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Townhouse Community

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Townhouse Community

Townhouse Community, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

The Townhouse Community is a great option for first-year and transfer students who want the independence of apartment-style living, but also the convenience and support of living on campus. The complex is made up of four-person and six-person townhouses, each featuring two or three double bedrooms, a large living room and kitchen, and a bathroom. Most are two-story; some are single level. 

Residents of the Townhouses have their own community-center building, a focal point of activities, programs, and socializing. They also are just across the street from Robert Purcell Community Center and have easy access to its facilities, including the Marketplace Eatery dining room and the Bear Necessities convenience store. 

Transfer students who live in the Townhouse Community are generally assigned to apartments with other new transfer students.

Explore the Townhouses community pages in CampusGroups.

Community features:  

  • Open to first-year students & transfer students  
  • 300+ residents 
  • Located on North Campus 
  • 4- and 6-person townhouse apartments, each with 2-3 double bedrooms, a large living room and kitchen, and a bathroom (residents pay a special Townhouse Double rate)  
  • A community-center building with a TV/social lounge, study lounge, piano, kitchen, and laundry facilities 
  • Bedrooms contain, for each occupant: an extra-long twin bed, a closet and a bureau (or wardrobe/bureau combination), a desk and desk chair, a desk lamp, a wastebasket, and floor carpeting 
  • Wireless Internet access 
  • Townhouse Community rooms have manually controlled air conditioning. 

Faculty involvement:
Noliwe Rooks, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, is the Faculty-in-Residence for the Townhouse Community. 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 Townhouses 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. 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.  

Dining options:
Learn about Cornell Dining's meal plans.
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