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Residential Life

Student walking across north campus in the fall with yellow leaves around him

Many students come to Cornell in part because it is a residential environment distinct from many of its Ivy League and private peers located in metropolitan areas.

Additionally, residential life at Cornell provides student support and programming in the residence halls to make your experience engaging, meaningful, and gratifying.Our living and learning environment comprises seventeen undergraduate residence halls, including communities for first-year students, upper-level students, and our eight Program Houses as well as residential communities for Graduate and Professional students. Residential life at Cornell promotes the intrinsic value and worth of the individual in a welcoming and inclusive community.