To provide an additional housing option for upperclass students, Cornell College partnered with the Sleep Inn to house a limited number of Cornell students on the third floor. The Sleep Inn is conveniently located near Cornell College, local restaurants, Gary's Foods, and Highways 1 and 30.

Important dates (subject to change)

  • LOTTERY: Friday, March 21, 2014 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Residence Life Office
  • NOTIFICATION: Monday, March 24, 2014

About the Sleep Inn

Refer to our information on the Sleep Inn for amenities, policies and other information about this living environment.


All students returning to Cornell for the next academic year are eligible to sign up for housing in the Sleep Inn provided they have not already secured housing (or off-campus approval) through any of the lotteries that happen before the Sleep Inn lottery. This style of housing offers more independent living options for students and requires a high level of maturity. Therefore, these options are not made available to students whose disciplinary records indicate they are not ready for this arrangement. Generally, this means no conduct violations for the past year. This also means that students who are found responsible for violating a College policy while living in the Sleep Inn are at risk for being removed from that living environment. Students who sign the lottery form give their consent for the Residence Life Office to review their conduct history at Cornell College. All suites and apartments have the option of being all-gender (refer to the information on all-gender housing).

Process for applying to live in the Sleep Inn

  • Step 1: Find a roommate. All rooms accommodate two people.
  • Step 2: Complete the Sleep Inn lottery form.
  • Step 3: Have at least one representative of the group bring the completed lottery form to the lottery.


Students who participate in the Sleep Inn lottery will be notified by e-mail on the date listed above. Students who are not selected to live in the Sleep Inn must participate in the residence hall room selection process in April.

Lottery number "carryover"

Because each lottery is separate, numbers do not transfer from one lottery to another and "expire" at the conclusion of that lottery. A Sleep Inn lottery number is void at the conclusion of the Sleep Inn lottery and cannot be used in the general numbers draw lottery.

Meal plans and billing

Students who live in the Sleep Inn may request a full board plan (20 meals per week or 14 meals per week) but are required to have at least a partial meal plan (7 meals per week). Refer to the Meal Plans and Dining Policies for complete details. All students are billed the double room rate. Refer to the College's tuition and fees for current housing and meal plan rates

Frequently asked questions

Refer to our frequently asked questions or contact our office with questions.