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Housing and Dining

The Residence Life Program

Embry-Riddle believes that the on-campus living experience is an integral and positive part of a well-rounded university education. Interaction with other students in the campus community living environment is a major contributor to student success. National research shows that students who live on campus earn better grades, tend to be more involved in campus activities, and are more likely to graduate than students who live off campus. The campus housing system offers programs and services that support the academic mission of the University and promote student success. All residence halls are staffed by specially trained personnel who are committed to helping students and promoting a positive community environment.

Residential Facilities

Residence halls are furnished and air-conditioned. All residence halls have vending facilities, laundry facilities, and easy access to campus dining areas. Housing fees include all utilities, internet, and cable TV access. Although computer labs are conveniently located in academic buildings, students should provide their own personal computers for use in residential housing.

First-year students are typically assigned to buildings that are specially designated for new students. Upper-class students may choose to live in a variety of campus residences, including suites and apartments, on a space-available basis. Accommodations for disabled students are available. Requests for these spaces should be made to the Associate Director of Housing.

Residency and Board Requirements

Residency Policy: All first-year students under 21 years of age with fewer than 28 earned credit hours are required to live in ERAU-managed housing for their first full academic year (fall and spring semesters). All first-year students are required to purchase a 14-meal-per-week plan for each of their first consecutive fall and spring semesters. First-year students may upgrade to larger meal plans if desired.

Please Note: First-year students who start during the Summer B term will be required to live in ERAU-managed housing and purchase at least a 14 meal-per-week meal plan for the Summer B term as well.

Exceptions to the residency and board requirements are as follows:

  • Students who are 21 years of age or older on or before September 1 of their year of entry to the University,
  • Students who are legally married or in a verified domestic partnership, and
  • Students who are full-time, year-round residents within 50 miles of ERAU's Daytona Beach Campus, for a minimum of one year prior to entering Embry-Riddle.

All requests for an exception must be submitted in writing to the Director of Housing & Residence Life with supporting documentation of circumstances.

Housing Application Process

New students accepted to Embry-Riddle will receive instructions on how to submit the housing contract online. Completed contracts along with the housing deposit must be submitted online to the Housing & Residence Life office by June 1 in order to receive priority consideration. New students, 21 years of age and older, may apply for ERAU-managed housing; however, assignments are made on a space-available basis. The housing app is available at www.ERAUhousingapp.com.

Dining Services

A variety of nutritious and satisfying dining services and meal plan options are offered. Dining facilities are conveniently throughout the campus with eight different locations. They offer a wide range of food selections, from full hot meals to fast food and snacks. Dining service hours are designed to meet the needs of students, with meals available throughout the day and late into the night. For the health conscious individuals, daily vegetarian and vegan options are offered at the dining locations. Accommodations can be made for students with special dietary needs or medical conditions. Dining service personnel are available to consult with students on an individual basis. Requests for special services should be made to the General Manager of Dining Services.

Please note the following information regarding meal plan requirements.

All first-year students under 21 years of age with less than 28 earned credits hours are required to live in ERAU managed housing for their first full academic year (fall and spring semesters). All first-year students are required to purchase a minimum 14-meal-per-week plan for each of their first consecutive fall and spring semesters. First-year students may upgrade to larger meal plans if desired. This minimum required plan provides 14 full meals per week and flexible Riddle Bucks that can be used to purchase individual food items at any campus dining location. First-year students may upgrade to three premium meal plans including an unlimited meal plan. For more information about Dining Services please visit www.eraudining.com.