Sizes of Rooms
The unique vertical nature of our campus lends itself to some of the best views of the city. As some of our buildings were not originally residence halls, it also allows for some uniquely shaped spaces. Rooms are square to rectangular in shape. All rooms have at least one window that varies in size. We are unable to provide dimension of specific rooms or windows due to the vast number of spaces on campus.
Our residence halls are equipped with wireless internet access. To access the wifi, students must login to the network with their Emerson credentials. Students also have the ability to utilize IPTV via Xfinity, which is 100% wireless TV. Students can access the streaming service via mobile devices such as a smartphone, laptop, or tablet. If a student wishes to stream the IPTV service on a TV, one must provide a supported streaming device such as a Roku.
All rooms designated as residence hall bedrooms come with a set of standard furniture per person:
- a bed frame
- XL twin mattress (36” x 80”)
- desk chair
- closet or wardrobe unit with mirror
- Under bed dresser
Furniture may not be removed from the room to which it is assigned. Students are responsible for any furniture lost or damaged over the course of the year.
College bed frames are standard across campus. Emerson College does NOT allow bed frames to be raised with cinder blocks or stacked wood. Commercially manufactured bed raisers that allow an additional 6 inches of height are allowed.
All of our beds are twin XL (36” x 80”), so you’ll need to purchase XL sheets, which can be found at various retailers. When packing for college, you may want to consider bringing sheet sets, a mattress pad, bed foam, extra pillowcases, pillows, and a comforter.
Refrigerators and Microwaves
Students are permitted to have a refrigerator and microwave. Microwaves up to, but not greater than, 700 watts of cooking power are permitted. Refrigerator and freezer combinations no larger than 3 cubic feet total are permitted.
To prevent damage to your posters and the walls, please use removable poster tape, putty, or removable adhesive squares.
All windows are outfitted with shades. Curtains, tapestries, and other such wall hangings are not permitted.
Services and Staff
Please report all requests for repairs in your own room or suite to Facilities Management. Any lock issues should be filed via work order and reported directed to your Residence Director. If the concern is an issue in a public area, please report it to your RA or RD.
Each residence hall has its own laundry facilities available to students 24 hours a day. The laundry machines are activated by a student’s ID card. Students will receive their IDs upon arriving to campus.
Every residence hall has a mail area where paper mail such as cards or magazines are delivered Monday through Friday. There is one mailbox per room, so students living in a double room will share a mailbox with their roommates. Learn more about mail services and residence hall addresses.
Emerson College shall not be liable or otherwise responsible in any way for the loss of or damage to a resident’s personal property. Residents are advised to check for possible coverage of personal belongings and other items under their parents’/guardians’/homeowners’ or renters’ insurance. Additional insurance for student property is recommended.
Residential Education Staff
There are professional staff and student staff members living in each residence hall on campus. Resident Assistants (RAs), the student staff members, have direct responsibilities for the residents on a floor(s) or in a section of the residence hall. RAs can explain College policy, refer you to College services and offices, respond to emergency situations, sponsor programs, and act as a general source of support for the residents.
Residence Directors (RDs) and Coordinators are our professional live-in staff team. Along with their supervisory and administrative duties, they participate in a rotating duty schedule to respond to emergency situations in the residence halls after business hours.
Residential Welcome Desks
Each residence hall is equipped with a Welcome Desk, where students will need to confirm their identity whenever they enter the building by tapping their ID on our card reader. Desks are staffed 24 hours a day by both student staff and a professional security team. Students wishing to sign in visitors will do so at the Welcome Desk in their community.