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West Campus House System

The West Campus House System offers upperlevel students an actively engaged community of their own – one that fosters personal discovery and growth, and nurtures scholarship, creativity, and responsible stewardship.

A natural extension of the first-year experience on north campus, the West Campus House System emphasizes informal interaction with faculty members, self-governance, social and cultural programming, privacy, and independence.

Each of the five Houses is led by a distinguished Cornell professor, who serves as House Professor-Dean and lives in the House with their family. An Assistant Dean and live-in Graduate Resident Fellows support each community, as do affiliated House Fellows, primarily faculty members, who interact with residents during meals and events. A House Council comprised of student residents helps govern each House and develop programs and activities.

The Houses – some made up of both new buildings and historic Gothic buildings – each have their own dining room. Most students live in single or double rooms along corridor, with shared bathrooms.  A limited number of suites – the majority of which accommodate five people – are also available. Historically, the West Campus Houses have been made up of approximately 65% sophomores, 25% juniors, and 10% seniors, with about 15% of the total population being transfer students.Our housing options vary in physical location and environmental design. Please note that not every building has elevator access, air conditioning, wheelchair accessible rooms, and/or private bathrooms. Please see individual housing pages for more information, or contact the Housing Office by submitting a housing ticket or calling 607-255-5368.

For more information, visit the West Campus House System's website.