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Commencement Housing On Campus

Commencement Housing 2024

Residence Hall Accommodations for Families and Guests Spring 2024

On-campus housing in the residential halls on North Campus will be offered for guests during the 2024 Commencement Weekend. Degree candidates participating in Commencement may make reservations for up to 10 beds, or 2 Townhouses, for family members or friends to stay in on-campus housing.

Housing

On-Campus Housing is available in the following climate-controlled buildings (subject to change):

On-Campus Housing is available in the following buildings without air conditioning (subject to change):

All buildings have elevators, except for Townhouses and Ecology House. Jameson Hall and High Rise 5 have elevators; however, most rooms have a half-flight of stairs.

Rooms in Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Barbara McClintock, Court-Key-Bauer, and Hu Shih Hall are pod-style with shared bathrooms. Each pod has 2 double corridor-style rooms and 1 single corridor-style room sharing a bathroom. Below is a sample layout:

Pod-style floorpan for Conference and Event Services

Rooms in Ganędagǫ:, and Toni Morrison Hall are suite-style with 4 or 5 bedrooms sharing 1 full bathroom and 1 half bathroom. 5-person suites include 3 single rooms and 1 double room and 7-person suites include 3 single rooms and 2 double rooms.

Jameson Hall and High Rise 5 are suite style with 2 double rooms, and 2 single rooms and a full bathroom per cluster (please note the exterior suite door does not lock). Since High Rise 5 and Jameson do not have air conditioning, this 6 bed suite is priced at a 5 bed suite price.

Below is a sample layout:

Suite-style floorpan for Conference and Event Services

Ecology House offers double rooms with a private bathroom. Townhouse Apartments have 2 double rooms, a shared bathroom, a living area, and a kitchen.

Beds: A single room has 1 twin bed, and a double room has 2 twin beds.  

Included: Rooms are furnished with bed sheets, blankets, pillows, and towels. Hair dryer, hangers and irons are not provided.  

Air conditioning, climate control: The Townhouse Apartments and Ecology House offer air-conditioned housing. Ganędagǫ:, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Barbara McClintock, and Hu Shih Hall are climate-controlled buildings, but do not have individual air vents in each room, nor thermostats. All climate-controlled buildings have a temperature setting between 71 and 74 degrees.  Rooms in Jameson Hall do not have air conditioning.

Disabilities: Adaptive accommodations are available for those with disabilities. Please refer to the Disability Housing Requests section at the bottom of this page.  

2024 Rates for a Friday, Saturday and Sunday night stay

Commencement Housing offers 4 packages. Individuals making the reservation acknowledge that all fees and costs associated with Commencement Lodging do not include, but may be subject to, federal, New York State and local taxes. Individuals will be responsible for paying all applicable taxes.

Single Corridor-Style Rooms: $287.00 single (1 twin bed) room for 3-night stay. Includes breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Available buildings are Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Barbara McClintock, Court-Key-Bauer, and Hu Shih Hall.

Double Corridor-Style Rooms: $574.00 double (2 twin beds) room for 3-night stay. Includes breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Available buildings are Ecology House, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Barbara McClintock, Court-Kay-Bauer, and Hu Shih Hall.

Ganędagǫ:, Jameson Hall, and Toni Morrison Hall Suites: $1,435.00 for a 5-person suite for a 3-night stay. Includes breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Jameson Hall features 6-person suites for $1,435.00 for a 3-night stay.

$2,009.00 for a 7-person suite for a 3-night stay. Includes breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Townhouse Apartments: $1,435.00 for a 4-person townhouse for a 3-night stay. Includes breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Limit of 2 Townhouses per Registrant.

Commencement Dining

For each guest staying in on-campus Commencement Housing, two meal tickets will be provided. These tickets will be redeemable for breakfast or lunch, on either Saturday or Sunday. Below is a list dining locations will be accepting Commencement Meal Tickets. Additional meals are available via credit/debit card at the Dining Halls. 

Saturday, 5/25/24

  • Morrison Dining
    6:30am - 10:30 am - Breakfast
    10:30am - 2:30pm - Lunch
    2:30pm - 4:30pm - Late Lunch

  • 104West!
    12:30pm - 2:00pm (2nd Meal) and 3rd Meal

  • Jansen's Dining Room at Bethe House
    6:30am - 10:30am - Breakfast
    10:30am - 3:00pm - Lunch

Watch for Commencement Dinner details, at Morrison Dining and North Star Dining Room, 5:00-8:30pm on Saturday, May 25. Reservation required.

