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Cornell University

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall

Housing Location

155 Program House Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall is part of Cornell's First-Year Experience, and will house first-year students.

Ginsburg Hall is named in honor of Cornell 1954 graduate, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Through creative floor plans, Ginsburg Hall provides living spaces with a modern aesthetic that enhances the residential experience and encourages interaction and collaboration among students. Ginsburg 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. Ginsburg 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

  • 504 residents 
  • Located on North Campus
  • Single, double, and triple rooms arranged in pods along the corridor with corridor bathrooms. Pods are single gender; 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 

Affiliated Faculty

Kristen Underhill, Professor of Law, is the Faculty-in-Residence for Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall. She lives in an apartment in the building with her partner, Brian Richardson, Faculty Fellow in Residence and Assistant Professor of Law, and regularly spends time with student residents of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg community. 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall also has 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.


Payment for use of washers and dryers is through a Campus Life debit account accessed by downloading the CSCPay Mobile App to add funds to your laundry account. You can download the app from the App Store or Google Play. The recommended starting amount is $25. Subsequent deposits can be made at any time. The balance in your laundry account will remain active as long as you live in University housing. Please note that any balance remaining after you move out of University housing cannot be refunded.

Mail and packages:

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

Dining Options

Learn about Cornell Dining undergraduate meal plans.


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