Beginning in early 2016, the Division of Student and Campus Life engaged with Cornell and local communities in a Housing Master Planning process focused on how best to meet the University’s current and future housing needs for undergraduate and graduate students. The intent is to provide a road map to guide planning for housing development over the next ten to 25 years. There will be hundreds of decision points along the way, but we will have set a general direction for making those decisions. What we already know is that the plan must:
To date, that process has included an inventory and analysis of current housing facilities and programs, a survey of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and a study of prevailing local market conditions.
The consulting firm of U3 Advisors was engaged to devise a plan that will provide near- and long-term strategies for student housing and to optimize Cornell’s student housing portfolio. A broadly inclusive working group has guided the process and stakeholder inputs have been solicited along the way.