Opening and closing dates for 2016-2017

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 31, 2016

8:30 a.m.

Residence halls open for new and transfer students

Saturday, September 3, 2016

9 a.m.

Residence halls open for returning students

Friday, September 16, 2016

4:30 p.m.

Last day to change meal plans for fall semester*

Thursday, December 22, 2016

11 a.m.

Residence halls close for winter break

Sunday, January 15, 2017

9 a.m.

Residence halls open

Thursday, January 19, 2017

4:30 p.m.

Last day to change meal plans for spring semester*

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Spring break begins (residence halls remain open)

Thursday, May 11, 2017

11 a.m.

Residence halls close for non-graduating students

Sunday, May 14, 2017

6 p.m.

Residence halls close for all graduating students

*Note: these are meal plan dates and not directly related to residence hall opening and closing, but students should still note those dates and choose or change their meal plan accordingly.


*** Information below is for room selection events that occurred spring semester 2017 for the 2017-18 academic year and is here for reference purposes only.  Information on choosing a room for 2018-19 will be posted early in the spring of 2018. ***

Room selection dates for the 2017-2018 academic year

The following are the dates for the Room Selection process beginning in January 2017 for housing in the 2017-2018 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

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017; 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Shaw Conference Room, The Thomas Commons

  • Monday, March 27, 2017; 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Durham Classroom, The Thomas Commons

Living & Learning Communities

  • Friday, December 9, 2016 @ 4:00pm in Hedges. Thomas Commons.
    Wednesday, December 21, 2016 @ 11:00am in Hedges. Thomas Commons.
    Monday, January 16, 2017 @ 4:00pm in Hedges. Thomas Commons.

  • Proposal Due: Friday, January 27, 2017 by 4:00pm emailed to Daniel Chou (dchou@cornellcollege.edu)
  • Notification: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 by 5:00pm by email.

Off-Campus Housing Lottery for Rising Seniors

  • Lottery: January 23 - January 25, 2017 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Residence Life Office

Wilch Apartments Lottery

  • LOTTERY: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Residence Life Office

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

**10th Avenue Apartments will not be available for 2017-2018.**

**Smith Hall Suites have been filled with Living and Learning Groups and will not be available for 2017-2018.**

  • LOTTERY: Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Shaw Lounge (Thomas Commons)

  • PLACEMENT: Monday, March 27, 2017 (participants will be notified in advance via e-mail)

Numbers Draw

  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. on the OC (Thomas Commons)

  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the OC (Thomas Commons)

Room Selection for Singles, Triples and Quads

  • Tuesday, April 4, 2017 starting at 7 p.m. in Hall Perrine (Thomas Commons)

Room Selection for Doubles

  • Thursday, April 6, 2017 starting at 6:30 p.m. in Hall Perrine (Thomas Commons)

Late Room Draw

  • Thursday, April 6, 2017 starting at approximately 8:30 p.m. in Hall Perrine (Thomas Commons)