Am I required to live on campus?

All first-year students, including transfer students, under the age of 21 are required to live in university residence halls and apartments managed by the Department of Housing and Residence Life for their first two (2) years on campus unless they meet the following exemptions:

  • Student lives within a 50-mile radius of the Daytona Beach campus (Florida Residency requires student to live at address for a full calendar year prior to starting classes at the University – documentation is required).
  • Student is 21 years of age or older.

Students that meet these exemptions should email Daytona.housing@erau.edu to receive the exemption form.

All non-required students are not guaranteed housing and will be offered housing on a space available basis.

Room and Community Types

Housing and Residence Life offers Living Learning Programs designed to create a cohort experience with peers of similar academic, career, and co-curricular interests.  A Living Learning Program will either be considered a Living Learning Community or a Themed Community.

Learn more about our Living Learning Programs and how to join these communities.

Single Rooms are not available for First Year Students. Any available single rooms will be available for upper-class students during online room selection on the Housing Self-Service page. If you believe you need a housing accommodation, please contact the Housing Office.

The Department of Housing and Residence Life at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University cares about the safety and comfort of our on-campus residents regardless of sex, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. We seek to welcome and include all individuals on the sex and gender spectrums and dismantle the traditional understanding of living spaces divided by biological sex. Our gender inclusive housing seeks to create a more inclusive housing environment by providing students the option to live with others who affirm identities. This option can be selected on the Housing Application.

*Disclaimer: if you require Gender-Inclusive Housing, the Department of Housing and Residence Life will work closely with you to identify living spaces on campus that affirm your identity, but we cannot guarantee that all preferences can/will be met at this time.

While students of the same gender share rooms and bathrooms, the residence hall floors are co-ed, so both male students and female students may find themselves living on the same floor together.

At this time, we do not provide housing for students who are married or have families. If you are a student who is required to live on-campus, please contact Housing and Residence Life to receive an exemption.

Applications and Room Selection

Students can apply for housing through the Housing Self-Service page. The housing application can be found under My Applications. Students should note that Residence Hall selections made are preferences and are not guaranteed. After students apply for housing, they can pay their housing deposit.

Please note the priority deadline for each of our current housing applications. All housing applications will open on October 1.

  • New Incoming Student Application (2022-2023 Academic Year): Priority Deadline June 1, 2022
  • Returning Student Application (2022-2023 Academic Year): Priority Deadline January 31, 2022
  • Spring Only 2022 Application: Priority Deadline December 1, 2021

First Year Students who apply and pay their deposit before the priority deadline listed on our Housing Calendar will be able to select their own room through our online Room Selection process. Students who do not go through online Room Selection and/or miss the deadline will be assigned a room based on availability.

If Students wish to live with a specific individual, they may submit a roommate request through their Housing Self-Service page after they complete their housing application. All roommate requests must be requested and accepted by all parties prior to the priority housing deadline.

If a student/s has confirmed roommate requests, the student with the earliest selection time will be able to pull in the other confirmed students to that assignment, based on availability. Students who do not have roommate requests will be assigned to the student who selects the other space in the room. Students who do not go through online Room Selection and/or miss the deadline will be assigned a room based on availability. Our staff will use the information provided through your Housing Application to try to match you with a compatible roommate. While we cannot guarantee a perfect roommate match, we try to assign students together who have similar interests. It is important that you complete the online application honestly.

Once you have been assigned a room/roommate, we encourage you to contact them, not only to get to know them, but also to coordinate who will bring certain items. We do supply each student with a computer/data line, access to the wireless network and one TV service connection per room.

Students looking to change rooms are allowed to do so during room change week which will take place during the second or third week of school. Room change requests are not guaranteed and are honored on a space available basis.

Outside of room change week, room change requests are not accepted. If Students wish to change rooms due to roommate issues, they should contact their Resident Advisor to resolve any roommate conflicts. If the conflict cannot be resolved the Resident advisor will contact the Residence Life Coordinator and they will work together to come up with a solution that works best for all parties.

A comprehensive campus food service program is available to students.  First-year and second year students are required to purchase a meal plan which can be done on their Housing Self-Service page. All students must contact Dining Services to cancel/change meal plans.

Visit the dining services website to learn more.

Housing Policies and Rates

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) the Housing and Residence Life Office is prohibited from sharing any student information with individuals not authorized with a FERPA Auxiliary Code.

Our staff kindly requests that all students practice responsibility and self-advocacy through contacting the Housing Office with any concerns or questions they may have. All students are responsible for decisions surrounding their housing arrangements. 

Your housing cost includes a furnished room, suite or apartment, utilities (except phone line), network data connection for computer (on campus facilities only), cable television service and laundry. See residence hall rates.

Your housing deposit will remain on file for the duration of your time in on-campus housing. Your housing deposit may be refunded to your student account once you have fully completed the terms and conditions of your housing contract. The refund may take 30 days to show up in the student account. It is important to pay attention to the deadlines in your housing contract to ensure you do not forfeit your housing deposit.

*Disclaimer: Please refer to the Housing Contract for more specific information regarding forfeit and refund of hosing deposits.

The housing contract is a legally binding document, similar to a lease which requires residents to live on campus for the full school year. If students decide to move off campus, they will still be responsible for charges and damages associated with their assigned room.

Life in the Residence Halls

Your room/suite is furnished with a bed, individual desk with chair, chest of drawers, shower curtain, microwave, and refrigerator. Students can also request a ladder and/or guard rail for lofted beds through maintenance requests accessible through ERNIE. Please refer to each residence hall for more specific room information.

  • Sheets
  • Mattress Pad
  • Pillows
  • Blankets/bedspread
  • Towels
  • Desk Lamp
  • Alarm Clock
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Laundry Basket/Bag
  • Computer (strongly encourage, but not required)
Please refer to Prohibited Items our in Community Standards page.

