Opening and closing dates for 2014-2015 (see below for next academic year)

Please refer to the following dates when making travel arrangements to and from Cornell. Students must vacate their residence hall room at the time indicated. No exceptions are allowed. Students who find it necessary to arrive earlier or depart later are expected to make alternative off-campus arrangements.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

8:30 a.m.

Residence halls open for new and transfer students

Saturday, August 30, 2014

9 a.m.

Residence halls open for returning students

Saturday, December 20, 2014

11 a.m.

Residence halls close for winter break

Sunday, January 11, 2015

9 a.m.

Residence halls open

Thursday, May 7, 2015

11 a.m.

Residence halls close for non-graduating students

Sunday, May 10, 2015

6 p.m.

Residence halls close for all graduating students


Room selection dates for the 2015-2016 academic year

The following are the dates for the Room Selection process beginning in January 2015 for housing in the 2015-2016 school year. This information only applies to current students. New or transfer students looking to attend Cornell College in the fall should complete the housing preference form for new students (provided by their admission counselor).

Room Selection Information Sessions

  • Monday, March 16, 2015; 11:30 a.m. - noon in Hedges Conference Room, The Thomas Commons

  • Thursday, March 19, 2015; 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Shaw Conference Room, The Thomas Commons

  • Monday, March 23, 2015; 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Thayer Conference Room, The Thomas Commons

Living & Learning Communities

  • TO BE ANNOUNCED

Off-Campus Housing Lottery for Rising Seniors

  • Lottery: January 19 - January 21, 2015 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Residence Life Office

  • Notification: January 23, 2015 via e-mail

Wilch Apartments Lottery

  • LOTTERY: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Residence Life Office

  • NOTIFICATION: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 via e-mail

Russell Hall Suites, New Hall Suites and 10th Avenue Apartments Lottery

  • LOTTERY: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Shaw Lounge (Thomas Commons)

  • NOTIFICATION: Thursday, March 19, 2015 via e-mail

Numbers Draw

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. on the OC (Thomas Commons)

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the OC (Thomas Commons)

Room Selection for Singles, Triples and Quads

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 starting at 7 p.m. in Pfeiffer Lounge

Room Selection for Doubles

  • Thursday, April 2, 2015 starting at 6:30 p.m. in Pfeiffer Lounge

Late Room Draw

  • Thursday, April 2, 2015 starting at approximately 8:30 p.m. in Pfeiffer Lounge


Opening and closing dates for 2015-2016 (see above for the current academic year)

Please refer to the following dates when making travel arrangements to and from Cornell. Students must vacate their residence hall room at the time indicated. No exceptions are allowed. Students who find it necessary to arrive earlier or depart later are expected to make alternative off-campus arrangements.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

8:30 a.m.

Residence halls open for new and transfer students

Saturday, August 29, 2015

9 a.m.

Residence halls open for returning students

Saturday, December 19, 2015

11 a.m.

Residence halls close for winter break

Sunday, January 10, 2016

9 a.m.

Residence halls open

Thursday, May 5, 2016

11 a.m.

Residence halls close for non-graduating students

Sunday, May 8, 2016

6 p.m.

Residence halls close for all graduating students