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Cornell welcomes students, marks milestone in residential life

NCRE buildings at dawn

As students begin moving in, Cornell marks a milestone in residential life – the final three buildings of the North Campus Residential Expansion are open, enabling all first- and second-year students to live on campus or in Cornell-affiliated housing.

The expansion has been 6 1/2 years in the making, with Toni Morrison and Ganędagǫ: halls opening last year, adding 800 beds, and Barbara McClintock, Hu Shih, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg halls adding 1,200 beds this fall.

“It can’t be said enough that the expansion is a truly transformative project,” said Ryan Lombardi, vice president for student and campus life. “It supports and accomplishes so many elements of our institutional vision for our student experience and is a very big first step in a long-term strategy around renewal and improvement of the residential experience.”

In addition to the buildings, a new turf field will open this semester on North Campus, as well as a cafe, Novick’s, in Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall. The complex of buildings also includes a dining hall and fitness center, and each building has wellness and study spaces and dedicated spaces for students from throughout campus to gather.

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