Once students arrive to campus the mail center will assign them a mailbox where they will receive mail. Until then, students can send mail using the following address:

Student Name **NEW STUDENT**
1 Aerospace Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Students can contact the Mail Center for more information.

Resident Advisors (RAs) serve as leaders and mentors to their peers within their assigned residential community. Through this role, RAs build engaging communities, provide guidance to residents through various interactions, and implement curriculum components for intentional student engagement and development. RAs serve in a duty rotation in their assigned area throughout the academic year, attend regularly scheduled meetings with supervisor and staff, and ensure a positive living environment is created and sustained.

RAs will reach out to their residents as the school year begins and are a great resource for housing and roommate concerns.

Most disagreements or misunderstanding between roommates can be handled with an intentional, open conversation about the problem or concern within the space. Talk to your roommate(s) either in person or via a phone call, as texting and leaving notes can lead to further misunderstandings since a big part of communication is how we say something. If someone can't hear your tone or see your body language, it might lead to further issues due to a misunderstanding. It is also important to complete your suitemate agreements when you move-in so that you and your roommates can set some ground rules and expectations for each other regarding sharing a living space.

If talking things out with your roommate doesn't solve the conflict, or if you need some guidance on how to have that conversation, feel free to reach out to your RA!

RAs are also students and may be out of their room or the residence hall from time to time attending classes or addressing other responsibilities. If your RA isn't home when you are looking for them, you can always send them an email to ask any questions or schedule a time to chat so be sure to check out their bulletin boards on your residence hall floor to learn more about your RAs and their contact information. If it is between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m., you can also check the front desk of your residence hall for the RA on duty stationed there between there building rounds. RAs are on duty from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. on weekdays and 5 p.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

Another route is to reach out to your Residence Life Coordinator (RLC). RLCs are our full-time, professional staff members that are responsible for overseeing specific residential communities on campus. RLCs supervise the RAs and work together to create an engaging on-campus experience for students living in the residence halls. RLCs are also responsible for advising and mentoring students, responding to campus emergencies, and helping students become academically and socially successful. Check out our Housing and Residence Life Staff webpage to learn more about your RLCs and to find their contact information.

If it's a medical, health, or safety emergency, please reach out to Campus Safety at 386-226-6480.

There are many opportunities to be involved in your residence hall community. RA staff regularly host programs most commonly called “Community Hangouts” in the residence halls throughout each semester. Housing and Residence Life also offers various programs and events that are engaging and allow for students to connect with others in the Embry-Riddle community. We encourage students to pay attention to e-mails, flyers, and social media posts to learn more about these opportunities.

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Students who are locked out can visit or call the Housing Office located in the Student Village to get let into their room.

After Hours: Students can call the RA on Duty number for their residence hall to be let in. The RA on Duty number is located near each RA’s door.

Students who lose their keys should visit the Housing Office to receive a temporary replacement until the lock is changed. The Housing Office charges students a fee of $50 per lost key.

Our Housing Calendar includes important housing dates throughout each semester.

Facilities/Maintenance

All laundry facilities are free to all on-campus students. New Residence Hall 1 and 2 laundry facilities are in each wing. O’Connor, Stimpson, Apollo, Doolittle, Adams, and Wood laundry facilities are located on the bottom floor of each building. Chanute's laundry facility is located near the lounge. New Residence Hall 3 laundry is in each student's suite.

Trash rooms are also located in each floor of the residence halls.

Bathrooms are cleaned three times a semester by our cleaning services staff with the exception of Doolittle Hall which is touched up daily by our cleaning services staff. Bathroom cleaning schedules will be communicated with students at the start of each semester.

All students including first-year students are allowed to have vehicles. Due to space concerns, we ask that students park only one vehicle on campus. All students are required to register their vehicles and must display a parking permit at all times. Parking permits are issued from the Safety Office online through ERNIE. Please visit the Campus Safety & Security department for additional parking information and to complete the on-line parking permit application.

Students should not loft their own beds under any circumstances. Students can submit a Maintenace Request in ERNIE to either partially or fully loft any Twin XL bed and our team will come and fulfill the request. Beds in New Residence Hall 3 cannot be lofted.

The maintenance request form can be accessed through the Forms tab on ERNIE.

Any damages are charged to the responsible party, if known. If something is damaged, please report it to a Housing and Residence Life staff member. If the responsible party is not identified, the damages may be divided evenly by the residents who live in the area (if in a bedroom, it may be split between roommates). If in a common lounge, it may be split between all residents of the apartment, suite, or building. Students also have the option to purchase GradGuard Renters Insurance through their Housing Self-Service page. See our Community Standards page for more information regarding damages.

Summer/Break Housing

Our campus remains open during Spring Break and Thanksgiving Break and students may stay in their residence hall during those times.

For Winter Break, students must complete a break housing application if they wish to stay for any dates past Fall residence hall closing or if they wish to return early before Spring semester check-in. Reference our housing calendar for specific dates.

Students may keep their belongings in their rooms between the Fall and Spring semesters.

Summer Housing is available for all students who are enrolled as a student for the following Fall semester. Students do not need to take any Summer classes to live on campus for the Summer and will receive more information on the application process as Summer approaches.

The University does not offer summer storage for students. Students are required to remove all their belongings before leaving the university for the Summer.

Student Employment

The Housing Office has many opportunities for Students to apply for some of our many Student Staff positions. More information can be found on the Student Staff page.

Students can apply to become an RA during their Fall semester. Information will be sent to students once the application has opened. Students are encouraged to contact their RA if they have any questions. More information can be found on the Student Staff page.