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The pages in this section describe the various housing options available at Cornell College. We encourage you to read each section to see which option is best for you. Once you have some preferences in mind, refer to our information on choosing a room for the academic year. You may also wish to refer to the College's tuition and fees for current housing rates.

All residence halls and apartments

Special interest housing

  • Living and learning communities (available only to Junior and Senior students; communities focused on developing an in-depth understanding of in issue in society)
  • Themed learning communities (available only to first-year students; communities with themed programming focused on a common interest)
  • Alcohol-free communities (available to all students; communities in which residents and visitors, regardless of their age, abstain from possessing alcohol)

All-Gender Housing

  • All-gender housing (variety of options available to all students to ensure a safe, inclusive and supportive living experience within the residence halls)

Summer housing

  • Summer housing (priority is given to current Cornell students who are working for the College and current Cornell students who are doing research with a Cornell faculty member)

Off-campus housing

  • Off-campus housing (available only to students who meet one or more of the criteria for an exception to the residency policy)

Special Considerations

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 and the standard meal plan options. However, students with conditions whose needs cannot be met through this process may request special housing or meal plan consideration.