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Welcome to Cornell's Living-Learning Communities

You'll find a strong connection between living and learning at Cornell as you settle into your new home. Over 55% of undergraduate students live on campus, learning from and growing with people who bring a wide variety of experiences, perspectives, and interests. For tours of program houses and residence halls, see @CornellHousing on Instagram and YouTube.

Update: Housing Selection process, September 21st

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Housing Selection process. All available rooms for rising juniors and seniors have now been reserved for the 2024-2025 academic year and the Housing Portal is closed.

Beginning today, September 21 at 4pm the portal will reopen and allow for students to join the waitlist. The waitlist is an opportunity to apply for housing and indicate your building and room type preferences. Should space become available, Housing & Residential Life will contact students from the waitlist to inform them of the new room availability. Assignment offers to those on the waitlist will be first-come, first-served based on the time and preferences provided in the application submission. We will begin to make offers to students on the waitlist starting in January 2024. 

This waitlist will include all upper-level rising juniors and rising seniors through April. After that, the waitlist process will be for all returning students who are looking for on-campus housing.  


2023-2024 academic year housing for new undergraduates:

Read about the housing selection timeline for new undergraduates. Applications open on April 5, 2023.


Changes to the Forthcoming Housing Selection Process 

Exciting changes are coming to the Housing Selection process for upper-level students this fall! After an extensive review of focus group and survey feedback, we are adjusting the timeline for Room Selection for rising juniors and rising seniors!   

Learn more on the Changes to the Forthcoming Housing Selection Process page and check back throughout the summer for more updates! 



Call the Housing & Residential Life Office at 607-255-5368, or send email to

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