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Cornell University

Ganędagǫ: Hall

Housing Location

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121 Triphammer Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Ganędagǫ: Hall is part of Cornell's Sophomore Village, and will house upperlevel students in the future. For the 2021-2022 academic year, Ganędagǫ: Hall will house first-year students.

Ganędagǫ: Hall is named in the language of the Gayogo̱ hó꞉nǫ’, the name for the Cayuga Nation in their own language. Ganędagǫ: (pronounced Gah-NEN-dah-go), means “hill,” which was the ancestral name for the land upon which Cornell is built.  The naming was supported by the Cayuga Nation’s current leadership. 

Through creative floor plans, Ganędagǫ: Hall provides living spaces with a modern aesthetic that enhances the residential experience and encourages interaction and collaboration among students. Ganędagǫ: Hall aims to draw students out of their individual rooms and into ample common areas that support group study, social interaction, and programs in spacious lounges and nearby cafés. Ganędagǫ: Hall's Residence Hall Director, Faculty-in-Residence member, and Resident Advisors will host programs and activities for all interests that help students meet new friends and make connections to the university community.


Community Features

  • 520 residents 

  • Located on North Campus
  • Single and double rooms arranged in suites with shared bathrooms along corridors; floors are mixed gender 
  • Lounges, study areas, shared kitchen spaces, a music practice room, and laundry facilities 
  • Bedrooms contain, for each occupant: an extra-long twin bed, a wardrobe and three drawer bureau, a desk and desk chair, a desk lamp, a wastebasket, and recycling bin 
  • Wireless Internet access 
  • Ganędagǫ: Hall is air conditioned.

Affiliated Faculty

Noliwe Rooks, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, is the Faculty-in-Residence for Ganędagǫ: Hall. She lives in one of the Townhouses with her partner, Bill Gaskins, Faculty Fellow in Residence and Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Art, and regularly spends time with student residents of the community. The Ganędagǫ: Hall Community also has a number of Faculty and Community Fellows that provide students with opportunities to explore and cultivate their academic, intellectual, and cultural interests.

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