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Emerson College Student Life

Emerson College is in an urban setting in Boston, Massachusetts, not far from Boston. There are many activities and organizations for Emerson College students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Emerson College also has fraternities and sororities.

Emerson College has a thriving EIV (Emerson Independent Video). In fact, more students participate in EIV (Emerson Independent Video) than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Emerson College include National Broadcasting Society (student chapter), SPEC (Screenwriting), Entertainment Monthly (entertainment news) and Emerson International (international student group).

The Emerson College community comes together each year for EVVY's (award show), Spring Musical and Emerson Recognition and Achievement Awards (student government).

Does Emerson College offer student housing?

Emerson College offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Emerson College students live on campus. In 2021, 52% of undergrads at Emerson College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 48% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Emerson College. There are 2,692 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,855 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,692 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Emerson College offers coed housing and .

Is Emerson College Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Emerson College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Emerson College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Emerson College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Emerson College

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Emerson College, take Massachusetts Turnpike to Boston, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Logan International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Massachusetts you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Emerson College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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