Sunday, 5/26/24

  • Morrison Dining
    6:30am - 10:30 am - Breakfast
    10:30am - 4:00pm - Lunch

  • 104West!
    6:30am - 10:30am - Breakfast

  • Jansen's Dining Room at Bethe House
    6:30am - 10:30am - Breakfast     
    10:30am - 3:00pm - Lunch       

Other eateries will be open throughout the weekend. Check Cornell Dining Now for what's open when near you.

   
   

How to Make Reservations

Only students may reserve housing for Commencement Weekend. Students may reserve housing for up to 10 family members or guests. Students living in on-campus housing may log into the housing portal beginning at 10:00am Monday, January 29, 2024. Students living off-campus may log into the housing portal beginning at 10:00am on Tuesday, January 30, 2024. Once logged in, select the tab for Commencement Housing, and make the reservation. We will stop taking reservations after Sunday, May 12, 2024.

Note to current residents of Co-ops, Hasbrouck Apartments, The House at Cornell Tech, and Veteran House: Please email your reservation request to commencement_housing@cornell.edu. You cannot make a reservation online.

Payment: For reservations made before 8:00am April 8, 2024, the charge for Commencement Housing will go on your bursar account if you are registered at Cornell for the Spring 2024 semester. If you are not currently registered during this time, you will be contacted for a credit card payment. All reservations made after 8:00am on April 8, 2024 require payment at the time of reservation. Payment can be made by a credit card. Commencement Housing accepts VISA, Master Card, Diner’s Club, American Express and Discover.

Cancellations and Refunds: Cancellations through Monday, April 8, 2024 will incur a $50 per bed cancellation fee. All cancellations must be in writing to Commencement Housing at commencement_housing@cornell.edu

No refunds will be made after Monday, April 8, 2024. 

Disability Housing Requests

Some residence hall spaces are adapted for people with disabilities. Because these facilities are very limited, we ask that anyone requesting accommodations for a guest who requires ADA-accessible bathrooms to do so by end of day Wednesday, January 24, 2024 by completing a request form.

Your disability housing request must include the following information:

  • Name and gender of the guest and assistant (if needed).  
  • Description of the personal needs or limitations of the guest.  
  • Name, address, email address, telephone number of the guest.  
  • Name, address, email address, telephone number of the degree candidate.  
  • Total number of people in the group, to help us accommodate the rest of the group in close proximity.  
  • If elevator is needed  

To best accommodate all requests, disability housing reservations are not confirmed until after the Wednesday, January 24, 2024 deadline. 

After Wednesday, January 24, 2024, contact commencement_housing@cornell.edu to inquire about the availability of disability housing. 

Checking In 

Check-in begins at 10:00am on Friday, May 24, 2024 at the North Campus Service Center in Robert Purcell.  Check-out is by 10:00am Monday, May 27, 2024 for all guests.  Early check-in and late check-out requests cannot be accommodated.  

Please keep in mind that the service center hours listed below are subject to change. 

The service center will be open for check-in and guest assistance 24/7. Contact information for the service center will be posted at all residential hall building entrances.

Housing Terms and Conditions Forms: At check-in, every guest staying in on-campus housing must have agreed to the Housing Terms and Conditions. During registration you will provide an email for each guest staying in Commencement Housing. Those guests will receive an email prior to check-in to agree to the Housing Terms and Conditions. We cannot accept one signature for the group reservation; we will need one signed form per person.

Guest Parking & Transportation

Free parking in the residence hall lots and A lot is available on a space-available basis beginning at 10:00am on Friday, May 24, 2024 through 9:00pm on Monday, May 27, 2024. Vehicles displaying accessibility permits/license plates may park in designated accessible spaces. For assistance locating accessible parking, view the accessible parking map or call 607-255-4600. 

Free event parking with bus transportation to Schoellkopf Field and other campus locations is available on Saturday and Sunday. Complete transportation information will be available from the Office of Commencement Events website in early May. 

If you need help navigating campus, please visit the Cornell Maps & Directions page for assistance.  

Questions? 

Please contact:  Commencement Housing
Email: commencement_housing@cornell.edu
Phone: 607-253-8368 
Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, ET