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Housing and Residence Life Fast Facts

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Fast Facts

Exclusive in-hall programs

Housing and Residence Life hosts over 100 programs each month during the academic year, including 720 social programs focusing on community building, life skills and personal wellness, and 840 educational programs centered on academic success.

Recent renovations

Wise Hall was renovated in 2016 and 2017. Air conditioning was added and new bedroom furniture, flooring, ceilings, windows and lighting were put in. In Summer 2017, new laundry rooms, lobbies and lounges will be outfitted.

Number of people housed

As of fall 2016, EMU occupancy is 3,895 with 3,253 living in residence halls and 642 in apartments.

Our Staff

  • 100 desk assistants
  • 12 office managers (OM)
  • 10 community programmers (CP)
  • 114 resident advisors (RA)
  • 21 graduate student staff (GHD and others)
  • Six full-time live-in complex director’s (CD)
  • 13 administrative professionals in central office
  • Staff is on duty 365 days of the year

Speed of our internet

Our Residence Halls have Internet technology to handle most of today's technology needs. With Landline and Wifi Internet speeds averaging at least 10Mbps in all residence halls. This is included in the cost or your residence hall and is part of living the full Eastern Experience .

*speeds may vary depending on your exact room location and system configuration and can not be guaranteed.

Cats in the Apartments

One of the wonderful opportunities upperclass students in the apartment complexes have the option of living with their feline friends. Each year we welcome around 50 kitties to also enjoy living the full Eastern Experience.  

Benefits of living on-campus

Along with the opportunities convenience and experiences you can only get by living on campus, national research also suggests the students living on campus:  

  • Have higher GPAs
  • Are more involved with campus programs and organizations
  • Connect with professors and classmates
  • Stay enrolled
  • Are more satisfied with their overall college experience

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