Student Life

Students of Cornell

Unique. Engaged. Multi-talented. Ambitious.

Right here, right now

With so much to get involved with on campus—music, theater, dance, athletics, service projects, spiritual practices, visiting writers, guest lectures, and clubs and organizations—you'll build relationships and find community.

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Student Residential Life

Making a Home

92% of students live on campus. And with a population that is mostly from beyond Iowa, most students stay on campus through the weekends. As a first-year student, you’ll share a floor with other first-years, forming an instant support group. And living on campus makes it easier for you to connect to academic and co-curricular opportunities on campus.

Thomas Commons


The Thomas Commons is the hub of campus activity. You’ll gather there daily to dine in the award-winning Hilltop Café. The Thomas Commons is also the place to socialize, exercise, organize events, enjoy late-night activities, explore volunteer and career opportunities, DJ for KRNL, grab a coffee at Zamora's, or participate in a special event on the Orange Carpet. 

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