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Cornell University

First-Year Undergraduates On-Campus Housing

First-Year Undergraduates

As a first-year student, you'll be part of a community of more than 3,000 new Cornellians living in residence halls and Program Houses on north campus.

First-Year Residence Halls:  Cornell's first-year residence halls are friendly and supportive communities where residents live, learn, socialize, and study together. All are coed with the exception of Balch Hall, which is open to first-year women only. 

Program Houses:  Program Houses are themed residence halls celebrating a special interest or cultural background. These communities are open to first-year, transfer, and upperlevel men and women. 

Both options offer live-in staff support, opportunities for faculty interaction, cultural and educational programming, and social activities. 

As a part of your new north campus neighborhood, you'll also find the Carol Tatkon Center for first-year students, two active community centers, three dining rooms, two cafes, a convenience store and grill, two athletic facilities, basketball and tennis courts, and a sand volleyball court. And all within a short walk to academic buildings on central campus!

On-campus housing is GUARANTEED for all incoming first-year students.


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