Residential living is central to the learning environment for all Cornell College students. Virtually all student needs can be met through the standard room selection process. However, students with disabilities whose needs cannot be met through this process may request consideration for housing accommodations. Housing accommodations are only based on disability-related needs and are determined on a case-by-case basis.

For continuing students, please contact the Office of Residential Life (319.895.4113) for information on the standard room selection process and the process and deadlines for applications for disability-related housing accommodations.

Information on the housing process, including special housing accommodations, will be provided to first-year and transfer students in the housing information mailed to you once you have deposited.

For clarification of the housing accommodation process, please check the Housing or Meal Plan Consideration page.

Access to Facilities and Programs

  • The College is committed to providing equal access to all of its programs and facilities. In the event that access to an existing facility is limited, alternative arrangements can be made. Similarly, if access is not available to an off-campus college activity, whether academic or co-curricular, a reasonable accommodation can be made to provide the same or a similar benefit.
  • It is advisable that new students arrange to take a campus accessibility tour as soon as they are admitted to determine any specific needs with regard to College facilities or residence halls.
  • Requests for special transportation to a planned event should be made at least one week in advance (or earlier if at all possible).