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Cornell University

On-Campus Housing

Welcome to Cornell's living and learning communities – places where scholars live, learn, and grow together. 

Our friendly and supportive residences are home to Cornellians from all over the world, and from every walk of life. Each community offers support and convenience, plus plenty of opportunities for personal growth, cultural exploration, and interaction with peers and faculty members.

Why live on campus?

  • Safe, friendly communities, with a built-in network of peers 
  • Close to academic buildings, Cornell Dining's 29 world-class eateries, and all that campus has to offer 
  • Full-time professional staff support, and plenty of opportunities for interaction with faculty members 
  • Regular social and educational programs, activities, and events
  • Hassle-free Bursar billing, with heat, electricity, garbage pickup, and Internet service included (learn more) 

Learn more about communities for: 

Short-term housing options: 

Off-campus housing resources: 
Those who want to live off campus can choose among fraternities and sororities, or rental apartments or houses near campus.  The Office of Fraternities, Sororities and Independent Living provides information and referral services such as rental listings and a New York State Tenants Right Guide with the goal of helping students and staff make informed housing decisions.