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High Rise #5

Exterior photo of High Rise 5 with green trees and bushes around it on a sunny day with a blue sky

With the Robert Purcell Community Center and Toni Morrison dining just a few feet from their front doors, High Rise 5 and Jameson Hall are located right in the thick of Cornell's North Campus community. 

Both are pod-style residences, featuring multi-bedroom pods arranged around a central lounge and a kitchen on each floor. The buildings' most dramatic features are their top-floor Skylounges, which overlook all of North Campus, the university golf course (also great for cross-country skiing), and Fuertes Observatory. 

"I like that High Rise 5 consists of suites. This not only allows me to cook whenever I please, but also allows me to get close with a group of girls." — Rachel B. 

Community Features

  • Open to first-year students 
  • 200+ Residents per building 
  • Located on North Campus 
  • Beautiful Skylounge on the top floor 
  • Ground floor laundry facilities 
  • Bike storage
  • Access to community library in Jameson Hall 
  • All student rooms are within pods. Each pod of rooms includes one double, one triple, two singles and a shared bathroom. Pods are single gender; floors are mixed gender. Please visit Residence Hall Configurations for more detail. 
  • Several pods make up a “unit.”  Each unit has a study room, social lounge and kitchen. 
  • Single and Double Bedrooms contain, for each occupant: an extra-long twin bed, a closet and a dresser, a desk and desk chair, a desk lamp, and a wastebasket 
  • Triple Bedrooms contain, for each occupant: an extra-long twin bed (lofted and bunked), a space-saving wardrobe/dresser combination, a desk and desk chair, a desk lamp, a wastebasket, and floor carpeting; visit Visit our website for information on furniture configurations and bed elevations 
  • Wireless Internet access  

High Rise 5 rooms do not have air conditioning. 

Faculty Involvement

High Rise 5 and Jameson Hall have a number of Faculty and Community Fellows that provide students with opportunities to explore and cultivate their academic, intellectual, and cultural interests. You will find them attending events in your building, eating with students in the dining room, and leading on and off campus trips to lectures, plays, films, concerts, and regional points of interest.

Helpful Information and Important Links

Below are resources and guidelines to support your residential experience at Cornell University. Please review the tabs below and bookmark these pages to apply for housing, browse through meal plan options, find mail and package information, and explore the High Rise 5 community on CampusGroups.

High Rise 5 Contact Information 

High Rise 5, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Questions? Contact 

Mail and Packages

Visit the Service Center website for student mail and package information.

Dining Options