Student Life

Students of Cornell

Unique. Engaged. Multi-talented. Ambitious.


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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