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Cornell University

Current Undergrad Application Process

For 2023-2024 Housing

General Room Selection 

The General Room Selection process for 2023-2024 housing begins in January 2023. Most current undergraduate students select their on-campus rooms – and roommate(s) or blockmates – for the following year through the General Room Selection process that takes place at the beginning of each spring semester. Students sign up online for housing to receive their randomly generated General Room Selection timeslot. During their timeslot, students log in to the Housing Portal to select their room and sign their housing license.

Dates for the General Room Selection process:

  • January 9, 2023 at 10:00am - General Room Selection (GRS) Application opens, with a deadline of February 28, 2023.
  • February 28, 2023 by 11:59pm - Deadline to complete the GRS application.
  • March 3, 2023 - Start watching your email to learn your timeslot. Review the instructions on this website to prepare for your timeslot.
  • March 13-15, 2023 - General Room Selection. You will be assigned a 20-minute timeslot. Rising sophomore timeslots will occur first, followed by timeslots for rising juniors and seniors.
  • March 16-23, 2023 - Wait List Selection (for students who did not participate in room selection)

Room Selection Overview and Demonstration with Q&A dates:

  • Monday, January 30, 2023 at 7pm - Toni Morrison Hall Multipurpose Room (102/104)
  • Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 7pm - Tatkon Center - Robert Purcell Community Center Room 101
  • Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 7pm - Toni Morrison Hall Multipurpose Room (102/104)
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 7pm - Toni Morrison Hall Multipurpose Room (102/104)

2023-2024 General Room Selection Application

All students who are required to or would like to live on campus for 2023-2024 must submit a 2023-2024 General Room Selection Application via the housing portal.

Rising Sophomore and Spring Transfers can fulfill the second year of the residential requirement by living in University-approved qualified second-year housing (sorority, fraternity, and approved affiliated housing). The Office of Housing & Residential Life will receive rosters from the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life to ensure compliance with the residential requirement.

Rising Sophomore and Spring Transfer students who wish to be exempt from the second-year residential requirement for the 2023-2024 academic year must submit and Individual exemption request via the housing portal by 11:59pm on February 28, 2023.
 

Program Houses

If you are interested in applying to live in a Program House, these communities have their own application process. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2023 at 11:59pm, if you wish to participate in Program House Room Selection on February 22, 2023.  Program Houses will continue to accept applications to fill vacancies through spring and summer. Application for Program Houses are in the Housing Portal. Read about Program Houses.

Cooperative Houses

University-owned Cooperative Houses manage their own occupancy. Students interested in Cooperative Houses should reach out to individual houses to inquire about vacancies and learn more about co-op living. An open house, called Co-op Mosey, will be held February 12, 2023, 1:00pm-5:00pm for residency during the 2023-2024 academic year. Read about Cooperative Housing.

Continued Occupancy for Rising Juniors and Seniors

Continued Occupancy on South Campus - Continued Occupancy (CO) is the process by which a select number of current South Campus residents can return to this community the following year.  Interested students can apply via the housing portal starting on November 1, 2022.  Students who have applied by December 1 will receive a timeslot to select a space prior to Winter Break.    Students who apply after December 1 will be able to select the remaining beds via our housing portal on February 21, 2023.

Continued Occupancy on West Campus - Continued Occupancy (CO) is the process by which a select number of current West Campus residents can return to their House the following year. The process looks slightly different in each community. Additionally, each House hosts Active Citizens (Rose Scholars in Rose House) who apply to be engaged returning citizens of the community and are guaranteed housing in their community for the following year.  Except for Rose House, after Active Citizens have been assigned, the remaining beds are available for residents to select through an in-house lottery process.

Selection for students living in North Campus Second Year Residences - Students currently residing in our North Campus Second Year Residence Halls and Townhouse Community will be eligible to participate in Continued Occupancy on South Campus.  This is a lottery process, and there is a finite number of beds available.  Interested students can apply via the housing portal starting on November 1, 2022. Students who have applied by December 1 will receive a timeslot to select a space prior to Winter Break.    Students who apply after December 1 will be able to select the remaining beds via our housing portal on February 21, 2023.

On-campus housing guarantees

All first- and second-year undergraduate students who are studying full-time on the Ithaca campus are required to live on campus, or in affiliated housing that has been approved to fulfill the residential requirement, through the spring semester of their second academic year of enrollment. New transfer students starting in spring of 2023 are required to live on campus for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Juniors and seniors are not guaranteed on-campus housing. Rising juniors and seniors who would like to live on campus for the 2023-2024 academic year are strongly encouraged to apply to and participate in their continued occupancy process. 

Students who are on leave, but subject to the residential requirement are encouraged to complete a General Room Selection application to ensure they are able to fulfill the residential requirement upon return.

More information 

Please refer to the links below for additional information. Note that specific dates and details will be added as they are confirmed.

Housing Room Selection: Instructions

Housing Room Selection: FAQs

Gender-Inclusive Housing

Room Reservation Statistics

Questions? Please contact us