Upper-level Undergraduate On-Campus Housing
Planning for 2024-2025 academic year on-campus housing
See the timeline of information sessions and deadlines. Scroll down to read about the housing options.
Cornell has a 2-year residential requirement for our first-year and second-year students, including a required meal plan. Cornell implemented this requirement for all first-year students who began enrollment in the Summer of 2021 and beyond. Students living in on-campus housing are required to have a meal plan.
Studies indicate that students who live on-campus experience increased academic achievement, improved social-emotional adjustment, and develop a stronger ability to build cohesive community versus those who live off-campus during this transformative time in personal development. During this time, students also maintain a meal plan while living on-campus to ensure they have access to proper nutrition to sustain overall well-being, and to safeguard against food insecurity, which has increased for students at colleges across the country. The programmatic model of Cornell’s residence halls creates a place where staff and community are invested in the safety, security, and growth of residents at this crucial developmental point in their lives.
West Campus House System
The West Campus House System is an actively engaged community for upper-level students. Each House is led by a distinguished Cornell professor, who serves as House Professor-Dean and lives in the House with their family. The five Houses – some made up of both new buildings and historic Gothic buildings – each have their own dining room.
Transfer and upper-level students have the option to live in 109 McGraw Place, located adjacent to West Campus.
Cornell's four upper-level residence halls are located on South Campus, close to dining, shopping, and social gathering spots. Each community offers residents live-in staff support, opportunities for faculty interaction, cultural and educational programming, and social activities.
Clara Dickson Hall (north wing)
- Ganędagǫ: Hall
- Toni Morrison Hall
- Townhouse Apartments For sophomores and transfer students for academic year 2022-2023
Program Houses – or themed residence halls – offer students a higher level of community engagement than non-themed halls, shared through a special interest, lifestyle, or culture. These close-knit communities are made up of both upper-level students and new students.
- Ecology House
- Equity & Engagement Community (EEC)
- Holland International Living Center (HILC)
- Just About Music (JAM)
- Language House
- Latino Living Center (LLC)
- Loving House
- Multicultural Living Learning Unit (McLLU)
- Risley Residential College
- Ujamaa Residential College
- Veteran's House
For an alternative living experience, some students choose to live in one of the university-owned cooperative houses, collaborative communities governed by their student residents.
- 660 Stewart
- Triphammer Cooperative
- Redbud Cooperative in Von Cramm Hall
- Wait Avenue Cooperative (302 Wait Avenue)
- Wait Terrace (308 Wait Avenue)
- Wari Cooperative