think only 2 or 3 floors), and room size. It's location is nice though, similar to the new dorms, it is next to the DUC and WoodPEC.

    You should be able to find good pictures of each of these dorms via FB groups.
  • JakeeshaJakeesha Registered User Posts: 177 Junior Member
    anyone know when we hear about whether we got into FYE housing? i applied for citizenship
  • CassersCassers Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Dobbs' rooms are very very small - be prepared. However, the comraderie there is unlike any other dorm on Emory's campus - these people ALL stay in close touch throughout their four years. McTyeire & Alabama Hall have the next biggest rooms for freshman, and both are next to the student union / dining hall (DUC). Alabama Hall is a little more central, but beware - the Residence Life & Housing offices are on the first floor (not a bad thing, but some people don't like that). New Turman, Few & Evans (living learning application based communities) are the newest, and as such the nicest. Complex (Smith, Harris, Hopkins) are decent buildings across from the library, and Harris is connected to it. Trimble is across from the Depot (a student diner), and next to McTyeire / across from Few & Evans, so it's a pretty good location, too.
  • hilsahilsa - Posts: 2,328 Senior Member
    I'd love to get Dobbs.

    As long as I have a bed, I'm fine. I could care less about room space.

    And the way I see it, the smaller the dorm is, the less annoying sounds from people.
  • Colleges00701Colleges00701 - Posts: 1,790 Senior Member
    Any single dorms at Emory for freshman?

    Its easier for me to concentrate on school work my freshman year if I lived alone....Sophmore year, I wouldn't mind rooming with some friends...but right now I don't know anyone at Emory.....
  • pepero1pepero1 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    ^ there are definitely single dorms!
    I am pretty sure every residence hall has single rooms available.
    You should specify in the housing preferences that you would like to be in a single.
  • hilsahilsa - Posts: 2,328 Senior Member
    After reading the Emory 2013 facebook group, it seems like most people want roommates (aka doubles), so maybe we pro-single room people may actually end up with singles after all.

    I put single for all of my 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices. Hehe.
  • JakeeshaJakeesha Registered User Posts: 177 Junior Member
    your missing out on an invaluable experience: having a freshman roommate!!
  • naughtygravynaughtygravy Registered User Posts: 110 Junior Member
    how much extra money does singles cost? will a single fit within the budget if they are offering me full financial aid (All of the 52k or so for next year)?
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